athlete mental health presentation

Athlete Mental Health

I have extensive training and expertise in issues related to athlete mental health identification and treatment. I have a thorough understanding of the athlete mental health research and apply this to my daily work with athletes on mental health issues. I will help the audience:

  • Understand the scope and prevalence of various mental health difficulties in athletes

  • Learn to identify signs and symptoms of mental health difficulties

  • Cultivate an effective referral network and speak with athletes about these referrals

  • Consider development and implementation of policies and procedures related to athlete mental health

Other objectives for this talk can be negotiated.

Listed below are representative speaking engagements on this topic. Also see the Sports Medicine speaking page for talks that address the intersection of athlete mental health and sports medicine.

October 2018

"Mental Health Screening in Sport Psychology Consulting"
Association for Applied Sport Psychology, 33rd Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario

June 2018

"Athletes Will Come to Me to Talk About Mental Health Issues? Tips for a Successful Conversation"
National Athletic Trainers' Association 69th Clinical Symposia & AT Expo, New Orleans, LA

February 2018

"Substance Use and Pharmacological Mental Health Treatment for Athletes"
University of North Dakota Athletic Training students

February 2017

"Medication and Substance Use in Athletes: Practical Perspectives"
University of North Dakota Athletic Training students

September 2016

"Eating Disorders in Athletes" with Steve Westereng, MS, ATC
University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences Department of Sports Medicine and Altru Family Medicine Residency

March 2016

"Substance Use in Athletes"
University of North Dakota Athletic Training students

October 2010

"Depression and Anxiety in Athletes"
 University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences Department of Sports Medicine