2020 Therapeutic Recreation Institute (TRI) Lunchtime Series

This year's Therapeutic Recreation Institute (TRI) 2020 “A Recreation Odyssey” lived up to its title and was unique and informative series.  All sessions are available for re-watching and participants can still earn NCTRC or CEU credits for viewing these sessions.

 

About the Institute

The Pennsylvania Therapeutic Recreation Institute (TRI) has provided quality education and training for Therapeutic Recreation Specialists and Activity Coordinators for over 50 years. Continued concern about COVID-19  led us to offer an this year's TRI online in a Lunchtime session format.  

From Wednesday, September 9th, through September 25th, PRPS hosted eight Lunchtime TRI Sessions.  The sessions featured knowledgeable and informative speakers on many topics of concern for TR professionals.  All presentations recorded and offered free for you to watch on a date and time of your choosing.  

The TRI Lunchtime Sessions Series also provide participants with an opportunity to receive valuable training and education credits without travel or risk of exposure.  Each of the eight sessions lasts for 1.5 hours and is approved for 1.5 hrs. of NCTRC continuing education credit (.15 CEU) or .1 CEU from the National Recreation & Park Association.  To earn these credits you must register with PRPS and successfully complete the Survey Monkey quiz which is posted at the end of the recording.

Sessions will be available individually or in a discounted package for all eight.   

Registration Fees

$20.00 member / $25.00 non-member per session
$140.00/ $175.00 for all eight sessions

The registration fee covers the CEU or NCTRC credits for one individual per event.  Education credits will only be available to registrants or their designee. 

Options are available for organizations to purchase registrations/credits in blocks.  Please call the PRPS Office at 814-234-4272 or email prpsinfo@prps.org.

Reasons Why You Should Attend

  • Eight professional workshop sessions
  • Earn up to 12 NCTRC credit hours or .8 Continuing Educational Units (CEUs)
  • Learn at your home or your desk
  • No travel restrictions and no risk to your job site or clients
  • Affordable education and credits

 

Sessions at a Glance

 Session 1 - Is there an Echo in Here? Utilizing Smart Home Technology as a Leisure Based Modality. - Amy Heeter, Ed M., CTRS, CIYL, CDP

Session 2 - Foster Resilience Training: Trauma and Its Impact - Michael Ritter, MPA, CTCP

Session 3 - Design Thinking in Planning & Implementing Therapeutic Recreation Interventions - Julie Saville, PhD & Brian Malcarne, PhD, CTRS

Session 4 - An RT at Play in the Pennsylvania Early Intervention - Dr. Lynda Mitchell, EdD, CTRS, CPRP, CDP, CMDCP

Session 5 - The Use of Guided Imagery as a Therapeutic Recreation Intervention - Vincent Bonadies; MS, CTRS

Session 6 - Supporting Gay Bisexual, Transgender Older Adults - Tim Johnston, PhD

Session 7 - Generation Engagement: Motivating Residents, Volunteers, & the Teams You Lead - Stacy McCaney, CTRS & Emily Connors, CTRS, CDP

Session 8 -Endnote; Overcoming Compassion Fatigue in the Time of COVID-19 - Vincent Bonadies, MS, CTRS

 

Who Can Benefit ?

Therapeutic Recreation Specialists; Activity Professionals; Consultants; Health Care Administrators; Educators; Students; Nursing Home Administrators; Allied Healthcare Professionals, Senior Center Directors; Adult Day Care Coordinators; Retirement Communities; Park and Recreation Professionals; Nursing/CNA’s; Memory Care Specialists 

To register:

 1: Sign in or create a new account.
 2: Select registration option
 3: Review and add session selections to your itinerary under "Select Sessions"
 4: Proceed to checkout to complete transaction
 5: Choose your session at PRPS- TRI2020

When
9/9/2020 12:00 PM - 12/31/2020 1:30 PM
Eastern Standard Time
Where
PRPS

Select Sessions

   

Wednesday, 09 September 2020

Description
This session highlights opportunities for smart home technologies to increase leisure participation. Innovative tools eliminate barriers to engagement in leisure (physical, social, cognitive) and empower clients to enjoy life in their home (or homelike) environment. NCTRC Job Analysis Code: FKW, ASP, DOC,IMP, ADM Speaker Amy Heeter Ed.M., CTRS, ClYL, CDP
When
9/9/2020 12:00 PM - 12/31/2020 1:30 PM
12:00 PM

Friday, 11 September 2020

Description
Participants will not only learn about toxic stress and trauma and how these impact the growing brains and bodies of individuals, but they also learn and practice tangible skills for working with persons impacted by trauma. NCTRC Job analysis code: FKW, IMP Speaker: Michael Ritter, MPA, CTCP
Time
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM

Monday, 14 September 2020

Description
This session introduces principles of Design Thinking (Institute of Design at Stanford) through a fun, interactive experience. Applications of design thinking offered for planning and implementation of therapeutic recreation interventions.  NCTRC Job analysis code: FKW, IMP Speakers:Julie Saville, Ph.D. & Brian Malcame, CTRS, Ph.D
Time
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Description
First the Pennsylvania Early Intervention (EI) program will be explained.  Second, we will consider skills recreation therapists possess that can be used in treating newborns to age three year olds who experience delays in development. NCTRC Job analysis code: DOC, IMP, ADM, ADV Speaker: Lynda Mitchell, EdD, CTRS, CPRP, CDP
Time
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM

Friday, 18 September 2020

Description
This intensive session will teach participants how to conduct a guided imagery session with their clients. In this experiential and interactive session participants will define imagery, guided and integrative imagery. Participants will further learn the implementation process within the scope of practice in recreational therapy. At the conclusion of this session participants will demonstrate “A Special Place Imagery” session and discuss skills, concerns and caveats in conducting a guided imagery session.
Time
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM

Monday, 21 September 2020

Description
This session includes a brief review of key terminology and an overview of the history and present state of support for the older LGBTQ population.  Along with Dementia and other challenges, best practices for this population will be discussed.
Time
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Description
Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials - These are all terms that we hear every day but how do they apply to our profession?  This session will explore the traits associated with the varied generations and how to utilize the characteristics and trends to motivate your residents, volunteers, and teams to have meaningful engagement. NCTRC Job Analysis Code: FKW, IMP, ADM Speakers- Stacy McCaney, CTRS  & Emily Conners, MS,CTRS, CDP
Time
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM

Friday, 25 September 2020

Description
Recreation therapists work in environments that are fast-paced, complex, emotionally intense, and full of day-to-day challenges. The profession demands incredible focus, awareness and endurance-mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. This session will define compassion fatigue, symptoms, self-assessment, and management strategies. Participants will have the opportunity to experience several relaxation techniques to assist in managing compassion fatigue. NCTRC Job analysis code: FKW, IMP, ADV Speaker: Vincent Bonadies, MS, CTRS
Time
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM

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