Tamara Tasker, PsyD

Associate Professor, PsyD Clinical Program; Director of Academics (SGP)
UC Box: 
HPC 2 Room 293

Roles and Interests

Director of Academics (SGP)

Instructor: Professional Roles, Sports Psychology (MSAT Program)

Clinical/Research Interests: sport and performance psychology; college/graduate students/student athletes; and cross-cultural psychology.

Faculty Representative: Pacific University Football Program



PsyD, Pacific University, 2005, Clinical Psychology

MS, Pacific University, 2002, Clinical Psychology

BA, Colgate University, 1994, Major: English Literature


Professional Memberships

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Oregon #2068

Association for Applied Sport Psychology, since 2012


Select Publications/Presentations

Bissinger, A., Davis, S., & Tasker, T. (2017, October). Compassionate efficacy: An acceptance-based response style to body image concerns and cognitions for athletes. Poster presented at the 2017 annual Association for Applied Sport Psychology Conference, Orlando, FL.

Jones, A., & Tasker, T. (2017, July). University response to implementing the NCAA policy for transgender Student-Athletes. Presentation at International Conference of Sport and Society, London, UK.

Ohene, K., & Tasker, T. (2017, January). Exploring health and counseling resources for transgender college students. Poster presented at the 2017 National Multicultural Conference & Summit, Portland, Oregon.

Knackstedt, P., Tasker, T., & Davis, S. (2016, Sept). Perceived organizational support of collegiate student athletes transitioning out of sport and the influence on life satisfaction. Poster presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Phoenix, Arizona.

Riddell, B., Tasker, T., Davis, S., & Moonshine, C. (2016, Sept). Triggers and risk factors of substance abuse among college athletes. Poster presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Phoenix, Arizona.

West, J., Davis, S. E., & Tasker, T. E. (2013, April). Adult learning style preferences: Uncovering the illusion of sex-based differences. Poster accepted for presentation at the 2013 annual meeting of the British Psychological Society, Harrogate, England

Waltman, S. H., Hetrick, H., & Tasker, T. E. (2012). Designing, implementing, and evaluating a group therapy for underserved populations. Residential Treatment for Children and Youth, 29(4)

Murphy, E. C., & Tasker, T. E. (2011). Lost in a crowded room: A correlation study of Facebook & social anxiety. Interface on the Internet, 11(3). http://bcis.pacificu.edu/journal/article.php?id=791

Thomas, J. C., & Tasker, T. E. (2010, December 22). Life, liberty, work and the pursuit of happiness. [Review of the book The joy of work? Jobs, happiness and you, by P. Warr, & G. Clapperton]. PsycCRITIQUES, 55(51). doi: 10.1037/a0022089.