Copy of 2020 Therapeutic Recreation Institute (TRI) Lunchtime Series

PRPS’s Therapeutic Recreation Institute (TRI) 2020 “A Recreation Odyssey” has lived up to its title and will be uniquely different.  This year's TRI will be brought to you online through a multi-day Lunchtime TRI Sessions Series.

 

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.

Registration Fees

$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

Cancellation Policy

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. 

To register:

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 2: Select registration option
 3: Review and add session selections to your itinerary under "Select Sessions"
 4: Proceed to checkout to complete transaction

Where
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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
Time
12:00 PM - 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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