Lessons Learned Review by an MD
David R Austin is professor emeritus from Indiana University with many years of experience as a practitioner and academic and in this book inspired by Irvin Yalom (The gift of therapy: An open letter to a new generation of therapists and their patients) he is giving his core beliefs on recreational therapy.
In 69 short lessons (chapters) he is able to make an all round picture of recreational therapy for both people starting their work in this field and also for practitioners already working in the field. It is a short and readable introduction to recreational therapy where you feel the "fire and enthusiasm" from a professional with many years of experience.
Professor Joav Merrick, MD, MMedSci, DMSc
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Office of the Medical Director, Health Services, Division for Mental Retardation, Ministry of Social Affairs, Jerusalem and Kentucky Children's Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, University of Kentucky College of Medicine