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Senior Instructors

Dr. Vickie Woosley
Senior Instructor
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Dr. Woosley, Psy.D., HSP, is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides clinical and performance psychology for Vanderbilt University's athletic department. She administers direct patient care to the student-athletes as well as consulting services for the coaches and staff.

Prior to her current endeavors Dr. Woosley retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation with 21 years of distinguished service. While assigned to FBI headquarters she served as a Supervisory Special Agent in the psychological services unit, administering psychometric testing and evaluation to all active undercover agents and assisted in the screening, selection, training, and certification of undercover operatives. Additionally, while in the psychological services unit she consulted and taught a range of topics to local, state, federal, and international law enforcement agencies. Topics included undercover operations/techniques, street survival, and stress management. Her last assignment was as an instructor at the FBI Academy developing curriculum, teaching new agents, and analysts.

As a Special Agent she worked undercover on cases that lasted from a day to four years covering violations in narcotics, public corruption, health care fraud, child pornography and organized crime She worked on the UNABOM investigation which resulted in the arrest of Theodore Kaczynski in April of 1996.

Dr. Woosley continues to provide mental health care in a variety of settings for amateur, collegiate, semi-professional, and professional athletes. In her role as a psychologist, Dr. Woosley is trained in the applied practice of sport and performance psychology where she works with "elite" performance issues in areas to include sports/athletics, performing arts, high performance occupations (e.g. police/fire), business performance, and positive psychology applications.

Dr. Woosley attained her undergraduate and Master's degrees at Louisiana Tech University. She completed a Certified Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor program at UCLA, and earned a Masters and Doctorate degree at American School of Professional Psychology.

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