CCSSWI 2024 Immersion Course Schedule

(Subject to Change)

March 4-8

March 11-15

March 18-24

March 25-29

April 1-5

April 8-12

April 15-19

April 22-26

Anxiety & Athletes (Instructor TBA) 

High Collision Athletes’ Perceptions of Mental Illness (Tiffanie Jones)

Trauma-Informed Practices with Athletes (Marquisha Dunn)

Bipolar Disorders & Athletes (Emmett Gill)


LGBTQ Athletes & Mental Health (TBA)

Clinical Work with Black & Brown Athletes (Brad Hambric)

Substance Use Disorder & Athletes (Lori Paul)

2024-2025 Immersion Program Courses

Athletes & Suicide

This course will help practitioners increase their competence in screening, assessing, and performing brief interventions for individuals at-risk for suicide. This course will address some of the most common symptoms of suicidal behaviors, explore strategies and resources for engaging at-risk athletes, reducing athletes’ access to lethal means, developing safety planning and crisis intervention strategies as well as engaging social supports in prevention methods.

 Bipolar/ADHD & Athletes This course will athletes and ADHD and bipolar disorders. ADHD symptoms and testing will be explored as well as medication, behavioral/psychosocial therapy, and academic accommodation considerations. Bipolar diagnosis, medications and clinical interventions as well as the potential impact of manic and depressive symptoms on team, family and other immediate relationships.

Clinical Work with Black & Brown Athletes

This course will explore and examine the barriers to working with athletes of color, reflect on your positionality as a clinician who works with athletes, examine the role of disparities in treatment, review culturally competent treatment and examine how stereotypes impact clinical work with athletes of color within the college sports setting.

High Collision Athletes’ Perceptions of Mental Illness This course will explore how mental illness impacts high collision athletes. Specifically, this course examines the role that hypermasculinity, along with other sport-related factors and personal characteristics, plays in determining athletes’ perceptions regarding mental illness. The course will also discuss existing barriers to help as well as facilitators that promote help-seeking behaviors – undergirded by a strengths-based perspective.

Leadership & Character Development

This course will delve into leadership models in sports and athlete leadership development including athlete personal and professional qualities identification, coaching character, the role of leadership/character development in program and community development as well as a holistic approach to athlete development.


Substance Use Disorder & Athletes   This course will examine athletes, substance and addictions with a focus on community supports and programs, motivational and cognitive approaches and the recovery process, lifestyle management and normalizing relapse as well as in the context of the culture of athletics.

Trauma Informed Practices with Athletes TThis course is meant to explore the intersectionality of trauma informed practices and the mental health of athletes. We will take a deep dive into different types of traumas athlete’s experience. We will use the lens of a social worker to think about how to best treat and diagnose athletes that may be experiencing adverse experiences that may be a direct result of previous traumatic experiences and how to support them as they learn how to manage stressors, anxiety, and increase their positive mental performance.