About

Dr Pope-Rhodius is the Chair of the Sport Psychology Program and has been at JFK University since 2000. She is one of the AASP-certified (CMPC) supervisors for the interns’ fieldwork experiences and is a member of the Sport Psychology Registry of the United States Olympic Committee. She regularly presents at conferences and has written for several sport psychology texts. She has also co-edited a book written by all JFKU-affiliated authors based on the program at JFKU. “Excelling in Sport Psychology: Planning, Preparing and Executing Applied Work” was published by Routledge in 2018. Dr Pope-Rhodius is also the host of the first sport psychology podcast called Wee Chats with Brilliant People. She has her own small private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area working with athletes and coaches from all sports. She specializes in understanding elite individual performance needs, and her work has taken her to the Olympics.

Programs/Courses

  • Sport Psychology
  • PSP5800A (Sport Psychology A)
  • PSP5280 (Group Supervision)

Selected Publications

Pope-Rhodius, A., Robinson, S. & Fitzpatrick, S. (2018). Pursuing Applied Work: Are You Ready? In A. Rhodius, S Robinson, S. Fitzpatrick (Eds.), Excelling in Sport Psychology: Planning, Preparing, and Executing Applied Work, (pp.1-9). New York, NY: Routledge.

Pope-Rhodius, A. & Howard, M. (2018). Working with your Supervisor: What, You Have Another Relationship to Think About? In A. Pope-Rhodius, S. Robinson, S.J. Fitzpatrick (Eds.), Excelling in Sport Psychology: Planning, Preparing, and Executing Applied Work (pp.60-74). New York, NY: Routledge.

Pope-Rhodius, A., Robinson, S., Fitzpatrick, S. (Eds.) (2018). Excelling in Sport Psychology: Planning, Preparing, and Executing Applied Work. New York, NY: Routledge.

Carlson, E. & Rhodius, A. (2014). Do You Need Help? Build Your Support Team and Alliances. In J. Taylor (Ed.), Practice Development in Sport and Performance Psychology, pp. 125-140. Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology.

Casuga, S. Vogel, E., & Pope-Rhodius (2017). A qualitative content analysis of the Bahala na attitude in Filipino elite athletes. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 48, 419-434. doi: 10.7352/IJSP 2017.48.419.

Ingels, J., Fitzpatrick, S. & Rhodius, A. (2016). A novel approach to investigating basketball experts’ perceptions of the hot hand. Journal of Sport Behavior, 39(2), 160.

Kurimay, D., Pope-Rhodius, A. & Kondric, M. (2017). The relationship between stress and coping in table tennis. Journal of Human Kinetics, 55, 75-81. doi: 10.1515.hukin-2017-0007.

Pope-Rhodius, A.J. (2000). Exploring the role of the sport psychologist: Athletes’ and practitioners’ reflections on applied experience and competencies. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Liverpool John Moores University, UK.

Pope-Rhodius, A. (2018). Applied Sport Psychology Consulting (Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC), Association for Applied Sport Psychology). In, K.L. Burke, M.L. Sachs, S.L. Schweighardt (Eds.), Directory of Graduate Programs in Applied Sport Psychology. Indianapolis, IN: AASP.

Rhodius, A.J. (2006). Reflections on the Athens Olympics: Working with Olympic archers and what it was like to be there. Sport and Exercise Psychology Review, 2(2), 29-34.

Rhodius, A. & Huntley, E. (2014). Facilitating reflective practice in graduate trainees and early career practitioners. In Z. Knowles, D. Gilbourne, B. Cropley & L. Dugdill (Eds.), Reflective Practice in the Sport and Exercise Sciences: Contemporary issues, (pp.91-100). New York, NY: Routledge.

Rhodius, A. & Park, M. (2016). Who’s supervising the supervisor? A case study of meta-supervision. In G. Cremades & L. Tashman (Eds.), Global practices and training in applied sport, exercise and performance psychology: A Case Study approach, (pp. 322-329). New York, NY: Routledge.

Rhodius, A. & Sugarman, K. (2014). Peer consultations with colleagues: The significance of gaining support and avoiding the ‘Lone Ranger trap’. In G. Cremades & L. Tashman (Eds.), Becoming a Performance Psychologist: International Perspectives on Service Delivery and Supervision (pp.331-338). New York, NY: Routledge.

Rosario, D., Kerr, J.H. & Rhodius, A. (2014). The experience of aggression among mixed martial arts athletes interpreted through reversal theory. International Journal of Sport Psychology, 45, 79-99.

Sasaba, I., Fitzpatrick, S.J. Pope-Rhodius, A. & Sakuma, H. (2017). Elite gymnastics coaches’ perceptions of coaching athletes from different cultures. International Journal of Coaching Science, 11(1), 15-30.

Rhodius, A.J. (2002). May I introduce…. Archery Focus publication.

Rhodius, A.J. (2002). Assessment. Archery Focus publication.

Rhodius, A.J., (2003). Goal setting and goal getting. Archery Focus publication.

Rhodius, A.J. (2003). Continuum of Achievement. Archery Focus publication.

Rhodius, A.J. (2004). Making SMART goals SMART-ER – The value of reflections. Archery Focus publication.

Rhodius, A.J. (2004). Expect the Unexpected. Archery Focus publication.

Rhodius, A.J. (2005) The Re-Interpretation of Anxiety. Archery Focus publication.

Rhodius, A.J. (2008). Take a Deep Breath. Archery Focus publication.

Rhodius, A.J. (2009). Aiming for Perfection. Archery Focus publication.

Credentials & Accolades

B.Sc., (Hons.), Psychology, University of Stirling
M.Sc. (with distinction), Sport Science, Liverpool John Moores University
Ph.D., Sport Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University

Received Faculty Fellowship from President Debra Bean, JFKU, 2018
Received ‘Outstanding achievement award’ from Graduate School of Professional Psychology, JFKU, 2004

Accredited as Sport Psychologist (in the UK) through the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), 1996-2009
Certified as a Consultant (now CMPC, #196) gained through the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), 2004-present (apply for re-certification every five years, achieved this in 2009, 2014)
Member of the Mental Training Registry of the United States Olympic Committee (2005-present)

AASP Committee: Member of the Dorothy Harris Memorial Award Committee (2013-present)
AASP Committee: Chair of the Dorothy Harris Memorial Award Committee (2014-present)
AASP Committee: Member of AASP Foundation Committee (2013-present)
AASP Committee: Chair of the AASP Foundation’s Sub-Committee for the Distinguished Mentor Award (2017-present)
AASP Committee: Member of the AASP Foundation Sub-Committee for the Early Career Practitioner Award (2017-present)
AASP Committee: Member of the AASP Foundation Sub-Committee for the Distinguished Applied Practitioner Award (2017-present)
Reviewer for Journal of Sport Psychology in Action (2012-present)
Reviewer for International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology (2015-present)
Reviewer for Routledge/Psychology Press publishing company (2015-present)
Reviewer for Frontiers in Psychology (www.frontiersin.org) (2016-present)