The Athletic Trainer's Guide to Psychosocial Intervention and Referral

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 12/1/2007
  • Publisher: Slack Incorporated

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In the dynamic world of athletic training, it is important for students and clinicians to be comfortable with and capable of dealing with the mental, sociocultural, emotional, and physical behaviors of their clients. The Athletic Trainer's Guide to Psychosocial Intervention and Referral is the perfect guide to assist athletic training educators and practicing clinicians with the necessary knowledge and skills to manage psychosocial issues in athletic training.

Author Biography

James M. Mensch, PhD, ATC received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Temple University, a Masterís of Science degree in Pedagogy from Louisiana State University, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Kinesiology from the University of Maryland. Currently, Dr. Mensch is Director of the Graduate Athletic Training Program at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Mensch has published articles in the Journal of Athletic Training, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, and Athletic Therapy Today. He currently serves as an associated editor for Athletic Therapy Today, a site-visitor for CAATE, and a reviewer for the NATA-REF grant program. Dr. Menschís current work is centered around a research grant with the Department of Defense and the Army Military Base at Fort Jackson, SC. He lives with his wife (Laurene) and 2 children (Jackó7 years old and Anna Graceó 4 years old) in Ballentine, SC. Gary M. Miller, PhD, NCC completed his Bachelorís of Science degree in Health and Physical Education from Slippery Rock State College in 1962. He completed his Master of Education degree in School Counseling at Duquesne University in 1964 and his Certificate of Advances Studies in Counselor Education from Kent State University in 1966. His PhD was completed in 1969 at Case Western Reserve University and he took his first teaching position at Eastern Michigan University in the Department of Counseling that same year. He has been on the faculty of the University of South Carolina since 1975, teaching in counselor education. A specific area of interest he has developed involves counseling student athletes, and it is through this interest that he has been educating athletic trainers regarding interpersonal skills and competencies for their work with student athletes. His wife, Dr. Lynda A. Neese, is a middle school counselor. Their blended family includes Derek M. Miller, Kevin J. Miller, Dr. Brent Driggers, their wives, and three grandsons, Harry Driggers, Brandon Miller, and Owen Driggers. Dr. Miller has been an active counselor educator, serving as the editor for Spectrum, the international newsletter of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision and the president of the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. In addition, he has served as a site visitor on numerous accreditation visits for the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs. He is also a National Certified Counselor.

Table of Contents

Dedicationp. v
Acknowledgmentsp. viii
About the Authorsp. ix
Contributing Authorsp. x
Introductionp. xiv
Athletic Training and Psychosocial Issuesp. 1
Helping Approaches, Skills, and Applicationsp. 33
Systematic Referrals: Issues and Processes Related to Psychosocial Referrals for Athletic Trainersp. 65
Substance Abuse Issues for Athletic Trainersp. 101
Disordered Eatingp. 131
Psychological Response to Injury and Interventionsp. 163
Mental Health Issues for Athletic Trainersp. 197
Catastrophic Injuries and the Role of the Athletic Trainerp. 219
Nutrition and Supplements: A Scientific Review for the Athletic Trainerp. 239
Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Adolescent Sportsp. 261
Psychosocial Issues and Trends for the Athletic Trainerp. 273
Glossary and Internet Resourcesp. 303
Indexp. 313
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