Today, Kathy welcomes Dr. Alex Thompson and they have a conversation about the importance for early intervention for disordered eating and negative body image in female athletes.
Dr. Alex Thompson, a licensed psychologist and Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC), is the Assistant Director for Behavioral Health with Duke University Athletics Department. She graduated from Davidson College in 2010 with a degree in psychology. At Davidson, she earned All-Southern Conference honors as a member of the Wildcat basketball team while serving as a team captain in each of her final two seasons. In addition, Thompson was a four-year selection to the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll. She holds master’s degrees from the University of North Carolina Greensboro (Counseling; 2012) and the University of North Texas (Counseling Psychology; 2015), and completed her doctorate in 2018 (University of North Texas, Counseling Psychology). Her previous experience includes stints as a Sport Psychology Doctoral Student Consultant at the University of North Texas Athletics & Center for Sport Psychology and Performance Excellence (2012-16), Doctoral Psychology Intern at the N.C. State University Counseling Center (2017-18) and Sport Psychology Post-Doctoral Fellow with N.C. State University Sports Medicine (2018-19). In addition, Thompson is the founder and owner of Be Elite Clinical & Sport Psychology, PLLC. Alex maintains her love for sport by helping athletes strive to be their best self in life and in their performance domain. To hear more of her story and framework, feel free to visit her business website at www.dralexthompson.com.