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“Utilizing yoga to teach sport psychology principles to collegiate athletes”

When: Wednesday, September 19, 2019
10:00 - 11:30 AM
Where: LACPA Conference Room
6345 Balboa Blvd., Bldg 2, Suite 126
Encino, California  91316
United States
Contact: Jason von Stietz, Ph.D.
310-275-4855 Ext 14

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Speaker: Ashley Samson, Ph.D., CMPC-AASP

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Topic: Utilizing yoga to teach sport psychology principles to collegiate athletes

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Ashley Samson is in her 9th year at California State University, Northridge. In her role at CSUN, she is a professor in the Kinesiology department where she teaches courses on sport psychology and sport sociology, conducts research on athletes, and she is also the sport psychology consultant for the Matador Athletics department where she works with athletes at both the team and individual level to maximize the mental side of their performances. Her research primarily focuses on self-perceptions in endurance athletes, and she also has a personal and professional interest in mindfulness and yoga work. Ashley’s research has been published in national and international journals and has been featured in Runner’s World, Yahoo Health, and on NPR’s Weekend Edition. She has her CMPC credentials from the Association for Applied Sport Psychology and is listed on the USOC’s Sport Psychology Registry. In her personal time, Ashley trains and competes in the equestrian sport of Three Day Eventing, in addition to trail running and practicing yoga.

Location: The LACPA Office in Encino (directions and parking below)

Additional dates coming soon and topics will include:

  • Simplifying the conversation around performance psychology: Detailing how the fundamental skills (self-awareness, self-regulation, and self-reflection) serve all the other performance enhancement interventions.
  • Developing a championship legacy: Combining mindfulness with athletic performance

Please direct any questions and RSVP's to Jason von Stietz at jvonstietz@cbtsocal.com or to Sari Shepphird at drshepp@msn.com


Parking info for Weekday/daytime meetings:


The LACPA office address is THE ENCINO OFFICE PARK, 6345 Balboa Blvd, Building 2, Suite 126, Encino, CA 91316 - second building from Balboa Blvd., conveniently located near ample free daytime/weekday street parking on Balboa Blvd, south of Victory Blvd.  Both sides of Balboa have all day free parking.  There is also plenty of free parking at the Sepulveda Basin Sports Complex on the west side of Balboa, south of Victory, 6201 Balboa Blvd. (2nd driveway past the Busway). 3-4 minute walk to the office door.  Wherever you park, please check the signs. 


Parking at The Encino Office Park lot between the hours of 9 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. is restricted to building tenants only.  Please, do not park in the lot at the building.


"The opinions of presenters at informal forums, such as Special Interest Groups (SIGs) or club meetings, and their approach to psychological issues and interventions do not represent a formal endorsement of any position by the Los Angeles County Psychological Association or its members.  The opinions, ideas, and concepts expressed are purely those of the presenter."


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