Sport Psychology Clinical Associate
Kevin Kristjanson is a Doctoral student in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of Manitoba. Under the supervision of Dr. Adrienne Leslie-Toogood (CSCM Director of Sport Psychology), he provides clinical sport psychology services to athletes in both individual and group settings. Kevin is committed to helping athletes improve both athletic performance and overall psychological well-being, recognizing that athletes face all of the same stressors and challenges as everyone else in addition to the demands of their sport.
In addition to his role at CSCM, Kevin leads the sport psychology programs for the University of Manitoba Bisons and Valour FC, Winnipeg’s professional soccer team. Kevin has also worked with Sport Manitoba helping athletes prepare for major multi-sport events such as Canada Games.
Kevin completed his Master’s degree at the University of Manitoba studying the effects of stress on student-athletes, and is currently researching the impacts of self-compassion on the process of sport injury recovery. He has training in multiple therapeutic orientations, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, psychological assessment, and clinical supervision.