Sport & Performance Psychology SIG


Photo of Dr. Sari Sheppird Sports Psychology Group Leader


Sari Shepphird, Ph.D. 
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Sari Shepphird, Ph.D. offers sport, performance, and clinical psychology through her consulting practice in Calabasas, California and is a leader in sport and performance psychology on the local, state, and national levels. 


Photo of Dr. von Stietz Sports Psychology Group Leader


Jason von Stietz, Ph.D.
310-375-4855 ext. 14
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Jason von Stietz, Ph.D. provides mental health and sport psychology services through his private practice in Torrance, California and through the Whittier College Counseling Center and Athletic Department. 


Provides a forum for Los Angeles area sport psychologists and other sport psychology consultants to interact, collaborate, share ideas and information; educates LACPA members and the public community about the scientific and clinical contributions in sport and performance psychology; represents the professional interests of member psychologists specializing in the sport and performance psychology; and provides ongoing support and education regarding effective and ethical practice, skill-building in sport and performance psychology.

Activities include a) roundtable discussion groups that focus on topics such as performance anxiety, imagery interventions, goal setting for athletes and performers, performance barriers, arousal control in performance settings, adherence to pre-performance routines, self-talk in athletes and performers, youth sports challenges for the psychologist, collaborative treatment teams, ethics in sport psychology settings, social psychology of sport & performance, performance assessments, b) speakers who are specialists in Sport & Performance psychology, and c) networking with others who likewise want to have increased face-to-face interaction in Sport & Performance psychology for psychologists