Speaker Bio & Presentations
Dr. Derick Anderson, PsyD.
The Founder of Invictus Performance Inc, Dr. Derick Anderson is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been in practice for over two decades. Dr. Anderson began his career in performance psychology working with the Miami Dolphins under Coach Jimmy Johnson. After three years of working with the team, Dr. Anderson continued his career in sports as a consultant for the NFL.
Opportunities with the U.S. Army Pacific Command and the Army Corps of Engineers drew Dr. Anderson away from sports for a time to develop leadership and communication skills for civilian and military leadership. Transitioning from working with the Military back to working with the civilian sector Dr. Anderson began working with the U.S. Marshals, FBI, Interpol and the Internet Crime Against Children Unit (ICAC). In his role with these organizations, he provided Wellness strategies for investigators and provided profiles of child predators and other violent offenders. Over time, other interesting opportunities presented themselves within the state prison system, alcohol and drug rehabilitation industry and corporate consulting.
Presentations & Workshops
Peak Performance - Understanding the psychology behind mental skills and the impact it plays in the sports world, mental health, and addiction populations.
Performance psychology skills, or mental skills are used primarily in the sports world and with certain populations that experience increased pressure from their occupation. These concepts and the psychology behing mental skills training has a direct impact on mental health and addictions populations as well. The structured, positive approach along with increased focus on accountability, serve as a guide to improved performance and quality of life. Dr. Derick Anderson and Jim Soda will discuss the concepts and the application in various settings of these skills over different populations.
- Educate on different Mental/Performance Skills and the psychology behind them.
- The impact that these skills can have clinically on a performance population.
- Utlizing these skills for best results with mental health and addictions population.
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The GXC Conference 2022 is dedicated to professionals who want to elevate their knowledge regarding therapeutic practices, treatment models, and the latest mental health, addiction, and wellness innovations.