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Student Athletes: Pressure, Stress and Therapy

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How much pressure is too much for your young student athlete? When do you need professional help - and how do you find it? Prof. Rachel Anderson joins us to discuss these critical topics. Here are other quetions she'll try to answer for us: 

Parents: Do you push too hard? Are there clues that suggest your young athlete has reached a breaking point?

Coaches: How do you evaluate the messages and training your athlete receives from his/her coach?

Rachel's first-hand experience with the subject dates back to her own days as a student athlete. A standout athlete she was selected to the Track program at Stanford University. She'll share her personal story and what she thinks about her career as she looks back now. Rachel will also speak to her experiences as a single parent of three. How does her work in higher ed impact her parenting decisions?

About Rachel Anderson:

Rachel Anderson earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Stanford University and a Master of Arts in Counseling from Saint Mary’s College of California. She is currently a doctoral candidate in Cultural Foundation of Education at Kent State University. Her dissertation research investigates the girls-to-school movement in southeastern Turkey.

She has over 20 years experience working in higher education and specializing in adult learners, including single parents and veterans. Rachel Anderson is the single parent of identical twin teenage girls and an active eight-year old son. She lives in Kent, Ohio and is originally from the Cleveland area where she competed regionally and nationally as a successful high school track athlete.