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January 20, 2016
by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D

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NFL’s Brandon Marshall and Borderline Personality Disorder: Blocking the Stigma

January 20, 2016 10:36 by Dr. Dawn Crosson,Psy.D  [About the Author]

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After entering the NFL in 2006, Brandon Marshall quickly began to establish a name for himself in football. Entering into the league as a Denver Bronco, Marshall ranked 3rd among NFL wide receivers in reception and was the 9th player in NFL history to have at least 100 receptions in back to back seasons (2008-2009). In 2009 [More]

October 29, 2015
by Anne Kip Watson


Football Season - Preventing Child Head Trauma

October 29, 2015 04:04 by Anne Kip Watson  [About the Author]

With recent headlines for the National Football League on head injuries revealing devastating results, more questions are now being raised about how to keep kids safe from similar future outcomes. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Boston University, new research examining the brains of 91 deceased football players found signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE in 96 perfect of them. [More]

August 8, 2015
by Lee Kehoe, MS, LMHC, NCC


NFL Hires First Female Coach: Breaking Down Male Dominated Fields

August 8, 2015 13:13 by Lee Kehoe, MS, LMHC, NCC  [About the Author]

Women in the workforce has been a hot topic in the past year. What about a woman in a male only field? The National Football League (NFL) recently hired it’s first ever female coach. The Arizona Cardinals recently hired Jen Welter to act as a linebacker intern coach. While Welter is entering an entirely male dominated field, she has no shortage of qualifications for the job. Welter holds a masters in sports psychology, in addition to a PhD in psychology. She also has played internationally as a professional women’s football player. Welter’s hiring brings to light the changing dynamics of many job fields in hiring women, as well as the future of these fields as many groups lobby for equal pay and opportunity for women in traditionally male dominated fields. [More]

April 15, 2015
by Agnes Oh, PsyD, LMFT


Emergent Data about Football and Brain Injury: Is Football Safe to Play?

April 15, 2015 07:55 by Agnes Oh, PsyD, LMFT   [About the Author]

In recent years, however, the safety of the sport is being scrutinized as there’s a growing body of research evidence suggesting a clear link between football and brain injury. Specifically, repeated head concussions endured by many professional football players have been found to cause a brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). According to Wikipedia, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is described as a form of progressive degenerative disease. Currently, this brain condition can only be diagnosed definitively postmortem, which means that it cannot be diagnosed in living people. [More]