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Dr. Chris Carr

Director of Performance Psychology and Team Behavioral Health Clinician


Chris Carr enters his fourth season with the Packers in 2023 after being named the club's director of performance psychology and team behavioral health clinician on April 2, 2020. Carr, who had worked for the Packers as a consultant since 2018, joined the team after working as a sports and performance psychologist at Ascension St. Vincent Sports Performance in Indianapolis since 2006. In his current role in Green Bay, Carr is responsible for performance psychology and mental-health services for the players, staff and organization.

In 15 years at St. Vincent, Carr coordinated training, supervision, research and applied practice in sport and performance psychology while also providing individual counseling and consultation services. Prior to joining St. Vincent, Carr was the sport/performance psychologist at the Methodist Sports Medicine Center in Indianapolis from 2000-2006. 

Carr has served as a consultant for multiple professional sporting organizations, including the Packers, Indiana Pacers (2011-2020), Indiana Fever (2001-13), Oklahoma City Thunder (2008-11), Kansas City Royals (1999-2005), Columbus Crew (1996-2000), Tasman Motorsports (1996-98) and Arizona Cardinals (1994-95). He has also worked with numerous collegiate athletic programs, including Ball State University (2015-20), Butler (2015-20), Purdue (2001-07, 2013-18), Indiana (2007-13), Ohio State (1995-2000), Arizona State (1994-95) and Washington State (1992-94).

Carr has also worked extensively with the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) since 1992 as a member of USOPC Registry of Sport Psychology Providers. Carr was the sport psychologist for the United States Men's Alpine Ski Team from 1992-2002, attending the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. He also served as the United States Diving National Team's sport psychologist from 2004-08 and accompanied the team to the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Outside of the sporting world, Carr also consulted with the United States Navy Officer Candidate School at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Fla., from 1998-2001.

Carr received a doctorate of philosophy (Ph.D.) in counseling psychology with a minor in exercise science/sport psychology from Ball State (Muncie, Ind.) in 1992. He spent the third year of his Ph.D. program (1989-90) as a clinical research assistant in sport psychology at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., where he worked with elite-level athletes and coaches prior to the 1992 Olympic Games.

Carr received his bachelor of arts in psychology from Wabash College (Crawfordsville, Ind.) in 1982. While at Wabash, Carr was a four-year member and two-year starting offensive lineman for the Little Giant football team. He also studied off-campus at Oxford University in Oxford, England, during the spring semester of his junior year (1981), playing club rugby during his stay. Carr then completed his Master of Arts in counseling psychology at Ball State, where he was a graduate assistant football coach (offensive line/special teams) from 1983-84.

Carr is a licensed psychologist in the states of Wisconsin and Indiana, where he is also HSPP-endorsed (Health Service Provider in Psychology). A former president of Division 47 (Society for Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology) of the American Psychological Association (APA) who served on its executive committee from 2007-09, Carr was awarded the Bruce Ogilvie Award for Professional Practice by APA Division 47 and was honored at the 2020 APA Convention. From 2007-2020, Carr coordinated the Big Sky Sport Psychology Conference in Big Sky, Mont., an annual conference for licensed mental-health providers that work specifically in athletics and sport organizations; he now serves as the senior advisor for the meeting.

A native of Muncie, Ind., Carr now lives in Suamico, Wis., with his wife, Kelli. Their daughter, Rachel, is a club gymnastics coach at Eurostars Gymnastics in Plymouth, Mich., and is an honors graduate of Central Michigan University, where she was a member of the women's gymnastics team. Rachel is married to Derek Edwards, a Central Michigan graduate and three-year starter at offensive tackle for the Chippewas, and they have a daughter, Clara.