Dr. Sarah Castillo, a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), is the academic program director for National University’s BA Sport Psychology program, and the Co-Director of the Center for Performance Psychology. Dr. Castillo’s passion is working with individuals and teams in their search for peak performance in any area of life.
Dr. Douglas Barba is a sport psychologist and associate professor in the Department of Psychology in the College of Letters and Sciences at National University. He holds a doctoral degree in sport and exercise psychology from the University of Florida and a master’s degree from the School of Human Behavior at United States International University. Previously, Dr.
Ashley is an adjunct instructor at West Virginia University, teaching undergraduate and graduate coursework on a wide range of topics related to sport, exercise, and performance psychology. She is also a psychotherapist for Whole Brain Solutions, LLC. in Morgantown, WV where she sees clients for a range of clinical and applied psychology services. Dr.
Chelsea is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, and an Associate Faculty Assistant Professor at Nation-al University in the BA in Sport Psychology and MA in Performance Psychology programs. She received her PhD in Sport and Exercise Psychology from West Virginia University; her MA in Counseling from West Virginia University; her MS in Kinesiology from California State University, Fullerton; and her BA in Psychology from California State University, Long Beach. Passionate about the applied side of performance psychology, Dr.
Research—the systematic investigation of materials and sources to establish facts and reach new conclusions—is carried out for a variety of purposes and to achieve a variety of goals. For sport business industry, research is critical for developing strategies to effectively understand and manage the franchise, property, or facility.
Dr. Amy Chan Hyung Kim is an Assistant Professor for the Department of Sport Management at Florida State University. Her research inquiry lies in promoting community well-being and health through community sport programs from a social epidemiological perspective. She also has been interested in exploring the evolution of knowledge structure in the field of Sport Management.
The companion workbook to Enhancing Performance and Quality of Life provides in-depth activities and exercises to develop and practice the relevant skills and concepts that are defined in the textbook. This workbook addresses skills development separately for adults and youth. Adults can review, learn, and practice life skills presented in Part I on their own or with a counselor, at their own pace. Part II is focused on presenting and practicing life skills concepts to youth individually, or in a group setting.
Areas of expertise and advancements long recognized within the field of sport psychology have recently gained recognition for improving performance outside the realm of sport, in areas such as the performing arts, the armed services, and even enhancing one’s overall health and quality of life.