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Roland A. Carlstedt, PhD, ABSP

McLean Hospital Title
Harvard Medical School Title
  • Research Associate in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry


Roland A. Carlstedt, PhD, ABSP, is a licensed clinical psychologist and is board certified in sport psychology and biofeedback. His research focuses on integrative health psychology behavioral medicine, clinical sport psychology (athlete mental health), and peak performance. He is advancing two predictive clinical explanatory models in the context of clinical diagnostics, intervention response and compliance analytics and outcomes in psychotherapy and clinical trials. He is a leader in the field of technology-based and biomarker-guided assessment, mental training, and efficacy outcome analytics. He is active in spearheading the Universal Clinical Trial in Mental Healthcare: Focus on Private Practices.

Dr. Carlstedt also serves as the chair for the American Board of Sport Psychology and is a member of the United States Olympic Paralympic Committee Registry of Mental Health Care Providers. He is a former professional tennis player and coach/sport psychologist on professional tennis tours. He has presented over 200 seminars on peak performance worldwide and has been featured in media in over twenty countries.


Handbook of Sport Neuroscience

Handbook of Sport Neuroscience and Psychophysiology
edited by Roland A. Carlstedt
(Taylor & Francis, 2018)

Book Evidence-Based Applied Sports Psychology

Evidence-Based Applied Sport Psychology: A Practitioner’s Manual
by Roland A. Carlstedt, PhD
(Springer Publishing 2012)

Book Handbook of Integrative Clinical Psychology

Handbook of Integrative Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine: Perspectives, Practices and Research
edited by Roland A. Carlstedt
(Springer Publishing 2009)

Book Critical Moments During Competition

Critical Moments During Competition: A Mind-Body Model of Sport Performance When it Counts the Most
by Roland A. Carlstedt, PhD
(Psychology Press, 2004)

Book Mentales Tennis

Mentales Tennis
by Roland A. Carlstedt, PhD
(SportInform Verlag, 1995)

Education & Training

  • 1995 BA in Psychology & Sociology, Western State College of Colorado
  • 1998 MA in Psychology, Saybrook University
  • 2001 PhD in Clinical Psychology, Saybrook University
  • 2001-2003 Clinical Psychology Fellowship, Behavioral Associates of New York City
  • 2005 Visiting Fellowship in Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital/MIT/Harvard Medical School
Board Certifications:
  • 2004 Licensed Psychologist, Board of Psychology, State of New York
  • 2004 Sport Psychology, American Board of Sport Psychology
  • 2006 Diplomate, American Board of Sport Psychology
  • 2010 Biofeedback, Biofeedback Certification Institute of America


Phone: 617.855.2970
Office Address: Belmont campus - Service Building, First Floor