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Clinical Sports Psychology

Dr. Jan Mark Burte - Clinical Sports Psychology



Clinical Sports Psychology (CSP) is the utilization of proven clinical interventions within the sports/athletic setting to maximize player or team performance during practice and competition. CSP enhances performance, helps prevent premature burnout and over-training, reduces the risk of injury and speeds physical health, mental health and rehabilitation.


Dr. Burte combines cognitive behavioral interventions (self-talk), clinical hypnosis, biofeedback, psychoneuroimmunology, pain management, psychopharmacology, and clinical psychology within the domain of sports psychology, to address players total functioning.This leads to significant improvement in athletic performance for his clients.




Performance enhancement
For the recreational, amateur or professional athlete performance can be enhanced and recovery time from injury can be reduced by select training in:

  • Focused Internally Directed Experiential Learning (FIDEL)
  • Hypnosis – visualization – imagery
  • Internal and external distraction reduction
  • Dr. Jan Mark Burte and Coach Johnny RodriguezNeuropsychic muscle memory
  • Positive self-talk
  • Concentration
  • Relaxation-physiological, muscular and mental
  • Emotion management
  • Overcoming mental barriers
  • Adjustment to changes
  • Mental toughness
  • Weight management
  • Reducing the effects of burn-out and overtraining
  • Pain management
  • Injury risk reduction
  • Stress management
  • Drug/medication education
  • T.E.A.M. approach: Trust, Expectation, Attitude, Motivation


Team Development

Dr Burte is available for organization and team consultation to assist in maximizing player performance, staff effectiveness and team dynamics.


A typical performance enhancement training session with Dr. Burte may consist of:

  • Focusing on an athletic movement or perception (either properly or improperly performed) through repetition of the movement or perception.
  • Listening to the client’s unique cognitive self-talk, images or sensations, which arise associated with the movement.
  • Move to an internally directed state (i.e., hypnosis or visualization) in order to examine and eliminate negative subconscious ‘experiences’, which arise and may be limiting the performance.
  • Learning how to replace these with performance-enhancing statements images, sensations or “cues” in training and competitive setting.
  • Reviewing subsequent training or competitive performance and add modifications.


Who Can Benefit From Performance Enhancement Training?


Young athletes (recreational, individual or organized team players)

  • Positive mental attitude
  • Enhance muscle memory
  • Balance multiple athletic, academic, and social demands
  • Develop adaptive coping skills
  • Build self-confidence


Weekend Warriors (retirees, semi-retirees, weekend athletes)

  • Increase flexibility
  • Improve focus and concentration
  • Reduce distraction form pain
  • Improve confidence
  • Expedite recovery from injury or illness
  • Eliminate performance impediments
  • Reinforce proper technique


Elite Athletes (junior level, high school, college, Olympic, tournament and professional athletes)

  • Maintain ‘peak performance’
  • Increase time ‘in the zone’
  • Reduce the risk of injury
  • Speed recovery and provide emotional support
  • Utilize ‘mental rehearsal’ to sustain performance
  • Facilitate interfacing with coaches and trainers when needed
  • Effectively manage emotions and stress when faced with the extreme demands of high-level competitive performance
  • Reduce high risk behaviors (e.g., drug misuse, steroid use)
  • Reinforce team cohesion and communication

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