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ABSP Chairman, Executive Director and Head Mentor

Dr. Roland A. Carlstedt (RCarlstedt@americanboardofsportpsychology.org or DrRCarlstedt@aol.com) is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Board Certified Sport Psychologist-Diplomate. He is also a holder of an Applied Psychologist's license and is board certified in applied clinical psychophysiology and biofeedback (BCIA). Roland earned his Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Psychology with Honors from Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center (with emphases in health and sport psychology and psychophysiology) in San Francisco under the renowned Personality Psychologist and Behavioral Geneticist Dr. Auke Tellegen of the University of Minnesota. 

Dr. Carlstedt has completed post-doctoral continuing education in Psychiatric Neuroscience through Harvard Medical School and received training in the joint Massachusetts General Hospital-Massachusetts Institute of Technology-Harvard Medical School Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) Visiting Fellowship program. In 2008 he was selected to participate in a NIH funded training program in Multi-modal brain imaging at the Mass General-MIT-Harvard Medical School Martinos Center where he also presented on Telemetry EEG and a week long research experiment that tested the Transient Hypofrontality Hypothesis using this advanced wireless brain monitoring technology.

Dr. Carlstedt holds appointments with Harvard Medical School (Research Associate in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry) and McLean Hospital (Research Associate in the Developmental Biopsychiatry Research Program). Roland is also a Research Fellow in Applied Neuroscience with the Brain Resource Company.

Roland's dissertation on neuropsychological, personality and performance processes in highly skilled athletes (700) from 7 sports (tennis, baseball, softball, basketball, golf, volleyball, and track and field) was honored with the seal of distinction. It was also the recipient of the HisAmerican Psychological Association's Division 47 (Exercise and Sport Psychology)  2001 Award for Best Dissertation in Sport Psychology Dissertation Abstract. dissertation was also nominated for the Society of Neuroscience's Annual 2002 Lindsley Award for Best Dissertation in Behavioral Neuroscience and the the University of Louisville's 2003 Grawemeyer Award for Best New Ideas in Psychology. His Master's thesis was on psychologically mediated heart rate variability during tournament tennis (Biofeedback Winter 2001 Issue).

Dr. Carlstedt is well known in Europe where he lived most of his adult life. While based in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, Roland worked on the professional tennis tours as a coach, sport psychologist and analyst for the media from 1985-1997.

He has provided psychological analyses and features for television at all Grand Slam events, including EuroSport, ARD Germany, RTL, Germany, ZDF, Germany, and RTL, Holland.

Roland is a published author and columnist in more than 40 countries. His instructional series on tennis and tennis psychology have appeared in major tennis publications worldwide. His book "Mentales Tennis" (SportInform Verlag, 1995) and Video "PsychoTennis" are available in Europe.

He is also the creator of the Psychological World Rankings for Tennis, an annual ranking of the psychological performance of professional tennis players. They have appeared worldwide in major publications including Bild Zeitung Germany, Inside Tennis USA, Tennis Magazin Germany, Happy Tennis Austria, etc.

Dr. Carlstedt has coached and advised numerous top professional athletes and coaches, most recently Ronald Agenor (former world ranked 22) at the start of his comeback, Niki Pilic 3 time Davis Cup Champion Germany's Captain, Rohan Goetzke, coach of Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek, Eric Jelen, and Patrick Kuehen to name a few.

Roland has also trained and consulted with hundreds of athletes and coaches in Sport Psychology seminars and presentations worldwide, including Spanish, German, and Austrian Tennis Federation annual tennis coaches symposia. He has also advised over 50 coaches of NCAA college level I, II, and III teams.

He played professional team tennis in Austria and Germany and was certified by the USPTR in 1976 and inducted into the ATP coaches division in 1986.

Roland is also Senior-Faculty and Head Mentor in the American Board of Sport Psychology CE and certification programs. He is the Chairman and Executive Director of the American Board of Sport Psychology.  

Dr. Carlstedt is a reviewer with Medical Science Monitor, Journal of Personality Research and Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports and sat on APA Division 47 (Sport and Exercise Psychology) Science Committee. He is also Editor of the Journal of the American Board of Sport Psychology

Roland is also Clinical and Research Director of Integrative Psychological Services of NYC and is available for mental training, consulting and coaching. He specializes in Behavioral Medicine and Health Psychology, Applied Sport Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, Hypnosis, and the assessment and training of neuropsychological processes to improve performance, as well as general psychotherapy

 

(Contact: mail to:RCarlstedt@americanboardofsportpsychology.org; 917-680-3994; CALLS BY ADVANCE ARRANGEMENT ONLY PLEASE)

 

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles, Book Chapters and Books

Carlstedt, R.A. (2013). Evidence-based applied sport psychology: A practitioner's manual. NY: Springer Publishing.  

Carlstedt, R.A. (2012). Psychophysiological assessment and biofeedback during official baseball games: Procedures, methodologies, findings and critical issues in applied sport psychology. In Edmonds, W.A. & Tenenbaum (Editors). Case Studies in Applied Psychophysiology: Neurofeedback and Biofeedback Treatments for Advances in Human Performance. Chichester, UK: Wiley & Blackwell, pp 160-200.

Carlstedt, R.A. (2009). Handbook of Integrative clinical psychology, psychiatry and behavioral medicine: Perspectives, practices and research. NY: Springer Publishing.

Carlstedt, R.A. (2009). Conceptual, methodological and practice foundations of integrative
evidence-based clinical research, diagnostics and intervention. In Roland A. Carlstedt (Editor). Handbook of Integrative clinical psychology, psychiatry and behavioral medicine: Perspectives, practices and research. NY: Springer Publishing.

Carlstedt, R.A. (2009). Integrative diagnosis and intervention: The high-risk model of threat perception revisited. In Roland A. Carlstedt (Editor). Handbook of Integrative clinical psychology, psychiatry and behavioral medicine: Perspectives, practices and research. NY: Springer Publishing.

 

Carlstedt, R.A. (2009). Integrative multimodal assessment and intervention: A clinical protocol. In Roland A. Carlstedt (Editor). Handbook of Integrative clinical psychology, psychiatry and behavioral medicine: Perspectives, practices and research. NY: Springer Publishing.

Carlstedt, R.A. (2008). Integrative evidence-based clinical psychology.  In L. L’ A’Bate (Editor). Toward a Science of Clinical Psychology (pp. 229-260). NY: Nova Publishing

Carlstedt, R.A. (2007). Integrative evidence-based tennis psychology: Perspectives, practices, and findings from a ten year validation investigation of the Carlstedt protocol. In S. Miller and J.Capel-Davies (Eds.). Tennis and Technology III (pp. 245-256). London: International Tennis Federation.

Carlstedt, R.A. (2007). Integrative evidence-based athlete assessment and intervention: A field-tested and validated protocol. Journal of the American Board of Sport Psychology, Vol. 1(retrievable via www.americanboardofsportpsychology.org; link to Journal Page).

Carlstedt, R.A. (2006). The psychology of athlete steroid use. In N. Jendrick (Author), Dunking, doubles and doping: How steroids are killing American athletics. Lyons Press of Globe-Pequot.

Carlstedt, R.A. (2006). Do steroids really enhance performance: Myths and anecdotes? In N. Jendrick (Author), Dunking, doubles and doping: How steroids are killing American athletics. Lyons Press of Globe-Pequot.

Carlstedt, R.A. (2006). The psychology of athlete steroid use. In N. Jendrick (Author), Dunking, doubles and doping: How steroids are killing American athletics. Lyons Press of Globe-Pequot.

Carlstedt, R.A. (2006). The critical moments and athlete’s profile models of peak performance: Psychological factors driving steroid use. In N. Jendrick (Author), Dunking, doubles and doping: How steroids are killing American athletics. Lyons Press of Globe-Pequot

Carlstedt, R.A. (2006). Steroids versus mental training: Legal approaches to peak performance that athletes, coaches, teams and organizations should use. In N. Jendrick (Author), Dunking, doubles and doping: How steroids are killing American athletics. Lyons Press of Globe-Pequot. 

Carlstedt, R.A. (2005). Response to Wilson's The Brain and Peak Performance. Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books (PsycCritiques [in Press]).

Carlstedt, R.A. (2005). Toward evidence-based practice: Perfunctory pursuits or potent paradigms [Review of the book Evidence-based practice manual: Research and outcome measures in human and health services]. Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books (PsycCritiuques March 23, 2005).

Carlstedt, R.A. (2004). Critical moments during competition: A mind-body model of sport performance when it counts the most. New York: Psychology Press.

Carlstedt, R.A. (2004). Line bisecting performance in highly skilled athletes: Does preponderance of rightward error reflect unique cortical organization and functioning? Brain and Cognition, 54(1), 52-57.

Carlstedt, R. A. (2002). Multiple submissions. Cortex, 38, 411.

Carlstedt, R. A. (2001). Ambulatory psychophysiology and ecological validity in studies of sport performance: Issues and implications for intervention protocols in biofeedback. Biofeedback, 29 (4) 18-22.

Carlstedt, R.A. (2001). Line bisecting test reveals relative left brain hemispheric predominance in highly skilled athletes: Relationships among cerebral laterality, personality, and sport performance. Doctoral dissertation, Saybrook Graduate School, San Francisco.

Carlstedt, R.A. (2001). Acht mythes in de tennis psychologie. Tennis and Coach, Netherlands, 42 (4), 14-19.

Carlstedt, R.A. (1998). Psychologically mediated heart rate variability: A single case study of heart rate deceleration and a spectrum analysis of autonomic function during tournament tennis, Master’s thesis, Saybrook Graduate School, San Francisco.

Carlstedt, R.A. (1995). Mentales tennis. Munich, Germany: SportInform Verlag.

Presentations

Agashe, V. & Carlstedt, R.A. (2013). Psychological preparation for the London Olympics, 2012: The Indian shooting team. Asia - Specific International Conference on Sports & Exercise Psychology (ASICSEP): Association of Indian Universities, University Grants Commission and Sport Psychology Association of ndia: New Dehli (recipient of Best Conference Paper/Presentation).

Carlstedt, R.A. (2013). Integrative sport psychology in medical practices. Invited presentation to the Sport Medicine Fellowship program of North Shore University Hospital of Long Island Jewish Hospital Network.
2011: Symposium, American Psychological Association Annual Convention in Washington D.C. Sponsored by Division 47 (Sport & Exercise Psychology). Title: The state of applied sport psychology in 2011: Perspectives, practices and new directions (Chair and Organizer).
 
2011: Symposium Paper. ABSP position paper on the state of applied sport psychology: Perspectives, practices and future directions. American Psychological Association Annual Convention in Washington D.C.

 

2011: Invited presentation. McLean Hospital of Harvard Medical School Department of Developmental Biopsychiatry. Integrative clinical psychology, psychiatry and behavioral medicine. Belmont, Massachusetts

2010: Invited presentation I. Australian Institute of Sport. Applied sport psychology and the enhancement of performance: Perspectives, findings and future directions for Australian Institute of Sport. Canberra, Australia

 
2010: Invited presentation II. Australian Institute of Sport "Smart Talk." Applied sport psychology and the enhancement of performance: Perspectives, findings and future directions for Australian Institute of Sport. Canberra, Australia

2009: Presentation. Szuhany, K.L., Carlstedt, R.A. & Duckworth, A. Coming Through in the Clutch: Quantifying Pressure Performance in Baseball. Senior Honors Thesis Presentations: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
 
2008: Paper. Athlete assessment and mental training during real competition: Methods and findings.  American Psychological Association Annual Convention in Boston.

2008: Poster. Summit on evidence-based sport psychology. American Psychological Association Annual Convention in Boston.

2008. Presentation. Demonstration of the Nexus telemetry EEG soft and hardware system. Harvard Medical School-MIT-Massachusetts General Hospital Martinos Center for BioMedical Imaging.

2008: Presentation: A test of the transient hypofrontality hypothesis using telemetry EEG. Harvard Medical School-MIT-Massachusetts General Hospital Martinos Center for BioMedical Imaging.

2007: Cyber-symposium. Mind-Body Measures and Sport Performance: Longitudinal Findings (Chair and Principal Investigator). Internet-based symposium as part of the Journal of the American Board of Sport Psychology Cyber-symposium initiative (retrievable via www.americanboardofsportpsychology.org; link to ABSP Journal page) 

2007: Tennis Study Group Research Report: Presentation 1 of Cyber-symposium (
Carlstedt, R.A. & Pearlstein, I.)

2007: Baseball Study Group Research Report: Presentation 2 of Cyber-symposium (Carlstedt, R.A., Pearlstein, I., Prine, M, Guerrero, A.E, & Rodeka, P.)

2007: Presentation: Integrative evidence-based tennis psychology: Perspectives, practices, and findings from a ten year validation investigation of the Carlstedt protocol. International Tennis Federation 3rd Congress on Science and Technology. London, England

Carlstedt, R.A. (2006). Evidence-based applied sport psychology summer lecture series. American Board of Sport Psychology Annual Summer Internship, Trainingship and Visiting Fellowship Program: New York City

Carlstedt, R.A. (2007). Evidence-based applied sport psychology summer lecture series. American Board of Sport Psychology Annual Summer Internship, Trainingship and Visiting Fellowship Program: New York City
 
Carlstedt, R.A. (2008). Evidence-based applied sport psychology summer lecture series. American Board of Sport Psychology Annual Summer Internship, Trainingship and Visiting Fellowship Program: New York City
 
Carlstedt, R.A. (2009). Evidence-based applied sport psychology summer lecture series. American Board of Sport Psychology Annual Summer Internship, Trainingship and Visiting Fellowship Program: New York City
 
Carlstedt, R.A. (2010). Evidence-based applied sport psychology summer lecture series. American Board of Sport Psychology Annual Summer Internship, Trainingship and Visiting Fellowship Program: New York City
 
Carlstedt, R.A. (2011). Evidence-based applied sport psychology summer lecture series. American Board of Sport Psychology Annual Summer Internship, Trainingship and Visiting Fellowship Program: New York City
 
Carlstedt, R.A. (2012). Evidence-based applied sport psychology summer lecture series. American Board of Sport Psychology Annual Summer Internship, Trainingship and Visiting Fellowship Program: New York City

2005 Paper: Illuminating zone states: Investigative approaches and emerging evidence. American Psychological Association 2005 Annual Convention, Washington D.C.

2005 Symposium: Title: Neuropsychophysiological concomitants of zone and flow states: Implications for intervention protocols in Biofeeback/Neuofeedback. Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback 2005 Annual Convention in Austin, Texas. Organizer and Chairman.

2005 Paper as part of symposium: Neuropsychophysiological concomitants of zone and flow states: Implications for intervention protocols in Biofeeback/Neuofeedback. The theory of critical moments and zone states: Predictive emerging evidence and methods/applications for delineating and manipulating psychological performance. Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback 2005 Annual Convention in Austin, Texas.

2004 Symposium; Title: Integrative Sport Psychology. American Psychological Association 2004 Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii. Organizer and Chairman. Sponsored by APA Divisions of Behavioral Neuroscience and Sport and Exercise Psychology.

2004 Paper as part of symposium-Integrative Sport Psychology. Integrative athlete assessment and interventions: A field-tested  protocol. American Psychological Association 2004 Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii.

2004 Paper as part of symposium-Integrative Sport Psychology. Dietrich's transient hypofrontality hypothesis (on behalf of Arne Dietrich). American Psychological Association 2004 Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii.

2004 Poster presentation. The theory of critical moments. American Psychological Association 2004 Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii.

2004 Seminar. New approaches in sport psychology: The Carlstedt protocol. Part of the Division 47 of the American Psychological Association sponsored annual Sport Psychology "give-away-athon" in conjunction with the 2004 APA Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii.

2004 Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center Annual June Residential Conference, San Mateo, California. Paper presentation as part of a panel on Integrative Health Practices. Topic: Advances, research and applications in behavioral medicine.

2004 Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center Annual June Residential Conference, San Mateo, California. Poster: Neuropsychophysiological concomitants of peak performance, mastery and failure. 

2003: Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback annual meeting. Topic: Psychologically mediated heart rate variability revisited: An important and revealing marker of peak performance (as part of a panel on Advances in Heart Rate Variability Research). 

2002: American Psychological Association annual convention. Topic: Line bisecting test reveals relative left-brain hemispheric predominance: Relationships among cerebral laterality, personality and sport performance (Division 47 presentation of 2001 award winning dissertation).

2002: Invited Presentation at the Saybrook Graduate School Summer Conference Seminar on the Psychology of  Consciousness in Santa Rosa, California. Topic: Consciousness in Sports and Performance.

2002: Invited Guest Discussant at the Saybrook Graduate School Summer Conference, Topic: Dissertation Workshop in Santa Rosa, California.

2001: Invited Presentation to the Columbia University Department of Athletics, New York City. Topic:  Modern Sport Psychology: Recent Research, New Paradigms and Interventions, and Future Directions.

2001: Presentation to the Faculty of the Biobehavioral Cancer Program of the Ruttenberg Cancer Center of Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Topic: The High Risk Model of Threat Perception and Pain and Side-Effect Management in Breast Cancer Patients.

1996: Annual Convention of the German Tennis Teachers Association, Division North, Featured Speaker/Presenter. Personality Factors in Tennis Players.

1996:  Quarterly Training Session for Tennis Instructor Trainees of the Hamburg Tennis Region of the German Tennis Federation, Hamburg, Featured Lecturer. Assessing Tennis Players and Tactile Learning

1996: Annual Meeting of German National and Regional Coaches of the German Tennis Federation in Conjunction with the ATP Tennis World Championships in Hanover, Germany, Featured Speaker. Topic: Psychological Assessment of Elite Tennis Players.

1994-95 German Open, Exclusive, Featured Media Analyst for Title Sponsor Panasonic. Psychophysiological Assessment of Tennis Players and the 10 Building Blocks of Tennis Psychology and Daily Match Psychoanalyses.

1993: Annual Meeting of the Spanish Tennis Federation Tennis Teacher's Association in Madrid, Spain, Featured Speaker/Presenter. Assessing Tennis Players, and Psychological Preparation for Competition.

1991: Annual Meeting of the Austrian Tennis Teachers Association, Division Vorarlberg, Featured Speaker/Presenter. Psychological Preparation for Competition.

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