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Dr. Yukelson is the coordinator of sport psychology services for the Penn State University Athletic Department. In his 19th year at Penn State, Dave provides counseling and support to coaches and athletes in the areas ofmotivation and goal setting, mental training techniques for managing peak performance under pressure, stress management for dealing with multiple demands effectively, and leadership strategies for building team cohesion andteam chemistry.

Dr. Yukelson is a Past-President, Fellow, and CertifiedConsultant in the Association for the Advancement of Applied SportPsychology (AAASP). He has published numerous articles in professional refereed journals, and is a frequent invited speaker at various national andinternational conferences. He is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the USOC Sport Psychology Registry, and the USA Track and Field Sport Psychology Registry.

Dr. Yukelson has traveled internationally as a team sport psychologist for USA Track and Field on various trips with national and junior national teams. He also serves as an instructor for their USAT&F coaching education program.More recently, Dr. Yukelson has become involved in business consulting as an associate with Lane4 management group in England, a leading Global Performance Development Company with a unique heritage based on elite sporting performance applied to commercial achievement. Dr. Yukelson obtained aB.A. degree in 1976 from the University of California at San Diego (Social Psychology); M.S. degree in 1979 from Florida State University (Movement Science with specialization in Motor Learning and Sport Psychology); and a Ph.D. in 1982 from the University of North Texas (Higher Education with specialization in Sport Psychology).


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