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Managing The Transition From The NFL

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Candice Deniece Williams is a native of Huntsville, Texas.

She holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University as well as a Masters of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Sam Houston State University.

In addition, she is a mental health advocated and dedicated to serving her community both on the local and state levels.

Candice served on the Board of Directors for the Texas Counseling Association and was also the Director for the Texas Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development from 2012-2014.

Candice is currently pursuing her doctorate degree from Sam Houston State University in Counselor Education with an emphasis in sports counseling.

Her research areas include athletic participation and wellness, concussion recovery and mental health, and resiliency in athletes.

Candice recently accepted a position in Washington D.C. as the Program Manager of Mental Health Services for The Trust which is a new program sponsored by the NFL Players Association to support former NFL players as they make the transition from professional football.

In her new role as program manager she will be responsible for handling mental health cases involving former players, identifying mental health resources for players, and creating mental health trainings and protocols for the Trust.