American Therapeutic Recreation Association

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Recreation Therapy Intern

Heritage School

Location: Provo, UT
Semesters: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter

Posted On: 07/19/2016

Population Age: Adolescents
Population Characteristics: Behavioral/Mental Health
Primary Setting: Group Home/Residential Facility
Housing Available: No
Number of CTRs Employed at Facility/Agency: 4

Stipends or Other Benefits: No

Recreation Therapy at Heritage School consists of two specialized programs. Heritage Elevate Academy is for teenagers with trauma commonly manifesting as attention deficit/hyperactivity, mood disorders, oppositional defiance and substance issues. Recreation therapists in this program strive to help students increase resiliency, self-efficacy, and mood management. Heritage Peers Academy specializes in treating teenagers with social and learning disabilities many of whom are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (high functioning autism formerly known as Asperger’s Syndrome), Nonverbal Learning Disorder, or Anxiety Disorder. Recreation therapists in this program strive to help students increase resiliency, self-awareness, social self-efficacy, and increased emotional management. Both programs use a variety of interventions including high adventure (Mt. biking, rock climbing, rappelling, canyoneering, rafting, skiing/snowboarding, etc.), low ropes course, team building tasks, art, play therapy, social skills building, and leisure awareness. Each Recreation Therapists is assigned 2-3 homes and runs individual, small group, and large group tasks. Our interns will specialize in either the elevate program or PEERS program and will work closely with the other program that they don't specialize in. Interns will start with observing and shadowing their supervisor(s) and slowly work towards taking on all responsibilities of a full time recreation therapist while being supervised. Our goal for interns is to provided them with the experience and knowledge for passing the NCTRC exam and the confidence to obtain employment. We are seeking interns with the passion and desire to build relationships and create lasting change in students through creativity and innovative programming. Deadline Dates for applications are: Summer- March 1, Fall- June 15, Winter- Oct 15, Spring- Dec 15

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Elicia Schwendiman


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