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, November 14, 2011

Promised Lessons Learned Review

Weeks ago I promised to share information from the positive reviews of my new book titled Lessons Learned: An Open Letter to Recreational Therapy Students and Practitioners. One review appeared in the American Journal of Recreation Therapy. The other was written by Dr. Terry Long and appeared in Therapeutic Recreation Journal (TRJ).

The quote below is from Terry Long’s review of Lessons Learned that was in TRJ:

“Current practitioners (including educators) can benefit from reviewing this text as it is a quick reminder of many important elements of recreational therapy. The book is certainly useful as a tool for facilitating clinical supervision, professional issues discussions, and a review of the presented lessons definitely suggests possible topics for future continuing education opportunities. Finally, there are personal applications of the lessons as well. For example, lessons regarding values, self-awareness, burnout, and active listening skills, and aggression can have both personal and professional relevance to readers.”

Lessons Learned was published by Sagamore Publishing in 2011 and may be obtained by going to the Sagamore Publishing website. Lessons Learned is also available as an e-book from


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