2022 Therapeutic Recreation Institute's (TRI) Lunchtime Series - Virtual 3 Pack

Join us for this informative and popular Virtual Lunchtime series.  Three bi-monthly sessions on topics that matter most for TR professionals.


About the TRI Lunchtime Series

The Pennsylvania Therapeutic Recreation Institute (TRI) has provided quality education and training for Therapeutic Recreation Specialists and Activity Coordinators for over 50 years. In 2020, we instituted a series of virtual lunchtime presentations on the latest developments and techniques in the field.  These sessions proved to be very popular and provided many professionals with the opportunity to learn and earn continuing education credits without travel. 

From January through May, PRPS is hosting a 3 pack of Lunchtime TRI Sessions. These zoom sessions will feature presenters who will share the latest in ideas, research, and practices for Therapeutic Recreation Professionals.  All sessions will be live and recorded. During the live sessions attendees will be able to interact with instructors and other participants.  Each session will also be recorded for later viewing and credit through 2022.

The TRI Lunchtime Sessions Series will provide participants with an opportunity to receive valuable training and education credits without leaving their desk.  The sessions lasts up to 1.5 hours and each is slated for approval from NCTRC for 1.0 - 1.5 hrs. of continuing education credit.  Each session will also qualify for .1 - .15 CEUs from the National Recreation & Park Association.  This years TRI Lunchtime Sessions continues to be a easy and informative method for you to receive training, share experiences, and continue your educational journey.

Registration Fees

$20.00 member / $25.00 non-member per session
$50.00/ $65.00 for the 3-pack

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

  • Three informative professional workshop sessions
  • Earn up to 3.5 NCTRC credit hours or .35 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

Thursday, January 20- Are You Seeing This? Using Virtual Reality (VR) Technology in Therapeutic Recreation - Nick Abruzzo, Director, Rendever

Tuesday, March 8, - Respect, Self Advocacy and Hope For TR Professionals - Vicky Pitner CTRS, Recreation and Leisure Coach

Wednesday, May 18, - Foster Resilience Training: Trauma and its Impact- Michael Ritter MPA, CTCP, Public Education Coordinator

Who Should Attend

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:

 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

5/18/2022 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Eastern Daylight Time

Select Sessions

Thursday, 20 January 2022

VR has tremendous potential for Therapeutic Recreation that are just being discovered and researched.  In this session Nick Abruzzo will provide and overview of the research, benefits and potential uses of VR in therapeutic Recreation settings.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM

Tuesday, 08 March 2022

Join us for this exploration of your inner strength that will help you to manage and tackle difficult times. Learn how to advocate for yourself and elicit respect from others.  Turn challenges into opportunities for growth, inspiration, and hope when you work to rediscover your passion, purpose, and strengths.
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

You learn about toxic stress and trauma and how these impact the growing brains and bodies of individuals.  In this session, you will learn and practice tangible skills for working with persons impacted by trauma.
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM

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