Athletic Trainer's Guide to Psychosocial Intervention and Referral
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
- Professional Development and Responsibility
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.
- 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.
About the Authors
- Chapter 1: Athletic Training And Psychosocial Issues
- James M. Mensch, PhD, ATC
- Chapter 2: Helping Approaches, Skills And Applications
- Gary M. Miller, MD
- Chapter 3: Systematic Referrals: Issues And Processes Related To Psychosocial Referrals For Athletic Trainers
- Matthew E. Lemberger, PhD
- Chapter 4: Substance Abuse Issues For Athletic Trainers
- Laura J. Veach, PhD, LPC, LCAS, CCS, NCC
- Chapter 5: Disordered Eating
- Teresa B. Fletcher, PhD, LPC, NCC; Mark E. Cole, MS, ATC, LAT, CSCS; and Barbara B. Meyer, PhD
- Chapter 6: Psychological Response To Injury And Interventions
- Eva V. Monsma, PhD
- Chapter 7: Mental Health Issues For Athletic Trainers
- H. Ray Wooten, PhD
- Chapter 8: Catastrophic Injuries And The Athletic Trainer
- Timothy D. Malone, MD; Bryan D. Fox, PhD; and Ashley Mulvey, MS, ATC
- Chapter 9: Nutritional Supplements: A Scientific Review for the Athletic Trainer
- Thomas D. Armsey, MD; John P. Batson, MD, FAAP; and James M. Mensch, PhD, ATC
- Chapter 10: Psychological Aspects Of Child And Adolescent Sports
- Jason J. Stacy, MD; Joshua Scott, MD, FACSM; and Jeffrey A. Guy, MD
- Chapter 11: Psychosocial Issues And Trends For The Athletic Trainer
- Daniel B. Kissinger, PhD, LPC, NCC
- Glossary and Internet Resources
"The Athletic Trainer's Guide to Psychosocial Intervention and Referral is a much needed textbook and reference addressing psychosocial issues encountered in athletic training and allied health care settings. The wide array of psychosocial topics provides the reader with an excellent resource to refer to when challenged with atypical health issues in athletic training settings. Another major strength of this text is the pratical application of scenarios presented in each chapter. I particularly enjoyed the style of writing, which promotes critical thinking and classroom discussion….Overall, this is a nice text for teaching or referral decision making for the practicing clinician."
— James E. Leone, PhD, ATC, CSCS*D, The George Washington University, Washington, DC, Journal of Athletic Training
"The skills addressed in this book are valuable and essential for all practicing athletic trainers. The authors not only define and teach skills needed for athletic training students, but provide an excellent resource for practicing athletic trainers. This is a comprehensive, well written resource that excellently combines psychological theories with clinical athletic training practice and education. It is structured to be both an excellent educational resource for athletic training students and an invaluable resource for practicing athletic trainers. I am unaware of any book that so expertly and thoroughly defines and describes psychological issues facing athletic trainers."
— Jodi Schneider, MS, ATC, Doody’s Enterprises, Inc.
"This text would be beneficial for athletic training educators as they prepare to teach students the psychological components of providing care for young professionals with limited exposure to these concepts. This text is full of scholarly referenced theories and models that can be useful to athletic trainers… the practical application of the content is a positive feature. Athletic training educators could use this text to supplement information in a variety of classes within the athletic training curriculum due to the wide array of topics covered in the text."
— Dorice Hankemeier, MSEd, ATC, Old Dominion University, Athletic Training & Sports Health Care
About the Authors
James M. Mensch, PhD, ATC received a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Temple University, a Master’s 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. Mensch’s 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 (Jack—7 years old and Anna Grace— 4 years old) in Ballentine, SC.
Gary M. Miller, PhD, NCC completed his Bachelor’s 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.
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