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.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Lively Exchange by ATRA Educators

In recent days, there has been some lively exchange through a series of e-mails using the ATRA Educators listserve. The initial issue dealt with accreditation of university TR/RT curricula.

The impact of the TR accreditation program of the Council on Accreditation has been minimum for years following the decision that universities could elect to have their overall programs accreditated but not their TR programs. Therefore, a university can claim its program is accrediated without any examination of the TR curriculum. Sound confusing? It is.

The TR Educators e-mail exchange has grown beyond the initial accreditation issue to a wider issue of the profession exercising control over itself-- rather than allowing organizations like NRPA and AALR to control TR/RT. Stay tuned....


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