Kevin Kristjanson

Ph.D. Candidate

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.

Kevin recently completed his pre-doctoral Clinical Psychology Residency with the Fraser Health Authority in New Westminster, BC. His clinical experiences included: utilizing behavioural medicine for treatment of chronic health conditions; psychological support for medical in-patients; and assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of severe and complex mental health concerns like psychosis, major mood and anxiety disorders, substance use, disordered eating, and personality disorders.

Kevin completed his Master’s degree at the University of Manitoba studying the effects of stress on student-athletes, and will soon defend his dissertation 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, motivational interviewing, emotion-focused therapy, psychological assessment, and clinical supervision.

Previously, Kevin worked with the University of Manitoba Bisons, Sport Manitoba, and Valour FC.