Join us at Temple University
March 31-April 1, 2017
in Tuttleman Learning Center for the
19th Annual Northeast Atlantic
Sport Psychology Conference
Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP)
Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference
We at Temple University would like to invite you to the 19th Annual Northeast Atlantic Sport Psychology Conference, in partnership with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Regional Conference programs, to be held at Temple’s campus in Philadelphia, PA on Friday, March 31st and Saturday, April 1st 2017.
NASP will feature a wide variety of research papers, symposia, workshops, panels discussions, and poster presentations from students and professionals in sport, exercise, and performance psychology, along with a keynote talk and pre-conference workshop offering continuing education credits for CC-AASP certification.
For our Virtual Conference Program – you can either download the “Guidebook” App and our program to any smartphone (android or iphone), or view the program online from any device (phone, computer, laptop, ipad, etc.).
NASP Keynote Speaker
Friday, March 31st, 2017 – 7:00 – 8:00pm
Dr. Leeja Carter
“And Life For Me Ain’t Been No Crystal Stair”: Contextualizing ‘Strength’ Amongst Black Women and Its Influence on Healthy Behaviors
African American women are at an increased risk of developing chronic illnesses, having reduced life expectancy, and poor health (Centers for Disease Control, 2013). Applied sport psychological approaches that integrate feminist and culturally sensitive approaches to health behavior change can be effective in assisting African American women in engaging their personal health, particularly physical health. Feminist applied sport psychology, then, can seek to address the intersecting identities of self to empower the individual to movement, health, and performance enhancement. An example of this approach is the speaker’s research interrogating the role being a ‘strong’ Black woman contends with being ‘healthy’. Considering the intersectionality of race, gender, spirituality, and class on being strong amongst Black women, the presenter will discuss select findings from the speaker’s research and previous literature, barriers to physical activity engagement amongst African American women, recommendations for working with women, as well as the presenter’s own journey in developing this research and health focus.
NASP Continuing Education (CE) Workshop
Friday, March 31st, 2017 – 11:30am – 2:30pm
Dr. Mitch Abrams
Anger, The Hidden Fuel
No emotion is seen in a more pejorative light than anger. Anger is one of the most misunderstood and underutilized emotions in the context of sport performance. This presentation will provide guidance on how to harness an athlete’s anger to maximize performance while preventing transgressions.
This workshop will discuss practical elements of anger modulation so as to maximize anger’s performance enhancement capabilities. This will be offered in the context of introducing anger management techniques, exploring their utilization in pre-competition mental skills training, as well as in-competition intervention. Interventions that can assist coaches in managing athletes whose anger has spiked to performance impeding levels, as well as tips athletes can use to help their teammates in the heat of battle will be offered.
Finally, these same skills can be utilized to prevent on-the-field and off-the-field transgressions. The Myth of the Violent Athlete will be discussed and guidelines to prevent, assess and treat domestic and sexual assault in athlete populations will be offered.