Presentation on theme: "Drew Brannon, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist. Brief background Case of Madi Diagnosis and management Return to play considerations Prevention and protocol."— Presentation transcript:
(Tracey, 2003; Leddy et. al.,. 1994; Udry, 1997; Heil, 1993) Greatest mood disturbance during initial phase following injury Early recovery process greatest period of emotionality Critical point of psychological intervention occurs in first three weeks post-injury
Disengagement from team Perceived lack of interest from coaching staff Overly involved parents Need for attention Sense of helplessness
Absence of sport removes her only known coping mechanism Now has more time on her hands Peer group heavily involved in alcohol use/abuse
Disagreement regarding rehab Poor compliance with rehab Impatience from all parties
Initial consult mandated by team physician Gathering of information difficult due to lack of cooperation Was willing to discuss other things, which slowly built rapport
Madi becomes more willing to attend Disclosure of family dynamics clarifies nature of several problem areas Trusted information eventually shared
Onset of depressive symptoms Poor self-care practices Lack of regard for behavior Effects of social choices
Inconsistent motivation Unhappy with role on team Lack of trust toward coaches Identity confusion
Watched game tape Read old press releases Talked to high school and club coaches
Role of psychological services in long-term rehab Sport psychology consult protocol (pre-op, post-op, monthly follow-up, PRN) Comprehensive treatment team approach
Qualified team leaders Life skills programming Caring coaches
Power of the shared experience Knowing youre not alone Receiving ideas for getting through adversity Better use of time that other activities?
What could I have done differently in this case to improve the situation and/or outcome? What are critical psychological factors for sports medicine professionals to consider in athletes during long-term rehab?