PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT TRAINING (PET)

Achieving peak performance on a consistent basis requires a combination of profession specific training, physical conditioning, life balance, and mental preparation. What predicts high achievement in persons with talent is the integrated use of a set of mental and behavioral skills that can be learned.

PET CAN HELP IF YOU:
> Are dissatisfied with your performance level or consistency
> Make mistakes in pressure situations
> Are negatively affected by personal stress
> Are overly self conscious while performing
> Looking to get to the next level


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Recent Press Mentions
   
Sports Psychiatry: Strategies for Life Balance & Peak Performance

Recent Book Reviews of "Sports Psychiatry"

Sports Psychiatry Book Review in the Journal of Psychiatric Practice, November 2013

Sports Psychiatry Book Review in the American Journal of Psychiatry, July 2013

Sports Psychiatry Book Review in the British Journal of Psychiatry, May 2013

Sports Psychiatry Book Review in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, April 2013

"Sports Psychiatry and the Super Bowl Champs" in Psychiatric Times, February 2013

See InPsych Newsletter on Sports Psychiatry

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. McDuff was a consultant for the prepartion of A Few Seconds of Panic by Stefan Fatsis (2008) providing mental skills training to the author while he attended the Denver Broncos training camp in 2006 (pages 141 - 144) .

 

 

 

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Dangerous Minds: A recent rash of suicides underscores the importance of mental health care in sports by Pablo S. Torre. August 15, 2011.

Dr. McDuff commented on the importance of screening athletes for stress and anxiety/mood/sleep disorders and providing easier access to psychiatric evaluation and treatment.

Light In The Darkness: Led by players such as Ian Snell, Baseball is taking the lead in pro sports in addressing depression, anxiety, and other mental health problems by Pablo S. Torre. June 21, 2010.

Dr. McDuff commented on the emotions of competition and performance and ideal performance and problem services’ design in professional sports.

Chargers' Kaeding explains lonely life of kicker, looks to rebound by Stefan Fatsis. February 01, 2010.

Dr. McDuff commented on the intense pressures that kickers face and must master in big games.

   
   


Dr. McDuff's New Book! Now Available

Sports Psychiatry: Strategies for Life Balance & Peak Performance

"Sports Psychiatry: Strategies for Life Balance & Peak Performance"
Foreword by Ozzie Newsome
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David R. McDuff, M.D.
Jessica Mohler, PsyD.

Michelle Garvin, Ph.D


Dr. McDuff is now offering low-cost consultation or ongoing clinical supervision via Skype or Facetime to psychiatrists and psychologists interested in sports careers or practices. Email him at dmcduff52@gmail.com