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Location: Indiana, United States

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.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Hoosier RT Making Presentation at IU

The Ole Hoosier RT is giving a talk on his Reformulated Health Protection/Health Promotion Model Tuesday to Jen Piatt's class at IU.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

RT Position at NIH

Recreational Therapist at National Institutes of Health • Join a cutting edge team of Recreational Therapists as part of our Rehabilitation Medicine team. • Register for our informational webinar at http://tinyurl.com/ofurcbq or apply directly at http://tinyurl.com/pf9e9an. Salary: $63,722.00 Closes: Friday, October 16, 2015 Location: Bethesda, MD If you are interested but not able to attend the scheduled webinar tomorrow, go ahead and register. The webinar is being recorded and you will be sent a link to view it at your convenience. Donna Gregory, CTRS, MBA Chief, Recreation Therapy Section Rehabilitation Medicine Department Building 10 CRC 1-1469 Phone: 301-496-2278

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Mental Illness Awareness Week

Mental Illness Awareness Week is October 4 - 10, 2015.

RT Position in Florida

From Susan Crisp via Facebook. . Hi All..American Addiction Centers in Riverview FLA is looking for full time rec therapist.

Monday, October 05, 2015

Position Open at Bradford Woods for RT

Bradford Woods is accepting applications for an Assistant Director of Medical Camping position in our Recreation Therapy Department. You will find the job description below. If interested, apply at the Indiana University Human Resources website http://jobs.indiana.edu/ by searching Job List #15047. 15047 - Assistant Director, Medical Camping, Bradford Woods Job Summary: Assess, design, facilitate and evaluate all medical camping programs. Design medical camp program using APIE process as specified by National Council of Therapeutic Recreation Certification. Independently design and facilitate adapted recreation and sport activities such as challenge day, adapted water skiing, wheelchair basketball, adapted scuba diving, and other complex camp programs for youth and adults with specific medical needs. Ensure “Beyond the Woods” community support program is successful for Riley Hospital patients post Bradford Woods Residential Camp Program. Support for summer camp includes recruiting, hiring, training, and supervision of seasonal camp employees who are responsible for direct care of clients. This position will focus on supporting and unifying the Summer Leadership Staff (Logistics Coordinators / Cabin Life Coordinators / Full Time Medical Staff); and during the spring, winter, and fall seasons, this position will be responsible for the coordination and management of our weekend camps. Develop and facilitate weekend programming to consist of social programs to support quality of life of all clients; assist Therapeutic programs as needed; and serves as liaison to parents of youth with serious medical conditions. FOR CONSIDERATION: Submit a letter of interest and resume that provides evidence of the qualifications outlined and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of at least three references that can comment about your qualifications for the position. REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience that includes working with individuals that have disabilities, chronic illnesses, youth at risk, etc. and adapted recreation and sport programming facilitation. Possess a valid driver’s license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University. Current First Aid and CPR certifications with ability to renew as required. Current CTRS or ability to obtain certification within six months of hire date. Ability/knowledge to perform lifts and transfers of persons with disabilities; and ability to successfully evaluate camp ability and medical needs to place camper into the appropriate medical camp, with a specific staff to camper ratio. Must ensure safety and health of all campers and place campers in programs in which they will have increased success rate. Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in Recreation Therapy; experience in a camp setting; chauffeurs license. Note: This is a 12-month live in position that will have the lead role in carrying out the delivery of programs including but not limited to week long and weekend residential camps for youth and adults with disabilities and serious medical needs. Applications accepted until October 29, 2015, or until position is filled

Univeristy of Tennessee Faculty Opening

THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE FACULTY POSITION IN THERAPEUTIC RECREATION POSITION: Assistant Professor (Therapeutic Recreation). This is a nine-month tenure-track position in the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies beginning August 1, 2016. The University’s commitment to excellence is outlined in the Vol Vision/Top 25 Initiative: http://www.utk.edu/volvision-top25/index.php. Therapeutic Recreation is housed in the Recreation and Sport Management program of the Department of Kinesiology, Recreation, & Sport Studies in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences. Both master’s and undergraduate programs are offered in Recreation and Sport Management with a concentration in Therapeutic Recreation. Our undergraduate degree program is accredited by NRPA-COAPRT. Doctoral degrees are offered in Kinesiology and Sport Studies. For more details regarding the range of academic programs and other aspects of the department, please visit http://krss.utk.edu/. Department Mission: We prepare scholars, practitioners, and leaders in exercise, sport, and recreation; conduct cutting-edge research; and maintain a commitment to inclusive excellence, social justice, and local-to-global initiatives. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Earned doctorate with at least one degree in therapeutic recreation, disabilities studies, adaptive sport or related disciplines at time of appointment • Ability to teach courses in Therapeutic Recreation • Ability to contribute to one of the department’s doctoral specializations • Record of scholarship in Therapeutic Recreation • Effective communication and interpersonal skills • Professional level certification (CTRS) by the National Council on Therapeutic Recreation Certification is required at time of appointment • Commitment to the values and priorities described in the collegiate Strategic Plan: http://cehhs.utk.edu/

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Congrats Clemson University

Congratulations to the recreational therapy program at Clemson University for being honored with the ATRA Education Award for 2015!!!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Mental Health Workshop October 23rd

From Danny Pettry: There will be a mental health workshop for RTs in Huntington, West Virginia, on October 23rd.. CEUs are approved by ATRA CEUs are also approved for licensed professional counselors, licensed social workers, and register nurses. Here is a flyer: http://www.dannypettry.com/RTConf2015flyer.pdf I hope you'll be able to join us. Danny Pettry, II, M.Ed., M.S., CTRS, NCC Recreational Therapist DannyPettry.Com, LLC 1509 Walnut St. # 5 Kenova, WV 25530

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

RT 11th Most Meaningful College Major

Did you see that Forbes ranked RT as the 11th most meaningful college major?