MCAT ShopTalk 3/27 (Mercer County Certified Athletic Trainers only) - Mental Health Implications for Athletic Trainers

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Mercer County Athletic Trainers, join us for Pizza and Personal Development with Dr. Mike! Join us for our next MCAT workshop on Wednesday, March 27th at 7pm.

Event Title: MCAT ShopTalk March 20198 (1.0 free NATABOC CEU)

Mental Health Implications for Athletic Trainers", Dr. Mike Gross, Psy. D, LPC, CC-AASP (Sports Psychologist, Princeton University)

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 27th, from 7pm-8:30pm

Who can attend?: Certified/Licensed Athletic Trainers who either work or live in Mercer County (all professional settings welcome!)

Event Location: New Jersey Athletic Club, 4152 Quakerbridge Rd, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Event Schedule:

  • 7:00p – 8:00p – “Mental Health Implications for Athletic Trainers"
  • 8:00p - 8:30 – PIZZA, fellowship, and open discussion..

Presentation Overview: A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that too much stress can negatively influence psychological and physical health. Those individuals in helping professions, such as Athletic Trainers (ATs) may be susceptible to excessive stress due to the demands of their positions. As such, it is important for ATs and other helping professionals to develop effective ways to manage and respond to stressors. This talk is intended to address the myriad of stressors faced by ATs and ways to cultivate stress management skills.

Objectives:

· Understand how life stressors can impact psychological and physical health

· Recognize negative patterns of reactivity triggered by stress, and how mindfulness-based strategies can serve as an alternative

· Learn about and be able to apply mindfulness-based strategies to manage stress and mental health concerns

Bio: Dr. Mike Gross is a Licensed Psychologist in New Jersey and a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) who specializes in athlete mental wellness and performance. Dr. Mike is Founder & Director of TriState SportPsych, a private practice in Somerset, NJ. He is also a Staff Psychologist at Princeton University where he provides counseling and outreach services to the Athletic Department.

Contact Info: Ryan Stevens, Ryan.Stevens@rwjbh.org, 315-382-6708

RWJ Rehabilitation Center New Jersey Athletic Club

4152 Quakerbridge Road

NJAC - Upstairs Multi-purpose room

Lawrenceville, NJ 08648


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