Applied Sport Psychology

The National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) is excited to announce its new partnership with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), the preferred organization for sport psychology consultants and professionals who provide mental skills training to athletes in order to facilitate their optimal performance.

“The partnership between the NBRPA and AASP provides NBRPA members with a national network of sport psychology consultants available to speak confidentially about personal issues ranging from difficulties with transitioning away from basketball, to starting a second career, to managing changing family roles,” said Dr. Brent Walker, AASP’s Past President. “AASP’s sport psychology consultants have master’s and doctoral degrees in fields ranging from performance enhancement to clinical psychology.”

As part of the new partnership, AASP joined the NBRPA’s 2017 NBA All-Star Weekend celebration in New Orleans, LA February 17-19. Dr. Walker, AASP Executive Director Kent Lindeman provided information to members about the association’s sport psychology consultants, answered individual questions about the new program, and started the process of connecting members with an AASP consultant in their area.

Members can visit AppliedSportPsych.org  for more information or contact AASP Liaison Dr. Brent Walker at 646-581-8007 or brent.walker@columbia.edu. Members can also contact NBRPA Senior Vice President of Partnership and Business Development, Scott Rochelle at 847-736-1328 or srochelle@legendsofbasketball.com for more information.

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About Association For Applied Sport Psychology
Founded in 1986, the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) has been the preferred organization for sport psychology consultants and professionals who work with athletes, coaches, non-sport performers (dancers, musicians), business professionals, and tactical occupations (military, firefighters, police). AASP currently has over 2,400 members in 50 countries worldwide, with backgrounds in a variety of areas including sport science, social work, counseling and clinical psychology.