2023 Virtual Therapeutic Recreation Institute (TRI)

Live sessions in January 2023.  Recordings available through May, 2023

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. One low fee covers admission all sessions, NCTRC hours or CEU credits, a networking social and the ability to view recorded sessions for six months

TRI becomes TRVI again

The 2022 TRI was cancelled sue to continued concerns and shortages throughout the field.  The 54th Institute will again be all-virtual or a TRVI.  The 2023 TRVI will be held from Monday January 9th through Friday January 27th  with various informative and timely sessions and featured speakers.  The TRVI kicks off on the morning of Jan. with our keynote and a choice of presentations.  On Friday the 20th, we take some time to socialize, network, and have a little fun during an extended lunch hour. 

From January 11 through the 27th, the TRVI will feature single sessions on alternating days that address issues, ideas, and innovations in therapeutic recreation.  .  All sessions will be recorded and available for attendee viewing (and credit) until May 31st.  NCTRC credit hours or NRPA CEU's are available for every session.  Attendees can earn up to 14 hours toward their certifications this year.  The price for the TRVI is $150 for members and $250.00 for non-members.  The price includes attendance, access to all recorded sessions, and NCTRC/CEU hours.  In addition, non-members will receive a 1-year membership in PRPS.  This membership entitles you to the latest research in the field, access to industry resources, and discounts on future training events, webinars, and classes.

Reasons to participate

  • 10 professional workshop sessions for one low fee
  • Continuing Educational Units and NCTRC hours (14 hours available)
  • Access to all recordings and credits until May 31.
  • Networking with professionals from across Pennsylvania and beyond


Who Can Benefit by Attending?

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


The TRI will delve into three areas critical for therapeutic Recreation practitioners;  Professional Development, Behavioral Health and Rehabilitation, and Long Term Care and Dementia. The TRI will feature 11 educational sessions and an opportunity to earn up to 14  NCTRC credit hours. Anticipated sessions include:

Songwriting Workshop with Emma G.
Slowing Cognitive Decline
INSPIRE Group Communication
Volunteer Recruitment and Management
Yoga for Flexibility and Focus
Promoting Mental Health Through the Outdoors
Leadership Lessons

More to follow!


This year’s keynote speaker is the talented Emma G.  She is a renowned TEDx Speaker and singer/songwriter, who harnesses the power of music to motivate, uplift, and empower audiences.  Born with a rare neurological condition, Emma G has used music to recover from multiple traumas by writing and singing her truth, sharing her experiences, and turning her lessons into blessings. Music is an incredibly effective tool for transformation: helping us to overcome struggles, trauma, and stress with songs of resilience, self-love, and stepping into one’s power.  

Check out the TRI website for sessions, schedules and more!



No refunds will be given for cancellations occurring less than 10 business days prior to an event. PRPS will refund your registration, less a $25 processing fee, if your cancellation is received in more than 10 days prior to the event. Please call the PRPS Office at 814-234-4272 or email [email protected].

To register:

 1: Sign in or create a new account.
 2: Select registration option
 3: Add session selections to your itinerary under "Program"
 4: Proceed to checkout to complete transaction



1/9/2023 9:00 AM - 1/31/2023 1:00 PM
Eastern Standard Time
PRPS Virtual Venue

Sign In