posted February 1, 2000

Talk on Psychology of Injury

The Distinguished Lecture Series in
  Sports Medicine at Hope College will examine the
  psychological impact of athletic injury on Thursday, Feb.
  17, at 7 p.m. in the Maas Center.
          The public is invited.  Admission is free.
          The talk will be presented by Dr. Diane Bjornstal,
  who is an associate professor in the Department of
  Kinesiology and Leisure Studies at the University of
  Minnesota.  She will explore the ways in which psychological
  and sociological factors affect the sport injury experience,
  focusing on the way people think, feel and act after being
  injured.
          Bjornstal is a nationally recognized expert in the
  field of sport psychology.  She is widely known for her
  theories on the psychological impact of sport injury.  She
  is a column editor for the journal "Athletic Therapy Today"
  and is co-editor of the book "Counseling in Sports
  Medicine."
          The Distinguished Lecture Series in Sports
  Medicine is designed for health care professionals with an
  interest in physically active patients, and is intended for
  students, educators and clinicians alike.  It is co-
  sponsored by Holland Community Hospital, GNA Rehabilitation
  Professionals and the college.