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I’ll be attending the 2018 ATRA conference.

Here is My Personal ATRA Plan — 

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Travel day – Leave Huntington, West Virginia and go to Grand Rapids, Michigan.


Thursday September 13th, 2018

Pre-Conference Day

  • 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 — Exploring the Labyrinth: An Evidence-Based Mindfulness Intervention – Karen Wenzel, MS, CTRS


  • 1:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. How Do I Ensure That My Recreational Therapy Program Is Covered And Following ATRA Standards Of Practice – Tim Passmore, EdD, CTRS/L, FDRT, Dawn DeVries, PhD, CTRS, Thea Kavanaugh, MPH, CTRS, Kristen Fedesco, MA, CTRS


  • 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. – General Session


Friday, September 14th, 2018

First Full Day of ATRA Conference

  • 8:30 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. General Session: Public Policy Update
    Peter Thomas, JD


  • 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 Child & Adolescent Section Update
    Abby Pestak, MS, CTRS, Certified ChildLight Yoga Instructor, Jenny Dilaura, MA, CCLS, CTRS


  • 1:30 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.. — Compassion Fatigue: What It Is and How to Recover with Colleen Cooke, PhD, CTRS, CLL, CHP


  • 3:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. — Examining the Educational Requirements for Entry-Level Practice for RT/TR: The Process and Recommendations of the ATRA Higher Education Task Force


  • 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. – Awards Ceremony


Saturday, September 15th, 2018

Travel day – get back to Huntington, West Virginia


Sunday, September 16th, 2018

Back to work day!