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Roland A Carlstedt, Ph.D.

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American Psychological Association Division 47 Dissertation Award

I am a Research Associate in Psychology in McLean Hospital's Developmental Biopsychiatry Program. I am board certified in sport psychology (ABSP) and Biofeedback (BCIA). I Chair the American Board of Sport Psychology. My research background and interests include cerebral laterality, hypnosis/hypnotic susceptibility, neuroticism and repressive coping in relationship to brain functioning and how their interactions impact mental and physical health; psychologically mediated heart rate variability/heart rate deceleration in clinical and sport contexts; clinical exercise therapy; sport and clinical sport psychology; ecological/ambulatory psychophysiological monitoring in sport, performance and clinical contexts. I am advancing two clinical models, the "Dual-Placebo effect" and clinical denial/diagnostic aversion hypothesis that attempt to explain psychotheraputic practitioner-patient dynamics (mutual belief in intervention efficacy that can be predicted on the basis of similar levels of hypnotic susceptibility in the absence of biomarker-based evidence of positive outcome) and avoidant patient behavior that may impact morbidity and mortality in oncological and cardiological contexts respectively. I am also interested in methodological issues and individual differences as they relate to clinical trials as well as verifiable enduring biomarker-based assessment of intervention efficacy (intervention/mental training efficacy outcome testing designs in psychotherapy and performance contexts).

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  1. Carlstedt RA. Evidence-based applied sport psychology: A practitioner's manual. 2013; 500.
  2. Agashe, V & Carlstedt, RA. Psychological preparation for the London Olympics, 2012: The Indian shooting team. Asia - Specific International Conference on Sports & Exercise Psychology (ASICSEP): Association of Indian Universities, University Grants Commission and Sport Psychology Association of India: New Dehli (recipient of Best Conference Paper/Presentation). 2013.
  3. Carlstedt RA. Integrative sport psychology in medical practices. Invited presentation to the Sport Medicine Fellowship program of North Shore University Hospital of Long Island Jewish Hospital Network . 2013.
  4. Carlstedt RA. Psychophysiological assessment and biofeedback during official baseball games: Procedures, methodologies, findings and critical issues in applied sport psychology. Edmonds & Tenenbaum (Editors). Case Studies in Applied Psychophysiology: Neurofeedback and Biofeedback Treatments for Advances in Human Performance. 2012; 1(1):160-199.
  5. Carlstedt RA (Chair). The state of applied sport psychology in 2011: Perspectives, practices and new directions. Symposium, American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington D.C. 2011.
  6. Carlstedt RA. Conceptual, methodological and practice foundations of integrative evidence-based clinical research, diagnostics and intervention. Roland A. Carlstedt (Editor). Handbook of Integrative clinical psychology, psychiatry and behavioral medicine: Perspectives, practices and research. 2009; 1(1):1-16.
  7. Carlstedt, R.A. Handbook of Integrative clinical psychology, psychiatry and behavioral medicine: Perspectives, practices and research. 2009; 900.
  8. Carlstedt RA. Integrative diagnosis and intervention: The high-risk model of threat perception revisited. Handbook of Integrative clinical psychology, psychiatry and behavioral medicine: Perspectives, practices and research. Roland A. Carlstedt (Editor). 2009; 1(1):191-214.
  9. Carlstedt RA. Integrative multimodal assessment and intervention: A clinical protocol. Handbook of Integrative clinical psychology, psychiatry and behavioral medicine: Perspectives, practices and research. Roland A. Carlstedt (Editor). 2009; 1(1):835-862.
  10. Carlstedt, RA. Integrative evidence-based clinical psychology. Toward a Science of Clinical Psychology. L. L’ A’Bate (Editor). 2008; 1(1):229-260.
  11. Carlstedt RA. The psychology of athlete steroid use. Dunking, doubles and doping: How steroids are killing American athletics. N. Jendrick (Editor & Author). 2006; 1(1).
  12. Carlstedt RA. Toward evidence-based practice: Perfunctory pursuits or potent paradigms. Review of the book Evidence-based practice manual: Research and outcome measures in human and health services]. Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books (PsycCritiuques). 2005.
  13. Carlstedt RA. Critical moments during competition: A mind-body model of sport performance when it counts the most. 2004; 280.
  14. Carlstedt RA. Line-bisecting performance in highly skilled athletes: Does preponderance of rightward error reflect unique cortical organization and functioning? Brain Cogn. 2004 Feb; 54(1):52-7. PMID: 14733900.
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  15. Carlstedt RA. Ambulatory psychophysiology and ecological validity in studies of sport performance: Issues and implications for intervention protocols in biofeedback. Biofeedback. 2001; 4(29):18-22.
  16. Carlstedt RA. Psychologically mediated heart rate variability: A single case study of heart rate deceleration and a spectrum analysis of autonomic function during tournament tennis. Master’s thesis, Saybrook Graduate School, San Francisco. 1998.
  17. Carlstedt RA. Line bisecting test reveals relative left brain hemispheric predominance in highly skilled athletes: Relationships among cerebral laterality, personality, and sport performance. Doctoral Dissertation. Saybrook Graduate School, San Francisco.
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