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Rebecca Clark

Deaflympics

GamesSportEventResult
Christchurch 1989
Los Angeles 1985
Köln 1981

Born: 13 Mar 1960

Gender: W

Bio

Dr. Becky Clark is a certified mental performance consultant, sports diplomat, mentor, scholar, and licensed psychotherapist with a private practice in New York City. She has consulted with Olympians, Paralympians, and Deaflympians, U.S. Deaf Women’s and Men’s National Volleyball teams, U.S. Deaf Women’s National Soccer team, college, youth and recreational athletes throughout her career. As therapist, she specializes in working with athletes with and without disabilities.

Dr. Clark earned her PhD in Kinesiology with a specialty in Sport and Exercise Psychology at Temple University and MSW in Clinical Social Work from New York University. Dr. Clark is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) and Fellow of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology and listed in the United States Olympic Sport Psychology Registry.

Dr. Clark has published in sports-related publications including scholarly journals and books, and presented papers at various national and international organizations. Dr. Clark served as a Sports Envoy to Thailand and China to advance disability rights, inclusion and gender equality for the U.S. Department of State, and as an American Cultural Ambassador in the area of sports for the Deaf in Venezuela. She has worked with organizations, institutions and individuals from over 100 countries as a consultant and sports diplomat in the areas of leadership, mental skills training, youth sports, deaf & disability sport, trauma- informed sports, gender equality, inclusion and the use of sport as a tool for effective and positive social change.

Becky has a long and rich history as a multi-sport elite athlete including four sport high school letter winner, former basketball player for Pat Summitt and the University of Tennessee Lady Vols, a three-time Deaflympian with one gold and two silver medals for the USA Deaf Women’s Volleyball Team, and also competed in the 1991 U.S. Olympic Festival. Becky has run seven marathons and competed in fast pitch softball for 25 years with two trips to the national tournament. She has played for two legendary Hall of Fame coaches in two different sports. She was a torchbearer for the 2002 Winter Olympics Torchbearer Relay Team.

Dr. Clark is a recipient of the President’s Council of Fitness, Sports and Nutrition Community Leadership Award and New York University Silver School of Social Work Distinguished Alumni Award. She serves on the executive board of WomenSport International and the advisory council of Equality League.

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