Fall 2012 newsletter
From the President: Trent Petrie, PhD
Welcome to our website, our division, and if you are new to our field, to sport and exercise psychology. I am pleased to be entering my 2012-2013 presidential year. I am committed to my predecessors' vision to grow our membership and make us a leading voice in the field of sport and exercise psychology. The division has been undergoing structural as well as philosophical changes that I believe will provide the foundation for our growth in the future.
Our ability to make such changes will depend heavily on your involvement, energy and ideas. If you are not involved in the division, I invite you to become involved. If you are involved, but would like to do more, I encourage that as well. I will stay in touch with you this year about what we are doing in the division, and I invite you to do the same, emailing me your thoughts, ideas, questions and feedback.
Proficiency in Sport Psychology
Sport psychology is a multidisciplinary field spanning psychology, sport science and medicine. The APA proficiency recognizes sport psychology as a postgraduate focus after a doctoral degree in one of the primary areas of psychology and licensure as a psychologist. The proficiency encompasses training in the development and use of psychological skills for optimal performance of athletes, in the well-being of athletes, in the systemic issues associated with sports settings and organizations and in developmental and social aspects of sports participation.