Summary: The Sports Psychologist is responsible for enhancing sport performance by counseling and consulting with individual student-athletes, teams, and coaches on the psychological component of sport and competition.
Addresses issues that may affect sport performance directly and/or indirectly. Schedules meetings with individuals, teams/interventions, coaches, and staff. Provides a high level of customer service and communication to all entities. Participates in the development and implementation of student-athlete programming for personal growth, health, and wellness. Collaborates with various campus programs on issues related to student-athlete wellness and development. Assesses and responds to needs for crisis intervention with individuals and groups within the athletic department. Coordinates referrals to campus and/or outside resources for mental health services. Provides consultation with coaches on individual and team dynamics. Contacts student-athlete trainers who can facilitate the referral with the student-athlete. Works directly with all varsity teams on any of the following areas: Activation, relaxation/breathing, and energy management; Self-talk, mental imagery, and confidence; Performance routine development, distraction management, and focus/refocus techniques; Mental toughness, composure under pressure, dealing with adversity, performance anxiety, and dealing with injury; Goal setting, motivation, and commitment; and Managing personal stress, developing a personal vision, trust, and belief. Other Functions:
Assists in development and implementation of policies and procedures. Uses technology and social media to foster an effective and efficient overall experience for student-athletes and department team members. Contributes to the development of an environment for team members and student-athletes that is healthy, safe, equitable, and culturally diverse. Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Master’s degree in social work, psychology, counseling or related field and three years of practice working with collegiate student-athletes or athletes of a level equivalent to Division 1. Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology. Graduation from APA accredited doctoral program and completion of APA accredited internship. License or license-eligible as psychologist in North Carolina. Certified Consultant – AASP. Accountabilities:
Responsible for own work. Note: This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.
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