Skip to content
Speakers

Dr. Becky Clark

Dr. Becky Clark (private practice and consulting business)
United States

BECKY CLARK, PHD, LCSW, CCPT

Dr. Becky Clark is a 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 in a number of sports, U.S. Deaf Women’s and Men’s National Volleyball teams, U.S. Deaf Women’s National Soccer team, professional, college, youth and recreational athletes throughout her career. As a 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 (NYU). She is an adjunct professor at NYU Silver School of Social Work where she co-developed the first graduate course on the Introduction of Mental Health in Athletes. Dr. Clark is a Mental Performance Consultant and Fellow of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology and listed in the United States Olympic Sport Psychology and Mental Health Registries.

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 Ambassadorof Sports for the Deaf in Venezuela. She has worked with organizations, institutions and individuals from over 100 countries as a consultant and sports diplomat inthe areas of leadership, mental skills training, youth sports, deaf & disability sport, trauma­informed sports, gender equality, inclusion and the use of sport as a tool for effective and positive social change.

Dr. Clark 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 three­time Deaflympian with one gold and two silver medals for the USA Deaf Women’s Volleyball Team, and gold medal in the 1991 U.S. Olympic Festival. She 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.

Connect with Dr. Becky Clark
Dr. Becky Clark's

Sessions

  • Visibility and Voice
    Visibility and Voice
    Sports Diplomacy and the Role it Plays
    Discover the unique role sports diplomacy can play in tackling the inequities experienced by women and girls with disabilities globally.

    Identify and discuss the various ways you can enable the enjoyment of physical activity for women and girls while sparking new ideas, partnerships and opportunities with other participants.

    Session Title: Sports diplomacy: Advancing gender equality, inclusion and diversity for girls and women with disabilities globally

    In-person session
    4:30pm - 5:15pm
    Visibility and Voice

    Identify and discuss the various ways you can enable the enjoyment of physical activity for women and girls while sparking new ideas, partnerships and opportunities with other participants.

    Session Title: Sports diplomacy: Advancing gender equality, inclusion and diversity for girls and women with disabilities globally

    Format: Workshop
    Lenses:
    • Human Rights
    visibility & voice

    Identify and discuss the various ways you can enable the enjoyment of physical activity for women and girls while sparking new ideas, partnerships and opportunities with other participants.

    Session Title: Sports diplomacy: Advancing gender equality, inclusion and diversity for girls and women with disabilities globally

    Format: Workshop
    Lenses:
    • Human Rights

Registrati­ons now open!

Wherever you are in the world, you can access the conference in ways that will work for you.

Register to learn how to curate your own virtual or hybrid in-person and virtual experience across the four conference days.