- Name: Hoosier RT
- 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, October 31, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Recreational Therapy Foundation Winner Announced
"RTI MEMBER WINS SLOGAN CONTEST"
RTI Founding Member David Austin learned at the ATRA Annual Conference in Indianapolis that he was the winner of the slogan contest held by the Recreational Therapy Foundation. His winning entry was: “Support Research: The Foundation for Practice.”
The Recreational Therapy Foundation is a research and educational foundation that supports grants to advance the recreational therapy profession. For information go to www.recreationaltherapyfoundation.org
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Conference at Sea a Success
The 1st Annual TR “Conference at Sea” was a HUGE success! There were 28 attendees from all over the country who earned up to 12 hours of CEU’s during the trip. We visited Freeport Grand Bahamas and Nassau Bahamas (unfortunately the seas were too rough to visit the private island so sessions were moved to that day!). Each night the attendees gathered at the “Crossings” dining room for a wonderful 4 course meal and the presenters had a special night at “Cagney’s Steakhouse”. Over the course of the week, attendees participated in activities such as karaoke, dancing, casinos, live entertainment, cabaret shows, and hanging out on the outside ship deck. New friendships were made and the networking opportunities were priceless!
We are beginning to plan for the March/April 2012 “Conference at Sea” now!!! Although the cost may seem expensive, but if you break it down it works out to be less than $100 a day per person which includes all of your meals!!!
If you are interested in attending or presenting, please contact Allyson Dedic email@example.com
Faculty Position at Pittsburg State University
Hi, colleagues! I think that I may have mentioned this previously (if so, I apologize for the redundancy!), but wanted to make sure that interested parties are aware of my move to a Phased Retirement program beginning in the fall semester of 2012. As a result of this, our Department (Health, Human Performance, and Recreation) will be seeking to hire someone to teach several of the courses that I have been teaching, especially in the area of Therapeutic Recreation, and the individual must be TR Certified as our program has that Option in the Accreditation of our Recreation Degree.
Our department chair is requesting that this position be filled with a full-time, tenure-track faculty member. Interested parties should have completed a doctoral degree or be ABD and willing to complete her/his doctoral program by June 1st of 2013. If you and someone you know might be interested in this position, please contact Dr. John Oppliger, Chair, HHPR Dept. either via phone (620-235-4665) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Friday, October 28, 2011
Position Openings in Missouri
Ranken Jordan a Pediatric Specialty Hospital currently has 2 new fulltime positions and one part time position available in the Pediatric Health Related Services Department. The fulltime positions are weekend shifts - Friday through Monday. The part time position includes a 12 hour shift on Saturdays and 3 evenings a week. We are looking for a Certified Recreation Specialist with experience in a pediatric medical setting. To learn more about Ranken Jordan – please visit our website: www.rankenjordan.org
If interested in applying - send a cover letter and resume to : email@example.com
Ranken Jordan – A Pediatric Specialty Hospital
11365 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights, Missouri 63043
tel: 314.872.6422| fax: 314.872.6501 |
Upcoming ATRA Mid-year in Baltimore
ATRA Mid-Year is in Baltimore, February 26-28, 2012. It is a great opportunity to learn more about the policies that effect recreational therapy practice and an opportunity for RTs to get engaged in securing their own welfare. The conference will include content on state licensure.
ATRA is also exploring the integration of pre-cons to open additional opportunity. I highly recommend the conference tl all. It is a great learning experience.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Exercise Good for Asthma Patients
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Opening at St. Joseph's College
Faculty: Full-time Tenure Track
Institution: St. Joseph’s College, Patchogue, LI., NY Campus
Department: Recreation and Leisure Studies
Posted: October 11, 2011
Application due: Open until filled- Review of applications will begin February 1, 2012
The Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at St. Joseph’s College invites applications for a Tenure Track position in Therapeutic Recreation and Leisure Services Management beginning August 2012. The Department is interested in candidates who can contribute to the excellence of our academic program through their teaching, research, and service. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include college retirement, medical and life insurance plans.
Full time tenure track position to teach courses in the area of Therapeutic Recreation and Leisure Services Management;
Provide academic advising to undergraduate students in Recreation and Leisure Studies
Assist in the coordination and build upon the current internship program
Moderate the Recreation Club
Participate in department and campus-wide service activities
ACADMENIC AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:
Doctoral degree (ABD & Masters considered) with at least one graduate degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies
Must possess current C.T.R.S. certification and be eligible for renewal
Demonstrated excellence in teaching
Demonstrate ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty, staff, and professional practitioners
Demonstrated knowledge of COAPRT-NRPA accreditation requirements; and
Active participation in professional societies
A complete application will include the following: Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae, Three letters of reference, Official transcripts of earned degrees, and a completed St. Joseph’s College application, which can be downloaded from St. Joseph’s College website.
Contact and Application Information:
St. Joseph’s College
155 W. Roe Blvd.
Patchogue, NY 11772
Faculty Position Opening
Assistant or Associate Professor of Therapeutic Recreation
Tenured, tenure track
Health/ medicine, Kinesiology/ exercise physiology/ physical education, Recreation/ leisure studies
Commensurate with experience
Position Open in Evansville, Indiana
In case anyone is interested, there is a full-time position open at Deaconess Cross Pointe in Evansville, IN. It is a Monday through Friday day shift position working primarily with an adult mental health population. A Bachelor's Degree in recreation, music, or art therapy is required; experience in adult mental health preferred. If you are interested, please send a resume to Jessica.Puntney@deaconess.com.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Western Carolina RT Program is Accrediated
The Western Carolina University Recreational Therapy Program was accredited by Commission for Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs(CAAHEP) in July 2011.
Austin Receives IU's Endwright Alumni Award
ATRA Founding Member, Past-President, and Distinguished Fellow, David Austin, has been selected by Indiana University’s School of Health,Physical Education, and Recreation to receive the John R. Endwright Distinguished Alumni Service Award. The award was presented at a dinner on September 23, 2011, to honor Austin and other alumni award recipients.
IU has adopted term Recreational Therapy
From Marieke Van Puymbroeck, Ph.D., CTRS the RT Coordinator at Indiana University:
I am pleased to report that the change in the name of our major to RECREATIONAL THERAPY at Indiana University has been approved at the campus level!
Have a great day,
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Go4Life Program from National Institute on Aging
The website provides specific exercises to do and other information to help older adults to exercise.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Reformation of the HP/HP Model
I will be doing a session on my reformation of my model at the RTI Conference to be held in Bloomington in November. I'll do another educational session on implications of my revised model for practice.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
ADHD Awareness Week
Monday, October 17, 2011
CTRA Conference Call for Papers
The Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association (CTRA) 2012 Conference Planning Committee is pleased to announce that the Call for Papers is still available! Deadline for submissions is November 19th, 2011. If you have any questions about the Call for Papers, please contact
CTRA2012ProgramPlanning@gmail.com We ask that you please consider submitting a proposal and share this information with all Colleagues in your areas!
CTRA 2012 will be held in Halifax, Nova Scotia from June 13-15, 2012. For more information about the Conference contact CTRA2012@gmail.com or join our Facebook group (CTRA 2012 - Halifax, N.S.). We look forward to seeing you there!
p.s. I've spoken at CTRA. Great people. And Halifax is a wonderful place to visit. DRA
Sunday, October 16, 2011
RTI Conference Program is Out
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Sunday is Deadline for RTI Hotel Rooms
Courtyard by Marriott
812-335-8000 Courtyard by Marriott, Bloomington
Rate: $99.00+ tax single & double *this rate only good for the first 20 rooms!
Friday, October 14, 2011
Rec Therapy Ranked High!
Ready, set, mentor
Mentors are positioned throughout a room and they meet for 12 minutes with small groups of early career psychologists and graduate students. The mentors discuss the biggest challenges they faced in their careers and how they met these challenges. Also, they address mentees’ questions. At a signal each 12 minutes mentees rotate to the next mentor.
I’ve seen a similar (“speed dating”) technique used where practitioners met with researchers to discuss the practitioners ideas for research and to discover common interests.
Perhaps such “speed dating” formats could be employed at RT conferences. I think RTs would have fun with it and it could pay off in mentoring programs and in gaining ideas (and possible collaboration) for field based research.
Get in Hotel Room Reservations for RTI Conference
Hi RTI members-
Hope you are enjoying the beautiful fall. I wanted to let you know that the deadline for reserving a hotel room in our room block at our room rate for the November 17-18, 2011 conference in Bloomington is THIS SUNDAY!
The hotel details are:
Courtyard by Marriott
812-335-8000 Courtyard by Marriott, Bloomington
Rate: $99.00+ tax single & double *this rate only good for the first 20 rooms!
Don’t wait to reserve your room!**
Please state you are with Recreation Therapists of Indiana
Have a great day!
IU's HPER now School of Public Health - Bloomington
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Faculty/Brockport State University
1. Teach in the undergraduate curriculum core and concentrations, particularly the Therapeutic Recreation concentration
2.Teach in the graduate curriculum
3.Supervise students in field work experiences at both the undergraduate and graduate levels
4.Advise master's theses and projects
5.Perform departmental, school and college service
6.Assume leadership roles in departmental, school and college committees
7.Maintain a record of scholarship
1.Terminal degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies or related discipline (ABD candidates must earn their doctoral degree within 6 months of hire)
2.Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS), or eligible for acquisition of CTRS credentials within 6 months of hire
3.Potential for success in teaching, scholarship and service
4.Evidence of cultural competence and ability to effectively interact with culturally diverse populations
1.Earned doctoral degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies or related discipline at time of appointment
2.Evidence of ability to teach in the Recreation Management and Tourism Management concentrations
3.Evidence of ability to integrate technology into teaching
4.Professional experience working with individuals with special needs
5.Successful college-level teaching experience
6.A record of scholarly productivity
Apply online at: https://www.brockportrecruit.org. Please attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy. Please address all required qualifications in cover letter.
Posting Dates: Immediately - Open until filled. Best consideration date: November 1, 2011.
Official transcripts from all institutions attended showing highest degree earned are required.
All positions are subject to final budgetary approval.
To learn more about The College at Brockport, visit our Web site at: http://www.brockport.edu.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Interview with Temple RT Students
We talked about a variety of things, including my professional background, RT history,and my Health Protection/Health Promotion Model, as well as the Reformulated Health Protection/Health Promotion Model that should be published shortly.
I enjoyed the opportunity to talk with future RTs. With students like the ones I spoke with today, our profession will be in good hands in the future.
Conference at Sea Still Has Openings
A few openings came up for the "conference at sea"!!! IT IS NOT TOO LATE AND PRICES ARE STILL CHEAP! The cruise leaves next week from Miami and is going to 3 islands in the Bahamas! You can earn up t0 12 hours of CEU's!!!
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Friday, October 07, 2011
Clinical Supervision Video, 22 Others Free
Thursday, October 06, 2011
RT Position in Indiana
RT Solutions, Inc. is seeking a CTRS to work part time in Vigo and Clay counties with potential to expand in to surrounding counties. We provide home based treatments to individuals with developmental disabilities throughout the life span. Treatments will occur in the individuals home and community settings.
For more information, e-mail Heather at email@example.com
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
New ATRA Board
Diane Skalko - President-Elect
Lisa Morgan - Treasurer
Audra Gibson - CAC Chair-Elect
Tim Passmore - Member-at-Large
Mike Sutherland - Member-at-Large
Of course, Vicki Scott, M.S., CTRS, is the new ATRA President.
Tuesday, October 04, 2011
Peds Journal Seeking Research Articles