Role of the Athletic Trainer in Addressing Eating Disorders in the Collegiate Setting

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 11:00 to 12:15
Webinar Fee: 
$15.00 for NATA members / $25.00 for non-members
Target Audience: 
Athletic Trainers
Erin Haugen PhD, LP, CMPC
Erin Haugen, PhD, LP, CMPC, is a licensed clinical psychologist and sport psychologist in Grand Forks, ND. She is passionate about sport performance, athlete mental health, interprofessional practice, and professional well-being. Her enthusiastic, approachable, and practical style are assets when helping others. Dr. Haugen has a PhD in clinical psychology and is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at River Valley Services/Connecticut Valley Hospital in Middletown, CT and post-doctoral residency at the University of California, Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, CA. She works with athletes from over 20 different sports from recreational to elite (Olympic and professional) levels and specializes in working with collegiate student-athletes.
Approximately one-fourth of female college student-athletes and one-fifth of male college student-athletes report at least subclinical eating disorder symptoms (1, 2). Although most athletic trainers will encounter signs of problematic eating or energy intake [3], only 25% of athletic trainers felt confident in eating disorder identification [4]. Moreover, a recent survey of head athletic trainers found only 32.89% heard of RED-S [5], which is a vital component of eating disorder identification. Athletic trainers would benefit from learning about factors increasing risk for mental health difficulties in collegiate athletes, so they can effectively address these concerns in this population.
Athletic Training Domains: 
Domain 1 – Injury and Illness Prevention and Wellness Promotion
Domain 2 – Examination, Assessment and Diagnosis
Domain 3 – Immediate and Emergency Care
Course Level: 
Clinical Objectives: 

At the conclusion of this presentation, the learner will be able to:

Participants will be able to learn risk factors for eating disorders in college student-athletes.
Participants will be able to identify components of the Female Athlete Triad and Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S) and how this relates to eating disorder risk.
Participants will be able to implement symptom assessment congruent with best practice mental health guidelines.
Participants will be able to illustrate the role of the athletic trainer in the referral process and interprofessional management of eating disorders.
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