AUBURN, Ala.—Dr. Doug Hankes, a licensed psychologist with 25 years of nationwide management in sport and train psychology, will function Auburn Athletics’ Govt Director of Counseling and Sport Psychology.
Together with Hankes and Dr. Joanna Foss, Auburn’s Counseling and Sport Psychology group will include three absolutely licensed workers whereas additionally using College and group sources and experience, giving Auburn probably the most complete help providers in intercollegiate athletics for student-athlete psychological well being.
“Taking up the management of Auburn Athletics’ Counseling and Sport Psychology group is a chance that’s each thrilling and humbling,” Hankes mentioned. “My and my group’s objective is to place student-athlete psychological well being on the forefront of their Auburn expertise. Scholar-athletes expertise extraordinary ranges of stress that may have an effect on their psychological well being and their sport efficiency. Our multi-disciplinary group will work with all points of Auburn student-athletes’ lives to provide them the most effective chance to achieve life and their sport. That is yet another instance of how the Auburn Household takes care of each other.”
“Merely put, Dr. Hankes’ credentials are exceptional,” Director of Athletics Allen Greene mentioned. “In his quarter-century as a psychologist, he has earned a popularity that locations him among the many greatest within the nation. To say that we’re excited to have him lead our counseling and sports activities psychology group is an enormous understatement. From my vantage level, our group simply hit a five-run residence run. Auburn is dedicated to offering high-level look after student-athletes’ psychological well being in addition to elite coaching by means of sport psychology. Dr. Hankes can be an impressive useful resource and a key element of the student-athlete expertise.”
Hankes will collaborate with the Chief Medical Officer for Athletics in addition to different student-athlete help providers to supply the best degree of psychological well being care and sport efficiency help.
“Dr. Hankes is internationally acknowledged,” Auburn Athletics Chief Medical Officer Dr. Michael Goodlett mentioned. “As an knowledgeable in each sport psychology and counseling, he’s an important a part of our plan to proceed to supply world-class look after our student-athletes in a complete trend.”
Hankes and his group will present evaluation, remedy planning, psychological counseling, and utilized sport psychology providers to student-athletes whereas educating and guiding coaches and workers.
Licensed in Alabama and Tennessee, Hankes accomplished his doctorate in counseling psychology from the College of North Texas in 1996. After working on the College of Tennessee for 4 years, Hankes returned to Auburn College. He has directed Auburn College’s Scholar Counseling & Psychological Providers (SCPS) for the previous 16 years. Below his management, SCPS has gained Worldwide Accreditation of Counseling Providers accreditation and created a completely accredited American Psychological Affiliation Doctoral Internship Program.
An AASP Fellow and Licensed Psychological Efficiency Guide Emeriti, Hankes is listed on america Olympic & Paralympic Sport Psychology Registry. He has labored with Auburn Athletics in quite a lot of sport psychology-related areas since his return to Auburn in 1998.
Hankes has served on the Govt Boards of the American Psychological Affiliation (APA) Division 47 Society for Sport, Train, & Efficiency Psychology and the Affiliation for Utilized Sport Psychology (AASP). He lately accomplished a three-year time period as Division 47 president.