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Russ in the field​​

Russ has 10 + years of experience as a consultant and trainer delivering over 500 seminars and individual coaching sessions to sport, military, and small business communities.  Notable populations include the U.S. Army, NFL, NBA, Intelligence Community, and the DOD Warrior Games.  As an educator, Russ teaches at the Doctoral level at University of Western States teaching an assortment of courses and providing supervision to future professionals in the field of performance psychology.

featured work

  • Flaten, R & Hanna, F.  (2018).  From Resistance to Resilience:  A workshop for helping athletes make positive change.  Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) Conference, Toronto, CAN 

  • NFL Combine Prep for D-I and D-II Athletes

  • Mindset Training for Intelligence Community

  • (2015) Key Note Speaker:  Resilience in the Army - Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA), San Antonio, TX

Specialty areas

  • Mindset Training for peak performance and resilience

  • Leadership 

  • Biofeedback and Neurofeedback applications

  • Program and content development

Fred in the field

Fred has served as an educator, consultant, and trainer to the medical, mental health, corrections, business, and education communities, including such places as Johns Hopkins, Yale, and the Fort Peck Sioux Reservation.  He is a Senior Associate at John's Hopkins and a Full Professor at Adler University with over 20 years teaching experience.  Fred has authored or co-authored over 60 peer reviewed and professional publications.

Featured work

  • The 2019 Humanistic Impact Award 

  • The 2020 Adler University Social Justice Award 

  • Author of the book, "Therapy with Difficult Clients: Using the Precursors Model to Awaken Change."

  • DVD Series on working with defiant or resistant clients (Published through the American Psychological Association)


  • Client motivation and resistance

  • Oppression and freedom

  • Multicultural counseling

  • Personal development