Dr. Julie Sutcliffe is a licensed psychologist specializing in athlete mental health and sport and performance psychology. She began at Stanford in 2018. In her role of Assistant Director of Sport Psychology for Stanford Athletics, she provides individual and team services to Stanford Varsity student-athletes, consultation, education, and outreach programming to Stanford Athletics and specialized care referrals.

Clinical Focus

  • Psychology

Academic Appointments

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Member, Clinical/Counseling Sport Psychology Association (2019 - Present)
  • Member, American Psychological Association- Div. 47- Society for Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology (2011 - Present)
  • Member, Association of Applied Sport Psychology (2008 - Present)

Professional Education

  • Internship: University of Denver (2015) CO
  • PhD Training: University of Denver (2015) CO
  • Fellowship, Northwestern University, Counseling and Psychological Services, Psychology (2016)
  • Doctorate, University of Denver, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, Clinical Psychology (2015)
  • M.S., University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Kinesiology, Sport and Exercise Psychology (2011)
  • B.A., Vassar College, Psychology (2003)

All Publications

  • Identifying Psychological Difficulties in College Athletes. The journal of allergy and clinical immunology. In practice Sutcliffe, J. H., Greenberger, P. A. 2020


    Psychological conditions occur frequently in college students. One contributing factor is the onset of most mental health disorders occurring in late adolescence and early adulthood, as well the identity formation and individuation that is typical of this developmental stage. Pre-college trauma (emotional, physical, sexual, and witness to violence) and lower socioeconomic status can set the stage for psychological difficulties. Some of many stressors that may affect college-athletes include peer pressures, independence, need to please family, friends and coaches, high level of expectations with a very strong commitment to succeeding and winning in competitive and intense intercollegiate sports, time management for academic demands, sports, relationships and well-being, mood status, history of mental illness, injuries including concussions, and adjusting to the length of time for recovery from injuries, fears of re-injury or return-to-play concerns, managing body and weight concerns related to performance and unexpected medical conditions such as infectious mononucleosis. A case is presented of a patient who is a college student-athlete with mild intermittent asthma and seasonal allergic rhinitis who was found to have generalized anxiety, surreptitious cannabis use, and bulimic symptoms. He was angry at his position coach because of lack of playing time.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jaip.2020.03.006

    View details for PubMedID 32209401