Dr. Lauren Tashman
Assistant Professor, Sport, Exercise, & Performance Psychology
Coordinator of Master’s in Sport, Exercise, & Performance Psychology
Coordinator of Sport Psychology Services
Dr. Lauren S. Tashman is an Assistant Professor in Sport, Exercise, & Performance Psychology in the Department of Sport & Exercise Sciences. She received her PhD in 2010 in Educational Psychology – Major Sport Psychology from Florida State University, her MS in 2005 in Educational Psychology – Major Sport Psychology from Florida State University, and her BA in 2002 in Psychology from The College of New Jersey.
Dr. Tashman's doctoral research entitled, "Be a Performance Enhancement Consultant: Enhancing the Training of Student Sport Psychology Consultants Using Expert Models," involved creating and evaluating the usefulness of an online, case analysis program. The results of this research were published in 2013 in the Journal of Sport Psychology in Action. Her master's thesis examined the relationship between perfectionism and burnout in collegiate coaches. It was published in 2010 in Anxiety, Stress, & Coping. Dr. Tashman has also conducted research on and written about expert performance, in performance domains such as SWAT police officers and critical care nurses, and she is also interested in investigating the psychological factors associated with performance preparation and competition, the development and delivery of sport psychology services and interventions, and training and supervision approaches and best practices. Most recently, she co-edited with her colleague, Dr. J. Gualberto Cremades two books providing insight into global perspectives on various aspects of applied practice and supervision/training in sport, exercise, and performance psychology. Becoming a Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology Professional: a Global Perspective was published in 2014 and Global Practices and Training in Applied Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology: a Case Study Approach was published in 2016.
Dr. Tashman is also a certified consultant with the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (CC-AASP). She has provided mental performance coaching to athletes, coaches, and teams in a variety of sports, such as gymnastics, soccer, rowing, softball, swimming, diving, tennis, basketball, volleyball, baseball, golf, and equestrian, and has consulted with a variety of levels including youth sport, collegiate athletics, professional sport, and national team/Olympic sport. She also has worked in exercise and non-sport performance domains (e.g., business, music) and provides supervision and mentoring to students and practitioners pursuing CC-AASP. She currently does mental performance coaching at Barry University and through her private consulting practice, Inspire Performance Consulting, LLC. Additionally, she is the Mental Performance Coach for Softball Canada’s senior women’s national team. Dr. Tashman's own background in sport consisted of 13 years of elite equestrian showjumping.