21625 Chagrin Boulevard   |   Suite 200   |   Beachwood, Ohio 44122   |   Phone: 440-681-8353

18th Annual Professional Training Workshop:

"Developing Your Knowledge, Skills, and Practice in Sport Psychology"

June 23-24, 2017 (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

Jack Lesyk Dr. Lesyk is the Director of the Ohio Center for Sport Psychology and an Adjunct Asst. Professor of Pyschology at Cleveland State University. He served as the sport psychologist for the Cleveland Cavaliers 2013-2016. 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 30 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 has served on the Executive Board of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology for nine years.

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 2,000 members in 42 countries.

Workshop Objectives

What you'll be able to do at the conclusion of this workshop:

  • Enumerate the important opportunities and challenges in applied sport psychology
  • Identify which of your present clinical/counseling skills are directly applicable to working with athletes
  • Identify what new knowledge, skills, and credentials you will need to acquire in order to work with athletes
  • Know what resources are available to help you acquire these
  • Discuss the important ethical issues related to this specialty
  • Understand principles of mental skills training and be able to conduct a basic assessment and intervention plan
  • Plan a marketing strategy for your practice


  • Overview of applied 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

Continuing Education

Psychologists desiring Continuing Education credit may obtain 13 CE credits. For purposes of obtaining CE credit the workshop is co-sponsored with the Professional Sport Psychology Group who is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education credit for psychologists. Should you select this option there is a fee of $45.

Workshop Site

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 $82 a night per room. The special rate is available for the nights of June 22, 23, and 24, 2017.

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 25, 2017. 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.

Workshop Fees

Professionals $325
Early Professional Registration $300 (prior to April 1)
Full-time Students $225 - please include photocopy of ID
Professionals who have attended our previous workshops - $200
APA 13 CE credits $45 (optional)

Each workshop participant will receive a flash drive containing all of the PowerPoint slide presentations for the entire two days. Additionally, the flash drive will contain an abundance of office forms, assessment tools, and relevant reading materials for further self-study.

Lunch each day is on your own.

Refund Policy

Conference fees will be refunded (minus a $25 handling fee) if you cancel in writing on or before June 16, one week before the workshop.

For Additional Information

Contact Jack J. Lesyk, Ph.D., Director, Ohio Center for Sport Psychology
Phone: 440-681-8353

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

Workshop Options
Street Address
Highest Degree
Experience in working with athletes:
Specific content, techniques, etc. that you would like to learn more about:
How did you first become aware of this workshop?
Payment Method

If paying by check, mail check to:

Ohio Center for Sport Psychology,
21625 Chagrin Blvd., Suite 200,
Beachwood, OH 44122.

Your check must be received at the Ohio Center for Sport Psychology within two weeks in order to complete your registration.

(Students: please enclose photocopy of university ID or other verification of your full time student status.)


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