Dr. John F. Murray shares the latest in sports psychology research and practice and gives his expert interpretation on how this can help.
Stanford University Athletics
The mission of Stanford Athletics Sport Psychology Services is to provide comprehensive sport psychology services to support student-athletes in becoming their best selves; to promote mental health, emotional wellness, and optimal performance; and to contribute to an inclusive athletic department and campus community. Stanford Athletics has had an ongoing and collaborative relationship with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences to provide integrated behavioral health services to Stanford student-athletes, including this full-service sport psychology program. Confidential individual counseling and performance consultations, psychological rehabilitation from injury, career counseling, medication evaluation and management, and specialized care referrals for varsity student-athletes. Team sessions, subgroup sessions, or workshops are available for Stanford varsity teams and tailored to the team in collaboration with coaches and staff. Sessions are designed to address the unique needs of the participating team and to provide memorable active learning experiences to build team unity, reinforce team mission and vision, clarify team goals, roles, and responsibilities or teach mental skills.
Staff Consultation is available for any DAPER staff or campus partner with a sport psychologist. While we only provide individual counseling/psychotherapy to varsity student-athletes, we frequently consult with coaches, administrators, athletic trainers, PTs, physicians, sports performance, and nutritional staff. We strive to collaborate with others to support DAPER staff, coaches, teams, and student athletes to thrive and succeed at Stanford. The Stanford Athletics Sport Psychology Team consists of licensed psychologists with expertise and specialized training in sport and performance psychology and student-athlete mental health. We are committed to providing holistic, integrative psychological and performance interventions tailored to the unique needs of student-athletes.
Services are provided free of charge and to varsity student-athletes who are currently enrolled as Stanford student-athletes. Student-athletes are encouraged to provide feedback to sport psychology and work collaboratively to make sure that individual services are meeting their needs.
DR. JOHN F. MURRAY’S TAKE: STANFORD, LIKE THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA WHERE I GOT MY ADVANCED DEGREES, HAS ALWAYS BEEN A LEADER AND IT LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE WELL ON THEIR WAY TO OFFERING STUDENT-ATHLETES A VERY NICE SERVICE. CONGRATS STANDFORD! LEARN MORE ABOUT WHAT THIS FASCINATING FIELD CAN OFFER! SEE ALL THE EXCITING UPDATES AT MY MAIN PAGE AT JOHNFMURRAY.COM AND THE DEVELOPING NEW SITE AT SPORTSPSYCHOLOGY.COM.