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Dr. Ariane Smith Machin

Ariene Smith Machin

Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
School: Arts & Letters
Academic Department: Psychology
Phone: 814-472-1180
E-mail: amachin@francis.edu
Office Location: Scotus Hall 217A

Education

  • Ph.D., University of North Texas
  • M.A., University of Minnesota
  • B.A., Franklin & Marshall College

Biography

Dr. Smith Machin joins the Saint Francis Psychology Department after many years of experience in education and counseling. She graduated in 2008 with her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology and a concentration in sport psychology from the University of North Texas, she has a master of arts in Kinesiology with a concentration in sport psychology from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor of arts in Biological Foundations of Behavior with a concentration in Neuroscience from Franklin & Marshall College.

Her collective experiences bring a broad range of research, professional presentations, and applied counseling experience to the Psychology Department. Much of Dr. Machin’s research and clinical work focuses on eating disorders, especially with college women and student athletes. Her counseling experiences include private practice, university counseling centers, and an outpatient eating disorders clinic. Her teaching has included undergraduate through graduate students and on-campus as well as online.

Dr. Smith Machin is also the author of a number of articles. The emphasis of much of her publications centers on eating disorders, especially with female student athletes. She also has published work related to sport psychology and women’s issues within the sport environment. Many of her public presentations are based on her sport expertise, providing workshops and presentations to athletes, parents, athletic departments, teams, coaches, and members of fitness clubs.

Teaching & Research

Courses

  • PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC 206: Health and Exercise Psychology
  • PSYC 321: Sport Psychology

Research Interests

Body image and disordered eating in the athlete population, adolescent and women’s issues, eating disorder interventions, sport psychology, issues related to social media and mental health and fitness behaviors

Papers and Presentations

Publications

  • Gonzalez, S., Smith Machín, A., and Cogan, K. (2013). Diversity in Sport. In B.W. Brewer and J.L. VanRaalte (Eds.), Exploring Sport and Exercise (3rd Edition), APA: Washington, DC.
  • Zach, K., Smith Machín, A., and Hoch, A.Z. (2011). Recent Advances in the Management of Eating Disorders and Female Athlete Triad. Clinics in Sports Medicine, 30, 551-573
  • Smith Machín, A. & Cogan, K.. (2009). Counseling Female College Athletes. In E.F. Etzel (Ed.), Counseling College Student-Athletes: Issues and Interventions, 2nd Edition. Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology.
  • Smith, A. & Petrie, T. (2008). Reducing the Risk of Disordered Eating Among Female Athletes: A Test of Alternative Interventions. Journal of Applied Sport Psychology, 20, 392-407.

Presentations

  • Latimer, K. & Smith Machín, A. (2012). Weighting for Perfect: Uncovering the ugly world of microaggression and eating disorders in girls. A roundtable discussion to be presented at the 120th annual American Psychological Convention, Orlando, FL.
  • Smith Machín, A. (2012). Predisposing Risk Factors for Injury in the Athlete Population: Issues and Interventions.. Presentation at the Froedtert/Medical College of Wisconsin Sport Medicine Clinic, PM&R Fellows Conference, Wauwatosa, WI.
  • Latimer, K. & Smith Machín, A. (2011). Emotional vampires, body bullies, and mean girls: Connecting with youth through media and metaphor. Symposium workshop at the 119th annual American Psychological Convention, Washington, DC.
  • Smith Machín, A. (2010). Risk Factors and Treatment Interventions for Eating Disorders in Female Athletes. Presentation at the Froedtert/Medical College of Wisconsin Sport Medicine Clinic, PM&R Fellows Conference, Wauwatosa, WI.
  • Smith Machín, A. & Petrie, T. (2009). Disordered Eating in Female College Students: A Test of Alternative Interventions. Poster session presented at the annual conference for the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.
  • Smith, A. (2006). A Cognitive-Dissonance Based Eating Disorder Intervention for Female College Student-Athletes. Poster session presented at the annual conference for the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, Miami, FL.
  • Cogan, K., Smith, A., Bader, C., & Pfenninger, G. (2004). Sport psychology consulting with an elite girls soccer team: Process and product. Symposium presented at the annual conference for the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Bader, C., Tebbe, C., Austin, H., Boyer, E., Braddock, L., Pfenninger, G., Smith, A., & Wildman, J. (2004). Construction 101: Building a winning team. Interactive workshop presented at the annual conference of the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Smith (2002). Perfectionism, competitiveness, and compulsivity as risk factors for overuse injuries in Division III female cross country runners. Presentation at Midwest Sport Psychology Symposium, Southern Illinois University, Illinois.

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