2020 AASP Northeast Regional Conference
Conference sponsored by AASP
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- Friday, Feb. 14, 2020: Abstract submissions are due
- Friday, Feb. 21, 2020: Notification of acceptance of abstracts sent out
- Friday, Feb. 22, 2020: Schedule will be available
- Thursday, March 5, 2020: Online registration ends
The net proceeds from the 2020 AASP Northeast Regional Conference will be used towards development of future conferences and/or other sport psychology programming.
Registration fee includes: admission to the Friday night social gathering, lunch Saturday afternoon, and beverages and snacks throughout the conference.
- Registration fee: $35.00
- Online registration ends Thursday, March 5, 2020.
Walk-up registration will be available at the conference. Price increases after March 5 to $45. Only cash and checks will be accepted. Checks may be payable to Springfield College.
Dr. Angel Brutus is a member of Mississippi State University’s Sports Medicine and Performance team serving as Director of Counseling and Sport Psychology. There, she provides clinical and performance enhancement services to address MSU’s sports culture. Her training includes Licensed Professional Counseling, Certified Rehabilitation Counseling and Sport-Performance Psychology. She serves as co-chair for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology’s Nominations Leadership and Development Committee, Former Co-coordinator for the Association’s Race & Ethnicity in Sport Special Interest Group (SIG) – member of additional SIGs (Women in Sport, Eating Disorders in Sport, Adaptive Sport & Physical Activity) and is an active member of other committees within the Association (Ethics and Community Outreach). She is also a member of the American Counseling Association as well as the American Psychological Association, where she currently serves as junior program chair for Division 47 and secretary for Section 2 – Performance Psychology. She recently secured designation as a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC®) as recognized by AASP. In her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with her three daughters, husband and mother, engage as a community volunteer with philanthropic organizations targeting at-risk youth, and mentoring students interested in pursuing careers in the helping profession.
Dr. Tiffany (Tiff) Jones is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) and is on the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) Sport Psychology Registry. With over 15 years of consulting experience, Dr. Tiff is the Founder of X-Factor Performance Consulting, specializing in mental skills training for athletes, teams, coaches, and corporations who are interested in reaching their excellence.
Dr. Tiff was the consultant for the U20 USA Women’s National Soccer team in 2008 (World Cup Champions) and 2010. She also was the mental skills consultant in 2010 for the Women’s Professional Soccer League. Dr. Tiff has worked with D1, D2, D3 Universities and Colleges across the country including but not limited to UCONN Women’s Basketball, North Carolina State University (NC State), Louisiana State University (LSU), Kennesaw State University, Penn State Women’s Soccer, and Lynchburg University. She was the primary consultant for Greg Norman’s Championship Golf Academy and for several New England Prep Schools.
Currently Dr. Tiff consults with USA Ice Hockey, USA Swimming, University of Florida (Go Gators), University of Southern California Women’s Tennis, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, William Smith Athletics, Skidmore Athletics, Meghan Klingenberg Soccer Camps, and True North Sports. Along with the National Programs and Universities, Dr. Tiff works with several professional athletes in a variety of sports and has become a consistent guest on CNN World Sports.
Dr. Tiff is a former College soccer player, playing for the Hall of Fame Coach Alice Ann Wilber. She attended Springfield College receiving her Master’s and Doctorate, specializing in sport and performance psychology.
Dr. Nate Zinsser is the director of West Point’s Performance Psychology Program, a gold standard curriculum for teaching and training the mental skills that underlie excellence in human performance – confidence despite setbacks, concentration despite distractions, and composure under pressure.
Dr. Zinsser has been the lead performance psychologist at West Point since 1992. He previously taught sport psychology at East Stroudsburg University and in the University of Virginia’s Continuing Education Division.
He was a Certified Consultant with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology for over 20 years and presents nationwide to university, professional athletic, and corporate groups.
Dr. Zinsser is the author of Dear Dr Psych, the first sport psychology guidebook for youth sport participants, six textbook chapters on building confidence, and an advice column to Sports Illustrated for Kids which ran for 5 years. He has been interviewed for sport psychology content by ESPN, the BBC, MSNBC, Men’s Health, Runner’s World, Outside, Muscle Media, and Army Times.
Dr. Zinsser earned his doctorate in sport psychology from the University of Virginia, his master’s degree from Columbia University, and his bachelor’s degree from Hampshire College. His sport psychology training is complemented by his experience as a state wrestling champion, elite level mountaineer, and lifetime practitioner of Japanese karate and meditative disciplines.
The conference has been approved by AASP to offer 6 Continuing Education Units (CEU), including 1 Diversity CEU.
Hampton Inn & Suites
851 East Columbus Ave.
Springfield, MA 01109
Reservations can be made by calling 413-310-2300 or via the website.
Rate is $139.00/night.
The hotel’s cancellation policy: cancellations must be made at least 72 hours in advance.
1 Monarch Place
Springfield, MA 01109
Reservations can be made by calling 413.781.1010 or via the website.
Rate is $125/night (for both double- and king-sized beds).
The hotel’s cancellation policy: within 90 days subject to 80% of the cost.
If you have any dietary restrictions or need additional accommodations please email aaspregional@
Parking Information & Directions
Conference programming will take place in the Health Sciences Center building on Springfield College’s main campus. The address to the building is 468 Alden Street, Springfield, MA 01109. See below for driving directions to campus.
The campus map shows available parking (Lots 2, 14, 15, 18) and the Health Sciences Center building. On the map, you will find that there is a black circle around the Health Sciences Center and yellow stars on the available parking lots.
Our campus accessibility map provides you with accessible walkways and entrances. We will primarily be using the Health Sciences Center and Cheney Hall for conference activities.
Springfield College’s Campus has a multitude of all gender restrooms. Listed are the locations of the all gender restrooms in the Health Sciences Center building.
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessible -- Basement & First Floor
- Non-ADA Accessible -- First Floor
Directions to the Springfield College Main Campus
From the East or West - View the Map / Get Driving Directions
Take the Massachusetts Turnpike, Interstate 90, to Exit 4 to merge onto Interstate 91 South. Follow 91 South to Exit 4 (Route 83/East Longmeadow). At the light at the bottom of the ramp, turn left, following signs for 83 South. At the immediate light after the underpass, bear right onto Longhill Street, following signs for 83 South. At the first light (top of Longhill), turn left onto Sumner Avenue. After two miles, turn left onto Roosevelt Avenue. Continue through two traffic lights, then bear left at the stop sign. Half a mile after the stop sign, cross a bridge and turn left onto Alden Street.
From the North - View the Map / Get Driving Directions
Take Interstate 91 South to Exit 4 toward Route 83 East Longmeadow. At the bottom of the ramp, at the lights, turn left, following signs to 83 South. At the immediate light after the underpass, bear right, following signs for 83 South onto Longhill St. Turn left onto Sumner Ave. After two miles, turn left onto Roosevelt Avenue. Continue through two traffic lights, then bear left at the stop sign. Half a mile after the stop sign, cross a bridge and turn left onto Alden Street.
From the South - View the Map / Get Driving Directions
Take Interstate 91 North to Exit 2, Route 83. Proceed on Route 83 to the second traffic light and turn right onto Sumner Avenue. After two miles, turn left onto Roosevelt Avenue. Continue through two traffic lights, then bear left at the stop sign. Half a mile after the stop sign, cross a bridge and turn left onto Alden Street.