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Important Information:

  • Five (5) sessions will be presented live on Sat. April 24th, 2021.
  • You can earn five (5) clock hours of continuing education (05 CEUs) for attending and participating in all five sessions.
  • You can register and attend any one (or all five 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.
  • There is an opportunity to purchase the complete replay series from Rec Therapy Today. Standard Price is: $100 for our seasonal teleconferences. Discounted Price for replay series is only $80 until midnight April 30, 2021.
  • Questions/ comments? Email: Danny@DannyPettry.com

Session # 1 of 5 -- 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (60 minutes, 0.1 CEU)

Keynote Topic: Is Recreational Therapy Effective or “A pie in the sky?”

Presented by: David R Austin

  • Summary of Session: The address titled “Is Recreational Therapy Effective or “A pie in the sky?” will address this question by elaborating on the elements that make recreational therapy an effective profession.


  • Learning Objectives:
    • 1. Describe the recreational therapy process.
      2. Describe types of evidence used in evidence-based practice.
      3. Illustrate how theory is a necessary part in recreational therapy.
      4. Outline emerging trends in recreational therapy.

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Session # 2 of 5 -- 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (60 minutes, 0.1 CEU)

NCTRC Overview and Recertification Process

 Presented by: Susan Kaufer

  • Summary of Session: This session will focus on various aspects of the NCTRC Certification Program including an overview of NCTRC services and review of where Certification Standards come from. Review of requirements for Recertification will be provided, including the option for the Specialization Area Designation. In addition, the speaker will provide a brief overview of the upcoming changes to the certification standards, special projects and updates.


  • Learning Objectives:
    • 1. Define the NCTRC CTRS recertification standards including the two components, interpretive guidelines, necessary hours required for recertification and the requirements for the areas of specialization.
      2. Apply the ten Job Tasks and the six Knowledge Areas of the 2014 National Job Analysis Study to the recertification process
      3. Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to discuss special projects and NCTRC updates.

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    Session # 3 of 5 -- 11:30 to 12:30 (60 minutes, 0.1 CEU).

    The RT’s Guide to Habitual Thriving

     Presented by: Jeff Witman

    • Summary of Session: Based on evidence from Hardiness, Resilience, Grit and Positive Psychology and grounded in Psychiatric Rehab practice the HT (Habitual Thriving) perspective proclaims and explains a model/framework for positive change for you and for your clients.


    • Learning Objectives: Participants will:
      • a. Identify assessment tools specific to well-being of individuals and promoting well-being in RT programs.
        learner assessment- Cite 3 tools/scales on a post-test.
      • b. Recognize the characteristics of habitual thriving specific to themselves and their programs.
        learner assessment-   Identify one of each through comment on Zoom.
      • c. Share applications of habitual thriving specific to their personal growth/development and the growth/development of their clients.


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    Session # 4 of 5 -- 1:oo p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (60 minutes, 0.1 CEU)

    Using Visual And Pictoral cues in recreational therapy


    Presented by: Kari Kensinger

    • Summary of Session: This session will describe how visual and pictorial cues can be used to improve functioning, teach leisure skills, and facilitate inclusive recreation programs. A detailed description of tools that can be used to generate pictorial cue will also be presented.
    • Learning Objectives: By end of webinar, participant will be able to:
      • 1) identify three ways visual and pictorial cues can be used in The delivery of recreational therapy,
      • 2) identify three ways to generate visual and pictorial cues,
      • 3) describe three populations that benefit from utilization of visual and pictorial cues.

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    Session # 5 of 5-- 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (60 minutes, 0.15CEU)

    Social Justice and Health Equity: Connections to TR

     Presented by: Jo Ann Coco-Ripp

    • Summary of Session: Social justice and health equity issues have been in the spotlight recently. The framework or lens through which these issues are viewed depend on personal life stories. As a growing allied health profession, therapeutic recreation can advocate for social justice and health equity in innovative ways. Learn some approaches through the interventions and programs provided as part of therapeutic recreation services.


    • Learning Objectives:
      • The participant will explain an issue and solutions from three different varied perspectives.
      • The participant will describe how to include social justice tenets in developing therapeutic recreation programs.
      • The participant will discuss ways that recreation therapy can reduce or eliminate disparities in health and health determinants that adversely affect excluded or marginalized groups.


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