Sport Psychologists in St. Louis & New York City

Our sport psychologists provide care for athletes to  improve mental health, address concerns such as anxiety, eating disorders, and motivation, and increase enjoyment of sport.

Our Team of Sport Psychologists

Our psychologists provide psychology services for those competing in sports and offer compassion and expertise 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 and Sport Psychologist

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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. He is the Director of the Victory Program, the nation’s only residential eating disorder treatment facility for athletes, at McCallum Place in St. Louis, Missouri.

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.

Dr. Nickols maintains a private practice in St. Louis where he primarily works with athletes addressing both clinical and performance concerns. He is sensitive to the unique demands of recovery in relation to training and competing in sport. 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 15 years, Dr. Nickols is a running coach and a USA Triathlon coach.

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Presentations

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

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., 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

Clinical & Sport Psychologist

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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 and rehabilitation adherence and optimizing sleep.

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 hold 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 and the American Psychological Association. 

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).

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