Dr. Michael Genovese to discuss mental health at VCC 2021

Nov 24, 2020 | 2020-2021, News, Virtual Coaches' Caucus

BROCKPORT, N.Y. — The National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) is excited to announce the addition of Dr. Michael Genovese to the list of 2021 Virtual Coaches’ Caucus featured speakers.

Dr. Genovese, the chief medical officer of Acadia Healthcare, will present “Healthy Mind and Body — Depression, Anxiety, and Other Challenges in Athletics.”

Athletes, like many other high-performing individuals, are frequently hesitant to report mood or anxiety symptoms. But the brain, like any other organ in the body, deserves to be treated with compassion and diligence. Depression and anxiety do not occur because of weakness or character deficiency, they are medical conditions which sometimes require medical attention — in Dr. Genovese’s session, he will discuss signs, symptoms, and mental health resources.

Dr. Michael Genovese

Michael Genovese is the chief medical officer of Acadia Healthcare. Acadia operates a network of 585 behavioral health facilities with approximately 17,900 beds in 40 States, the United Kingdom and Puerto Rico.

Dr. Genovese is also the Medical Advisor for the FBI National Academy Associates, serves on the CMO Corporate Council of the Joint Commission, and is Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, a member of the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry, and the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

Dr. Genovese co-founded the multidisciplinary medical practice Long Island Mind and Body in New York while practicing as an attending physician at NYU/Winthrop University Hospital. He was a fellow at the NYU/North Shore University Hospital Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program, and he completed his residency training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Before beginning his medical studies, Dr. Genovese earned a Juris Doctor degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He is a member of the New York Bar and the American Bar Association and is an advocate for attorneys and first responders seeking treatment for addiction and co-occurring disorders.

2021 Virtual Coaches’ Caucus

The Virtual Coaches’ Caucus (VCC) is slated to be a dynamic, online gathering of NFHCA members and field hockey coaches. The VCC will incorporate NFHCA business meetings, educational sessions, a variety of speakers, awards ceremonies, and opportunities for attendees to connect with their field hockey colleagues.

The VCC will take place between January 5 — 10, 2021, with professional development components mainly taking place on January 9 and 10. NFHCA members can register online.