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. In 2020, we instituted a series of lunchtime presentations in lieu of the traditional gathering. These sessions proved to be very popular and provided many professionals with the opportunity to learn and earn continuing education credits without travel. While PRPS plans on a hosting the traditional in-person TRI on Sept 29- Oct 1 in State College, we will continue to offer these unique online experiences throughout the year.
Beginning January 21st at noon and continuing every other month through 2021, PRPS will be hosting six Lunchtime TRI Sessions. These Zoom meetings will feature presenters who will share the latest in techniques, research, and practices for Therapeutic Recreation Professionals. All sessions will be live and online During the live session attendees will be able to interact with instructors and other participants. Additionally, each session will also be recorded for later viewing and credit through 2021.
The TRI Lunchtime Sessions Series will provide participants with an opportunity to receive valuable training and education credits without leaving their desk. Each of the six sessions lasts for 1.5 hours and each will seek approval from NCTRC for 1.5 hrs. of continuing education credit. Each session will also qualify 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 six. This year’s Lunchtime Sessions Series promises to be a unique and exciting method for all TR professionals to receive training, share experiences, and learn new program ideas.
$20.00 member / $25.00 non-member per session
$100.00/ $125.00 for all six 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reasons Why You Should Attend
- Six professional workshop sessions
- Earn up to 9 NCTRC credit hours or .6 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 21 - Combining Sensory Feedback with Recreational Therapy Activities. -Dr. Raymond Heipp
Thursday, March 18 - Building Rapport with your Clients Through Storytelling -Gael Gilliland
Thursday, May 20 - TBA
Thursday, July 15- TBA
Thursday September 30 - Live presentation from the in-person TRI. Session TBA
Thursday, November 11, - TBA
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