428. Athletes Without Limits w/ Dr. Sondra Marshall

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We have a special guest today, Dr. Sondra Marshall, a licensed psychologist and the U.S. National Eligibility Officer for Athletes Without Limits. Dr. Marshall is based in Bend, Oregon, and her work at PEDL is inspiring. She advocates for athletes with IDD, ASD, and Down syndrome, promoting diversity and representation in athletics.

In this episode, we explore the crucial role of psychological assessment in ensuring inclusivity in sports, including the Paralympics. Join us as we delve into Dr. Marshall’s journey, discussing the challenges and triumphs of her work in promoting diversity and representation in athletics. From her innovative approach to assessment to her dedication to empowering athletes, her story is both compelling and thought-provoking.

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About Dr. Sondra Marshall

Sondra Marshall is a Licensed Psychologist who lives in Bend, Oregon where her “day job” is the Clinic Director of PEDAL, or the Programs of Evaluation, Development and Learning at St.Charles Health Systems. Her passion, is being the US National Eligibilty Officer for Athletes Without Limits. Her role is to review athlete’s reports to ensure the athlete has documentation to support their inclusion in one of three lanes, IDD, ASD and/or Down Syndrome, to participate in national and international sporting events, including the Paralympics.

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About Dr. Jeremy Sharp

I’m a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice that I founded in 2009 and have grown to over 20 clinicians. I earned my undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting my Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, I specialize in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.

As the host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast, I provide private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow psychological testing services in their practices. I live in Fort Collins, Colorado with my wife (also a therapist) and two young kids.

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