Dr. Shinitzky is a Licensed Psychologist who specializes in Sports Psychology. He has worked with Olympians (figure skating, diving, sailing, biathlon) and professional athletes from every major association (PGA, NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS, WTA) as well as nationally ranked junior athletes. Dr. Shinitzky is a highly sought after motivational speaker for teams at all levels. Dr. Shinitzky applies an upbeat, engaging and entertaining presentation style when sharing mental conditioning steps and prevention principles to athletes, teams and coaches. He is a consulting Sports Psychologist for Athlete Connections Foundation, an educational life skills training program helping youth athletes, Division I university athletes and professionals. He also consults with financial institutions and Fortune 500 corporations for peak performance.
Dr. Shinitzky has shared his insights on the NBC Today Show, MSNBC Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, Animal Planet’s Fatal Attractions, Discovery ID, Radio Disney, ABC-Baltimore (Fast Forward) and ABC-Tampa (ABC’s of Parenting), and FOX-Tampa (Your Turn, Good Day Tampa Bay).
Dr. Harold Shinitzky was on the faculty at the Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Adolescent Clinic where he was the Director of the Assessment Intervention Team/Prevention Services and the Director of Communication Skills Training. He completed two 3-year fellowships while on faculty.
Dr. Shinitzky was the recipient of the 2015 Florida Psychological Association (FPA) Outstanding Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest, recipient of the 2011 Outstanding Contributions to FPA Award, the recipient of the 2009 FPA Distinguished Psychologist Award, and the 2009 FPA Outstanding Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest. Dr. Shinitzky was selected as the 2000 Martin Luther King, Jr. National Award for Community Service.
Dr. Shinitzky co-authored Your Mind: An Owner’s Manual for a Better Life (Career Press, 2010) and Take Control of Your Anxiety: A Drug-Free Approach to Living a Happy, Healthy Life (Career Press, 2015). He co-authored The Game Plan: Athlete Connections Student-Athlete Workbook. Dr. Shinitzky is the creator and developer of Project Champions: Youth Resiliency and Prevention Program. Project Champions integrates best practice, evidence-based research into a fun and interactive prevention curriculum to help youth develop social-intelligence, grit, healthy decision-making and leadership skills.
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