Athletic Trainer’s Guide to Psychosocial Intervention and Referral

by James Mensch (Editor), Gary Miller (Editor)
In the dynamic world of athletic training, it is important for students and clinicians to be comfortable 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.

Dr. James Mensch and Dr. Gary M. Miller have designed this text to help assimilate into practical application the cognitive and psychomotor competencies and clinical proficiencies pertaining to the Psychosocial Intervention and Referral domain outlined in the 2006 National Athletic Trainer’s Association Educational Competencies, Fourth Edition.

Educators will welcome information relating to specific strategies to assist in teaching psychosocial content to athletic training students. In the clinical setting, detailed approaches, models, and protocols for referrals will be of value to practicing athletic trainers dealing with a variety of psychosocial issues.

The Athletic Trainer’s Guide to Psychosocial Intervention and Referral provides appropriate intervention strategies and referral techniques specific to the role of an athletic trainer to initiate recovery for any patient/client experiencing a variety of psychosocial problems such as: eating disorders, anxiety issues, substance abuse, response to injury, catastrophic injuries, ergogenic aids, peer pressure, and depression.

This text covers all cognitive, psychomotor, and affect competencies NATA Educational Competencies. Incorporated throughout the text are cognitive and psychomotor educational competencies from the following domains:

Psychosocial Intervention and Referral
Medical Conditions and Disabilities
Nutritional Aspects of Injuries and Illnesses
Acute Care of Injuries and Illnesses
Pathology of Injuries and Illnesses
Risk Management and Injury Prevention
Health Care Administration

The Athletic Trainer’s Guide to Psychosocial Intervention and Referral will serve as a valuable tool for students, educators, and practicing athletic trainers managing myriad psychosocial conditions as they encounter different patients throughout their education and career.

Unique Features:
A combination of experts in counseling, medicine, and athletic training education provides the most practical and appropriate approach to the topics.
Practical applications, scenarios, case studies, and mock intervention strategies demonstrate each psychosocial issue pertaining to athletic training.
The text includes in-depth coverage of each educational competency and clinical proficiency related to psychosocial intervention and referral.
The user-friendly handbook format, including a comprehensive bibliography and glossary, makes for easy use in classroom or clinic.
Practical learning activities are presented at the end of each chapter to enhance learning opportunities.


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