Counseling and Psychological Services for College Student-Athletes

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This is a volume of considerable magnitude and truly a must read for any professional working with college student-athletes. It provides a treasure trove of information, well researched and well written by authors with substantial practical experience in the field. This will no doubt become the go-to reference for anyone working with this population.
--from the Foreword by Rolffs Pinkerton
Staff Psychologist, Counseling and Psychological Services, Duke University
Associate Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center

Counseling and Psychological Services for College Student-Athletes provides numerous practical and effective ways to assist individuals of this growing on-campus population meet the issues and personal challenges they face today. Written for psychology, counseling and sports medicine professionals who work with college student-athletes, this practical guide brings together leading counseling and psychological research and practice guidelines on issues of concern under one cover.

This comprehensive, insightful view of the increasingly demanding intercollegiate athletics environment will be particularly useful for university-based and private practice counselors and psychologists, student service professionals, CHAMPS/Life Skills coordinators, intercollegiate athletic academic advisors, graduate students in counseling and psychology, coaches, and athletic trainers.

Topics addressed include:

  • General consultation
  • Ethics
  • Life skills
  • Approaches to counseling specific groups
  1. Women student-athletes
  2. Male student-athletes
  3. African-descendent student-athletes
  4. GLBTQ student-athletes
  • Approaches to counseling on special concerns
  1. College student-athlete experience and academics
  2. Transitions
  3. Disordered eating
  4. Clinical depression
  5. The athlete student-to-be and the new student-athlete
  6. Learning disabilities
  7. Injury and disability
  8. Alcohol and drug use