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The Role of Recreation Therapy In Addiction And Recovery

 

ATRA Webinar: The Role of Recreation Therapy In Addiction And Recovery

 

SPEAKER: Holly Eichner, CTRS
LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  1. Participants will be able to identify three benefits of including a CTRS on the interdisciplinary treatment team in addiction treatment.
  2. Participants will be able to identify three outcomes of mindfulness and relaxation intervention in RT addiction treatment.
  3. Participants will be able to identify three outcomes of leisure education interventions in RT addiction treatment.

OVERVIEW: This session will review current research and best practices related to Addiction and Recovery Treatment and Recreation Therapy Practice. We will explore RT interventions, evidence-based practice and therapeutic outcomes. Specific interventions related to mindfulness, relaxation, and leisure education will be discussed to increase participant’s clinical knowledge for RT practice and increase knowledge of development of programming that promotes addiction recovery.

 

Expires: 11/2/2023

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Breaking Down the Triple Threat Barrier

 

ATRA Webinar: Breaking Down the Triple Threat Barrier: The Effect of Identity Development And The Socialization Process Of Female Veterans With Disabilities In Adaptive Sports

 

SPEAKER: Lauren Lessard, CTRS, M.Ed

Rachel Keyworth, CTRS

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  1. Students/Professionals will identify the stigmatization of female veterans with disabilities living in an able-bodyist culture
  2. In what ways do female veterans with disabilities view or cope with their disabilities?
  3. Students/Professionals will understand how the development of positive and negative self-identity influences the participation of female veterans in adaptive sports
  4. Students/Professionals will acknowledge the support of socializing agents and agencies of the female veteran as they impact the athlete’s interpretation of disability and involvement in sport
  5. Students/Professionals will gain a better understanding of the Leisure Ability, Flourishing
  6. Through Leisure, and Health Promotion Models as it relates to the topic

OVERVIEW: The session will focus on the self-identity and social theories associated with the triple threat phenomenon. The triple threat phenomenon highlights the barriers appointed to female veterans with disabilities participating in adaptive sports. “Breaking Down the Triple Threat Barrier” will explore the following: why veteran females with disabilities struggle to find adaptive sport opportunities and continue to face challenges of being a woman in a male-dominated society as well as provide a closer look into a disability in an able-bodied culture. The session will identify the roles in which agents and agencies play in the development of the female veteran. As well as the values, morals, norms, and perceptions in which female veterans with disabilities attach to self-identity and social structure. An explanation of the Leisure Ability, Flourishing Through

Leisure and the Health Promotion Models will be used to explore theories to gain a better understanding of the foundational knowledge and resources for female veterans with a disability.

Expires: 10/4/2023

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Equine Assisted Learning and Therapy For Recreation Therapists

 

ATRA Webinar: Equine Assisted Learning and Therapy for Recreation Therapists: An Introduction For Successful Collaborations And Outcomes

 

SPEAKER: Blair McKissock, CTRS

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

1. Gain foundational knowledge for the practice of EALT

2. Recognize a qualified community partner to offer EALT to your clients

3. Understand the scope of EALT in recreation therapy, benefits and contraindications

 

OVERVIEW: Equine assisted learning and therapy (EALT) has been growing in popularity over the last few years to address treatment goals including rehab and mental health. For a recreation therapist, it presents an opportunity to offer new interventions for clients, especially those who are not progressing in traditional interventions. Recently the VA offered grant awards to recreation therapists for collaborative EALT programs for veterans. This grant was expanded this year congress announced 5 million dollars in funding specifically for equine assisted interventions for veterans. For RT’s it can be challenging to weed your way through what is out there and separating fact from fiction. In this session we will cover:

  • The basic theoretical framework of EALT
  • The benefits of this type of intervention
  • Appropriate clients and populations
  • Contraindications and guidelines for practice
  • The differences between the types of EALT interventions
  • How to select a qualified EALT community partner
  • Professional competencies and training

Expires: 8/3/2023

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FTag Revision In LTC

 

ATRA Webinar: FTag Revision In LTC: What Are the Implications for Recreational Therapy Practice With Older Adults?

 

SPEAKER: Martha “Betsy” Kemeny, PhD, CTRS

Jodi Douglas, CTRS

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  1. Participants will be able to identify at least 3 significant changes to the federal regulations.
  2. Participants will be able to explain at least 3 implications for RT practice.
  3. Participants will be able to list at least 2 possible changes that they plan to make in their facilities in light of the revised FTags.

 

OVERVIEW: This session will describe the revisions to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) regulations for long-term care. Substantial revisions were made to F248 and F249 as well as other federal regulations. In addition, the implications for recreational therapists practicing in long term care will be explained and discussed.

 

Expires: 08/13/2023

 

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Guidelines for The Ethical Practice of Recreational Therapy: A Training Manual

 

ATRA Webinar: Guidelines for The Ethical Practice of Recreational Therapy: A Training Manual

 

SPEAKER: Wayne Pollock, PhD

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  1. Verbally identify the structure, process and outcome criteria for at least one ethical Principle
  2. Verbally identify the steps a CTRS should take when implementing an ethical decision-making model
  3. Verbally state how Guidelines for the Ethical Practice of Recreational Therapy would be beneficial in their practice or to others related to the field of recreational therapy

 

OVERVIEW: This session will briefly highlight the historical journey of ethics within our profession, followed by an introduction and in-depth examination of the contents of Guidelines for the Ethical Practice of Recreational Therapy. Foundational knowledge of the ATRA Code of Ethics will be reviewed and one Principle will be featured, showing how each Principle is described in the text in terms of its structure, process and outcome criteria. Ethical decision-making models will be illustrated and a description of how this text may be used by students, educators, practitioners and administrators as well as useful appendices will be shown and discussed. Emphasis throughout will focus on professional behaviors and attitudes as related to the advancement of our profession.

 

Expires: 08/21/2023

 

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Inclusion Success: Positive Behavior Support

 

ATRA Webinar: Guidelines for The Ethical Practice of Recreational Therapy: A Training Manual

 

SPEAKER: Taylor Singleton, CTRS

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

1. Participants will be able to list a strategy for each of the 4 types of behavior.

2. Participants will be able to complete and ABC behavior observation form.

3. Participants will be able to assess direct threat of aggressive behavior.

 

OVERVIEW: Positive behavior support is a behavior management system used to understand what maintains an individual's challenging behavior. Children’s inappropriate behaviors are difficult to change because they are functional; they serve a purpose for them. Understanding the purpose of inappropriate or aggressive behaviors is important to supporting positive behavior and successful inclusion. This session applies to Recreation Therapy by providing additional information in order to give insight into assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the proper and most effective positive behavior support strategies.

 

Expires: 11/27/2023

 

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Legislation and Public Policy for The Recreational Therapist

ATRA Webinar: Legislation and Public Policy for The Recreational Therapist: What Should You Know and What You Can Do

 

SPEAKER: Dawn DeVries, DHA, FDRT, CTRS

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

1. Participants will be able to describe basic public policy processes such as how a bill becomes a law, and how federal agencies solicit input from the public.

2. Participants will be about to identify 3 public policy issues of importance to recreational therapists.

3. Participants will be able to explain one action to take to advocate for recreational therapy in the public policy arena.

 

OVERVIEW: In this session, participants will increase their understanding of federal public policy and the legislative process relevant to recreational therapists. Information about ATRA’s public policy and lobbying efforts, coalition involvement, and committee work will be shared. Recreational therapists will learn how they can be involved as an ATRA Advocate at the local, state and federal level. This is an introduction to ATRA’s Federal Public Policy and advocacy work.

 

Expires: 8/6/2023

 

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ATRA Section Leadership: Who, Why, What, and How

ATRA Webinar: ATRA Section Leadership: Who, Why, What, and How

 

SPEAKER: Thea Kavanaugh, MPH, CTRS

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  1.  Discuss 3 effective means for promoting ATRA, RT services, and the profession through marketing, public relations, and membership outreach.
  2. Identify a minimum of 5 ways that Section Leaders enhance professional competence through contributions to ATRA and the TR field.
  3. Identify how to submit an application for a Section leadership position

 

OVERVIEW: This session is geared towards ATRA Section Leaders and those interested in taking on a leadership role in an ATRA Section. ATRA's Section Chairs empower and strengthen ATRA members using evidence-based practice, public policy, and competency development within their specialty settings. This session will explain the Who – the requirements on who is eligible to become a Section Leader, the What – the roles and responsibilities of the Section Leaders including successful examples on membership outreach, the Why – the personal and professional benefits of being a Section Leader and the benefits of Sections to ATRA members, and the How – the process of submitting and the Board reviewing your application to become a Section Leader.

 

Expires: 7/31/2023


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Risk Factors and Evidence-Based Responses to Suicide

ATRA Webinar: Risk Factors and Evidence-Based Responses to Suicide and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in Veterans

 

SPEAKER: Deborah A. Tysor, MS, TRS, CTRS


LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  1. Identify at least two risk factors for suicide in the veteran population
  2. Define non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) and distinguish between NSSI and suicidal behavior
  3. Identify the four primary functions of NSSI and identify at least one evidence-based RT intervention that addresses the primary functions of NSSI

 

OVERVIEW: This webinar will discuss suicide risk factors among veterans, explain the difference between suicidal behavior and non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI), and discuss evidence-based ways to understand and effectively respond to NSSI. First, NSSI will be defined and distinguished from suicidal behaviors. Recommendations will be made regarding recreational therapists’ use of language and how to provide evidence-based responses to suicidal behavior in clinical settings. Next, a review of suicide risk factors that are specific to the veteran population will be provided. An emphasis will be placed on common mental health conditions and diagnostic comorbidities that increase vulnerability. Finally, the presenter will discuss the motivating factors behind NSSI and provide suggestions for how to offer evidence-based interventions to effectively address NSSI in recreational therapy settings.

 

Expires: 8/13/2023


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Development of Standard Operating Procedures, Policies, and Instructions for Recreational Therapists

 

ATRA Webinar: Development of Standard Operating Procedures, Policies, and Instructions for Recreational Therapists

 

SPEAKER: Sean Gartland, CTRS, M.Div., M.Ed., EMT


LEARNING OUTCOMES:

1. Creation of SOPs – Standard Operating Procedures

2. Creation of SOWs – Statement of Work

3. Creation of JPIs – Joint Policy Instruction

OVERVIEW: This session will use a case study of the use of outings as a therapeutic modality. The importance of the development of SOPs, Competencies, and Policies will be explored using the case study as the presenter walks you through how he implemented each of these in his facility.

 

Expires: 10/1/2023

 

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