Sport psychology services in St. Louis, MO, New York City, Greensboro, NC,

Miami, FL, Denver, CO, and the UK

Our team of sport psychologists, licensed mental health providers, and Certified Mental Performance Consultants® offer care for athletes to improve mental health, enhance enjoyment of sport, and address concerns such as anxiety, confidence, motivation, and eating disorders.

Our Team of Sport Psychologists & Mental Health Providers

Our providers offer specialized services for those competing in sport. With compassion and an expertise working with athletes, our providers aim to improve mental health, address sport concerns, optimize performance, facilitate healing, and restore freedom for athletes.

Sports Psychologist Riley Nickols

Riley Nickols, PhD, CEDS

Founder, Counseling & Sport Psychologist

Location: St. Louis, MO

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About Riley

Riley Nickols, PhD, CEDS is a counseling and sport psychologist who specializes in working with athletes to address mental health and performance concerns.

Dr. Nickols obtained an MS in Sport Psychology from Ithaca College in addition to an MS in Counseling Psychology and a PhD in Counseling Psychology from Fordham University. He regularly speaks to athletes, coaches, and sports medicine personnel about disordered eating and unbalanced exercise in sport. Additionally, Dr. Nickols consults with eating disorder professionals on best practices for integrating exercise during eating disorder treatment and is sensitive to the unique demands of eating disorder recovery in relation to training and competing in sport.

Currently, Dr. Nickols is on EDCare’s Scientific Advisory Board and is the Senior Program Advisor for Athlete EDGE at EDCare in Denver, CO where specialized intensive eating disorder treatment is provided for athletes. He was previously the Director of the Victory Program, the nation’s first residential eating disorder treatment facility for athletes, from 2013-2021 at McCallum Place in St. Louis, Missouri.

Dr. Nickols is listed in the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee Mental Health Registry (2020-2022).  He is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) through the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP) and holds a certificate in the Integrated Treatment of Eating Disorders from the Contemporary Psychotherapy’s Center for the Study of Anorexia & Bulimia (CSAB) in New York, NY.

Dr. Nickols is currently on the steering committee for the proposed Division of Eating Disorders and Body Image as part of the American Psychological Association (APA) and was on the steering committee for Safe Exercise at Every Stage’s (SEES) Athlete Guidelines.

Dr. Nickols is a member of the Big Sky Sport Psychology Group, Collegiate Clinical/Counseling Sport Psychology Association (CCSPA), American Psychological Association’s Division 47 (Exercise & Sport Psychology), Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), and the AASP Eating Disorders Special Interest Group.

In addition to competing in endurance sports for over 20 years, Dr. Nickols is a running coach and a USA Triathlon coach.

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Presentations

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Gorrell, S., Matheson, E., Nickols, R., Bratland-Sanda, S., & Flatt, R. (July 2022). Best Practices with a ‘Top-Down’ Approach: Providing Optimal Support for Eating Disorders Among Athletes Across all Levels of a System. Virtual presentation at the Academy for Eating Disorders’ (AED) 2022 International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED).

McConville, R. & Nickols, R. (May 2022). Eating Disorders in Sport: A Treatment Playbook for Providers. Full day CE workshop at Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians Association’s (CPSDA) Annual Conference in Scottsdale, AZ.

Conviser, J., Algieri, C., Chirban, C., Hauff, C., Selby, C., Kerulis, M., & Nickols, R. (October 2021). Making Weight 2021: Risks and Rewards Panel Discussion. Presentation at Association for Applied Sport Psychology’s 2021 Annual Conference (virtual).

Conviser, J., Chirban, C., Hauff, C., Selby, C., Kerulis, M., & Nickols, R. (October 2020). Making Weight 2020: Risks and Rewards Panel Discussion. Presentation at Association for Applied Sport Psychology’s 2020 Annual Conference (virtual).

Nickols, R., Kirschner, M., & Nattiv (January 2020). Management of Disordered Eating. Presentation at Pac-12 NCAA Student-Athlete Mental Health Summit at UCLA.

Conviser, J., Chirban, S., Hauff, C. Selby, C., & Nickols, R. (October 2019).  Making Weight: Risks & Rewards.  Presentation at Association for Applied Sport Psychology’s 2019 Annual Conference in Portland, OR.

Nickols, R. (September 2019). Untangling Complexities in the Treatment of Athletes with Eating Disorders. Presentation at the 2019 Phoenix IADEP Eating Disorders Conference. Phoenix, AZ.

Moretti, L., Gorrel, S., Becker, C., Nickols, R., Harriger, J., & Brown, T. (March 2019). Risk Factor Reduction and Treatment of Body Image and Eating Disorders in Athletes. Symposium Presentation at the 2019 International Conference on Eating Disorders. New York, NY. 

Nickols, R. (February 2019). Clinical Themes in the Treatment of Athletes with Eating Disorders. Presentation at 2019 International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IADEP) Annual Symposium in Palm Desert, CA.

Nickols, R. (October 2018).  Athletes and Eating Disorders:  What to Look For, How to Help, and Why Specialized Treatment is Needed.  Presentation at 2018 Sports Nutrition Conference at University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ.

Casiero, D. & Nickols, R. (July 2018).  It’s All About Teamwork:  How the EDIT Team at the University of Connecticut Manages Eating Disorders and the Case They Will Never Forget.  Presentation at 2018 Eating Disorders in Sport Conference in Berkeley, CA.

James, K., Nickols, R., & Tierney, A.S. (July 2018).  Depression as a Predictor of Disordered Eating & The Importance of Addressing Lassitude in Athletes.  Poster presentation at 2018 Eating Disorders in Sport Conference in Berkeley, CA.

 Fewell, L.K., Nickols, R., Tierney, A.S., & Levinson, C. (November 2017). Athletes and Eating Disorders: Does a Specialized Treatment for Athletes with Eating Disorders Result in Different Eating Disorder Outcomes? Poster presentation at Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Conference in San Diego, CA.

 Voelker, D., Petrie, T., Wright, D. & Nickols, R. (October 2017). Bodies-in-Motion: Evidence-Based Programming for Enhancing Positive Body Image and Well-Being Among Female Collegiate Athletes. Symposium at Association for Applied Sport Psychology’s 2017 Annual Conference in Orlando, FL.

Nickols, R. (August 2017).  Recurring Clinical Themes in the Treatment of Athletes with Eating Disorders.  Presentation at Eating Disorders in Sport Conference in St. Louis, MO.

Nickols, R., Tierney, A.S., Adams, L., & Ayden, B. (August 2017). Eating Disorder Treatment for Athletes within a Multidisciplinary Framework. Presentation at 2017 Eating Disorders in Sport Conference in St. Louis, MO.

Fewell, L., Nickols, R., Tierney, A.S., & Levinson, C. (August 2017). Strength and Endurance Improvements among Athletes in Intensive Eating Disorder Treatment. Poster presentation at 2017 Eating Disorders in Sport Conference in St. Louis, MO.

Voelker, D., Petrie, T., Galli, N., & Nickols, R. (October 2016). From Prevalence to Prevention: Understanding Eating Disorders and Body Image Concerns among Athletes. Eating Disorder Symposium at Association for Applied Sport Psychology’s 2016 Annual Conference in Phoenix, AZ.

Nickols, R., McCallum, K., & Adams, L. (June 2016). Roundtable Case Conference Consultation. Presentation at 2016 Eating Disorders in Sport Conference in St. Louis, MO.

Nickols, R., & McCallum, K. (June 2015). Putting Sport on the Table:  3 Years Providing Intensive Specialized Treatment for Athletes with Eating Disorders. Presentation at 2015 Eating Disorders in Sport Conference in St. Louis, MO.

Nickols, R. (December 2014).  Eating Disorders and Runners:  What Coaches Need to Know. Presentation at USA Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Conference in Phoenix, AZ.

Nickols, R. & Gapin, G. (August 2014). Integrating Exercise in the Treatment of Athletes with Eating Disorders. Presentation at the 2014 American Psychological Association National Conference in Washington, DC.

Nickols, R., Evett, K., Ayden, B., & Rudnick, C. (June 2014). Specialized Intensive Treatment for Athletes with Eating Disorders. Presentation at 2014 Eating Disorders in Sport Conference in St. Louis, MO.

Nickols, R. & Blumberg, F.C. (March 2013). The Relationship Between Self-Confidence and Interpretation of Competitive Anxiety Before and After Competition. Poster presented at Eastern Psychological Association Conference in New York, NY.

Nickols, R. (August 2010). The Relationship Between Self-Confidence and Interpretation of Competitive Anxiety Before and After Triathlon Competition. Poster presented, as part of Division 47, at the 2010 American Psychological Association National Conference in San Diego, CA.

Nickols, R., Wong, K., & Chen, E.C. (August 2010).  Clinical Supervision of Group Therapists Challenges and Strategies.  Poster presented, as part of Division 49, at the 2010 American Psychological Association National Conference in San Diego, CA.

Mattson, M.E., Scheinholtz, J., Nickols, R., & Barnett, P. (March 2010). Applying Psychology: The Graduate School of Education at Fordham University 1916-1946. Eastern Psychological Association Conference in Brooklyn, NY.         

Nickols, R., Stack, L., Whitney, J.L., & Viviano, T. (October 2007).  Human Organ Donation: Does Knowledge Correlate with Intention? 19th Greater New York Conference on Behavioral Research in   Heampstead, NY.

Nickols, R. (November 2007).  Cognitive and Behavioral Factors Preceding an Athlete’s Current Sport Season Preparation Following a Previous Season Ending Injury:  A Qualitative Retrospective Study.  Poster presented at the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) National Conference, Miami, FL.

Nickols, R., Quinn, T., Presbrey, J., & Sanchez, G. (May 2006). Managing Multiple Relationships to Maximize a Support Program for Student-Athletes.  Presentation at Springfield College’s 22nd Annual Conference on Counseling Athletes, Springfield, MA.               

INVITED TALKS

Nickols, R. & McConville, R. (June 2022). Eating Disorders in Sport: A Treatment Playbook for Providers. Four-hour virtual CE presentation to sport and eating disorder providers.

Nickols, R. & McConville, R. (May 2022). Eating Disorders in Sport: A Treatment Playbook for Providers. Five-hour CE presentation to sport and eating disorder providers at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ.

Nickols, R. (April 2022). Athletes and Eating Disorders: What to Look For, How to Help, and Why Specialized Treatment is Needed. Webinar presentation to student-athletes at the University of Rochester.

Nickols, R. & McConville, R. (January 2022). Athletes & Eating Disorders: Best Practices & Recommendations. Webinar presentation to athletic, sports medicine, and counseling staff at University of Southern California. 

Nickols, R. (May 2021). Athletes & Eating Disorders: Best Practices & Recommendations for Coaches. Webinar presentation to the coaching staff at The Ohio State University.

Nickols, R. (May 2021). Athletes and Eating Disorders: An Identity Crisis. Facilitated webinar discussion for the Eating Disorders Special Interest Group affiliated with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP).

Nickols, R. (January 2021). Athletes & Eating Disorders: Best Practices & Recommendations. Webinar presentation to the sports medicine staff at the University of Miami.

Nickols, R., Rudnick, C., Herleth, C., Larson, T., Tierney, A. (July 2020). Athletes & Eating Disorders: Best Practices & Recommendations. Webinar presentation to the sports medicine staff at the University of Colorado.

Nickols, R. (April 2020).  Athletes and Eating Disorders. Webinar presentation to members of Cigna insurance.

Nickols, R. (January 2020). Movement in ED Treatment: From Compulsion and Clinging to Flexibility and Freedom. Webinar presentation to members of the Missouri Eating Disorders Council.

Nickols, R. & Peloquin, B. (December 2019). Hope and Healing Through Specialized Eating Disorder Treatment for Athletes.  Presentation at Heartland IADEP’s Winder Gala in Chicago, IL.

Nickols, R. (November 2019). Athletes and Eating Disorders: Best Practices and Recommendations. Presentations for athletic coaches and sports medicine staff at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.

Nickols, R. (November 2019). Best Practices in the Treatment of Eating Disorders on a College Campus. Presentation for the counseling staff at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.

Nickols, R. (November 2019). Athletes and Eating Disorders:  What to Know and How to Help. Presentation to student-athletes, coaches, and parents at Ladue High School in Ladue, MO. 

Nickols, R. (October 2019). What Physical Therapists Need to Know About the Identification and Treatment of Eating Disorders.  Presentation to staff at Athletico’s Endurance Clinic in Chesterfield, MO.

Nickols, R. (October 2019).  Eating Disorders and Athletes:  What Parents Need to Know.  Presentation to St. Louis Rowing Club in St. Louis, MO.

Nickols, R. (September 2019).  Fumbles, Fouls, and False Starts:  Lessons Learned Treating Athletes with Eating Disorders.  Presentation at Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders in Asheville, NC.

Nickols, R. (August 2019). Clinical Themes in the Treatment of Athletes with Eating Disorders. Webinar presentation for sport psychologists at the University of Oklahoma.

Nickols, R. (April 2019).  Comprehensive Care to Maximize Athletic Performance.  Presentation to Nutriformance staff in Clayton, MO.

Nickols, R. & Tierney, A. (March 2019).  Healing the Body and Mind through Safe and Intentional Movement in Eating Disorder Treatment.  Presentation to members of the Greater Philadelphia IADEP Chapter in Newtown, PA 

Nickols, R. (November 2018).  Athletes with Eating Disorders: Why Specialized Treatment is Needed.  Presentation at Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders in Asheville, NC.

Nickols, R. & Tierney, A. (November 2018). Movement in Eating Disorder Treatment:  From Compulsion and Clinging to Flexibility and Freedom.  Presentation at Denver IADEP’s Winter Gala in Denver, CO.

Nickols, R. (October 2018).  Recommendations in the Identification and Treatment of Eating Disorders within a Collegiate Athletic Department.  Presentation to the sports medicine staff at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ.

Nickols, R. (October 2018).  Athletes and Eating Disorders: Best Practices and Recommendations for Coaches.  Presentation to the athletic coaching staff at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ.

Nickols, R., Chirban, S. & Bartley, J. (July 2018).  Beyond the Textbook: Lessons learned while working with athletes with eating disorders.  Webinar presentation for APA Division 47.

Nickols, R. (November 2017). Best Practices in the Treatment of Athletes with Eating Disorder. Webinar and discussion w/ sports medicine staff from the University of Mississippi.

Nickols, R. (September 2017). Athletes and Eating Disorders:  Best Practices and Recommendations. Presentations for athletic coaches and sports medicine staff at University of California, Davis in Davis, CA.

Nickols, R. (September 2017). Best Practices in the Treatment of Eating Disorders on a College Campus. Presentation for the counseling staff at University of California, Davis in Davis, CA.

Nickols, R. (July 2017). Recommendations for Integrating Exercise in Eating Disorder Treatment. Presentation to members of the San Francisco Bay Area IADEP Chapter in Walnut Creek, CA.

Nickols, R. & Voelker, D. (June 2017). Preventing and Treating Eating Disorders in Athletes: Updates, Resources, and Recommendations for Researchers and Practitioners Working Together.  Webinar presentation for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.

Nickols, R. (May 2017). Recommendations for Integrating Exercise in Eating Disorder Treatment. Presentation to members of the Rhode Island IADEP Chapter in Providence, RI.

Nickols, R. (April 2017). Athletes and Eating Disorders: Treatment Considerations and Clinical Implications. Webinar presentation to members of Collegiate Clinical/Counseling Sport Psychology Association.

Nickols, R. (March 2017). Best Practices in the Treatment of Athletes with Eating Disorders. CEU Presentation at McCallum Place in St. Louis, MO.

Nickols, R. (February 2017). Best Practices in the Treatment of Athletes with Eating Disorders. CEU Presentation at McCallum Place in Columbia, MO.

Nickols, R. (January 2017). Athletes and Eating Disorders: Best Practices and Recommendations for Coaches.  Presentation to athletic coaches at University of Georgia in Athens, GA.

Nickols, R. (January 2017). Athletes and Eating Disorders: Best Practices and Recommendations for Treatment Teams.  Presentation to eating disorder treatment team at University of Georgia in Athens, GA.

Nickols, R. (November 2016). Best Practices in the Treatment of Athletes with Eating Disorders. Presentation to therapists, dietitians, and doctors at Washington University’s Habif Health and Wellness Center in St. Louis, MO.

Nickols, R. & Adams, L. (November 2016).  Athletes and Eating Disorders: What Coaches Need to Know. Presentation to athletic coaches at University of Evansville in Evansville, IN.

Nickols, R. & Adams, L. (November 2016).  Eating Disorders in Sport: What Athletes Need to Know. Presentation to student-athletes at University of Evansville in Evansville, IN 

Nickols, R. & Schlitzer-Tierney, A. (October 2016). Special Considerations in the Treatment of Athletes with Eating Disorders. Project Hope Google Hangout.

Nickols, R. (October 2016). Best Practices in the Treatment of Athletes with Eating Disorders. Presentation at The Role of Exercise in the Treatment of Eating Disorders Conference to members of IADEP’s South Florida/Miami Chapter in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Nickols, R. (September 2016). Athletes and Eating Disorders:  Redefining an Injury and Expanding Identity in Treatment on EDcatalogue.com.

Nickols, R. (June 2016). Recommendations for Integrating Exercise in Eating Disorder Treatment. Presentation to members of IADEP New York Chapter in New York, NY.

Nickols, R. (April 2016). Athletes and Eating Disorders: What Athletes Need to Know. Presentation at Saint Louis University for coaches, dieticians, and counseling staff in St. Louis, MO.

Nickols, R., & McCallum K. (January 2016). Staying the Course: Best Practices for the Treatment of Runners with Eating Disorders. Webinar presentation for the Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia.

Nickols, R. (January 2016). Athletes and Eating Disorders:  What Coaches Need to Know. Presentation to athletic coaches at Maryville University in St. Louis, MO.

Nickols, R. (January 2016). Eating Disorders in Sport: What Athletes Need to Know. Presentation to student-athletes at Maryville University in St. Louis, MO.

Nickols, R., & McCallum K. (January 2016). Restoring the Body and Expanding the Self in the Treatment of Athletes with Eating Disorders. Webinar presentation for the Center for the Study of Anorexia and Bulimia.

Nickols, R. (September 2015). Athletes and Eating Disorders:  What Coaches Need to Know. Presentation to athletic coaches at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.

Nickols, R. (September 2015). Eating Disorders in Sport: What Athletes Need to Know. Presentation to student-athletes at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA.

Nickols, R. (May 2015). Athletes and Eating Disorders: What Treatment Teams Need to Know. Presentation at Webster Wellness Professionals in St. Louis, MO.

Nickols, R. (April 2015). Athletes and Eating Disorders: What Treatment Teams Need to Know. Presentation at Massachusetts Eating Disorder Association in Boston, MA.

Nickols, R. (March 2015). Athletes and Eating Disorders: What Coaches Need to Know. Presentation to athletic coaches at Drury University in Springfield, MO.

Nickols, R. (March 2015). Eating Disorders in Sport: What Athletes Need to Know. Presentation to student-athletes at Drury University in Springfield, MO.

Nickols, R., & McCallum K. (February 2015). Co-hosted Tweet Chat Athletes and Eating Disorders with Kim McCallum MD sponsored by National Eating Disorders Association.

Nickols, R. (February 2015). Hosted Tweet Chat Athletes and Eating Disorders sponsored by Eating Disorder Hope.

Nickols, R. (February 2015). Eating Disorders and Athletes: What Coaches Need to Know. Presentation to athletic coaches at University of Texas in Austin, TX.

Nickols, R. (February 2015). Eating Disorders and Athletes: What Sports Medicine Personnel Need to Know. Presentation to the sports medicine staff at University of Texas in Austin, TX.

Nickols, R. (November 2014).  Promoting Health Body Image: Considerations for Coaches and Sports Medicine Personnel. Presentation to athletic coaches and sports medicine staff at Middlebury College in Middlebury, CT.

Nickols, R. (November 2014).  Promoting Health Body Image: Considerations for Athletes. Presentation to student-athletes at Middlebury College in Middlebury, CT.

Nickols, R. (November 2014).  Promoting Health Body Image in Gymnasts: Considerations for Coaches and Promoting Health Body Image in Gymnasts: Considerations for Parents.  Presentations at St. Louis Spirits Gymnastics Club for coaches and parents in St. Louis, MO.

Nickols, R. (October 2014). Promoting Health Body Image at St. Mary’s College: Considerations for Coaches. Presentation to athletic coaches at St. Mary’s College in South Bend, IN.

Nickols, R. (October 2014). Promoting Health Body Image at St. Mary’s College: Considerations for Athletes. Presentation to student-athletes at St. Mary’s College in South Bend, IN.

Nickols, R., Stack, L., Whitney, J.L., & Viviano, T. (November 2007). New York Organ Donor Network.  Human Organ Donation:  Does Knowledge Correlate with Intention?  New York, NY.

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Peer-Reviewed Publications

Conviser, J.H., Tierney, A.S., Nickols, R. (2018).  Essentials for Best Practice:  Treatment Approaches for Athletes with Eating Disorders.  Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 12, 480-494.

Conviser, J.H., Tierney, A.S., Nickols, R. (2018).  Essentials for Best Practice:  Assessing Athletes for Eating Disorders. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 12, 495-507.

Fewell, L.K., Nickols, R., Tierney, A.S., & Levinson, C. (2018).  Eating Disorders in Sport: Comparing Eating Disorder Symptomatology in Athletes and Non-Athletes During Intensive Eating Disorder Treatment. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 12578-594.

Fewell, L.K., Nickols, R., Tierney, A.S., & Levinson, C. (2018).  Strength and Power Improvements in Athletes and Non-Athletes During Intensive Eating Disorder Treatment.  Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 12, 562-577.

 

SportsPsychologist Ashley Brauer

Ashley Brauer, PhD, DBSM

Licensed Clinical & Sport Psychologist

 

LOCATION: NEW YORK CITY

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About Ashley

Ashley Brauer, PhD, is a clinical and sport psychologist who specializes in the treatment of mental health disorders and performance concerns among athletes. Additionally, Dr. Brauer has a specialized interest in working with athletes to facilitate health behavior change, such as improving rest, rehabilitation adherence, and optimizing sleep. Dr. Brauer is a Diplomate in Behavioral Sleep Medicine by the Board of Behavioral Sleep Medicine.

Dr. Brauer obtained her MS in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Lund University in Sweden and the University of Leipzig in Germany. She earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Saint Louis University with a focus in health and performance psychology. She completed her APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at the University of Missouri in the Health Psychology Track.

Dr. Brauer helps athletes navigate mental health and sport concerns at the outpatient level with Mind Body Endurance. She is committed to multidisciplinary care and collaborates frequently with healthcare professionals to improve quality of care. Dr. Brauer also holds a position with The Victory Program at McCallum Place, an eating disorder treatment program for athletes.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Brauer maintains an active role in publishing and presenting research with a focus on athlete health and performance. She was awarded the Sleep Research Society Mentor Mentee Award to further expand her clinical and research expertise in behavioral sleep medicine. Dr. Brauer is a member of the Big Sky Sport Psychology Group, American Psychological Association, and Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine. 

In addition to her clinical work and research, Dr. Brauer has been involved in figure skating for over 20 years as both an athlete and coach.

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Presentations

Conference Presentations

Rancourt, D, Brauer, A., Johnson, B., Rovtar, K, Stanley, C. (2019, November). Athlete mental health: Strategies for engaging stakeholders in identification and treatment. Clinical round table presentation at Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) in Atlanta, GA. 

Brauer, A. A. & Perry, J. E. Perry, J. E. (2019, July). Facilitating change: Implementing motivational interviewing in eating disorder treatment for athletes. Podium presentation at the 2019 Eating Disorder in Sport Conference, Berkley, CA.

Hansen, A. A., Montgomery, T., Ross, M.J., & Shulze, J. (2018, October). Preparing for transition: Implementing the student-athlete retirement program (SARP) within a collegiate athletic department. Workshop session at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), Toronto, Canada.

Hansen, A. A., Ross, M.J., Montgomery, T., Perry, J.E., Shulze, J., & Merz, Z. (2018, October). Performance satisfaction among collegiate athletes utilizing the mindfulness-acceptance-commitment (MAC) approach to sport performance. Poster accepted at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), Toronto, Canada. 

Montgomery, T., Ross, M., Hansen, A., & Perry, J. (2018, October). Heart rate variability as an outcome measure for stress inoculation training: A case study. Poster accepted at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), Toronto, Canada.

Lace, J., Montgomery, T., Hansen, A. A., & Ross, M. (2018, October). Changing your concussion culture in sports. Poster accepted at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), Toronto, Canada. 

Hansen, A. A., Perry, J. E., Ross, M. J., & Montgomery, T. (2017, October). Development of the Sport Psychology Outcomes and Research Tool. Poster Presentation at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Orlando, FL.

Merz, Z. C., Perry, J. E., Ross, M. J., Montgomery, T., & Hansen, A. (2017, October). Experiences of flow among individual and team-based collegiate athletes. Poster accepted at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), Orlando, FL.

Merz, Z. C., Ross, M. J., Perry, J. E., Hansen, A., & Montgomery, T. (2017, October). An exploration of the taxonomy of collegiate athletic values. Poster accepted at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), Orlando, FL.

Kauffman, K., Soulliard, Z. A., Perry, J. E., Montgomery, T., Hansen, A., Merz, Z., & Ross, M. (2017, October). Influences of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation on flow state. Poster accepted to the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Orlando, FL.

Hansen, A., Perry, J. E., Montgomery, T., & Ross, M. J. (2016, September). Sources of sport confidence among NCAA division 1 colligate student-athletes. Poster presentation at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). Phoenix, AZ.

Montgomery, T., Perry, J. E., Hansen, A., & Ross, M. J. (2016, September). An exploratory analysis of sport motivation within men and women collegiate soccer players.  Poster presentation at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Phoenix, AZ.

Perry, J. E., Ross, M. J., Montgomery, T., Hansen, A., & Weinstock, J. (2016, September). Effectiveness of athletes’ coping strategies in maintaining high heart rate variability: Examination of the physiological recovery of collegiate soccer players. Poster presentation at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Phoenix, AZ.

 Hansen, A., Johansson, P., & Ross, M. J. (2016, September). Eating disorder risk factors in adolescent athletes: The relationship to individual goal orientation and perceived motivational climate. Poster presentation at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). Phoenix, AZ.

Hansen, A., Fryza, B., & Klimes-Dougan, B. (2012, September). Gender differences in fronto-limbic neurocircuitry & the hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis of offspring with a family history of depression. Poster presentation at the 9th Annual Women’s Health Research Conference: A Focus on Mature Women’s Health. Minneapolis, MN.

Hansen, A., & Klimes-Dougan, B. (2012, April). Maternal depression and the effects on offspring’s hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Poster presentation at the Undergraduate Research Symposium. Minneapolis, MN. http://purl.umn.edu/124665

 

Invited Talks

Tierney, A. & Brauer, A. (2020, May). Waiting is not Easy. Webinar presentation delivered to eating disorder professionals on behalf of The Victory Program at McCallum Place in St. Louis, MO.

Brauer, A. A. (2019, October). Facilitating change: Implementing motivational interviewing in eating disorder treatment for athletes. Podium presentation at Amita Health Achieving Balance in Athletics: Mind, Body, and Success, Chicago, IL.

Tierney, A., Brauer, A., Landgrebe, L. (2019, September). Athletes and eating disorders: What coaches and administrators need to know. Webinar for high school coaches in Kansas City, MO.

Hansen, A. & Kent, T. (2019, May). Goal setting from the perspective of chronic disease self-management. Presentation for healthcare professionals at Compass Health in Jefferson City, MO.  

Hansen, A. A. (2019, April). Research and reality with researchers: Psychosocial aspects of transitioning out of sport.Podium presentation at Ohio State University’s Sports and Society “When Sports End”, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

Lace, J., Ross, M., Hansen, A., & Montgomery, T. (2018, January 29).  Changing the culture of concussion in sports.  Presentation at the Brain Injury Association of Missouri seminar on Sport Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers. St. Louis, MO.  

Hansen, A., Ross, M., Montgomery, T., & Lace, J.  (2018, February 2).  Changing the culture of concussion in sports.  Presentation at the Brain Injury Association of Missouri seminar on Sport Concussions: Facts, Fallacies and New Frontiers. Columbia, MO.  

Hansen, A. & Baxley, C. (2017, November). Motivational interviewing for physician assistant students. Workshop session given at the Doisy College of Health Sciences at Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri.

Hansen, A. (2017, September). Sleep: Perspectives from clinical sport psychology. Guest colloquium given at the University of Arizona School of Medicine, Tucson, Arizona.

Baxley, C. & Hansen, A. (2017, September). Motivational interviewing: Heart Health Clinic. Workshop session given at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri. 

Perry, J. & Hansen, A. (2016, April). Transitioning out of sport: Senior athlete workshop. Guest talk given to the Saint Louis University Athletic Department, Saint Louis, Missouri.

Perry, J. & Hansen, A. (2015, November). Relative energy deficiency in sport. Guest talk given to the Saint Louis University Athletic Department, Saint Louis, Missouri.

 

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Peer-Reviewed Publications

Merz, Z., Perry, J. E., Brauer, A., Montgomery, T., Shulze, J., Ross, M (2020). The cost of mental illness: Public derogation of athletes with mental health concerns. Stigma and Health, 1–8. https://doi.org/10.1037/sah0000213 

Rancourt D., Brauer, A., Palermo, M., Choquette, E., & Stanley, C (2020). Response to Tomalski et al. (2019): Recommendations for adapting a comprehensive athlete mental health screening program for broad dissemination. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, 11(1), 57-67.

Brauer, A., Athey, A. B., Ross, M. J., Grandner, M. A. (2019). Sleep and health among collegiate student athletes. CHEST,156(6), 1234-1245.

Hansen, A., Perry, J. E., Lace, J., Merz, Z., Montgomery, T., & Ross, M. J. (2019). Development and validation of a monitoring instrument for sport psychology practice: The Sport Psychology Outcome and Research Tool (SPORT). Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 1, 1-30.

Perry, J. E., Hansen, A., Ross, M. J., Montgomery, T., & Weinstock, J. (2019). Effectiveness of athletes’ mental strategies in maintaining high heart rate variability: Utility of a brief athlete-specific stress assessment protocol. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology. 13(1), 41-55. doi: 10.1123/jcsp.2017-0016

Hansen, A., Perry, J. E., Ross, M., & Montgomery, T. (2018).  Facilitating a successful transition out of sport: Introduction of a student-athlete workshop.  Journal of Sport Psychology in Action, doi: 10.1080/21520704.2018.1463329

Garner, A.A., Hansen, A., Baxley, C., & Ross., M.J. (2017). The use of stimulant medication to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in elite athletes: A performance and health perspective. Sports Medicine, 1-6.

Garner, A.A., Hansen, A., Baxley, C., Becker, S.P., Sidol, C.A., & Beebe, D.W. (2017). Effect of sleep extension on sluggish cognitive tempo symptoms and driving behavior among adolescents with chronic short sleep. Sleep Medicine, 30, 93-96. DOI: 10.1016/j.sleep.2016.09.003.

Montgomery, T., Ross, M., Perry, J. E., & Hansen, A. (2017). The mental workout: Implementing phase 1 of the ten-minute toughness mental-training program. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action. doi:10.1080/21520704.2017.1343213

Smith, A. M., Gaz, D. V., Larson, D., Jorgensen, J. K., Eickhoff, C., Krause, D. A., Fenske, B. M., Aney, K., Hansen, A., Nanos, S. M., & Stuart, M. J. (2016). Does fair play reduce concussions? A prospective, comparative analysis of competitive youth hockey tournaments. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, 2(1).

Jacquie Rangel

Jacquie Rangel, MSEd

Registered Mental Health Counseling Intern

LOCATION: Miami, FL

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About Jacquie

Jacquie Rangel is a mental health professional who works with athletes, high performers, and individuals recovering from eating disorders. She is a registered mental health counseling intern and is working under the supervision of Wendy L. Shoaf, LMHC, CEDS-S.

 

She holds a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from the University of Miami and is working toward her certification as a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC®) through the Association for Applied Sports Psychology (AASP). Jacquie created the sports psychology practicum site in the University of Miami athletic department and completed her training working with Division I student-athletes and teams.

 

Jacquie has also been working in the eating disorder field for 7 years and draws from both her training as well as her own experience of recovery. She is passionate about helping individuals reestablish a healthy relationship with movement in recovery. She is passionate about helping others improve their relationship with food, exercise, body image, and self-esteem.

 

As an adjunct to traditional talk-therapy, Jacquie utilizes breathwork with her clients. Jacquie draws upon relevant breathwork protocols to help clients improve performance, manage stress, increase focus, enhance sleep, or enhance general well-being. She is certified as an Extreme Performance Training (XPT) Breath Coach and also has proficiency using cold exposure as a tool for emotional management. Jacquie’s style as a breathwork coach is also informed by her 6 years of experience as a yoga and mindfulness instructor.

 

In addition to seeing clients for individual therapy, Jacquie plans and hosts yearly mind-body-spirit wellness retreats and equips individuals with the skills needed to maintain a sense of vitality. Jacquie maintains an active lifestyle as an avid yogi, student of martial arts, and freediver.

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Presentations by Jacquie Rangel 

Rangel, J. (June 2021). Breathwork for High Performance Settings. Webinar presentation delivered to executive leadership team at Speakers Institute Corporate, Sydney, Australia.
 Rangel, J. & Weintzen, L. (February 2022). Breathwork and the Nervous System. Webinar presentation delivered on behalf of Our Breath Collective in Encinitas, CA.
Psychologist Jen Farrell

Jen Farrell, PhD, LCSW, CMPC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Certified Mental Performance Consultant

LOCATION: Greensboro, NC

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Dr. Jen Farrell specializes in the treatment of mental health and performance concerns in athletes and performers. Currently she is an Assistant Professor and Program Director for the Applied Sport Psychology program at UNC Greensboro (UNCG). In addition to these roles, she also provides mental health services and psychoeducational programming to student-athletes, coaches and athletics staff at UNCG.   

Dr. Farrell obtained an MS in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois, a PhD in Sport and Exercise Psychology from UNCG, and her MSW from Washington University in St. Louis. Her comprehensive education and training in clinical social work and sport psychology enables her to provide the best possible assistance to clients in need of mental health and mental performance services.  Dr. Farrell is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), listed in the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee Mental Health Registry and is a nationally Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.

 Dr. Farrell works at the outpatient level with Mind Body Endurance to help clients optimize mental health, performance and enjoyment in their sport. She also has extensive experience working with athletes in recovery and rehabilitation from injuries and in treating athletes with eating disorders and body image concerns. 

Dr. Farrell is a member of the Big Sky Sport Psychology Group, Collegiate Clinical/Counseling Sport Psychology Association (CCSPA), Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), National Association of Social Workers (NASW), and the Alliance for Social Workers in Sport (ASWIS).

In addition to her clinical and performance work, Dr. Farrell is an avid runner and former collegiate soccer player.

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Presentations by Jen Farrell (previously Gapin) 

Farrell, J. Leveraging your Resources: Developing an Athletic Department Eating Disorder Policy. Association for Applied Sport Psychology Conference, 2020.

Farrell, J. Cormier, M., Merck, R. & Goodson, A. Part-Time Players: Managing Dual Roles on Campus in Academia and Sport. Association for Applied Sport Psychology Conference, 2020.

Farrell, J., Rusboldt, K., & McCloy, J.  The Silverlinings Playbook: How to Support Mental Health Needs with Limited Resources. National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals, N4A National Convention. Orlando, FL, 2019.

Farrell, J. Getting in the Game: Supporting Student-Athlete Mental Health. North Carolina Clinical Social Work Institute, Wilmington, NC, 2019.

Farrell, J. Student-Athlete Mental Health: The Current Landscape.  Great Lakes Valley Conference Symposium. St. Louis, MO, 2018.

Farrell, J.  Integrating Sport Psychology in the Treatment of Adolescent Athletes with Eating Disorders. Eating Disorders in Sport Conference, St. Louis, MO, 2017.

Farrell, J., & Waite, L.  Going the distance: Perspectives from supervisor and supervisee on technology-based supervision. Association of Applied Sport Psychology, Phoenix, AZ, 2016.

Gapin, J., & Nickols, R. Integrating exercise in the treatment of athletes with eating disorders. American Psychological Association, Washington, DC, 2014.

Gapin, J., Thompson, R., & Sherman, R. The role of the sport psychologist in the intensive treatment of athletes with eating disorders. Association for Applied Sport Psychology. New Orleans, LA, 2013.

Gapin, J., Etnier, J.L., Labban, J.D., & Chang, Y.K.  Symposium- Effects of acute exercise on cognitive performance—Understanding the role of potential moderators. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, New Orleans, LA, 2013.

Gapin, J., Wooten, J.S., Bohall, S.C., Stout, J.J., Smith, B., & Kirk, E.P. Associations between cognition, weight loss, and BDNF following exercise training in overweight and obese adults. American College of Sports Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 2013.

Gapin, J., Bohall, S.B., Humphries, A.M., & Herrick, J. E. The effects of two durations of exercise on cognition in college students with AD/HD. American College of Sports Medicine, San Francisco, CA, 2012.

Gapin, J., Herzog, T., & Sime, W. Broadening your mental skills toolbox: Creating and delivering video-imagery interventions. Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Atlanta, GA, 2012.

Carter, L., Kerulis, M., Grady, K., & Gapin, J.I. Engagement, adherence, and attitudes: Understanding motivation to exercise in women. Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Atlanta, GA, 2012.

Gapin, J.I., Lox, C.L., Kirk, E.P., Herrick, J.E., Stapleton, J.L., & Gavin, S.L. Effects of a weight management intervention on locus of control in overweight and obese adults. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Burlington, VT, 2011.

Stapleton, J.N., Lox, C.L., Kirk, E.P., Herrick, J.E., Gavin, S.L., Novotny, L.M., & Gapin, J.I.  Effects of a weight management intervention on body self-perceptions in overweight and obese adults. Midwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine, 2011.

Gapin, J.I., Lox, C. L., Stapleton, J.L. Humphries, A. & Kunkle, K. Body image and weight concerns of collegiate wrestlers: A season long examination. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Burlington, VT, 2011.

Kearns, B. & Gapin, J.I. Assessing prevalence of eating disorders and eating disorder symptoms among lightweight and open-weight collegiate rowers. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Burlington, VT, 2011.

Gapin, J.I. Navigating the field: Unique issues faced by female sport psychology consultants. Sport and Society in America, Green Bay, WI, 2010.

Gapin, J.I., & Etnier, J.L. Parental perceptions of the effects of exercise on behavior in children and adolescents with AD/HD.  North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Tuscon, AZ, 2010.

Chang, Y.K., Labban, J.D., Gapin, J.I., & Etnier, J.L. The effects of acute exercise on cognitive performance: A comprehensive meta-analytic review. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Tuscon, AZ, 2010.

Gapin, J.I. & Etnier, J.L.  Does physical activity predict executive function? North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Austin, TX, 2009. 

Labban, J.D., Gapin, J.I., & Etnier, J.L. A randomized controlled trial testing the effects of a single bout of exercise on executive function. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Austin, TX, 2009.

Gapin, J.I. Hungry for competition: Using mental skills to cope with the challenges of weight cutting in wrestling. Association for Applied Sport Psychology, St. Louis, MO, September, 2008.

Gapin, J.I., & Etnier, J.L. The relationship between frontal brain asymmetry and exercise addiction. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Niagara Falls, Ontario, 2008.

Gapin, J.I., & Etnier, J.L. The relationship between physical activity, behavioral symptoms, and excecutive function in ADHD children. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Niagara Falls, Ontario, 2008.

Etnier, J.L., Chang, Y.K., Gapin, J.I., & Labban, J.D. A meta-analysis of the literature on acute exercise and cognitive function. North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity, Niagara Falls, Ontario, 2008.

Gapin, J.I. Taking it to the mat: Performance enhancement strategies and confronting the gender biased culture when consulting with a collegiate wrestling team. Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Louisville, KY, 2007

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Peer-Reviewed Publications

Chapa DAN, Hagan, K. E., Forbush, K. T., Perko, V. L., Sorokina, D. A., Alasmar, A. Y., Becker, C. B., Sherman, R. T., Thompson, R. A., Farrell, J. G., Stewart, T. M. (2018). The Athletes’ Relationships with Training scale (ART): A self-report measure of unhealthy training behaviors associated with eating disorders. The International journal of eating disorders, 51(9), 1080-1089.

Gapin, J.I., Labban, J.D., Bohall, S.C., Wooten, J.S., & Chang, Y.K. (2015). Acute exercise is associated with specfic executive functions in college students with ADHD : a preliminary study. Journal of Sport and Health Science, Special Issue : Acute Exercise and Cognitive Function : Emerging Research Issues, 4, 89-96.

Stapleton, J.,  Lox, C., & Gapin, J.I.  (2015). Social support as a stage specific correlate of  physical activity. Graduate Journal of Sport, Exercise & Physical Education Research, 3, 63-79.

Gapin, J.I. & Etnier, J.L. (2014). Parental perceptions of the effects of exercise on behavior in children and adolescents with ADHD. Journal of Sport and Health Science, 3, 320-325.

Gapin, J.I., & Herzog, T. (2014). Sailing Video-Imagery : Impacts on Imagery Ability. Journal of Imagery Research in Sport and Physical Activity. doi :10.1515/jirspa-2012-0002

Gapin, J.I., & Kearns, B. (2013). Asesssing prevalence of eating disorders and eating disorder symptoms among lightweight and open weight collegiate rowers. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 7, 198-214.

Chang, Y.K., Labban, J.D., Gapin, J.I., & Entier, J.L. (2012). The effects of acute exercise on cognitive performance : A meta-analysis. Brain Research, 1453, 87-101.

Gapin, J.I., Labban, J.D., & Etnier, J.L. (2011). The effects of physical activity on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder symptoms: The evidence. Preventive Medicine, 52, S70-S74.

Gapin, J.I., & Petruzzello, S.J. (2011). Disordered eating and athletic identity in obligatory and non-obligatory runners. Journal of Sport Sciences, Jun. 3, 1-10.

Gapin, J.I. & Etnier, J.L. (2010).  The relationship between physical activity and executive function performance in children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 32, 753-763.

Hilliard, T., Cremades, G., & Gapin, J.I. (2010). The effects of physical practice on a novel mental imagery task as measured by electroencephalography. Journal of Imagery Research in Sport and Physical Activity, 5, Article 7.

Gapin, J.I., Etnier, J.L., & Tucker, D. (2009). The relationship between frontal brain asymmetry and exercise addiction. Journal of Psychophysiology, 23, 135-142.

Etnier, J.L., Karper, W.B., Gapin, J.I., Barella, L.A., Chang, Y., & Murphy, K. (2009). Exercise, fibromyalgia, and fibrofog: A pilot study. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 6, 239-246.

Petruzzello, S.J., Gapin, J.I., Snook, E., & Smith, D.L. (2009). Perceptual and physiological heat strain: Examination of firefighters in laboratory and field-based studies. Ergonomics, 52, 747-754.

Dr. Maria-Christina Kosteli

Maria-Christina Kosteli, PHD, CMPC, CPsychol, MBACP

Certified Mental Performance Consultant®

LOCATION: United Kingdom

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Dr. Maria-Christina Kosteli specializes in the psychological aspects of sport performance in athletes and performers. Currently she is an Associate Professor at a University in England while she provides counselling to a range of clients in the UK and Europe, as well as performance counselling to athletes internationally.

Dr. Maria-Christina Kosteli obtained a BS in Psychology from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, an MSc in Athletic Counselling from Springfield College, USA and a PhD in Sport & Exercise Psychology from University of Birmingham, UK. Her experience from living and working abroad has given her a unique cultural perspective and provided insight into how to most effectively work with people around the world. Dr. Maria-Christina Kosteli has worked with a number of international athletes as she speaks more than 5 languages. Dr. Maria-Christina’s Kosteli multicultural background, along with her comprehensive education and training in psychology and sport psychology, enables her to provide the best possible support to athletes in need of mental performance services.  

Dr. Maria-Christina Kosteli is a BPS Chartered Psychologist (British Psychological Society), a Registered European Psychologist (European Federation of Psychologists Associations) and a BACP registered counsellor (British Association for Counsellors & Psychotherapists).  Dr. Maria-Christina Kosteli is also listed in the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee Mental Health Registry and is a nationally Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. Dr. Maria-Christina Kosteli has worked in several university settings with student-athletes where she has provided counselling, mental skills training, and developed individualized performance enhancement programs. She has also worked independently with athletes for more than 12 years.

Dr. Maria-Christina Kosteli works with Mind Body Endurance to help athletes optimize performance and enjoyment in their sport. She has extensive experience working with athletes experiencing reduced motivation, anxiety, eating disorders and body image concerns.  She also has extensive training in stress management (e.g., progressive muscle relaxation) and mental skills training (e.g., visualisation). Dr. Maria-Christina Kosteli is a member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), the Association of Greek Psychologists, the British Psychological Society (BPS), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP)

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Presentations by Maria-Christina Kosteli 

Cronin, L., Ellison, P., Allen, J., Huntley, E., Houghton, L., Kosteli, M. C., Hollis, A., & Marchant D. (2019). How the Bright and Dark Side of Self-Determination Theory Influence Participants’ Life Skills Development in Youth Sport, DSEP, Solihull.

Kosteli, M. C. & Garner, C. (2019). The Role of Exercise Participation on Body Dissatisfaction, Drive for Thinness and Muscularity, and Exercise Dependency. Paper accepted for Poster Presentation at the 15th FEPSAC Congress, Muenster, Germany, July, 2019.

Kosteli, M. C., Cumming, J. & Williams, S. E (2018). Imagery use in COPD individuals. Paper presented at the 33rd Annual Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Conference, Toronto, Canada, October 2018.

Kosteli, M. C., Cumming, J. & Williams, S. E (2015). Imagery use and physical activity in older adults: A social-cognitive perspective. Paper presented at the Annual British Psychological Society’s Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology (DSEP) Conference, Leeds, UK.

Kosteli, M. C., Cumming, J. & Williams, S. E (2014). Exploring imagery as a technique to promote physical activity in retirement. Poster presented at the 29th Annual Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada: USA.

Kosteli, M. C., Cumming, J. & Williams, S. E (2014). The perceived psychosocial determinants of physical activity following retirement. Paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise, Loughborough, UK.

Kosteli, M. Studying Abroad: A Student Perspective (2009). Presented in the International Society of Sport Psychology 12th World Congress in Morocco.

Kosteli, M., Van Raalte, J., Brewer, B., & Cornelius, A. (2010).  “The Relationships among Sport Type, Context, and Body Image of Female Athletes”. Presented in the 118th Annual APA Convention in San Diego, CA and at the 25th Annual Conference of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Cronin, L., Ellison, P., Allen J., Huntley, E., Johnson, L., Kosteli, M. C., Hollis, A., & Marchant, D. (2022). A Self-determination theory-based investigation of life skills development in youth sport. Journal of Sport Sciences, 1-13.

Cronin, L., Marchant, D., Johnson, L., Huntley, E., Kosteli, M., Varga, J., & Ellison., P. (2020). Life skills development in physical education: A self-determination theory-based investigation across the school term. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 49, 101711.

Cox, A., Fairclough, S. J., Kosteli, M. C., & Noonan, R. J. (2019). Efficacy of School-Based Interventions for Improving Muscular Fitness Outcomes in Adolescent Boys: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Sports Medicine, 1-18.

Cox, A., Fairclough, S. J., Kosteli, M. C., & Noonan, R. J. (2019). The efficacy of school-based interventions to increase MVPA and MBSE outcomes in adolescent males. A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. https://doi.org/10.31236/osf.io/95snr

Kosteli, M. C., Williams, S. E., & Cumming, J. (2019). Exploring Imagery as a Technique for Promoting Physical Activity in Older Adults. Imagination, Cognition and Personality: Consciousness in Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice, 38, 405-424. doi: 10.1177/0276236618767083

Owen, M., Kerner, C., Taylor, S., Noonan, R., Newson, L., Kosteli, M. C., … & Fairclough, S. (2018). The Feasibility of a Novel School Peer-Led Mentoring Model to Improve the Physical Activity Levels and Sedentary Time of Adolescent Girls: The Girls Peer Activity (G-PACT) Project. Children, 5(6), 67.

Owen, M., Kerner, C., Taylor, S., Noonan, R., Newson, L., Kosteli, M. C., … & Fairclough, S. (2018). The Feasibility and Acceptability of The Girls Peer Activity (G-PACT) Peer-led Mentoring Intervention. Children, 5(9), 128.

Kosteli, M. C., Cumming, J. & Williams, S. E. (2018). Self-regulatory imagery and physical activity in older adults: A social-cognitive perspective. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 1-35. doi: 10.1123/japa.2016-0024

Kosteli, M. C., Heneghan, N., Roskell, C., Williams, S. E., Adab, P., Dickens, A. P., … & Jennifer Cumming (2017). Barriers and enablers of physical activity engagement for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in primary care. International Journal of COPD, 12, 1019–1031. doi: 10.2147/COPD.S119806

Kosteli, M. C., Williams, S. E., & Cumming, J. (2016). Investigating the Psychosocial Determinants of Physical Activity in Older Adults: A Qualitative Approach. Journal of Psychology and Health. doi:
10.1080/08870446.2016.1143943

Kosteli, M.C., van Raalte, J.L., Brewer, B.W., & Cornelius. A.E. (2014). Relationship between sport type and body image of female athletes. TRENDS in Sport Sciences, 2, 65–72.

Cumming, J., Cooley, S. J., Anuar, N., Kosteli, M. C., Quinton, M. L., Weibull, F., & Williams, S. E. (2016). Developing Imagery Ability Effectively: A Guide to Layered Stimulus Response Training. Journal of Sport Psychology in Action. doi: 10.1080/21520704.2016.1205698

Natasha Trujillo

Natasha Trujillo, PHD 

COUNSELING & SPORT PSYCHOLOGIST

LOCATION: Denver, CO

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Dr. Trujillo is a licensed counseling and sport psychologist who obtained her doctorate degree from Purdue University in Counseling Psychology in 2019 where she built specialties in grief/loss, self-injury, and working to address mental health needs and access with collegiate athletes. She completed her APA-accredited internship and post-doctoral study at the University of Northern Colorado where she provided individual, group, consultation, and crisis support services in both the counseling center with the general campus community and in the athletics department working with individuals, teams, coaches, and administration. She also has her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (2015) and two bachelors’ degrees (Elementary Education, Psychology; 2012) from the University of Wyoming.

During her time in collegiate athletics, Dr. Trujillo conducted individual, group, and team therapy to address concerns both in and out of sport. She provided guidance and training to athletic trainers, coaches, and the broader athletics department related to mental health concerns to help coordinate care, increase knowledge and awareness of mental health needs for current student-athletes. She often attended practices, games, and would occasionally travel with teams to provide ongoing support and observations to increase performance, cohesion, and support. She also worked to implement assessment materials to screen athletes for mental health concerns and worked to de-stigmatize mental health distress and increase access to services for student-athletes. This led to her taking a position at EDCare in 2021 as a primary therapist and the program lead for the Athlete EDGE program, a PHP/IOP program for high performance athletes with eating disorders. While there, she worked to build a sport-informed team of professionals to treat all aspects of identity/life for elite performers with eating disorders. She had the opportunity to refine and build athlete-specific group curriculum, provide education and consultation services throughout the country to those in athletics communities, and engage with professionals in athletics, psychiatry, dietetics, family therapy, physical therapy, and medicine across all levels of care to provide comprehensive and collaborative services.

 Dr. Trujillo has been working in the mental health field since 2011 and has experience in in-patient facilities, intensive outpatient substance abuse programs, university counseling centers, residential treatment facilities for at-risk youth, alternative high schools, home-based therapy services, general outpatient services, and collegiate athletic settings. She was worked with people in all stages of life from ages 5 to 85. She is passionate about normalizing mental health in athletic populations and helping athletes become their best selves in and out of their sport. Dr. Trujillo is a member of the Big Sky Sport Psychology Group, the Collegiate Clinical/Counseling Sport Psychology Association (CCSPA), and the American Psychological Association’s Division 47 (Exercise & Sport Psychology).

In her spare time, she enjoys being with friends and family, being involved in any type of sport/competition, and traveling. She is an avid reader and is a MEGA Tennessee Lady Volunteers basketball fan. 

 

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Presentations by Natasha Trujillo 

 

National Refereed Presentations:
Trujillo, N. (August, 2016). Parental absence and non-suicidal self-injury: Multidimensional support, perceived social constraints and sense-making. Poster Session. American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Denver, Colorado.

Regional Refereed Presentations:
Trujillo, N. (April, 2016). The interpersonal and intrapersonal factors connected with parental absence and non-suicidal self-injury. Poster Session. Indiana University Great Lakes Regional Counseling Psychology Conference, Bloomington, Indiana.

Warren, J., Trujillo, N., McKim, C., Asfaw, A., & Stoffers, L. (October, 2014). How to understand and validate the self: Using the mirror to reflect the self across gender, ethnic identity, and generation. Poster Session. Rocky Mountain Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (RMACES) Conference, Jackson, Wyoming.

State Refereed Presentations:
Dousay, T. A., & Trujillo, N. (2014, March). Gender differences and situational interest in multimedia learning environments. University of Wyoming College of Education Research Symposium, Laramie Wyoming, Poster Presentation.

Warren, J., Trujillo, N., Asfaw, A.H., McKim, C., & Stoffers, L. (2014, March). Using the mirror to understand and reflect the self across gender, ethnic identity, and generation. University of Wyoming College of Education Research Symposium, Laramie Wyoming, Oral Presentation.

State Invited/Non-Refereed Presentations:
Trujillo, N. & Ullery, K. (2022, February). Athletes and eating disorders 101. Kentucky State University Athletics Department, Frankfort, Kentucky, Oral Presentation.

Trujillo, N. (2022, February). Athletes and eating disorders 101. Rediscovering You, Kansas City, Kansas, Oral Presentation.

Trujillo, N. (2021, August). Elite performers and eating disorders. Colorado Professional Ballet, Denver, CO, Oral Presentation.

Trujillo, N. (2021, April). High-performance athletes and eating disorders. International

Association for Eating Disorder Professionals: Denver Chapter, Denver, CO, Oral Presentation.

Trujillo, N. (2021, April). EDCare’s program for high-performance athletes. EDCare Denver, LLC, Denver, CO, Oral Presentation.

Trujillo, N. (2018, April). Addressing non-suicidal self-injury in children and adolescents. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Lafayette, Lafayette, IN, Oral Presentation.

Trujillo, N. & Dolson, J. (2018, March). Mental health tools to aid corrections professionals. Cass/Pulaski Community Corrections, Logansport, IN, Oral Presentation.

Warren, J., & Trujillo, N. (2015, March). The mirror within: What does your reflection show? University of Wyoming Body Image Awareness Week, Laramie, WY, Oral Presentation.

Felton, A., Trujillo, N., & Jones S. (2014, November). Going home for the holidays. University of Wyoming Mental Health Awareness Week, Laramie, WY, Oral Presentation.

Trujillo, N. (2012, July). Relationship between motivations for and consequences of non-suicidal self-injury and its impact on frequency of non-suicidal self-injury. 20th Annual University of Wyoming McNair Research Conference, Laramie, WY, Oral Presentation.

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Peer-Reviewed Publications

Refereed Manuscripts:

Shimits, A., Reid, W., Petrie, T., Trujillo, N., & Pryor, T. (2022). Eating disorder behaviors and psychological characteristics: A comparison between athletes and nonathletes in a partial hospitalization program. Sport Social Work Journal, 1, 104-114.

Young, S.A., Trujillo, N. P., Bruce, M. A., Pollard, T., Jones, J., & Range, B. (2019). Pre-service teachers’ views about grade retention as an intervention for struggling students. Preventing School Failure: Alternative Education for Children and Youth. doi: 10.1080/1045988X.2018.1523124 

Dousay, T. A., & Trujillo, N. P. (2018). An examination of gender and situational interest in Multimedia learning environments. British Journal of Educational Technology, 1-12. doi:10.1111/bjet.12610

Trujillo, N. P. & Servaty-Seib, H. L. (2017). Parental absence and non-suicidal self-injury:social support, perceived social constraints and sense-making. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27 (5), 1449-1459.

Trujillo, N. P. (2017). Parental absence and non-suicidal self-injury: Multidimensional support, perceived social constraints, and sense-making. Prevention and Health Promotion: Research, Social Action, Practice and Training, 10(1), 29-30.

Warren, J., Trujillo, N. P., McKim, C., Asfaw, A. H., Stoffers, L. & Faimon, K. (2016). Using the mirror story to understand self. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health. doi: 10.1080/15401383.2016.1211497

Trujillo, N. P. (2015). Non-suicidal self-injury: What physical and sport educators should know. Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sports Educators, 28(5), 34-38. 

Saraff, P., Trujillo, N. P., & Pepper, C. (2015). Functions, consequences, and frequency of non-suicidal self-injury. Psychiatric Quarterly, 86(3), 385-393. doi: 10.10077/s11126-    015-9338-6

Invited Non-refereed Publications:

Shemwell, D., & Trujillo, N. P. (2015).  Bullying in higher education. InfoChange: Association for Humanistic Counseling, 4-5.

Warren, J. Trujillo, N. P., Asfaw, A.H., & Stoffers, L. (2015). Who I am and can be: The magic mirror. American Counseling Association for Creativity in Counseling (ACA-ACC) Creative Interventions and Activities Clearinghouse. Retrieved from http://www.counseling.org/knowledge-center/clearinghouses/activities-clearinghouse

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