Wheelock College of Education & Human Development is proud to announce the hiring of Dr. Marla Zucker as Lecturer and Supervisor of Sport Psychology within the Counseling Psychology and Applied Human Development (CPAHD) program. At Wheelock, Dr. Zucker’s primary focus will be supervising master’s and doctoral students on the Sport Psychology track.
Dr. Zucker will be teaching graduate-level sport psychology practicums and providing individual supervision to graduate students, helping them learn and hone their skills in working with athletes and teams. She has focused on two primary interests in her academic work: treating psychological trauma, which she’s done for more than 15 years, and conducting research on cutting-edge trauma treatments and violence prevention programs.
In 2012, seeking to meld her professional focus on psychology with her personal interest in sport and exercise, Dr. Zucker returned to the classroom, at Boston University, to pursue certification in sport psychology. She earned her Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) credential in 2013 and opened her practice, Boston Sport and Performance Psychology, soon thereafter.
As an adult, Dr. Zucker found a new passion for cycling, participating in many Century rides across the U.S. and serving as a mentor for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program. Cycling then led to triathlons. Though her goal will never be to break records – except her own – fitness and sports bring joy, energy, and fun to her life and provide an outlet for her competitive spirit.
Dr. Marla Zucker’s most recent project is her upcoming book titled, “Treating Adult Survivors of Childhood Emotional Abuse and Neglect: Component-Based Psychotherapy,” which she co-wrote with Drs. Elizabeth K. Hopper, Frances K. Grossman, and Joseph Spinazzola.