Department of Kinesiology

School of Health and Human Sciences

EdD in KIN Participates in the Association for Applied Sport Psychology Virtual Conference

Recently, EdD in KIN faculty and students participated in the Association for Applied Sport Psychology’s (AASP) Virtual Conference. The annual conference was held virtually October 21st-24th, 2020 and featured a variety of speakers including Brandon Marshall – former NFL all-Pro and Kara Goucher – Olympic Marathoner and World Champion Medalist. Several of our EdD students were able to present their work and research. 

Theodore Monnich, a fourth year student, presented a poster titled – “Mental Skills Needs Assessment of Ice Hockey Goalies.” This research focuses on the mental challenges and strategies most necessary for applied sport psychology consultants to consider when working with ice hockey goalies. 

Amanda Aguilar, a fourth year student, presented a poster titled – “The Effects of Sports Specialization on the Family Unit.” This research explores how an athlete’s participation in sports specialization affects the family unit, focusing on the temporal, social, relational, and economic aspects of family life. 

Lindsey Hamilton, a second year student, was a presenter on 3 panels, 2 symposiums, and 1 workshop. The presentations spanned a range of topics including measuring effectiveness of applied mental skills work, on-field ACT-based mental skills interventions, considerations for working with high school-aged athletes, and how mental performance consultants can navigate the mental health referral process. 

Dr. Pam Brown, Dr. Diane Gill, Amanda, and Ted were all in attendance for the virtual graduate career fair where they were able to meet and mingle with prospective EdD in KIN students. 
Great work Ted, Amanda, and Lindsey! For more information on AASP’s virtual conference go here. For more information on the EdD in KIN go here.