RT Blog

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 28, 2015

RTs Need to Support the Passage of H.R. 1906

I posted the following on Facebook and ATRAnet: I haven’t noticed much activity concerning H.R. 1906 “Access to Inpatient Rehabilitation Act of 2015.” The bill will amend the Social Security Act by including recreational therapy among modalities that make up an intensive rehab therapy program and can be explicitly counted toward the so called “three hour rule” in inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and units. If you are an RT you need to contact your congressional representative to ask them to support the bill. See the ATRA website for further information. If you are not an RT, please consider advising your representative that they should support the bill. I sure hope RTs get politically active and fight to pass this bill!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

RT Position Open

From Prof Colleen Cooke: ATTENTION RECENT (OR SOON TO BE) GRADUATES! JOB OPENING! There is an opening at the Cleveland Clinic's Lutheran Hospital on a geriatric psych unit!!!! If interested, contact Brian Tilow at: brtilo@ccf.org Brian Tilow | Senior Vice President Center for Behavioral Health Lutheran Hospital | 1730 West 25th. Street Cleveland, OH 44113 | Phone (216) 363-2314 | Fax (216) 696-7405 Email: brtilo@ccf.org

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Faculty Position at WCU

From Jennifer L. Hinton: Western Carolina University announces a nine month, tenure-track assistant/ associate professor position in the Recreational Therapy program in the School of Health Sciences within the College of Health and Human Sciences effective January 1, 2016. WCU was the first accredited university in the country to offer a BS degree specifically in recreational therapy and was the first accredited by CARTE. The Degree includes 42 hours in Liberal Studies and 70 hours in the major including recreational therapy courses in foundations, client assessment, processes and techniques, methods, behavioral health, physical disabilities, aging, administration, adventure-based therapy, and clinical internships. The RT program places a strong emphasis on service learning in the region. Review of applications will begin August 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Please go to: jobs.wcu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53841 Please contact Jennifer Hinton, Program Director and search chair, for additional information: Jennifer L. Hinton, Ph.D., LRT/CTRS, FDRT 828-227-2715 jlhinton@wcu.edu

Friday, May 01, 2015

Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month!