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.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Bob Krider and Positive Psychology

I really appreciated Bob Krider's, M.S., CTRS comment earlier today. I think Bob is "right on" in terms of positive psychology and RT.

I hope that Bob and all RTs will read the article on positive psychology that will appear in an upcoming issue of the American Journal of Recreation Therapy. The title of the article is "Positive Psychology: A Theoretical Foundation for Recreation Therapy Practice." Bryan McCormick, Ph.D., CTRS and Marieke Van Puymbroeck, Ph.D., CTRS joined me as co-authors of the article.

In our article, we show the relationship between RT and positive psychology and then explain how positive psychology provides a foundation for RT practice.

Additional information on RT and positive psychology may be found in my 2009 book Therapeutic Recreation Processes and Techniques (6th edition, Sagamore Publishing), as well as in my most recent book titled Lessons Learned: An Open Letter to Recreational Therapy Students and Practitioners (Sagamore Publishing).


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