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Center Staff Meet USOC Consultants at Annual AASP Conference

During the Association for Applied Sport Psychology annual conference, Center consultants had the pleasure of getting to know Sport Psychology legends Peter Haberl and Sean McCann.

2012-12-20

Atlanta, Ga -- During the Association for Applied Sport Psychology annual conference, Center consultants had the pleasure of getting to know Sport Psychology legends Peter Haberl and Sean McCann.

Simply being in the right place at the right time, Center staff enjoyed the company of Peter and Sean during the banquet and awards ceremony. They were able to get the inside scoop about what it’s like working with elite athletes and experiencing the Olympics from their perspective.

Peter Haberl, Ed. D. works as a senior sport psychologist for the United States Olympic Committee. Through the USOC, he provides individual and team consultations and counseling sessions to various resident and national teams and athletes at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs

Sean McCann, Ph.D., is past President of AASP and has worked for the US Olympic Committee's Sport Psychology area for 16 years. He has traveled with the last 7 Olympic Teams as a sport psychologist during the Games. In his work for the USOC, he works directly with teams and coaches, from mental skills seminars and workshops, to individual sessions with athletes. Sean regularly works on the road with teams at training camps and competitions. In addition to his work for the Olympic Committee, Sean works with professional athletes from a variety of sports, from ball sports to NASCAR.

Both USOC consultants were eager to answer questions and contribute to discussions about current events in the field. Everyone walked away from that evening in agreement that this was the most meaningful experience they had at the conference – truly a once in a life time opportunity and something the Center will remember for years to come.

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