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Graduate School of Professional Psychology

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What is CPEX?

The Center for Performance Excellence (CPEX) is a nonprofit consulting organization that provides sport and performance psychology to the Denver community. Every day we use performance as a vehicle for positive social change, and to teach mental strategies to achieve personal excellence. Through passionate service delivery that emphasizes well-rounded development, personal responsibility, and citizenship, our clients gain the knowledge and develop the tools to chart a new course for their future.

What is Performance Excellence?

Performance excellence is working toward fulfillment, meaning, and satisfaction in life by increasing capability, developing consistency, and connecting to the joy of performing. CPEX consultants provide the opportunity to train the mind along with the body, to create valuable connections between thoughts and actions.

What Consulting Services Does CPEX Offer?

At CPEX, we are invested in creating the best experience for each client. We offer consulting services to individuals, teams and groups, as well as workshops for groups, organizations, coaches, professionals, and parents. We have specific packages for two overarching communities: sport and the performing arts, and businesses and occupations.

Sport & Performing Arts

CPEX offers two separate packages for teams and individuals within sport and performing arts. We recognize that all clients stand at different stages in their journeys and encounter different struggles. The following packages were created through our experience as the most common areas of assistance for our clients.

Each package is tailored to the individual needs of our clients, and includes skills that are not only utilized within the performance domain, but can directly translate to other areas in life.

Sport and Performance Package Options

Performance Development Package

Perfect for groups and organizations that are either just starting out or are in the rebuilding stages, this package provides teams and individuals with the capability to grow, mature, and reconnect to the enjoyment of performing.

Target areas of the Development package:

  • Creating team culture
  • Motivation and commitment
  • Building self-confidence
  • Purposeful practice
  • Communicating effectively
  • Leadership

Performance Advancement Package

Engineered for established groups looking to consistently compete at a high level or reach the next level of performance, this package provides teams and individuals with the capability to strengthen their performance and maximize their potential.

Target areas of the Advancement package:

  • Overcoming adversity
  • Confidence under pressure
  • Mental toughness
  • Finishing strong
  • Emotion regulation
  • Distraction management

Business & Occupational

CPEX is a leader in performance psychology. Performance psychology uses the transferability of sport psychology principles to other performance domains to maximize potential, better manage stress, and to help all performers develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential to excellent performance.

Occupational Performance Package

Designed for working professionals, this package provides businesses and individuals with the capability to operate at a heightened level, better manage daily stressors, and achieve performance excellence within their occupation.

Target areas of the Occupational package:

  • Energy/Stress Management
  • Attentional control and focus
  • Job satisfaction and career motivation
  • Enhancing team dynamics
  • Efficient communication

Who are CPEX Consultants?

CPEX consists of approximately 25 performance consultants, 25 consulting trainees, and 6 senior consultants/supervisors. Each consultant is currently earning a graduate degree (Master of Arts in Sport and Performance Psychology or Doctorate of Psychology) at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Professional Psychology.

Our consultants receive a minimum of 250 hours of training prior to working with clients. Training involves rigorous, multi-layered supervision, hands-on instruction and education, and direct observation of working consultants in the field. All consultants are supervised by recognized experts and leaders in sport and performance psychology with over 45 years of professional practice. 

Where Does Consulting Take Place?

  • Most individual clients will meet with their consultant in the Center for Performance Excellence (CPEX) located at the University of Denver campus. 
  • For most teams and organizations, our consultants provide on-site sessions at client’s practice/work location (e.g., schools, athletic fields, employment office, etc.)
  • Phone and Skype sessions are also available for clients unable to attend in-person sessions.

Payment Options

We recognize that each client has a different demand for the frequency of our services. For specific pricing and consultant availability, please contact CPEX at 303-871-2202 or [email protected]. Below is a price estimate for utilizing CPEX services:

Estimated Pricing

  • Individual Client | $50 per session
  • One-Time Group Workshop | $150 per hour
  • Seasonal Team/Organization | $500 per season

If you have any further questions about our consulting services, please refer to our FAQ page or contact Dr. Jessica Dale Bartley by email or phone: (303) 871-2202