14th Annual Professional Training Workshop:
"Developing Your Knowledge, Skills, and Practice in Sport Psychology"
June 21-22, 2013 (Friday-Saturday)
9:00 to 4:30 each day
Comfort Inn – Cleveland Airport
17550 Rosbough Dr.
Middleburg Hts., OH 44130
Phone (440) 234-3131
Jack J. Lesyk, Ph.D., CC-AASP
Dr. Lesyk is the Director of the Ohio Center for Sport Psychology and an Adjunct Asst. Professor of Psychology at Cleveland State University. As a clinical and sport psychologist, he completed his undergraduate work at Penn State and his graduate studies at Case Western Reserve University. Since 1981, he has worked intensively with athletes from over 25 different sports, at competitive levels ranging from scholastic to college, Olympic and professional. He is the author of Developing Sport Psychology Within Your Clinical Practice: A Practical Guide for Mental Health Professionals. Dr. Lesyk is a Certified Consultant, Association for Applied Sport Psychology and is listed in the U. S. Olympic Committee’s Sport Psychology Registry. He has served on the Executive Committee of the American Psychological Association’s Division 47 (Sport and Exercise Psychology) and on the Executive Board of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.
Dr. Lesyk is often quoted in local and national publications has been interviewed on both radio and television. He has presented his work at national and international sport psychology conferences and is especially noted for his development of the "Nine Mental Skills of Successful Athletes", a framework for mental skills training. In addition to his own practice, he conducts workshops and consults with mental health and sport science professionals who are developing their skills and credentials in sport psychology at the Center as well as via phone and Internet.
In September 2011 Dr. Lesyk became President of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, the largest sport psychology organization in the world, with 1500 members in 38 countries.
Charles A. Maher, PsyD, CC-AASP
Charles A. Maher, PsyD, CC-AASP, is Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers University. He is a licensed psychologist and a Certified Consultant of the Association for Advancement of Sport Psychology (AASP). Charlie possesses 26 years of sustained professional practice in the design and implementation of programs, products, services and systems in areas of sport and performance psychology at individual, team, and organizational levels, primarily in professional sport in baseball, basketball, football, hockey, tennis, boxing, horse racing and other sports as well as in the performing arts, and with corporate entities. Currently, Charlie is Sport Psychologist and Director of Psychological Services for the Cleveland Indians, a position that he has held since 1995. He also serves as Sport Psychologist for the Cleveland Cavaliers and also functions as performance consultant to several National Football League Teams as well as to the New York Rangers. In addition, Charlie serves as Sport Psychologist for the Rutgers University football team and to its Men's and Women's basketball teams, while being an advisor to the Rutgers Department of Sports Medicine and Division of Intercollegiate Athletics. Charlie has a published a number of books and many peer-reviewed journal articles, both within and outside of the sport psychology domain, with his most recent book being, The Complete Mental Game of Baseball: Taking Charge of the Process, On and Off the Field.
Charlie's workshop involvement will focus on the value of a systems approach for organizing one's professional practice in sport and performance psychology. Within a systems context, and drawing on real-time examples and many and diverse professional experiences, Charlie will consider a range of tasks including: (a) how to identify and leverage needs for sport psychology and performance psychology; (b) how to recognize opportunities for professional practice at individual, team, and organizational levels; (c) how to using qualitative and quantitative information for making customized decisions about the design of programs, services, and systems ; ( d) how to monitor implementation and make programmatic adjustments; ( e) how to make appropriate evaluative judgments about the worth and merit of programs, services, and systems; (f) how to develop and sustain relationships with athletes, coaches, support staff, administrators, and others; (g) how to structure proposals and contracts; and (h) how to be humble as a professional and enjoy the process of professional practice, given its own variability, the range of ambiguities which are part of the process, and the natural human inclination to want to be liked and appreciated.
The program is designed for mental health and sport science professionals and students who are interested in starting or expanding practices in sport psychology
- Overview of sport psychology
- Your practice goals
- What you need to know
- What you already know
- American Psychological Association's Proficiency in Sport Psychology
- Association for Applied Sport Psychology Certified Consultant program
- Developing your knowledge and skills
- Developing your credentials
- Ethical issues
- Working with specific populations: young athletes, women, injured athletes, athletes in transition
- The Nine Mental Skills of Successful Athletes - A performance enhancement assessment and intervention model
- Marketing your practice
All participants who attend the full workshop will receive a certificate of completion. For a nominal fee ($30), psychologists can earn 13 APA CEU's. In order to earn these CEU's the participant must attend the full two days of the workshop.
Comfort Inn - Cleveland Hopkins Airport/Middleburg Hts. is located twelve miles from downtown Cleveland. It features comfortable rooms with high-speed internet connection, free breakfast buffet, exercise room, and outdoor swimming pool. Only ten minutes from the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, the hotel provides complimentary shuttle transportation to and from the airport. We have reserved a limited block of rooms for workshop attendees at a special rate of $80 a night per room. The special rate is available for the nights of June 20, 21, and 22.
Please make your hotel reservations as soon as possible. Call the hotel directly at (440) 234-3131. Be sure to mention that you are attending the "sport psychology workshop". These rates are for a limited number of rooms with reservations placed through May 31, 2012. After that rooms, if available, will be charged at the usual rates.
Nearby attractions include Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Early Professional Registration $270 (prior to April 1)
Full-time Students $200 - please include photocopy of ID
Professionals who have attended our previous workshops - $150
APA 13 CEU credits $30 (optional)
These fees include an abundant handout package. Lunch each day is on your own.
Checks should be made out to the "Ohio Center for Sport Psychology" and mailed to the Ohio Center for Sport Psychology, 21625 Chagrin Blvd., Suite 200, Beachwood, OH 44122. All registrations must be received on or before June 19. PayPal payments can be sent to jjlesyk@SportPsych.org.
Conference fees will be refunded (minus a $25 handling fee) if you cancel in writing on or before June 15, one week before the workshop.
For Additional Information
Contact Jack J. Lesyk, Ph.D., Director, Ohio Center for Sport Psychology
Phone: (216) 575-6175
Comments from Previous Workshop Participants
"Dr. Jack Lesyk's workshop was both informative and fascinating. In addition to listening to an expert sport psychologist speak, workshop attendees were given materials for personal interest or for assistance in growing a sports psychology practice. I would recommend this workshop to psychology professionals, students, and any individual with an interest in psychology and/or sports. I consider this workshop to be an invaluable experience, and so I plan to sign up for next year."
Stephanie Seng, MASPP (Master of Arts in Sports and Performance Psychology), Student at The University of Denver (Attended Workshop June 2012)
"This workshop sets a gold standard! Quite a unique and stimulating blending of acquisition of knowledge and application of principles. In addition to Jack Lesyk's extremely generous sharing of information and of materials and handouts, the presentation really fulfills its promises. Jack's personality, authenticity, enthusiasm, and availability are delightful, compelling, and not to be missed. A must attend! A must see!"
Jane Wilkins, Ph.D., Private Practice, New York, New York
"I have been to many sport psychology conferences/workshops and Jack's workshop has been the most amazing and worthwhile experience. I am leaving with new and fresh ideas for interventions techniques that will help me with my consulting. The workshop was innovative and kept me interested and excited during the course of the two days. I wish I had taken this workshop two years ago."
Tiffany R. Jones, M.S., X-Factor Performance Consulting, Enfield, CT
"Jack should earn a gold medal for this workshop. He is an inspiring teacher and provided many applicable tools for the practice of sport psychology with all sports, and life in general."
Sandy Dunn, LCSW, Private Practice, Jacksonville, FL
"WOW - totally comprehensive. As a practitioner new to the field, I needed it all - and I got it!"
Christine Campbell-Shettsline, M.A.Green Lane, PA
"I want to thank you for a terrific conference. I certainly feel I learned a lot. Most importantly, I feel my motivation was increased to continue pursuing my interests in sport and psychology and combine them. Please inform me of other conferences that you may present."
Kristine M. Eiring, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
"Jack's workshop was truly informational and well worth the trip. I was especially impressed with his framework for working with athletes, based on his Nine Mental Skills of Successful Athletes. I would recommend this workshop for anyone interested in the practice of applied sport psychology."
Rodney Wild, Ph.D., Maximum Performance Hockey Schools, Chugiak, Alaska
"I was particularly impressed with and appreciated his emphasis on the whole person - sport is part of a person's life, but not his/her whole life."
Gerard A. Banez, Ph.D., Director, Pediatric Behavioral Medicine Program, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
With the recent growth of interest in applied sport psychology there has been considerable debate over who is qualified to work in this area. With the exception of small numbers of recent graduates from universities that offer specific programs in sport psychology, others who practice this specialty have been primarily trained in more traditional applied behavioral sciences disciplines such as clinical and counseling psychology. There is a growing consensus that such training and experience alone does not adequately prepare a professional for working competently with athletes, especially in the area of performance enhancement. On the other hand, the experienced practitioner does not need to close his/her practice and return to full-time university studies in order to become qualified in sport psychology.
With guidance from colleagues, experienced practitioners can acquire the additional knowledge and skills necessary for working in sport psychology through self-study that includes such elements as reading, being mentored, and attendance at intensive workshops and conferences.
With these issues in mind, I wrote the book, "Developing Sport Psychology within your Clinical Practice: A Practical Guide for Mental Health Professionals" (Jossey-Bass, 1998). This workshop is a direct result of feedback and requests that I’ve received from readers of the book and other behavioral science professionals seeking specialized training in sport psychology to augment their current skills and training.
It is my expectation that this workshop will comprise one element in the continued, self-directed learning process of its participants.
Workshop Registration Form
If paying by check, mail check to:
Ohio Center for Sport Psychology,
21625 Chagrin Blvd., Suite 200,
Beachwood, OH 44122.