USPTA SoCal Virtual Town Hall
Time TBD by the Board
This event will be 120 minutes long and worth 1.00 education credits.
Join Elizabeth Luna and Meike Babel to discuss the psychological effects, and how to deal with the effects of quarantine.
Elizabeth Luna is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who primarily works with children and adolescents who endure anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, and struggle with adjustments issues, behavioral challenges, and parent-child conflict. For the last 2 years, she has been focused on working with athletes, as a Mental Performance Consultant Intern, on elevating their athletic performance by teaching the importance of mental training and implementing the mental skills into their sport, career, performances, and daily lives, in order to achieve peak mental conditioning. Elizabeth believes in a client centered strength-based integrative approach focusing on culturally informed evidence-based practice, while facilitating the client to build empowering mental skills and learn how to effectively implement these skills into their daily lifestyle in order to build, thrive, and fortify a resilient mindset. Elizabeth holds a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and is completing, Summer 2020, a Master's Degree in Sport Psychology from John F. Kennedy University.
Meike is a former world-class tennis player, reaching a career high of #27 in singles and #45 in doubles in 1995 on the WTA Tour. In 1992, Meike was nominated for the WTA “Rookie of the Year” Award. She played in 19 Grand Slams and represented her native country, Germany, in Fed Cup competition. Some of her best results include wins over Helena Sukova, Natalia Medvedeva, Zina Garrison and Gigi Fernandez. After retiring from the WTA Tour, Meike was the Assistant Coach for Women's Tennis at Tulane University and Vanderbilt University. In 2008, Meike graduated from Vanderbilt with a degree in Human and Organizational Development. She received further training from Duke University Integrative Medicine to assist clients in behavior modification and she is also a Mental Toughness Specialist certified by Dr. Jim Loehr’s Human Performance Institute. Meike is currently coaching in Denver, CO and works as Mental Skills coach with the Women's Tennis team at Vanderbilt as well as individual athletes from different sports. She is also serving as USTA Regional Training Center Mental Skills Coach.
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