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Featured CE Workshops

Each program below has been approved for CEUs to partially meet the continuing education recertification requirement for Certified Mental Performance Consultants (CMPC). 

Workshops will be offered live via Zoom only; they will not be recorded. You must register for the entire conference in order to register for the CE Workshops. Register for the workshops at the time of conference registration. Fees are as follows, per workshop:

  3-hour workshop 6-hour workshop
Student Member: $54 $108
Professional Member: $66 $132
Non-Member: $90 $180

Blurred Lines: Ethics on the Road and in the Field
Jamie Shapiro & Jessica Bartley, University of Denver

This workshop is full.

Required CE Area: Ethics
3 hours
Friday, October 16, 2020
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Eastern 

Many sport, exercise, and performance psychology (SEPP) professionals practice in unique settings, such as on the field of play and in athletic training rooms. While traveling with athletes, consultations may occur in buses, hotel lobbies, and dining halls. Meetings with clients may be very brief or quite lengthy instead of the 50 minute “hour” that is typical of psychological services in an office setting (Andersen, Van Raalte, & Brewer, 2001). These nontraditional consultations have the potential to lead to boundary crossings, or boundary extensions, where a practitioner may cross the professional-client boundary in an effort to improve the consulting relationship and effectiveness. Boundary extensions can be distinguished from boundary violations, which are exploitative and harmful to clients (Watson II, Etzel, Shapiro, & Hilliard, 2019; Welfel, 2016). In this workshop, the presenters, who have consulted and traveled primarily with collegiate and Olympic/Paralympic athletes, will discuss common ethical issues faced when working in the field and traveling with clients. The target audience is students and professionals who consult (or wish to consult) in the field and/or travel with teams/performers. Participants will be asked to critically think about various ethical dilemmas that may occur in these settings and engage in ethical decision making.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand ethical issues that may arise when consulting in the field and while traveling with clients.
  • Distinguish between boundary crossings/extensions and boundary violations.
  • Critically think through common scenarios a consultant might face while consulting in the field or traveling with clients.
  • Utilize ethical decision making models to choose courses of action to address ethical dilemmas.

Mentorship and Supervision: Learning Through Application
Taryn Morgan, Christian Smith, Greg Young, IMG Academy

This workshop is full.

Required CE Area: Mentorship/Supervision
3 hours
Saturday, October 17, 2020
12:00 - 3:00 pm Eastern

AASP has focused its efforts on improving the mentorship and supervision required to receive the CMPC certification and therefore, focused training in this area is imperative. Mentorship entails the provision of guidance to develop an individual’s skills and is a key cornerstone to becoming a competent practitioner (Cremades & Tashman, 2016). This workshop will target any CMPC who plans to provide, or currently provides, mentorship to others. The first objective will be to provide a brief overview of a mentoring philosophy (Mugford, Hesse, & Morgan, 2014) and a multi-stage approach to mentee maturation (Morgan, Mugford, & Smith, 2016) developed over many years focusing on becoming the "total consultant". The second objective will be to provide real-life experience of reviewing mentee sessions using an observation form outlining specific criteria related to content, organization, interaction, communication, media and equipment use and classroom management. The third objective will be to allow participants to actively engage in the giving and receiving of feedback, as well as to observe these feedback interactions. Content will include handouts and experiential applied learning and participation that leads to practical strategies for mentoring others. The workshop will be dynamic, interactive and utilize multiple learning modalities.

Learning Objectives

  • Provide a brief overview of a mentoring philosophy (Mugford, Hesse, & Morgan, 2014) and a stage approach to mentee maturation (Morgan, Mugford, & Smith, 2016) developed over many years focusing on becoming the "total consultant". 
  • Provide hands-on experience of reviewing mentee sessions using an observation form with specific criteria related to content, organization, interaction, communication, media and equipment use and classroom management. 
  • Explore feedback loops and to actively give and receive feedback, as well as to observe the feedback interactions. 
  • Provide a dynamic, interactive learning environment for the participants. 

It’s Not About Not Being a Racist: Going Beyond Multicultural Competence into Anti-Racism Praxis in Sport Psychology
Rob Owens, University of Western States; Tanya Prewitt-White, University of Illinois-Chicago; Dolores Christensen, University of Oklahoma; Ryan Sappington, University of Maryland at College Park; Lindsey Miossi, University of Tennessee Knoxville

This workshop is full. Limited student scholarships are still available – please email us for additional information. 

Required CE Area: Diversity
6 hours
Sunday, October 18, 2020 & Sunday, October 25, 2020 
11:00 am – 2:00 pm Eastern

All registrants must commit to attending both live sessions of this workshop. Participation limited to 25.

Historically, the field of sport psychology has devoted limited consideration to race and the ethical responsibility of professionals (especially White-identifying) to deepen their racial awareness, sensitivity, and anti-racism skills. 

It is paramount to acknowledge the influences one’s racial identity has on effective service delivery. If individual practitioners and the field do not consider the historical, social, systemic and personal relevance of race in sport and broader societal contexts, unjust racial realities are perpetuated (Lott, 2002; Butryn, 2002). Furthermore, to engage in anti-racism praxis, White-identifying members must continually do the challenging internal work. 

This session will explore the role White-identifying individuals must play in addressing racism as sport psychology professionals. Participants will be encouraged to interrogate their internalized thoughts and emotions related to race. The implications of this self-reflective process for sport psychology service delivery will be discussed to promote steps towards active anti-racism. Through pre-session readings, brave dialogue in small and large groups, and experiential activities, attendees will focus on the internal work necessary to deepen their anti-racism praxis. Please note that while all individuals are welcomed to attend, the target audience includes those who identify as White and are interested in becoming better potential allies to communities of color.

Learning Objectives

  • Reflect on privilege, power, prejudice and racism and recognize the importance of unlearning their socialization in both sport and general contexts
  • Examine Whiteness as a power structure, and its impact on their personal lives and professional work
  • Explore how they have been unaware of, benefitted from, and contributed to racism in sport and the field of sport psychology as a whole
  • Consider tools and strategies to disrupt oppression in personal and professional spaces
  • Discern what it means to be an “ally” versus anti-racist, and why these differences are critical
  • Develop a racial education and anti-racist action plan for their future work in the field of sport and performance psychology