ERIC Number: EJ1014436
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
An Interpersonal Psychotherapy Approach to Counseling Student Athletes: Clinical Implications of Athletic Identity
Heird, Emily Benton; Steinfeldt, Jesse A.
Journal of College Counseling, v16 n2 p143-157 Jul 2013
Research has shown that disruptive circumstances in an athlete's career (temporary injury, permanent injury, retirement) can pose significant difficulties, especially if the athlete has developed a salient athletic identity at the expense of a multidimensional self-concept. The authors present an interpersonal psychotherapy approach to case conceptualization with student athletes that can be effective because of its brief nature and focus on grief, role transitions, interpersonal deficits, and interpersonal disputes.
Descriptors: Psychotherapy, Injuries, Self Concept, Grief, Interpersonal Relationship, Barriers, Counseling, Vignettes, Retirement, College Athletics, Athletes, College Students, Counseling Techniques, Identification (Psychology)
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Education Level: Higher Education
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