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.
$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 email@example.com.
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
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