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Rec Therapy CEUs

Important Information:

  • Four (4) sessions will be presented live on Sat. October 16, 2021
  • You can earn five (5) clock hours of continuing education (05 CEUs) for attending and participating in all four (4) sessions.
  • You can register and attend any one (or all four sessions).
  • People who participate by viewing webinar will receive an automated email with their certification of completion at the end of each individual webinar.
  • Webinars are limited to 500 people. We overbook these events to make sure 100% of the seats are filled. sometimes people sign-up for a free event and then they don’t show up so we have empty seats. Sign-in several minutes early to assure you have a seat for each session you register for.
  • People can participate by phone too, but certificates aren’t automatically sent to phone numbers. People participating by phone can contact Rec Therapy Today to verify they viewed webinars to earn CEUs for individual courses.
  • Approvals: The live FREE sessions were not submitted for pre-approval. The courses meet TR Knowledge areas required by NCTRC. Pre-approval is NOT required for Continuing Education. We will be submitting the replay sessions for pre-approval. 
  • There is an opportunity to purchase the complete Fall 2021 replay series from Rec Therapy Today. Standard Price is: $100 for our seasonal teleconferences. Discounted Price for replay series is only $80 until midnight Oct 31st, 2021.
  • Questions/ comments? Email: Danny@DannyPettry.com

Session # 1 of 4 -- 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (two clock hours of CE) -- (0.2 CEUs)

 Trauma Informed Care 

Presetned by: Sharon McGloin, MSOD, MS, CTRS

  • Summary of Session: This course will give you a framework and understanding about Trauma Informed Care and the impact that trauma has on folks throughout the lifespan. Trauma affects all of us and we all have an ACE score. Depending on the number of adverse childhood experiences, these experiences are directly linked to our health outcomes as we age. As Therapeutic Recreation Specialists, our role in providing emotional, social, behavioral and cognitive interventions can assist in mitigating the trauma as a result of these experiences.

 Learning Objectives:

  • 1. Participants will understand stress and its impact on brain development.
    2. Participants will learn about childhood trauma and ACES, Adverse Childhood Experiences.
    3. Participants will learn a framework for Trauma Informed Care and Therapeutic Recreation Interventions to mitigate trauma as a result of these experiences.

Click here to register for session # 1

Session # 2 of 4 -- 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.. (60 minutes, 0.1 CEU)


A Caregiver (for people with TBI) Case Study 

Presented by: Rosalyn Fast

  • Summary of Session: Caregivers of people with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) are vital ‘secret agents’ in helping to develop person-centred therapeutic goals. Family caregivers are the ‘invisible’ link in interdisciplinary collaboration: The role of a spousal caregiver is not usually one expects or trains for, but rather a role that one unwittingly steps into right after an accident happens – a journey with an open-ended ticket for an undetermined period of time and to an undetermined destination. The presenter will share her “Canadian lived experience as a caregiver” perspective. Twenty-four years later, the open-ended ticket is still open with a pandemic in the mix. The front-line, caregiving spouse is still an integral resource for assisting with a self-management program for one’s spouse, helping to create a safe and secure environment for continued improvement, and keeping the home running on all cylinders.

 Learning Objectives:

  • to define 2 symptoms that affect the well-being of the client with the traumatic brain injury, the caregiver/care partner and thus overall family dynamics.
  • To develop client-centered goals based on a family member’s viewpoint for participation in various activities eg community leisure activities.
  • To identify tools to use when working with family members to enhance working with their clients and as part of an interdisciplinary team

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    Session # 3 of 4 -- 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (60 minutes, 0.1 CEU).

    Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) as an Evidenced Based Practice (EBP) Model for Recreation Therapy

     Presented by: Danny W. Pettry II, M.Ed., M.S., LPC, NCC, CTRS-BHS

    • Summary of Session: An Overview: A Review of Marsha Linehan’s (2021) Memoir Building a Life Worth Living with applications for professional recreation therapy practice. 

     Learning Objectives: 

    1.) identify Marsha Linehan’s experiences as a patient with Borderline Personality Disorder.

    2.) know that scientific research has provided Linehan’s DBT as an effective treatment for people with various diagnosis.

    3.) identify several DBT “Life skills” that you can use for your personal life as well as to teach to your clients and patients to help them create a life worth living. 


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    Session # 4 of 4 -- 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (60 minutes, 0.1 CEU)

    The Meaning of Genuine Interactions and The Value of Moments

     Presented by: Christine Hess

    • Summary of Session: Christine Hess will be discussing how important it is to not rush through every work day and spend time in the moment with the residents. How to balance keeping your schedule and being able to savor the genuine interactions with your residents/patients. After the hectic year we’ve had those little moments matter now more than ever. I’ll also include some activity ideas for creating those genuine moments. Then she’ll open it up for stories and ideas.

    Learning Objectives: –

    • Learn three ideas of how to create a genuine moment with your residents or patients
    • Understand the value of time and client memories in the practice of Recreational Therapy
    • Learn how to share this idea with your coworkers, nursing staff, and other recreational therapists

    Click here to register for session # 4