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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.

Friday, January 16, 2015

AJRT Call for Manuscripts

From Nancy Richeson: Happy New Year! Join us in 2015 and share your latest research and clinical applications of recreation therapy. RT has an important role improving the outcomes of those receiving healthcare services and across our broader aging society. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, an independent double-blind peer-reviewed print and online journal, welcomes papers for publication related to research, theory, and current trends and issues in the field, including legal and regulatory matters. We also consider letters to the editor, guest editorials, and book reviews. Original manuscripts that contribute to the field of recreational therapy in the management of rehabilitation and quality of life for persons with disabilities of all ages are welcome. Individuals desiring to contribute are invited to make inquires, even if unfamiliar with the procedures for writing and submitting manuscripts. Our goal is to provide original, relevant, and timely information from diverse sources; to write and publish with absolute integrity; and to serve as effectively as possible the needs of those involved in recreation therapy. Manuscripts are accepted for review as original clinical or basic science research, case reports, clinical reviews, literature reviews, practical application, inservice updates and letters to the editor. Manuscript submission is handled electronically. For author guidelines and additional instructions or to submit a manuscript, please follow our manuscript page link or please visit the journal's webpage, www.recreationtherapy.org. American Journal of Recreation Therapy is the journal of record in the field and features a distinguished Editorial Review Board led by Editor-In-Chief, Professor Nancy E. Richeson, PhD, CTRS. Dr. Richeson has a long standing reputation as a leader in the challenging field of recreation therapy. As Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Richeson guides the journal's leadership role during changing times for health and human service professionals. We are actively seeking papers dealing with all aspects of recreation therapy. These include: - Basic Science and Research in RT - Innovative RT interventions for pediatrics, physical rehabilitation, behavioral health, developmental disabilities, and geriatrics - Evidence to support recreational therapy - Innovative education and training for recreational therapy students (undergraduate and graduate) - Exceptual student papers - Best practices - Advocacy and public policy issues vital to the profession - and more... To submit a manuscript, please visit our manuscript page link. There are no submission, editing or layout fees for articles submitted and published in the journal.

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