Introduction to the Special Issue on Sport Concussion: Clinical Best Practices for Assessment and Management

in Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology

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Lynda MainwaringUniversity of Toronto

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This current special issue of the Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology was conceived and developed to provide a resource for clinicians who have contact with athletes who are at risk for or have sustained a concussion during sport participation. The special issue is part of an exciting two-issue series. This first installment contains papers from leaders in the field of sport concussion who review the frequency and mechanisms of concussion, models for managing concussion, the emotional aspects of concussion in sport, practical examples from a model sport concussion clinic, and the importance of sport concussion education and prevention. As Guest Editors, we hope that this timely and unique special series will be used by clinicians who help care for athletes and their families who have experienced concussion in their sport life.

Lynda Mainwaring is with the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health at the University of Toronto, Canada. Max Trenerry is with the Psychiatry and Psychology Department at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

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