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 and the work that
many Therapeutic Recreation Professionals perform with vulnerable populations, has led us to offer an this year's TRI online in a modified format.
Beginning Wednesday, September 9th, at noon and continuing every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday through September 25th, PRPS will be hosting eight Lunchtime TRI Sessions. These Zoom meetings will feature presenters initially scheduled for this years TRI. Through live, online presentations, attendees will be able to interact with instructors and other participants throughout the series.
The TRI Lunchtime Sessions Series will 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 approved for 1.5 hrs. of NCTRC continuing education credit (.15 CEU). Each session also qualifies for .1 CEU from the National Recreation & Park Association. All presentations will be live, and attendees can pick their programs and days. Sessions will be available individually or in a discounted package for all eight. Additionally, most sessions will be available for later viewing and credit. This year’s event promises to be a unique and exciting method for all TR professionals to receive training, share experiences, and learn new program ideas this year.
$20.00 member / $25.00 non-member per session
$140.00/ $175.00 for all eight sessions
The registration fee covers educational sessions, and 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 protected].
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
Wednesday 9/9 - Is there an Echo in Here? Utilizing Smart Home Technology as a Leisure Based Modality. - Amy Heeter, Ed M., CTRS, CIYL, CDP
Friday, 9/11 - Foster Resilience Training: Trauma and Its Impact - Michael Ritter, MPA, CTCP
Monday, 9/14 - Design Thinking in Planning & Implementing Therapeutic Recreation Interventions - Julie Saville, PhD & Brian Malcarne, PhD, CTRS
Wednesday, 9/16 - An RT at Play in the Pennsylvania Early Intervention - Dr. Lynda Mitchell, EdD, CTRS, CPRP, CDP, CMDCP
Friday, 9/18 - The Use of Guided Imagery as a Therapeutic Recreation Intervention - Vincent Bonadies; MS, CTRS
Monday, 9/21 - Supporting Gay Bisexual, Transgender Older Adults - Tim Johnston, PhD
Wed, 9/23 - Generation Engagement: Motivating Residents, Volunteers, & the Teams You Lead - Stacy McCaney, CTRS & Emily Connors, CTRS, CDP
Friday, 9/25 -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
No refunds will be given for cancellations occurring less than 10 business days prior to an event. PRPS will refund your registration, less a processing fee, if your cancellation is received at least 10 days prior to the event.
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