EVENT - Lunch & Learn: Caring for Today’s Adolescent Athletes
1/8/2018 11:30 am – 01:00 pm | Campus Events
Caring for Today’s Adolescent Athletes
Presented by Christopher Missimo, LPC-Intern, Logos Counseling
(Under the supervision of Todd Baker, LPC-S)
They say everything is bigger in Texas, and this includes the passion and enthusiasm Texans have for high school sports. High school sports are also big business for many school districts in our area. Sports can build many positive qualities in adolescents such as having a strong sense of belonging, comfort working within a diverse team atmosphere, and developing healthy fitness habits. However, in today’s competitive sports arenas, there can also be negative consequences to teens’ mental health.
In this presentation, you will receive an overview of sports psychology and sports counseling and learn more about their inherent differences. Our presenter, Christopher Missimo, will also discuss and bring awareness to the specific mental health concerns of today’s athlete, and shed light on some of the cultural implications associated with sports and the micro cultures within the sports world. Christopher will share with attendees his methodology for working with adolescent athletes, RAMP, Relatedness, Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose. This will be a wonderful opportunity to learn how to work more effectively with this particular client population.
1 hr. CEU provided (LPC only)
Christopher Missimo is a Therapist and Assistant Marketing Director with Logos Counseling in Southlake, Texas. He specializes in sports counseling, sports psychology and neurocognitive field training with a particular focus on working with high school, collegiate and former collegiate athletes.
Christopher received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Baylor University, and his Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Sam Houston University. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Psychology with a focus on sports psychology and athlete concerns.