Mental Health and Sports w/ Dr. Robin Scholefield
May 24, 2022
Hosted by Chris Meek
Dr. Robin Scholefield has provided counseling to individual student athletes, groups, teams, as well as conjoint sessions for student athletes and coaches/teammates for the past 24 years at the University of Southern California. She joins Next Steps Forward program host Chris Meek to speak about her myriad roles, including Director of Culture, Wellbeing & Sport Psychology for USC Athletics; Associate Director, Counseling & Mental Health; Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the KECK School of Medicine, and oversees the Clinical Sport Psychology Program and Services for USC’s Athletic Department. To put it simply, Dr. Scholefield is a proven leader in collegiate athletics and is at the forefront of ensuring that athletes have access to an abundance of mental health resources. Throughout the hour, Dr. Scholefield will discuss how athletes perform better when their identities are built on a foundation of purpose and values rather than performance and how athletes who lack good character and the ability to forge good relationships with teammates, coaches and others are unlikely or unable to ever reach their full potential. She will also share more about the synergy between good character and winning national sports championships. No matter what level of athletics you participate in or more importantly, whether you are even an athlete at all, Dr. Scholefield will speak to mental health, goal setting, character and teamwork in a way that is applicable to many facets of life, both in and outside of athletics.
Next Steps Forward
Tuesday at 10 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel
Personal empowerment, commitment to our own well-being and the motivation to achieve more than we ever thought possible are the ingredients of a better life. And, they’re all within our reach. Next Steps Forward with Chris Meek delves into each aspect of the three keys that add energy, excitement, direction and purpose to everything that we do.
Each week, Chris hosts leaders from the worlds of business, sports, entertainment, medicine, politics and public policy as they engage in thought-provoking discussions to help us all take the next step forward on our own journeys to our better selves and greater service to others. Next Steps Forward with Chris Meek is an informative, uplifting hour every Tuesday at 1 PM Eastern Time and 10 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel that’s certain to inspire you to take that important next step forward, too.
Chris Meek believes in the American spirit of individual empowerment and service to others, especially those who have sacrificed for our freedoms. As someone who lived through the horrors of Ground Zero on 9/11, Chris had no way home but to join others as they put one foot in front of the other to make their way forward. Since that day, Chris has committed himself to empowering and motivating fellow Americans to keep taking steps forward, no matter what life throws their way.
Chris has spent the last decade serving as the co-founder and chairman of the national nonprofit SoldierStrong, which is dedicated to helping military veterans take their next steps forward. SoldierStrong carries out its mission by providing revolutionary medical technology to VA medical centers, including exoskeleton suits to help paralyzed veterans walk again and virtual reality equipment to help treat post-traumatic stress.
He also serves as an advisor on the President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide (PREVENTS) task force. In this role, he shares a responsibility to raise awareness about mental health, facilitate research and define a plan to prevent suicide. In 2020, Chris launched ReachStrong, a nonprofit aimed at empowering all Americans to care for their overall well-being. Chris is also a financial services executive at S and P Global, Inc, in New York City. He and his wife, Christine, have three children.