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.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Position Opening for CTRS in Oregon

From Michael S. Ratliff, CTRS:
I have a wonderful job posting to announce. This is a great opportunity for a Recreational Therapist.

We have seven current openings for Rehabilitation Therapists in our forensic programs, as our department continues to expand. Your CTRS qualifies you for these positions! Come work for a world-class forensic psychiatric hospital! During your off time, come play in Oregon’s world class outdoor recreation hotspots! We are an hour from the ocean, an hour from the mountains, and an hour from the cosmopolitan city of Portland! Find that rewarding job that utilizes the clinical skills you trained so hard to gain and enjoy the recreation we know is so important to a fulfilling life. Oregon State Hospital can give you access to it all.

We need your expertise and clinical skills as a Recreational Therapist. You would benefit from joining our team. Our Treatment Mall model really utilizes the APIE process and evidence based practices. Our outcome measurements show the efficacy of our RT interventions. Recreational Therapy is highly valued throughout the hospital. You could experience some of the most interesting caseloads through you work on our Inter-disciplinary Treatment Teams. We offer excellent leadership training and experience. Our Recreational Therapists have served on both the national and local ATRA boards. We also produce our own annual Therapeutic Recreation Forum, a workshop delivering .6 CEUs.

Please, contact me for more information or go ahead and apply at

Michael S. Ratliff, CTRS
Director of Therapeutic Recreation
2600 Center St NE B02-310 C-27
Salem, Oregon 97301-2682
Salem Office: (503) 945-2967,
Portland: (503) 731-3058 (Mondays and Thursdays)


Blogger Traveling Bear said...

Thank you so much for posting this. I accidently posted a two "thank you" on the more recent entery. Ooops!

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