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Jessica Mohler, Psy. D., CMPC

Clinical Sports Psychologist
Assistant Director Midshipmen Development Center

Dr. Jessica M. Mohler, CMPC, is a clinical and sport psychologist. Since 2008, she has worked at the United States Naval Academy as the Coordinator of Sport Psychology Services within the Midshipmen Development Center (MDC), providing both counseling and mental skills training to student athletes, teams and military groups. Dr. Mohler is a member of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology where she currently holds Certified Consultant status. As well, she is a member of the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry for the current quadrennium. Her work is influenced from training in both sport and exercise psychology, being a Naval Officer, and contributing to the development of military leaders. 

In 2000, Dr. Mohler graduated from The University of Maryland, College Park, with a Master of Arts in Kinesiology, specialty in Sport and Exercise Psychology. While she attended UMCP she studied the determinants of expert performance while teaching courses to undergraduates. She was awarded a Doctor of Psychology from Loyola University in Maryland where she researched the effect of exercise on mental health.  In 2004, she was commissioned as a lieutenant in the United States Navy. She completed her internship at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda and her post doctoral year at Naval Hospital, Jacksonville, FL, where she was stationed for the next three years as both a Staff Psychologist and Department Head. While at NAS Jacksonville, she provided cognitive and behavioral resources to active duty trying to maintain Navy physical standards. She received Navy wide recognition for her efforts in applying mental skills training to the Physical Readiness Test. In 2007, she was deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and received a Joint Commendation Medal for her mental health support and program development for the Joint Task Force. In 2008, she resigned from Active Duty and joined the staff of the USNA, MDC. While most of her time is spent in applied aspects of sport psychology, she is part of a research team that investigates biomarkers of cognitive workload in pilots. Dr. Mohler served as the first psychologist to be Chair of the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports. She has been a member of the NCAA’s Mental Health Task Force, Sleep Task Force and Diverse Student Athlete Well Being Task Force. She is a sport psychology consultant to the Baltimore Orioles and the US Sailing Team. She has been an invited speaker internationally on the application of sport science in the military.

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