Sport psychology services offered:
- Individual and group therapy sessions
- Individual and team consultation sessions
- Family sessions
- Parent consultations
- Educational workshops
- Coach trainings
Common targets of sport psychology treatment:
- Performance anxiety
- Depression or burnout symptoms
- Emotion control problems
- Relationship conflicts
- Body image concerns
- Concentration difficulties
- Injury recovery
Sport psychology FAQs:
What is sport psychology?
Sport psychology is the science dedicated to the understanding of behaviors and mental processes in sport settings.
What does a sport psychologist do?
Sport psychologists can help athletes and coaches to understand how mental factors affect their performance, and introduce specific strategies to help them strengthen their mental skills.
Outside of his practice, Dr. Kaufman teaches a Sport Psychology course and co-leads a sport psychology research lab at Catholic University in Washington, DC, which has developed an influential treatment for athletes, MSPE. His team's latest writing on MSPE appears in the new Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness and Dr. Kaufman has recently signed a contract with American Psychological Association publishing to be lead author of an upcoming book about MSPE.
Dr. Kaufman also has written articles appearing in the Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, NCAA Sport Science Institute Newsletter, and competitor magazine, and been interviewed by media outlets such as The Washington Post, Washingtonian, Runner's World, WTOP, BBC and Miami Herald regarding his sport psychology work.
He now has a consulting relationship with the DC Psyching Team and Academy One Goalkeeping.
In 2014, Dr. Kaufman participated in a sport psychology roundtable as a part of the Philadelphia Science Festival.
Dr. Kaufman is currently accepting new clients in both his Washington, DC and Fairfax offices. He is a licensed psychologist in Washington, DC and Virginia.
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