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Monna Arvinen-Barrow, PhD, (C. Psychol)

Associate Professor
 Monna Arvinen-Barrow
(414) 229-3360
(414) 229-2613
Pavilion 370

Education

Postgraduate Diploma in Research Degree Supervision (PGCRDS) The University of Northampton United Kingdom 2011
Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching in Higher Education (PGCTHE) The University of Northampton United Kingdom 2010
Ph D Sport Psychology The University of Northampton United Kingdom 2009
BS Psychology, Minor: Sport Studies University College Northampton United Kingdom 2003
BA Technical Fashion Designing Helsinki Polytechnic (now known as Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences) Helsinki, Finland 2000

Speaker Topics

  • Psychology of Sport Injury
  • Performance Enhancement in Individuals and Groups
  • Sport Psychology

Interests & Expertise

Monna Arvinen-Barrow’s research and applied work is underpinned by psychological theory and research. Her current research is focused on:

  • Psychosocial aspects of sport injuries
  • Psychosocial impact of career-ending injuries
  • Utilizing a multidisciplinary approach to sport injury rehabilitation
  • Use of Active Video Gaming (AVG) in sport injury rehabilitation

Arvinen-Barrow’s past research has included research into psychology of sport injuries, use of psychological intervention techniques for performance enhancement and sport injury rehabilitation and psychological effects of “Swimming with Babies Approach” to baby swimming.

Some of her other on-going research collaborations include inactivity and sedentary behaviour among adolescents in Finland, use of mental imagery and team building in sports. She is also interested in conducting cross-cultural research.

Selected Publications

Arvinen-Barrow, M., DeGrave, K., Pack, S., & Hemmings, B. (In Press). Transitioning out of professional sport: The psychosocial impact of career-ending non-musculoskeletal injuries among male cricketers from England and Wales. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology.
Arvinen-Barrow, M., & Granquist, M. D. (In Press). Psychosocial considerations for rehabilitation of the injured athletic patient. Rehabilitation techniques for sports medicine and athletic training, 7.
Clement, D., LaGuerre, D., & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (2019). Role of religion and spirituality in sport injury rehabilitation. Sport, psychology and Christianity: Welfare, performance and consultancy.
Monna Arvinen-Barrow and Damien Clement, ed. (2019). The psychology of sport and performance injury: An interprofessional case-based approach.
Arvinen-Barrow, M., Hamson-Utley, J. J., & DeFreese, J. (2018). Sport injury, rehabilitation, and return to sport. Jim Taylor (Ed.). Assessment in applied sport psychology, 266-295.
Arvinen-Barrow, M. (2018). Injury Prevention in Sport and Performance Psychology. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Psychology.
Gnacinski, S. L., Massey, W. V., Hess, C. W., Nai, M. M., Arvinen-Barrow, M., & Meyer, B. B. (2017). Examining stage of change differences in NCAA student-athletes’ readiness for psychological skills training. The Sport Psychologist, 31(4), 356-368.
Gnacinski, S. L., Arvinen-Barrow, M., Brewer, B. W., & Meyer, B. B. (2017). Factorial validity and measurement invariance of the Perceived Susceptibility to Sport Injury scale. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 27(7), 754-761.
Hamson-Utley, J. J., Arvinen-Barrow, M., & Clement, D. (2017). Managing mental health aspects of post-concussion syndrome in collegiate student-athletes. Athletic Training & Sports Health Care, 9(6), 263-270.
Ford, J., Ildefonso, K., Jones, M., & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (2017). Sport-related anxiety: Current insights. Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine, 8, 205-212.
Arvinen-Barrow, M., Hurley, D., & Ruiz, M. C. (2017). Transitioning out of professional sport: The psychosocial impact of career-ending injuries among elite Irish rugby football union players. Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology, 10(1), 67-84.
Gnacinski, S. L., Cornell, D. J., Meyer, B. B., Arvinen-Barrow, M., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (2016). Functional movement screen factorial validity and measurement invariance across sex among collegiate student-athletes. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 30(12), 3388-3395.
Clement, D., Arvinen-Barrow, M., & Van Horn, S. (2016). Lés émotions comme antécédent et conséquences de la blessure en sport. [Emotions as antecedents and consequences of sport injury]. Lés émotions en sport et en EPS: Appretissage, Performance et Santé. [Emotions in sport, exercise and physical education – Learning performance and health], 401-415.

Presentations

Ildefonso, K., & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (March 2019). Exploring mental toughness in sport injury rehabilitation: A grounded theory approach. The Midwest Regional Association for Applied Sport Psychology Conference, Mankato, MN, USA.
Ford, J., Beauchemin, R., Halama, B., Ildefonso, K., Zike, D., & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (March 2019). Exploring the use of performance strategies in Division 1 athletes. The Midwest Regional Association for Applied Sport Psychology Conference, Mankato, MN, USA.
Zike, D., & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (March 2019). Reflections on becoming a PhD student: Lessons learned. The Midwest Regional Association for Applied Sport Psychology Conference, Mankato, MN, USA.
Visek, A., Mannix, H., & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (October 2018). Linking fun to physical literacy and the 3ps: A logic model approach to transforming youth sport climates. Association for Applied Sport Psychology Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada.
Jones, M., & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (May 2018). Returning to play after multiple, consecutive, major lower extremity injuries: A retrospective self-narrative approach. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Health Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI, USA.
Arvinen-Barrow, M. (January 2018). “Baseball was made for kids and grown-ups only screw it up” (Bob Lemon): Thoughts on biopsychosocial youth athlete development. Major Youth Baseball Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, USA.
Jones, M., Ford, J., Arvinen-Barrow, M., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (October 2017). The influence of personality and previous injury history on athletes’ perceived susceptibility to sport injury. Association for Applied Sport Psychology Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, USA.
Ildefonso, K., Arvinen-Barrow, M., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (October 2017). The relationship between athletes’ perceptions of sport injury susceptibility, mental toughness, and sport injury occurrence: A prospective study. Association for Applied Sport Psychology Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, USA.
Ford, J., Earl-Boehm, J. E., & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (October 2017). The relationship between grit and life stressors in collegiate student-athletes: a preliminary investigation. Association for Applied Sport Psychology Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, USA.
Clement, D., & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (July 2017). Athletic trainers’ views and experiences of discussing psychosocial and mental health issues with athletes: An exploratory study. International Society of Sport Psychology 14th World Congress, Sevilla, Spain.
Jones, M., Ford, J., Arvinen-Barrow, M., & Earl-Boehm, J. E. (May 2017). The influence of personality and previous injury history on athletes’ perceived susceptibility to sport injury. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Health Research Symposium, Milwaukee, WI, USA.
Nai, M., Meyer, B. B., Gnacinski, S. L., & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (April 2017). An examination of the association between conscientiousness and the two factors of grit in NCAA student-athletes. Annual meeting for the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL, USA.
Arvinen-Barrow, M., & Hemmings, B. (December 2016). Strategies to improve athletes’ coping with career-ending sport injuries. The British Psychological Society Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology Conference, Cardiff, United Kingdom.
Emmer, G., Gnacinski, S., Earl-Boehm, J. E., & Arvinen-Barrow, M. (October 2016). An investigation into role of personality in collegiate athletes’ readiness to engage in psychological skills training. Association for Applied Sport Psychology Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ, USA.
Hess, C. W., Meyer, B. B., Arvinen-Barrow, M., & Pack, S. (October 2016). The lived experiences of an injured athlete and members of a performance management team during injury rehabilitation: An interpretative phenomenological analysis.. Association for Applied Sport Psychology Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

Professional Memberships

  • Chartered Psychologist. British Psychological Society (2010 – present)
  • An elected expert member of Finnish Sport Psychology Association (2008 – present)
  • Association for Applied Sport Psychology (2013 – present)

Honors & Awards

Dorothy V. Harris Memorial Award (2016, September 30) Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP).
Research Bursary for Doctoral Studies (2003) University College Northampton, United Kingdom.