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Virtual Experience

The Annual Conference will be completely virtual. The live session schedule is below. All other sessions, including posters, will be available on demand to conference registrants from October 6, 2021 - April 30, 2022.

See a list of Featured Sessions, Workshops, Panels, Symposia, and Lectures.

See a list of Posters.

Live Session Schedule

All Times Eastern Daylight.
subject to change

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Keynote Session 

From the Battlefield to the Playing Field: Optimizing Attention and Well-being with Mindfulness Training
Amishi Jha, Mindfulness, Attention, and Working Memory Researcher, University of Miami

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Panel
Consulting & Interventions 

The More I Learn the Less I Know: Experienced Practitioners Discuss Their Journeys Toward Wisdom
Mark Aoyagi, University of Denver; Alexander Cohen, United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee; Michael Gervais, Pinnacle Performance Center; Wendy Borlabi, Chicago Bulls; Anne Marte Pensgaard, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences  & NOC; Richard Gordin, Utah State University

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Symposium
Mental Health 

Athletes’ Mental Health: From Prevalence to Barriers to Performance
Trent Petrie, University of North Texas; Randi Jackson, University of North Texas; Heather Keifer, University of North Texas; Kelzie Beebe, University of North Texas; Lindsey Slavin, University of North Texas; Macey Arnold, University of North Texas; Justin Harker, University of North Texas; Julian Yoon, University of North Texas; Megan Drew, University of North Texas; Carmyn Hayes, University of North Texas; James Houle, The Ohio State University; Josie Nicholson, University of Mississippi

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Workshop
Diversity & Culture 

Advocating for Trans Inclusion in Sport: The Role of Sport Psychology Professionals/Practitioners
Hannah Bennett, Augusta University; Emma Kraus, Boston University; Brooke Rundle; Ryan Socolow, Springfield College; Meghan Halbrook, Randolph College; Robert Owens, University of Western States; Bernadette Compton (she/her/hers), Bowling Green State University; Annie Bluher; Ellea Bachmeier, University of Wisconsin- Green Bay

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Featured Session
CMPC Mentorship/Supervision Credit

The CMPC Mentored Experience – Explained and Clarified
Jack J. Lesyk, Ohio Center for Sport Psychology; Charlie Maher, Cleveland Indians; Leilani Madrigal, Long Beach State University

Thursday, October 7, 2021

11:00 am - 12:00 pm Keynote Session

Panel - Mental Performance in Esports: Considerations for Practitioners
Mia Stellberg, SK Gaming/Dota Team OG; Doug Gardner, Thinksport Consulting; Dominic King, Cleveland Clinic Esports Medicine Program; Phil Birch, University of Chichester
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Workshop
Professional Development, Supervision, and Mentoring 

Imposter Syndrome: Making it or Faking it?
Duncan Simpson, IMG Academy; Hillary Cauthen, Texas Optimal Performance & Psychological Services

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Panel
Social Justice, Equity, and Inclusion 
CMPC Diversity Credit

Change the Frame, Change the Game: Doing Anti-Racism Work in Applied Sport and Performance Psychology (SPP)  Teaching, Research, and Consulting
Chelsea Wooding, North Park University; Robert Owens, University of Western States; Amanda Perkins-Ball, Rice University; Shameema Yousuf, Empower2Perform / Valor Performance

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Panel
Olympic Sport, International, and Global Perspectives 

The Development and Implementation of Mental Health Programming in the USOPC and the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games
Cody Commander, University of Oklahoma Athletics Dept; Jessica Bartley, University of Denver; Todd Stull, Inside Performance; Emily Klueh, University of Michigan; Thomas Mick, Cleveland Clinic

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Symposium
Professional Issues & Ethics 

The New “Normal” of Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology: Professional and Ethical Issues for Practice in a Pandemic
Brandonn Harris, Georgia Southern University; Megan Byrd, Georgia Southern University; Sarah Castillo, University of Western States; Jonathan Metzler, Magellan Federal

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Graduate Program & Career Fair

Friday, October 8, 2021

11:00 am - 12:00 pm Keynote Session

Interview with Tamika Catchings, 10x WNBA All Star & 2021 Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee
Performance Excellence Award Winner
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Featured Session
CMPC Ethics Credit

Ethics Lecture: Be Water: The Ripple Effects of Unethical Practices
Angel Brutus, USOPC
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Panel
Elite/Pro Sport

Dual Diagnosis: Managing the Impact of COVID-19 and Social Unrest on Professional Sport Teams
Nohelani Lawrence, New York Football Giants; Wendy Borlabi, Chicago Bulls; Kensa Gunter, Gunter Psychological Services, LLC; Nicole Linen, Denver Broncos Football Club; Nyaka NiiLampti, National Football League

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Coleman Griffith Lecture

Coleman Griffith as Inspiration: Taking the Caring Climate on the Road
Mary Fry, University of Kansas

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Presidential Address

What is Your Story?: Persistence, Proximity, and Positivity
Lindsey Blom, Ball State University
2021-2022 AASP President
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm Business Meeting

Saturday, October 9, 2021

11:00 am - 12:00 pm Keynote Session

Panel - Mental Performance Consulting During the Pandemic: Pearls of Wisdom for the Future
Alex Auerbach, Toronto Raptors; Nicole Linen, Denver Broncos; Adam Naylor, Telos SPC; Jamie Shapiro, University of Denver
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Workshop
Private Practice 

Exploring Entrepreneurship in Mental Performance: Is Private Practice for You?
Abby Keenan, Intrepid Performance Consulting; Lauren Tashman, Align Performance LLC

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Workshop
Social Justice, Equity, and Inclusion 

“I’m Sorry You Feel That Way But that Wasn’t My Intention:” How to Apologize with Cultural Humility
Sae-Mi Lee, California State University, Los Angeles; Matthew Bejar, Mount Mercy University; Aaron Goodson, Mississippi State University; Angel Brutus, USOPC

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Symposium
Tactical Populations 

Three Perspectives on Enhancing Culturally and Technically Competent Performance Psychology Practice in the Military
Gloria Park, Consortium for Health and Military Performance; Susannah Knust, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research; Sam Whalen, KBR