Athletic Counseling Faculty
Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., Arizona State University, 1991
Britton W. Brewer, Ph.D., teaches undergraduate and graduate psychology courses, conducts research on psychological aspects of sport injury, and served as head men’s cross country coach from 1993 to 2001. He is a certified consultant of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, is listed in the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry, 2008-2012, and is a fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. He has been awarded a series of grants from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases in support of his research on psychological aspects of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rehabilitation. He has published more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and edited three books. In his role of CEO of Virtual Brands, LLC, he has been an executive producer of 15 sport psychology videos. He serves on the editorial boards of seven scholarly journals, and was president of Western United FC from 2010-2012.
Clinical Professor of Psychology
M.D., New York University College of Medicine, 1948
Burton Giges, M.D., conducted research at The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research in New York, and at the Walter Reed Hospital Research and Graduate School in Washington prior to entering psychiatry. His training in psychiatry was at The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in New York, where he served on the faculty for many years. He later served as director of community mental health services in Westchester County, and was a member of the board of the Gestalt Center of Long Island. Giges is past-president of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, and a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. His special interests in sport psychology include: consultant’s self-awareness, psychological barriers to performance excellence, and brief contact interventions. Giges has consulted with youth, college, and elite athletes in track and field and football. He now serves as special consultant to the USA Track and Field Sport Psychology Program, and is on the editorial board of The Sport Psychologist.
Professor of Psychology
Ed.D., Boston University, 1981
Albert Petitpas, Ed.D., is a fellow and certified consultant of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology and a fellow of the American Psychological Association’s Division of Exercise and Sport Psychology. He has provided consulting services to a wide range of sport organizations including the LPGA, Montreal Alouettes, NBA, NFL, USOC, and U.S. Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined Teams. He has served on the planning and program development teams for several youth-oriented initiatives, including the NCAA’s Youth Education through Sports (YES) Program, The First Tee, Pop Warner Football’s Coach Education Seminars, the NFL/NFF Coaching Academy, Play It Smart, Academics in Motion, and CNN Adopt-an-Alouette. His research interests include the counselor/client relationship, transferable skills, and youth development through sport. He currently directs the Springfield College Center for Youth Development and Research.
Judy L. Van Raalte
Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., Arizona State University, 1990
Judy L. Van Raalte, Ph.D., has worked with elite and professional athletes in the United States and around the world. Van Raalte's research interests include body issues, professional issues in sport psychology, self-talk, and sport injury. With the financial support of the National Institutes of Mental Health, she has developed and evaluated the effectiveness of a multimedia CD-ROM for college student eating disorder education. She has also published more than 80 articles in peer-reviewed journals, presented at conferences in 17 countries, written six books, and served as executive producer of 20 sport psychology multimedia CD-ROMS and videos. Van Raalte is a certified consultant of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology and is listed on the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry. From 2003-2004, she served as president of the American Psychological Association's Division of Exercise and Sport Psychology (Division 47) and from 2005-2009 as the vice president of the International Society of Sport Psychology. Van Raalte is a fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.
- AASP Certification
- Athletic Counseling Faculty
- Athletic Counseling Internship/Practica Opportunities
- Athletic Counseling Research Team
- Electives for Athletic Counseling
- Graduate Fellowship and Graduate Assistant Positions
- Requirements for Athletic Counseling
- Sample 2 Year Plan of Study for CC, AASP and Springfield College Athletic Counseling Requirements