2021 Therapeutic Recreation Institute's Lunchtime Series

We are excited to continue this popular Lunchtime series in 2021.  Join us for bi-monthly sessions on topics that matter most for TR professionals.

 

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.

Registration Fees

$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 prpsinfo@prps.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

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

When
1/21/2021 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Eastern Standard Time
Where
PRPS

Select Sessions

Thursday, 21 January 2021

Description
This session focuses on the inclusion of sensory feedback in recreation therapy activities.  Examples will be provided for both virtual and face-to-face settings.    All methods will be thoroughly explained including the development of purpose-driven therapy Plan.
Time
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM

Thursday, 18 March 2021

Description
In this session, participants will learn a method of storytelling to create deeper connections and trust with their clients.  This session will  give practitioners instructions on how to employ this method of storytelling to start conversations, improve trust, gain understanding with clients.
Time
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM

Thursday, 20 May 2021

Description
TBA
Time
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM

Thursday, 15 July 2021

Description
TBA
Time
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM

Thursday, 30 September 2021

Description
Note change in time
Time
10:15 AM - 11:45 AM
10:15 AM

Thursday, 11 November 2021

Description
TBA
Time
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM

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