Tamara Tasker, PsyD
Roles and Interests
- Director of Academics
- Faculty Representative - Pacific University Football Program
- Sport Psychology Consultant - Pacific University Athletics
- Professional Roles
- Sports Psychology (MSAT Program)
Clinical & Research Interests
Sport and performance psychology, college students/student athletes, DEI factors in athletics.
- PsyD, Pacific University, 2005, Clinical Psychology
- MS, Pacific University, 2002, Clinical Psychology
- BA, Colgate University, 1994, Major: English Literature
- Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Oregon #2068
- Association for Applied Sport Psychology, since 2012
Selected Recent Presentations (*denotes student author)
Tasker, T. (2019, December). What is Sport Psychology? Invited presentation to High School seniors through the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce “School to Careers” Academy.
Bergström, B., & Tasker, T. (2019, October). Performance optimization through fear: Applying principles of Exposure Therapy. Workshop presented at the 2019 annual Association for Applied Sport Psychology Conference, Portland, OR.
Cook, S., Granquist, M., Kenow, L., Podlog, L., Tasker, T., & Washington, L. (2019, October). An athlete is crying in my office, now what? Making the case for emotional first aid training for coaches. Panel presentation at the 2019 annual Association for Applied Sport Psychology Conference, Portland, OR
Bhalla, J., & Tasker, T. (2019, October). Pilot study to enhance coaches’ ability to teach resilience skills in student-athletes. Poster presented at the 2019 annual Association for Applied Sport Psychology Conference, Portland, OR.
Tasker, T., Bergström, B., & *Jones, A. (2018, October). Exposure therapy: Could facing your fears enhance performance? Poster presented at the 2018 annual Association for Applied Sport Psychology Conference, Toronto, Canada.
Bergström, B, *Jones, A, & Tasker, T. (2018, October). Using Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) interventions to enhance athletic performance: Three case examples. Poster presented at the 2018 annual Association for Applied Sport Psychology Conference, Toronto, Canada.
*Griffin, A., Koslofsky, S., & Tasker, T. (2018, April). Training Culturally Competent Psychologists: The Effects of a Doctoral-level Diversity Laboratory Course. Poster presented at the 2018 Annual Western Psychological Association Conference, Portland, OR.
Tasker, T., Edwards-Leeper, L., & *Jones, A. (2018, March) - Invited Presenters: Transgender Athlete Model. Northwest Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Meeting (NATA Div.10), Portland, OR.
*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.
Selected Recent Publications (*denotes student author)
*Arbo, G., Brems, C., & Tasker, T. (2020). Mitigating the antecedents of sport-related injury through yoga. International Journal of Yoga, 13(2), 120-129. DOI: 10.4103/ijoy.IJOY_93_19 https://www.ijoy.org.in/article.asp?issn=0973-6131;year=2020;volume=13;issue=2;spage=120;epage=129;aulast=Arbo
*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.