The Sport Psychologist is primarily responsible for three priorities within Novant Health Orthopedic Services: performance and consultation, clinical care, and service line clinical research and program development.
Performance and Consultation
Consults with patients, athletes, and partnered teams to improve performance and psychological state
Develops programs to assist patients and athletes with goal setting, skill development, and performance
Assists patients and athletes to address issues related to stress, anxiety, depression, substance use and PTSD and to cope with the pressures of competition
Develops programs to help patients and athletes recover from injury, establish or maintain exercise programs, and to achieve desired outcomes through mental skills training
Addresses patient psychosocial factors in the care of both surgical and non-surgical orthopedic patients
Creates positive outcomes in patient care through psychological treatment of health issues
Maximizes health of patients and bolsters delivery of a remarkable patient experience
Identifies and addresses factors that impact patient adherence to post-op recommendations
Service Line Clinical Research and Program Development
Completes research in the fields of sport psychology, mental health, sports medicine, & orthopedic surgery
Publishes articles, journals, studies, and other materials related to the sport psychology field
Provides leadership and oversight to grant-funded programs and processes within the service line
Serves as speaker and service line representative at businesses, national conferences, and athletic events
In addition, the therapist will uphold and demonstrate the Novant Mission, Vision and Values: Compassion, Diversity, Personal Excellence, and Team Work.