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The purpose of the ATRA Sections is to move the profession forward related to practice settings by focusing on 1) Evidence-based practice, 2) Competencies, and 3) Public Policy.  The role of the ATRA Sections are to provide networking opportunities to build professional relationships through communication, support, advocacy, mentoring, and leadership.  

 

Section Leaders provide ATRA representation and promote the interests of their respective practice setting.  The Section Leaders develop an annual work plan describing the goals and objectives of that Section. 

 

What is an online community? How does that help me?

This is where members who work in your same setting, or have interests in your area can:

  • Ask questions in a safe members-only environment.
  • Find resources specific to your job that can help make your life easier
  • Submit information to share with other RTs
  • Connect with other ATRA members and grow your network

 

How do I join an online community?

Click on the title of your work setting below to join the group. Any ATRA member can join any of our Sections. 

 

Interested in getting involved with your community?

Scroll to the bottom of the page and let us know how you would like to get involved.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

Using a systematic process of recreation and other activity-based interventions to empower individuals towards mental health recovery through a focus on self-efficacy, self-regulation, self-expression and overall well-being.

 

Behavioral Health Section Leaders:

Tayler Bannasch Heath, CTRS

Holly Eichner, M.Ed., CTRS

 

Contact: behavioralhealth@atra-online.com

Behavioral Health Fact Sheet

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT 

Working with children and adolescents with special healthcare needs in a variety of settings from inpatient mental health to physical rehabilitation and more.

 

Child and Adolescent Section Leaders:

Abby Pestak, MS, CTRS

Jenny Dilaura, MA, CTRS, CCLS

Brian Pritchard, CTRS, CPST

 

Contact:  childsection@atra-online.com


CHILD AND ADOLESCENT FACT SHEET

COMMUNITY 

Implementing recreational therapy at Federal, state, and local agencies, in municipal parks and recreation organizations, at home healthcare companies, in senior centers, group and residential homes, and after-school programs.

 

Community Section Leaders:

Ashley Bowen, MS, MTRS, CTRS

Kristen Clatos Riggins, MA, CTRS, ATRIC

 

Contact: communitysection@atra-online.com

 

Community Section Fact Sheet

MANAGEMENT

Serving as leaders of recreational therapy departments and other departments that perform recreational therapy as a part of their function.

 

Management Section Leaders:

Danielle Fitzmorris, MSM, CTRS, CARSS-I 

Open Vacancy - If interested, please submit your application below

 

Contact: managementsection@atra-online.com

 

MAnagement SECTION FACT SHEET

OLDER ADULTS

Working with the older adult population with a variety of complex co-morbid diagnosis (especially Alzheimer's and Parkinson's) in many different treatment-settings.

Older Adult Section Leaders

Jodi Douglas, MBA, CTRS

Kathryn Mitchell, MS, CTRS

Contact: olderadults@atra-online.com

Older Adult SECTION FACT SHEET

PHYSICAL REHABILITATION AND MEDICINE

Collaborating with the interdisciplinary care team by implementing person-centered interventions to reach improved functional independence.

 

Physical Rehabilitation and Medicine Section Leaders:

Karley Brouwer, CTRS

Amanda Mota, CTRS

 

Contact:  rehabilitationmedical@atra-online.com

PHYSICAL REHABILITATION AND MEDICINE SECTION FACT SHEET

SCHOOLS SYSTEMS 

Using planned and purposeful recreation and leisure interventions to support individual educational outcomes and improve functioning needed to enhance a student’s quality of life and increase participation inside and outside of the educational setting.

 

School Systems Section Leaders:

Amanda Chamberlain, CTRS/L

Tom House, CTRS

Matthew Frye, MS, CTRS/L

 

Contact: schools@atra-online.com

School Systems Fact Sheet

 

VETERANS & MILITARY

Working to improve and promote the health of veterans and other military service members.

 

Veterans & Military Section Leaders:

Deborah Tysor, MS, TRS, CTRS

Amina Chaudhry, MS, CTRS

 

Contact: veterans@atra-online.com

 

VETERANS & MILITARY FACT SHEET

 

Private Practice

Meeting the demands of the community and diverse settings by providing recreational therapy services to increase the quality of life, enhance functional performance, and improve the health and well-being of individuals with disabilities. Recreational therapists in private practice utilize assessments and evaluations, customize treatment plans, provide direct and/or consultation of RT services using recreation-, leisure-, and play-based interventions for individuals with disabling conditions, aging, developmental factors, and illnesses including those at-risk. 

 

Private Practice SECTION LEADERS:

Open Vacancies - If interested, please submit your application below

 


 

ATRA's Delphi Study 

A Delphi study is a widely accepted method used to obtain consensus from a group of experts on a particular topic. ATRA is using this study method to get information on:

  • Current RT practice
  • Identifying research needs 
  • Identifying what is on the horizon of practice, so RT is ahead of the curve of contemporary practice
  • Identifying education and training needs.

Watch our video to learn more and to find out how you can participate!

 

 

 sections volunteer form & Leadership Application

 



























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