2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Competitive Advantage: Mental Health in Athletics

Saturday, March 14
5:00PM - 6:00PM

Four Seasons
Ballroom AB
98 San Jacinto Blvd

Sport psychology is a nebulous and broadly defined phrase. Some believe sport psychology to be performance driven. Others note sport psychology is managing the mental health of athletes. We believe that sport psychology is not dichotomous but rather a spectrum that incorporates both performance interventions and mental health treatments. This panel will discuss the fusion between performance and mental health at the collegiate, professional, and Olympic levels. Additionally, the panel will identify best practices and recommendations for developing a healthy culture that fosters success both in and outside the lines of sports.


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Doug Hankes

Dir Student Counseling Svcs; Sport Psychologist

Auburn University

Doug completed his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Texas in 1996. He is a licensed psychologist in Alabama and Tennessee. Doug returned to his alma mater in 1998 after w...

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Mary Wilfert

Assoc Dir


Mary Wilfert is an associate director in NCAA Sport Science Institute. Since 1999, she has administered the NCAA drug-education and drug-testing programs and worked to promote policies and develop ...

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Nicki Moore

Sr Assoc Athletics Dir

University of Oklahoma

Patrick Baillie

Sport & Forensic Psychologist

Patrick Baillie

Over the last 20 years, Patrick Baillie, who is also a lawyer, has worked as a psychologist in a community-based forensic mental health program. He is currently a senior psychologist with Alberta H...

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