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An Introduction to Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement (MSPE)

February 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm

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Presented by Keith A. Kaufman, Ph.D., CMPC

Workshop Level: All levels

This workshop is for psychologists and consultants who want to explore the applications of

mindfulness for sport performance and the development, foundations, and implementation of a

leading mindfulness-based intervention in sport, Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement


Program Description: Mindfulness has become a popular and influential topic within the field

of psychology and applications have emerged within the realm of sport and performance

psychology. One of the first and most empirically supported mindfulness-based interventions

within sport is Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement (MSPE). Based in and expanding upon

the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn, MSPE is intended to provide a bridge between the fundamentals of

mindfulness practice and the execution of a mindful style of attention within the chaotic,

pressure-filled environment of sport.

This program will explore the synergy between mindfulness and elements of peak mental

performance. And, will discuss the development, structure, theoretical model, empirical base,

and best-practice implementation of MSPE within sport and performance systems. Attendees will

have the opportunity to experience several of the core exercises within the MSPE program.

Learning Objectives: As a result of attending this workshop, it is expected that participants will:

  1. Describe applications of mindfulness within sport and performance realms
  2. Explain the structure and empirical foundations of MSPE
  3. Identify best-practices for applications of MSPE within sport and performance environments


About the Presenter:

Keith A. Kaufman, Ph.D., CMPC is a licensed clinical psychologist and certified mental

performance consultant specializing in the mental training of athletes and others who wish to

improve their health and performance. He has operated his own private practice since 2008, and

currently has two office locations in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. He has also been a

Research Associate at The Catholic University of America where he taught undergraduate sport

psychology for over a decade. He co-developed the mindful sport performance enhancement

(MSPE)® mental training program, co-authoring several publications on MSPE, including a

2018 book published by the American Psychological Association. And, he is co-founder and

chief executive officer of the MSPE Institute, which was established in 2019 to promote the

integration of mindfulness in sport. Through the Institute, Dr. Kaufman co-hosts the biweekly

Mindful Sport Performance Podcast.

To learn more about Dr. Kaufman’s private practice, visit www.KeithKaufmanPhD.com and

www.MindfulCompetitor.com. To learn more about the MSPE Institute, visit



February 20
9:00 am - 12:15 pm
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APP is Approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. APP maintains responsibility for this program and its content.