Joan Steidinger, Ph.D., is a CMPC@Emeritus and Fellow through the Association of Applied Sports Psychology. In addition, she serves on the United States Olympic Committee's Registry of Sport Psychology. She has written columns online for PsychologyToday.com and SFGate.com. She has worked as a clinical & sports psychologist for close to 30 years in the SF Bay Area. Two of her particular interests are women's issues and sports psychology. Her expertise is in performance psychology, sports injuries, life transitions, depression, anxiety, stress management, dual diagnosis, PTSD, addiction, and public safety personnel (police & fire personnel). She has numerous speaking credits to her name in the public and private sector, including a couple of years speaking at the Western States 100 mile Endurance Race training camp, and at the San Francisco Commonwealth Club. In addition, she taught Exercise and Sport psychology at SFSU and SJSU. In 2014, she published her first book, "Sisterhood in Sports: How female athletes collaborate and compete.' Her second book was published just as the pandemic hit is titled: Stand Up and Shout Out: Women's Fight for Equal Pay, Equal Rights, and Equal Opportunities in Sports. Currently, she is working on a third book about the power of female athletes in sports. You will see her running the trails of Mt. Tam in Mill Valley, California where she lives with her husband, JP, and two Goldie dogs, Jesse Stone and Dakota.
PhD in Psychology - California School of Professional Psychology
MA in Marriage and Family Therapy - University of La Verne
BA in Psychology - University of San Diego
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