Vulnerabilities of athletes to suicide
An internationally regarded expert in sports and performance psychology, Chris Carr has consulted with numerous professional sports teams and Olympic sports, as well as college/university athletics.
Currently he is the Sport and Performance Psychologist and Coordinator for Sport and Performance Psychology at St. Vincent Sports Performance in Indianapolis. He is also the consulting sport psychologist for the Indiana University Athletic Department. Additionally, Dr. Carr is the consulting sports psychologist for the Indiana Pacers (NBA) and the Indiana Fever (WNBA), and has provided consultations for the Kansas City Royals (MLB) and Arizona Cardinals (NFL), among others.
Past President of Division 47 (Exercise and Sport Psychology) of the American Psychological Association, Dr. Carr was recently named as an Ad Hoc Member and first psychologist on the NCAA Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports Committee. Dr. Carr served as the USA Diving National Team Sport Psychologist from 2004-2008, and was in Beijing for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games as the USA Olympic Diving Team Sport Psychologist. He is on the United States Olympic Committee Registry of Sport Psychology Providers based at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO.
Dr. Carr has authored numerous book chapters in sports psychology and sports medicine and has presented nationally and internationally on psychological issues with athletes. A licensed psychologist in the state of Indiana and HSPP-endorsed, Dr. Carr has worked with Purdue University, the Ohio State University, and Washington State University over the past 20 years of practice as a psychologist with athletics.