Robin Scholefield, PhD

Coordinator of Clinical & Sport Psychology Services, University of Southern California

Dr. Robin Scholefield has provided counseling to individual student athletes, groups, teams as well as conjoint sessions for student athletes and coaches/teammates for the past 20 years at the University of Southern California. She is the Associate Director, Student Counseling Services, and Professor, Department of Psychiatry, KECK School of Medicine, and oversees the Clinical Sport Psychology Program and Services for USC’s Athletic Department. She provides oversight of all counseling, performance enhancement, and team-building services. She provides consultation to administration and coaches regarding the management and handling of student athletes with mental health or behavioral issues. The program is funded by athletics and consists of four full-time clinical sport psychologists and a part-time sport psychiatrist.


Besides presenting on various issues of working with student athletes clinically, as well as the development of clinical and sport psychology services within a university setting, Robin has co-authored a book chapter on working with male student athletes in Ed Etzle’s Counseling College Student-Athletes (3rd ed.), and another in The APA Handbook of Sport and Exercise Psychology entitled Current Approaches to Sport Psychology in Collegiate and Olympic Settings, as well as other publications. More recently the USC Sport Psychology team secured an NCAA grant to develop and evaluate a Mindfulness Based Training Program for Promoting Mental Health and Wellbeing in Student Athletes.


She has a Ph.D. and Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Alliant University and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Southern California. She won a Bronze Medal in the 4×100 Medley Relay and placed 9th in the 100 meter breaststroke at the 1976 Olympic Games.