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.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Call for Presenters -- ATRA Poster Session

From Sandra Klitzing comes this announcement:
2012 ATRA Annual Conference, October 12-15, 2012, Phoenix, Arizona

ATRA invites therapeutic recreation/recreational therapy professionals, educators, and students to submit abstracts for the 2012 ATRA Practice Poster Session. This is the first time a practice poster session will be held at the ATRA Annual Conference. The primary purpose for practice poster presentations is to showcase intervention programs that produce outcomes. This is an excellent opportunity to share recent successes and challenges with fellow professionals.

Session Format: Presenters create a poster that will be fastened to a freestanding display panel. Suggested size for posters is up to 36 by 60 inches. Design, coloration, etc., is up to the author, but the poster should look professional and be easy to read from four feet away. Further details will be communicated directly to poster presenters.

During the poster session, attendees will circulate among the displays, talking informally with presenters. The poster session is two hours long.

Benefits of Participation: Earn contact hours toward NCTRC collaboration efforts...provide service to the profession...receive feedback for professional promote the benefits of therapeutic recreation / recreational therapy among a diverse audience of ATRA delegates!

Proposal Format: Send your proposal to the ATRA National Office at: Please send a duplicate of your proposal to the Practice Poster Session chair:

All abstracts must include:
↘ Poster Title (10 word limit)
↘ Program overview (300 word limit; brief synopsis of the program including the setting and population served)
↘ Goals (minimum of three)
↘ Assessment tools/techniques (100 word limit)
↘ Staffing (50 word limit)
↘ Operational aspects (200 word limit; describe how the program is planned for and implemented)
↘ Evaluation (150 word limit; how the program is evaluated; outcomes)
↘ Suggestions for replication (100 word limit)
↘ Presenter(s) and contact information (Name as you want it printed in the final program, agency/facility/institution, address, phone, fax, and email. Note: The first presenter listed will be considered the primary contact person.)

Proposal Deadline: July 2, 2012

For questions or clarifications please contact the ATRA Practice Poster Session Chair:
Sandra Klitzing, Illinois State University, 309-438-8396,


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