DR. ANGEL BRUTUS, LPC, CRC, DCC, CCH

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In addition to managing a private practice with active contracts with local teams and individuals, I also give back to the community.  As Volunteer Executive Director for the Grant D Knowledge Foundation (GDK), I continuously seek to foster new and existing relationships with various community partners. Developing and implementing community-based programs specific to the needs of youth, adolescents, and emerging adult populations are the core initiatives of GDK.  As ED, I have successfully secured 501c3 status for the organization to support attainment of financial support to effect change in the lives of targeted youth. The organization has awarded a number of financial scholarships to college-bound youth, funded community-based grants to support community partner initiatives, hosted community events for youth in several states, and provided motivational speaking services for schools and other host organizations.

I previously served on the Playmakers board to support the initiatives of Playworks Georgia chapter to empower children with play while improving school climate, reducing bullying, increasing social-emotional learning, and increasing time for learning. My role of ambassador of the organization was fulfilled through fundraising, events, networking, volunteering and general advocacy of the Playworks organizational mission.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

I am a member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology  (AASP) where I have served as a student delegate (Mentorship Match Program Chair; Performance Excellence Movement). Currently, I serve as Co-Chair for the Association's Nominations Leadership & Development Committee, as well as longstanding member of the Ethics Committee.  I participate in a number of Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to include: Former Coordinator for the Race, Ethnicity & Sport, Adaptive Sport & Physical Activity, Anger & Violence in Sport and Women in Sport. I have also facilitated presentations and workshops covering a number of topics involving Women in Sport, Disability and Sport, and Racial/Ethnic Issues in the Culture of Sport Psychology.  I am one the Association's former recipients of the Student Travel Award in recognition of students seeking to present their many sport psychology-related works. 

 

I am also a current member of the American Psychological Association (Division 47 - Exercise & Sport Psychology; Division 45 - Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race) and former member of it's state-subsidiary the Georgia Psychological Association where I served on a number of committees (Early Career Psychologists, Public Education Committee and the Diversity Directorate).    

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

EDUCATION BACKGROUND

I earned my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology with a minor in African & African-American Studies from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville while subsequently earning my Master of Science Degree in Counseling with a concentration in Rehabilitation Counseling.  Since then, I have earned my Doctorate in Psychology Degree with a concentration in Sport & Performance Psychology from the University of the Rockies where I was a member of the National Honor Society and a recipient of the University President's Diversity Scholarship Award where I successfully defended my dissertation entitled- "Minority, Student and Athlete: Understanding the Multiracial Division I Intercollegiate Athlete's Ascribed Meanings of the Experience of Stereotype Threat."

CERTIFICATIONS & CONTINUED TRAINING

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with the Georgia Board of Professional Counselors and the Mississippi State Board of Examiners for LPCs; Certified Rehabilitation Counselor with the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification; Board Certified TeleMental Health Counselor with the Center for Credentialing & Education; Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist with The Anxiety & Stress Management Institute; Level V Yoga Instructor with YogaFit Training Systems; Addiction Recovery Group Facilitator with SMART Recovery; and certified trainer for Positive Coaching Alliance to provide coach certification workshops nationally. 

 

I received supervision/Consultation with Dr. Kensa Gunter and completed requirements to become a Certified Mental Performance Consultant as recognized by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. I am eligible to apply for the US Olympic Committee Registry of Sport Psychology Providers. I have co-authored chapters  in recent sport psychology books that contribute to the growth of our field.

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