MSc. Kinesiology – Sport Psychology
CSPA – Mental Performance Consultant
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.”
— Henry David Thoreau
Onto the next chapter in my life! I decided to go back to university and obtain a master’s in sport psychology. Here I was able to immerse myself in all of the research on this topic and study elite athletes to understand what they were doing for their mental preparation. My thesis focused on Canadian Olympic athletes who competed in London in 2012. I had the amazing opportunity to speak with multiple athletes and learn about how they used the mental game to help them reach their goals and understand what role mental training played in their lives and sport.
- Mental Performance Consultant for the University of Victoria Men’s and Women’s Golf Team
- Mental Performance Consultant for the Reynolds Center for Excellence Soccer Academy
- Mental Performance Consultant for Special Olympics BC
- Mental Performance Consultant for Special Olympics Canada (under SOBC)
- Mental Performance Consultant for individual athletes in multiple sports
MEMBERSHIPS AND PRESENTATIONS
- Professional member of the CSPA (Canadian Sport Psychology Association)
- Member of NASPSPA (North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity)
- Presented at the Society of Behavioural Medicine Conference held on March 20th-23rd on predictors of physical activity change
- Presented at the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity conference on June 13th-16th on Canadian university coaches’ attitudes towards sport psychology
- Presented at the Canadian Society for Psychomotor Learning and Sport Psychology (SCAPPS) conference on October 16th – 19th on “Mental training through a narrative lens as perceived by 2012 Paralympic athletes”
- Presented at the Association for Applied Sport Psychology in Las Vegas on October 15th-18th, 2014 on mental training among Canadian Olympic athletes who competed in London in 2012
Rhodes, R.E. & Quinlan, A., (in-press). Physical Activity Messaging for Action Control. In B. Jackson, J. Dimmock, & J. Compton (Eds). Persuasion and Communication in Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity. Routledge Press.
- Rhodes, R.E., Quinlan, A., and Mistry, C., (2016). Do Other Goals Influence Physical Activity? A Systematic Review Examining the Relationship between Other Goals and Physical Activity Behaviour. Preventive Medicine. 91, 306-317.
- Rhodes, R.E., Kaushal, N., & Quinlan, A., (2016). Is Physical Activity a Part of Who I Am? A Review and Meta-Analysis of Identity, Schema and Physical Activity. Health Psychology Review. 10(2), 204-225.
- Quinlan, A., Rhodes, R.E., Naylor, Blanchard, C., Naylor, P.J., Warburton, D.E.R., (2015). Family Planning to Promote Physical Activity: A Randomized Controlled Trial Protocol. BMC Public Health. 15:1011. 1-9.
Rhodes, R.E., and Quinlan, A. (2015). Predictors of Physical Activity Change among Adults using Observational Designs: A Systematic Review. Sports Medicine. 45(3), 423-441.
Rhodes, R.E. & Quinlan, A. (2014). The Family as a context for physical activity promotion. In Beauchamp, M.R., & Eys, M.A. (Eds). Group Dynamics in Exercise and Sport Psychology (2nd edition). London/New York: Routledge/Psychology Press.