David Lavallee, PhD, is a principal lecturer in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Teesside, England, where he teaches courses in psychology and is the director of the Center for Sport Performance and Applied Research. His educational qualifications include a master's degree in psychology from Harvard University and a doctorate in sport psychology from the University of Western Australia. Dr. Lavallee is also a chartered psychologist and graduate member of the British Psychological Society. His general area of research and applied interest is in counseling in sport and exercise settings. Currently, Dr. Lavallee serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Personal and Interpersonal Loss (Taylor & Francis) and is a member of the British Psychological Society Sport and Exercise Psychology Section Committee. He is a former All-American soccer player.