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I became a Professor Emeritus after serving 29 years as a recreational therapy faculty member at Indiana University. I'm a long-time Hoosier, having grown up in Hanover, Indiana. My RT practitioner work was in psych/mental health. After completing my Ph.D. at the University of Illinois, my first faculty position was at the University of North Texas. RT has been a wonderful profession for me as I have had the opportunity to serve as an author and national leader.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

CTRS Opening in Chicago Area

Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA) is now taking applications for a full time Program Specialist position. NWSRA is an IPRA Distinguished Accredited Agency, and is a partnership of 17 northwest suburban Park Districts. Annually, NWSRA provides over 2,000 outstanding recreational programs for children and adults with disabilities. Located in Rolling Meadows, IL, NWSRA currently employs 21 full time Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists. For the complete job description, visit www.nwsra.org/jobs or contact Trisha Breitlow at tbreitlow@nwsra.org or (847) 392-2848. Closing date for applications is December 14

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Non-Tenure Track RT Position Opening at FIU

The Recreational Therapy Program at Florida International University is pleased to announce an open position for a full-time Instructor, nine-month, non-tenure track appointment. It is an exciting time to join the program as the curriculum is growing on campus and online at the BS and MS levels and with a new Combined BS/MS degree track in RT. If you are interested or know someone who may be interested in applying, please refer to the following link or attachment for more information and application instructions. Go to www.Facultycareers.fiu.edu and search for Job Opening ID (512594). The closing date is December 10th, 2016.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Position Opening

The Chairs positioh is open at East Carolina.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Recreational Therapy Listserv

The RT listserv RECREATIONALTHERAPYNET list now has 579 recipients. If you do not receive the listserv's messages, sign up as you will enjoy being a recipient.

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Epilepsy Awareness Month

I was just reminded that November is Epilepsy Awareness Month.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Nice Comment on book Lessons Learned

Comment on Facebook by Jenn Errol about my book Lessons Learned: An Open Letter to Recreational Therapy Students and Practitioners . Jenn wrote about Lessons Learned: "This book brought me validation and joy." For info on Lessons Learned http://www.sagamorepub.com/products/lessons-learned

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

IU Online Grad School #1

I just saw a post on Facebook that was titled: “Indiana University ranks #1 on list of Top 50 Best Value Online Graduate Schools for 2017.” Now over 30 years old, IU’s master’s degree in RT was the first distance learning program in RT. For general information on the RT master’s degree and degree requirements you can go to: http://www.publichealth.indiana.edu/departments/recreation-park-tourism-studies/online-education/index.shtml or to http://bulletins.iu.edu/iub/phb/2015-2016/graduate/masters/msr-rec-therapy.shtml