Friday, December 7, 2012

Granat quoted on NFL tragedy

Dr. Jay Granat, founder of, has been quoted in various media sources on the NFL tragedy involving Kansas City Chief linebacker, Jovan Belcher.  Here's a quote from USA Today.  

How the Chiefs cope long term will have a lot to do with the quality and continuity of grief counseling they get from management, Ph. D. psychotherapist Jay Granat told USA TODAY Sports. The team has announced counselors will be made available.

"A lot of the player healing has to do with how Chiefs management handles the tone and the stuff they do around this -- because when there's a workplace tragedy like this, how management responds, is huge,'' said Granat, 60, a New Jersey clinical psychotherapist for more than 25 years.

Belcher and his girlfriend, identified by police as Kasandra Perkins, 22, leave behind an infant daughter.

"If I ran the team, I would say, 'Let's set up a fund for that child,' " Granat said. "I'd do that pretty promptly, so that the players know they're going to take care of her, that 'She's part of our family.' " 

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