Toward a psychoeducational curriculum for training sport-injury rehabilitation personnel

Sandy Gordon, M. Potter, I.W. Ford

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This paper addresses significant gaps in the training programs of sport-injury rehabilitation personnel (SIRPs) in the psychology area. The main aim of the article is to offer for consideration a psychoeducational curriculum that is specifically designed for the training of professionals who work with injured athletes. In addition to describing the applied implications of research on the psychological aspects of sport injuries for professional practitioners, reviews of what SIRPs consider is missing-but-desirable in their professional training, and the effectiveness of certain psychological strategies, are presented. Finally, an overview of a prototypical three-year curriculum for professional training programs is outlined.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-156
JournalJournal of Applied Sport Psychology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1998


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