This article presents a three-phase model that can guide sport psychologists assisting in crisis intervention with athletes in the weeks following a major trauma. The model employs a systems theory framework within which therapeutic tasks that facilitate recovery from trauma are offered. The unique role of the sport psychologist in post-traumatic care of athletes is discussed. The model’s utility is illustrated via retrospective application to the author’s work with a team that experienced the suicide of one of its veteran members.
Robert J. Schinke, Alain P. Gauthier, Nicole G. Dubuc and Troy Crowder
The study of adaptation in elite sport delineates the adjustment strategies of amateur and professional athletes during career transitions (e.g., promotion, relocation). Fiske (2004) recently identified 5 core motives as the vehicles to adaptation: belonging, understanding, controlling, self-enhancement, and trusting. The goal was to verify and contextualize these core motives with 2 respondent groups of professional athletes from the National Hockey League. The groups consisted of those experiencing rookie adaptation and veteran adaptation. A total of 58 athletes were divided into groups representing the Canadian mainstream, Canadian Aboriginal culture, and Europe. There were 175 newspaper articles that were retrieved using online and library resources. The similarities and discrepancies in and across groups provides insight into this hard-to-reach population.
Matt Hoffmann, Todd Loughead and Jeffrey Caron
views of all athletes who assume the role of peer mentor, we forward some practical implications that might be considered by practitioners (i.e., coaches, sport psychology professionals) interested in facilitating peer-mentoring relationships between veteran and less experienced athletes: • Discuss the
Trevor Cote, Amy Baltzell and Robert Diehl
male and female U.S. military veterans. The present study also supports the conceptualization of self-compassion as a learned skill. The athletes in this study were receptive and found benefit to integrating self-compassion as a performance-enhancement skill, specifically when responding to perceptions
Ashley M. Duguay, Todd M. Loughead and James M. Cook
qualities as predictors of athlete leadership highlighted several important findings. For instance, researchers have demonstrated that athlete leaders tend to be veteran athletes (e.g., Fransen et al., 2015b ; Yukelson, Weinberg, & Richardson, 1983 ). Indeed, Fransen et al. ( 2015b ) identified age as an
Irene Muir, Krista J. Munroe-Chandler and Todd Loughead
, 60 – 83 . doi:10.1080/10413200109339004 10.1080/10413200109339004 Humble , F. , & Cross , W. ( 2010 ). Being different: A phenomenological exploration of a group of veterans’ psychiatric nurses . International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 19 , 128 – 136 . PubMed ID: 20367650 doi:10
Courtney W. Hess, Stacy L. Gnacinski and Barbara B. Meyer
( Flørenes, Heir, Nordsletten, & Bahr, 2010 ; Haaland, Steenstrup, Bere, Bahr, & Nordsletten, 2016 ; Meyer & Ebersole, 2007 ). Athlete At the time of injury, the female, 29-year-old veteran athlete was in the third year of a standard Olympic quadrennial, preparing for her second Olympic Winter Games (OWG