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Preceptor Training Workshop - Psychosocial Intervention and Referral


In order to demonstrate knowledge of the practice of athletic training, to think critically about the practices involved in athletic training, including the ability to integrate knowledge, skill and behavior, and to assume professional responsibility, the entry-level certified athletic trainer must possess the ability to recognize, intervene, and refer when appropriate patients exhibiting sociocultural, mental, emotional, and psychological behavioral problems/issues. The use of learning objectives and outcomes in a psychosocial intervention and referral ensures that the student is able to:

Clinical Proficiency #1

Demonstrate the ability to conduct an intervention and make the appropriate referral of an individual with a suspected substance abuse or other mental health problem. Effective lines of communication should be established to elicit and convey information about the patient's status. While maintaining patient confidentiality, all aspects of the intervention and referral should be documented using standardized record-keeping methods.

Clinical Proficiency #2

Demonstrate the ability to select and integrate appropriate motivational techniques into a patient's treatment or rehabilitation program. This includes, but is not limited to, verbal motivation, visualization, imagery, and/or desensitization. Effective lines of communication should be established to elicit and convey information about the techniques. While maintaining patient confidentiality, all aspects of the program should be documented using standardized record-keeping techniques.

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