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 featured speakers, 15 educational sessions, meals, socials, and the TRI awards luncheon. Attendees can earn up to 14 hours of NCTRC/CEU credits.

Sessions include:

Generation Engagement; Motivating Residents and the Teams you Lead
Bell Choir for Cognition and Focus
Mental Health First Aid
Songwriting Workshop
Slowing Cognitive Decline
Therapeutic Photography Program
Regulations Vs. Fun; Dealing with the Rules
Manipulating Clay for Maximum Therapy
Being a Positive Influence in Today's Workforce
Being Heard; Collaborative Creative Writing
Low Stress and Fun Team Building Activities for Clients and Staff

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2022 Therapeutic Recreation Awards Award Categories

Deadline to apply: September 16, 2022

Robert Griffith Distinguished Member Award
Joseph M. Foley Memorial Community Service Award
Outstanding Organization/Agency Award
Outstanding New Professional Award
Outstanding Program Award

 Society Citation
Please send completed application to:

Melissa Tomko
1215 Hulton Road
Oakmont, PA 15139
Questions: Call or email Misse at [email protected] or call 412-826-6505.


William P. Dayton Memorial Scholarship (for Students only)

Listing of Past Award Recipients
Past award recipients

Therapeutic Recreation Institute

Every year I look forward to attending the TR Institute. In addition to the numerous educational topics offered, I can reconnect with old colleagues and college friends and make new friends as well. When I head home after the TRI, I always feel rejuvenated with exciting new ideas!"

                                         Emily Connors, CTRS, Adjunct Faculty, York College of PA

To Register:

Register here
For more info on the TRI, presenters, schedules, and activities, please visit the Institute’s website; https://tri2022.squarespace.com/

Pre-Conference Workshop

Wednesday, October 5, 4:00 pm -8:00 pm
LEAN Forward - Continuous Improvement for Yourself and Your Organization

Certified Dementia Practitioner Training

Thursday, October 6, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

An all-day intensive training program that enables you to apply to become a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP).  Includes instruction, materials, and 7 hours of NCTRC credit.

TRI Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities

The Exhibit Hall will be open on Thursday, October 6 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Download the Exhibit Guide here.

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