University of Western States alumna, Dr. Neva Barno, obtained the Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC®) credential through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) after completing the doctorate of education in sport and performance psychology, clinical mental health counseling specialization (EdD-SPP, CMHC) degree program.
Dr. Barno’s passion for clinical mental health counseling and sport and performance psychology started after experiencing an injury in high school. It left a significant impact on her physical performance and mental health. Dr. Barno currently works as a cognitive enhancement specialist with Thrive Proactive Health, O2X Human Performance, and Blue / Green Training. Her specialties include injury rehabilitation and working with tactical athletes. Obtaining the CMPC® took her injury to a new level.
According to the AASP, “Certification as a CMPC® demonstrates to clients, employers, colleagues, and the public at large that an individual has met the highest standards of professional practice, including completing a combination of educational and work requirements, successfully passing a certification exam, agreeing to adhere to ethical principles and standards, and committing to ongoing professional development.”