2011 Division 47 award winners

Congratulations to the 2011 recipients of the Division 47 Dissertation Award and the Division 47 Bruce Ogilvie Award for Professional Practice

Dr. Sarah S. Kohlstedt: Dissertation Award Winner

Dr. Sarah S. Kohlstedt is the 2011 Division 47 Dissertation Award winner for her research, "Psychosocial Development in College Students: A Cross-Sectional Comparison Between Athletes and Non-athletes."

In 2004, Dr. Kohlstedt entered a doctoral program in Clinical Psychology at American University in Washington, D.C. She graduated from American University in August 2011 after defending her dissertation and completing her predoctoral internship at University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Counseling and Consultation Services (C&CS), the mental health division of the university health service for students. Sarah was then accepted as postdoctoral resident at C&CS, where she is currently active in all facets of counseling center work, including individual and group therapy, triage and emergency services, outreach and consultation, and supervision for graduate students.

Dr. Rick McGuire: Bruce Ogilvie Award for Professional Practice

Dr. Rick McGuire is the winner of the 2011 Division 47 Bruce Ogilvie Award for Professional Practice.

Dr. McGuire is the Director of Sport Psychology for Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Missouri, and Graduate Professor of Sport Psychology in the Counseling Psychology program. For 27 years he was Missouri's Head Track and Field Coach. He was the founder and chairman for 27 years of the USA Track and Field Sport Psychology program, and served on the staff for 11 USATF National Teams, including the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games in Barcelona and Atlanta. Dr. McGuire was president of the NCAA Division 1 Track and Field Coaches Association. As a professor, he established Missouri’s Masters and Doctoral programs in Sport Psychology. He has been recognized with the Missouri Students Association Award for Outstanding Teaching, and the College of Education’s High Fliers and Pillar of Excellence Awards. He was most recently honored with the University of Missouri Alumni Association’s prestigious Faculty-Alumni Award. Dr. McGuire has been a significant contributor to the cause of coaches’ education, has written extensively, and is a prominent speaker. He has recently established the Missouri Institute for Positive Coaching to support, study, research, teach, promote and in all ways encourage the importance and the impact of highly effective positive coaching. He is a founding member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), is an AASP Certified Consultants, and an AASP Fellow. He is a long-standing member APA Division 47, as well as the USOC’s Sport Psychology Registry. Rick and his wife Jane live in Columbia, Mo.