The Green Bay Packers named Dr. Chris Carr Director of Performance Psychology and Team Behavioral Health Clinician. The announcement was made Thursday by General Manager Brian Gutekunst.
Carr, who has worked as a consultant for the Packers since 2018, joins the team after working as a sports and performance psychologist at St. Vincent Sports Performance in Indianapolis since 2006. He was recently awarded the Bruce Ogilvie Award for Professional Practice through APA (American Psychological Association) Division 47 (Society for Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology) and will be honored at the 2020 APA Convention in Washington, D.C., in August.
During his time at SVSP, Carr coordinated training, supervision, research and applied practice in sport and performance psychology. He also provided individual counseling and consultation services. Carr has worked as a consultant for numerous professional organizations including the Packers, Indiana Pacers (2011-2020), Indiana Fever (2001-13), Oklahoma City Thunder (2008-2011), Kansas City Royals (1999-2005), Columbus Crew (1996-2000), Tasman Motorsports (1996-98) and the Arizona Cardinals (1994-95). He is a past-president of Division 47 (Exercise and Sport Psychology) of the American Psychological Association and served on the Executive Committee from 2007-09. Carr, a former football player at Wabash College and graduate assistant coach at Ball State, has also worked with college athletes and staffs at numerous schools including Butler University, Purdue University and The Ohio State University. The Muncie, Ind., native has been a member of the USOC Sport Psychology Registry – Provider Network since 1992 and has worked with athletes in diving, skiing, snowboarding and synchronized swimming.