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ALL ME Podcast

Nov 9, 2021

The ALL ME® Podcast

 Impact of Anxiety on Athletic Performance – Dr. Kevin Chapman

A TrueSport Collaboration

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the US affecting 40 million adults ages 18 and older which is 18% of the population. Did you also know that 35% of elite suffer from a mental health crisis which may manifest as stress, eating disorders, burnout, or depression and anxiety? How does this impact their overall performance?

In this podcast, Dr. Chapman discusses the factors that cause pressure and anxiety in athletes along with his recommendations to help them overcome their struggles. We also discuss his approach to different types of athletes, the impact of parental pressure on athletes, and common qualities and characteristics of what makes an athlete successful. 

Dr. Chapman obtained a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Clinical Psychology from the University of Louisville in Louisville, KY in 2006 where he received further training in evidenced-based treatment of anxiety and related disorders. Dr. Chapman was a Psychologist for the University of Louisville Athletic Department Sports Performance Team where he assisted both individuals and teams in performance enhancement through teaching mental toughness, enhancing self-talk, mental imagery, and other sports performance skills.

Dr. Chapman regularly assists athletes who have become State Champions, All-Americans, Olympians, Pan American Champions, Junior Olympians, Professional Athletes, and other high performing athletes. Dr. Chapman regularly publishes, lectures, and presents research on the treatment of anxiety and related disorders.

He was an Associate Professor at the University of Louisville and Director of the Center for Mental Health Disparities, until he decided to devote his time primarily to clinical practice. Dr. Chapman is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation, Anxiety and Depression Association of America, the Association for Applied Sports Psychology, and the Kentucky Psychological Association. He is the outgoing program chair for the Master Clinician seminars for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies and the program chair for 2014. 

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