Dr. Valdes is writing a new book entitled, Strengthening Your Mental Core: A Guide for Athletes and Coaches.

The book discusses mental conditioning, sports and performance psychology. Find out the latest in techniques that elite athletes use to extend the potential in human performance.

You can check out a promotional preview e-book at:


Dr. Valdes was interviewed by DecaturFM internet radio station, a new, local, start-up in Decatur, Georgia on Thursday, October 18, 2018. He discussed sports psychology and mental fitness.

Watch the video below.

PSYCHOGENYX is researching an assessment tool that measures an individual's mental core.  This measure provides real-time results about one's “readiness to perform” mindset.  The assessment is called the Mental Fitness Tracker.  We are currently gathering data and developing norms for the assessment.  If you are interested in previewing the assessment for the purposes of helping us to develop norms, please go to the Mental Fitness Tracker tab on this website.   You can also go to our mobile app, Mindfuel to access the assessment.  Thank you in advance for your interest and support.  

PSYCHOGENYX, LLC has partnered with Peerless Performance, LLC, a woman-owned, full service performance improvement, culture engineering agency.  PSYCHOGENYX will provide executive and management consulting services and coaching to the partnership's mutual clientele.  

Dr. Valdes of Psychogenyx will be presenting his newest professional workshop, "Coaching High-Flyers:  An Integrated Approach for Developing the Mindset of Grit and Resilience in Leaders and Organizations", as a part of the Georgia Psychological Association workshop offerings for 2018 on February 16th in Atlanta, Georgia. 

The 2018 Conference Committee of the Society of Consulting Psychology is pleased to inform Psychogenyx that Dr. Valdes' concurrent session workshop, "Coaching High-Flyers:  An Integrated Approach for Developing the Mindset of Grit and Resilience in Leaders and Organizations," has been accepted for inclusion in the 2018 Consulting Psychology Conference, scheduled for February 8 – 11, 2018 in Savannah, Georgia.  

Drs. Luis Valdes and Kim Krinsky attended the American Academy of Forensic Psychology workshop "Improving Testimony in Depositions and Trials" in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 4, 2017.  

We are pleased to announce the addition of Scott Ramsey, LAPC, to our staff. He has a Master's Degree as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor from Argosy University.  He also has a Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy from the University of Georgia.  He has worked at North DeKalb Mental Health CSB, Crossroads Hospice (where he was privileged to counsel those at end of life and their families, working mostly with memory care individuals), Lakeview Behavioral Health (a short-term acute care facility), and Peachford Hospital. 

Dr. Valdes presented a workshop for the Georgia Psychological Association annual meeting in Atlanta, GA on April 2, 2017.  The workshop was designed for licensed psychologists who are members of GPA.   The workshop was entitled "Practice Diversification for Fun and Profit."  

Dr. Valdes of Psychogenyx will be conducting a workshop at the 2017 APA Division 13 Consulting Psychology Conference in Seattle, Washington at the Seattle Waterfront Marriott at 3:00 PM on February 10, 2017.  His workshop is entitled: Leadership Development Through the Lens of Sports and Performance Psychology.  

The session is designed to provide a model for high-impact individual and team training programs. Participants learn how world-class athletes, teams and coaches perfect their skills, refine their game plans and execute in a highly competitive and pressure packed environment. The Peak Performance Training is based on the application of the Peak Performance System™.

Dr. Krinsky recently published an article entitled "Whistle-blowing in American police agencies" published in the journal Crime Psychology Review through Taylor & Francis online.  The article can be accessed at: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/YwGghmbUavR8CvdYqvxf/full

Dr. Valdes presented a workshop at the Georgia Psychological Association Annual Meeting entitled "Group Therapy for Men: An Integrated Approach to Treatment." The workshop was offered on Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 9:30am-12:30pm at the Marriott Augusta at the Convention Center (2 Tenth Street, Augusta, GA 30901).  

Drs. Valdes and Krinsky attended the 7th Annual NaBITA (the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association) Conference in San Antonio, Texas on November 17-19, 2015.  

Dr. Kim Krinsky of PSYCHOGENYX has had a recent article published in Crime Psychology Review entitled "A review of eyewitness identification in the United States:  problems and policies."   

Dr. Valdes presented a training workshop entitled "Ethics, Social Media and the Internet"  on September 16, 2016 at the Georgia Psychological Association offices. This workshop was requested by and offered through GPA and was designed for psychologists and other mental health professionals.    

Dr. Valdes previously presented this workshop at the Georgia Psychological Association Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 25, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.  

"This workshop will explore various marketing and service delivery options available to psychologists in addition to summarizing and critiquing the current state of the digital world as it pertains to psychologists and mental health care. Dr. Valdes will demonstrate a plan that he used to take advantage of the remarkable tools that the internet provides. Particular attention will be paid to ethical guidelines for psychologists, potential violations, the recent guidelines for telepsychology, and what new frontiers have yet to be addressed by the guidelines. Participants will be offered an overview of ethical issues and dilemmas that can be encountered as they explore the expanse of the internet. "

PSYCHOGENYX on the go!!  The new and vastly improved mental conditioning app for smartphones and tablets, Mindfuel is available from PSYCHOGENYX. For news, resources, tools, videos, social media, and other relevant information about mental conditioning and sports psychology, click on this link to download the app: http://appmc.hn/1aekztQ.   

Luis Valdes, Ph.D.  has been highlighted in an article in Grit Magazine, an online magazine about Canadian sports.  He discusses the key issues faced by elite professional athletes who must confront the end of their career and the decision to retire.  

Dr. Kim Krinsky, a member of the Georgia Psychological Association (GPA) Ethics Committee, was a panel discussant at the GPA Annual Meeting held in Athens, Georgia in May 2014.