with Dr. Kate Hays, C. Psych., CC-AASP and Dr. Sari Shepphird

Dr. Kate Hays’ and Dr. Sari Shepphird’s offerings of Tele-Consultation Groups (TCGs) are opportunities for distance learning and connection regarding sport and performance psychology. Initially created by Dr. Hays in 2003 in a face-to-face format, these groups are now beginning their 11th distance learning year! By conducting the TCGs virtually via telephone call to a central number, we can take advantage of technological advances, minimize the time challenges we all experience, and contribute in some small way toward environmental stewardship

These small, closed, confidential groups of 6-10 participants meet on a monthly basis. They offer an opportunity for guided learning amongst professionals with shared interests, knowledge, and skills, via professional reading, didactic presentation, small interactive group discussion, and case discussion.

For 2020-2021, the following groups will be offered.

• Sport Psychology Tele-Consultation Groups [Introductory and Advanced with Dr. Shepphird]
• Performance Psychology Tele-Consultation Group [Introductory and Advanced with Dr. Shepphird]
• Case Consultation-only Tele-Consultation Group [with Dr. Hays]

The TCGs are open to mental performance consultants, psychologists, other mental health practitioners, and advanced graduate students in these fields. The TCGs are approved for APA CE credit.

To read what past participants have said about the TCGs, click here.

For more information, or to register for the Sport Psychology or Performance Psychology Tele-Consultation groups, please contact Dr. Shepphird @

For more information, or to register for the Case Consultation Only group, please contact Dr. Hays @

You are welcome to share this information with others who might be interested and eligible.

Members of Tele-Consultation Groups 2009-2019 have been located in 31 U.S. states, 6 Canadian provinces, the United Kingdom, and Europe:

TCG member location 2009-2014

The Performing Edge