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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.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

AJRT Call for Papers

From Nancy Richeson: 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.

Friday, July 03, 2015

Happy 4th of July!!!

Happy Independence Day to all RTs in the good ole USA!!!

New NCTRC Chairperson and Executive Director

From the May/June 2015 NCTRC e-News: Jennifer Hinton, Ph.D., LRT/CTRS has been elected as the new NCTRC Chairperson. Jennifer is a professor of recreational therapy at Western Carolina University. Anne Richard, MS, LRT/CTRS as the new NCTRC Executive Director. Anne comes to this position with vast RT practice and leadership experience in settings including behavioral health, acute hospital care, both skilled nursing and assisted living with geriatrics and as an educator in RT academic programs. She has also been actively involved professionally and holds NCTRC Specialty Certification in Gerontology. In her roles as educator, consultant, clinical specialist, director, therapist, internship supervisor and manager, Anne has gained valuable skills that will continue the tradition of excellence at NCTRC. Please join the Board of Directors in welcoming Anne as she begins her position on August 1, 2015

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Joining ATRA

ATRAnet has had some good discussion as to why so few are ATRA members. I sure wish more would join our national organization.