Title

Psychological Management of Catastrophic Incident

Lead Author Major

Athletic Training

Format

Oral Presentation

Faculty Mentor Name

Jodi Baker

Faculty Mentor Department

Sport Sciences

Abstract/Artist Statement

This presentation explores the psychological management of the athlete, patient, and the Certified Athletic Trainer when faced with various examples of catastrophic incident. We explore the stages of grief and the management of these emotions as they affect these individuals. We will supply referral criteria and assessments the athletic trainer may use in referral of a patient when the psychological management is no longer within the athletic trainer’s scope of practice. Research has shown a lack of confidence from the athletic trainer in their ability to handle psychological issues of the patient when it does not pertain to rehabilitation. Management of emotions during the rehabilitation process is covered much more extensively in the Athletic Training curriculum. The lack of research supports future exploration in the psychological management of the patient in times of crisis, and to extend the research on the management of the athletic trainer and their self-care. To make the referral process a focal point in the athletic training program will help make referral more successfully organized. Our presentation utilizes information obtained from personal interviews, educational psychology information, and peer reviewed journals on the coping/management methods of similar allied health professionals that experience psychological aspects of catastrophic events. Information used from other health professionals was used to address similar concerns in the athletic training field and to support the need for more research on the athletic trainer’s psychological management.

Location

DeRosa University Center, Room 218

Start Date

21-4-2012 9:00 AM

End Date

21-4-2012 12:00 PM

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Apr 21st, 9:00 AM Apr 21st, 12:00 PM

Psychological Management of Catastrophic Incident

DeRosa University Center, Room 218

This presentation explores the psychological management of the athlete, patient, and the Certified Athletic Trainer when faced with various examples of catastrophic incident. We explore the stages of grief and the management of these emotions as they affect these individuals. We will supply referral criteria and assessments the athletic trainer may use in referral of a patient when the psychological management is no longer within the athletic trainer’s scope of practice. Research has shown a lack of confidence from the athletic trainer in their ability to handle psychological issues of the patient when it does not pertain to rehabilitation. Management of emotions during the rehabilitation process is covered much more extensively in the Athletic Training curriculum. The lack of research supports future exploration in the psychological management of the patient in times of crisis, and to extend the research on the management of the athletic trainer and their self-care. To make the referral process a focal point in the athletic training program will help make referral more successfully organized. Our presentation utilizes information obtained from personal interviews, educational psychology information, and peer reviewed journals on the coping/management methods of similar allied health professionals that experience psychological aspects of catastrophic events. Information used from other health professionals was used to address similar concerns in the athletic training field and to support the need for more research on the athletic trainer’s psychological management.