Mental Health Workshop

by USA Judo

USOPC and USA Judo logo

Thursday, May 20, 2021

6:30pm-8pm Eastern / 5:30pm - 7pm Central / 4:30pm-6pm Mountain / 3:30pm-5pm Pacific

With May being Mental Health Month, USA Judo has partnered with the US Olympic Committee’s Sport Psychology and Mental Health Services presents a workshop on the basics of mental health. We will review the most common mental health issues and how to identify them. More importantly, we will discuss how to help someone experiencing mental health issues and outline the most appropriate resource options.

Dr. Jessica Bartley

Dr. Jessica Bartley is the new United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) Director of Mental Health. She has been a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Sport and Performance Psychology (MASPP) program as well as the Director of the Center for Performance Excellence in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver. Dr. Bartley has been contracted as the Clinical Sport Psychologist with USA Karate and has also been working with a group of sport psychologists to serve the mental health and performance needs of USA Track and Field. She has also been providing mental health and performance psychology services to Professional Bull Riding athletes. Previously, Dr. Bartley worked with athletes at Ohio State University and the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill as well as the Eating Disorder Center of Denver.

Dr. Karen Cogan

Dr. Karen Cogan is a Licensed Psychologist and Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC). She works at the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) as the Senior Sport Psychologist for Acrobat and Combat sports and has attended six Olympic Games with her teams. Dr. Cogan specializes in athlete mental health and has actively participated on the USOPC Internal Mental Health Task Force. She has provided resources and training workshops to support athlete mental health for the USOPC and Sport NGBs. Dr. Cogan received a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Ohio State University, an M.S. in Kinesiology from UCLA, and B.A. in Psychology, also from UCLA. Dr. Cogan authored “Sport Psychology Library: Gymnastics” as well as several articles and book chapters. She was a competitive gymnast for 10 years and competed for UCLA’s nationally ranked gymnastics team. Her post-gymnastics sport activities have included running, cycling and competing in triathlons.

Dr. Christina Yannetsos

Dr. Christina Yannetsos is a Board-certified Emergency Medicine physician and Assistant Professor who works clinically at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. She earned her medical degree and attended residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She is the Medical Director for UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital’s Forensic Examiner Program that cares for victims of Intimate Partner Violence, Domestic Violence, Assault and Sexual Assault. As an Emergency Medicine faculty member, she is Co-Director of the Women Physician in EM Curriculum for the Denver Health Emergency Medicine Residency. She previously was a full time National Team USA Judo athlete who qualified the -70kg division for the 2004 Olympics, and an undergraduate student at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. She volunteers her time as National Team Physician for USA Judo, Team USA Physician for 2020ne Olympics, and USA Judo’s Medical Advisory Chair. Her work includes Health Policy, Injury Prevention, and Concussion.