Breakout Session Topics: Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.:
1. Long Term Effects of Concussions on Mental Health
Dr. Jody Russell PhD, LAT, ATC-undergraduate level
Manifestations of concussions due to chronic head traumas and the lasting effects (such as CTE).
2. BMI and Eating Disorders (Bodpod/Exercise Physiology Lab)
Dr. Ashley Lesniak PhD, ACSM EP-C - undergraduate/graduate level
Using physiology equipment to diagnose eating disorders among athletes.
3. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy
Craig Gabel, MS, Clinical Mental Health Counselor - graduate level
Current treatment technique that improves awareness and mental state.
4. Cadaver Tours
Dr. Dan Gales Ph.D - undergraduate/graduate level
Examining the anatomy and physiology of the human brain as it pertains to personality, moods, mental health, and reasoning.
5. Knowing Your Athletes Using the PHQ-9 Form
Kerri Collier MS, LAT, ATC, CEIS - undergraduate/graduate level
Presenting a patient health questionnaire that aids Athletic Trainers in diagnosing possible mental health disorders among athletes.
6. Sign Language for Athletic Training
Kellie Edwards MS, LAT, ATC- undergraduate level
Use of sign language in alleviating anxiety through better communication with deaf athletic community.
7. Communications Skills 101-Dealing with an Athlete in Crisis
Dr. Kristen Vincenzes Ph.D, LPC, NCC, ACS and Dr. Ashley Pechek- undergraduate level
How to talk with an athlete going through extreme mental distress
8. Insomnia and the Mental State of Athletes
Mr. Matt Barkley MS, LAT, ATC – graduate level
Using the Insomnia Severity Index relating sleep, athletic performance, and mental health.
9. Court Cases Surrounding Concussions and Mental Health in Athletics
Dr. Peter Campbell J.D.- graduate level
Concussion issues in the court room.
10. Young Professionals Presentation- undergraduate/graduate level
Title: ‘Where do I go from here?’ Navigating the Career Path