Facilitation of Therapeutic Recreation Services

An Evidence Based and Best Practice Approach to Technique & Processes
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ISBN/ISSN:978-1-89213-294-9
Copyright:2011
Pages:420
Dimensions:8.5 x 11
Format: This is the PRINT format of this title Paperback
Editor(s): Norma J. Stumbo
Brad Wardlaw

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Description: 

The intent of this book is to improve the systematic application of various techniques and modalities to the practice of therapeutic recreation.

Improving and standardizing practice is fundamental to increasing our ability to select interventions based on their potential to impact client outcomes.

When we fully realize the potential of specific interventions to help clients arrive at certain outcomes, then we can choose these interventions and techniques with greater skill and confidence.

Table of Contents: 

Chapter 1—The Need for Evidence-Based and Best Practice Interventions
Chapter 2—Leisure Education
Chapter 3—Selecting and Programs and Activities-Based on Goals and Outcomes
Chapter 4—Planning and Leading Group Activities/ Group Interventions
Chapter 5—Communication Techniques
Chapter 6—Instructional Techniques
Chapter 7—Counseling Theory and Practice: Some Applications for Leisure Education
Chapter 8—Health Behavior Change Theories and Models
Chapter 9—Problem Solving Therapy
Chapter 10—Anger Management
Chapter 11—Social Skills Training
Chapter 12—Assertiveness Training
Chapter 13—Physical Activity
Chapter 14—Pain Management
Chapter 15—Cognitive Behavioral Approaches to Therapeutic Recreation
Chapter 16—Intergenerational Programming
Chapter 17—Stress Management
Chapter 18—Sensory Stimulation and Sensory Integration
Chapter 19—Reality Orientation, Validation, and Reminiscence
Chapter 20—Community Integration
Chapter 21—Virtual Reality Technologies

About the Editor(s)

Norma J. Stumbo

Norma J. Stumbo received her B.S. and M.S. in recreation and park administration/therapeutic recreation from the University of Missouri-Columbia and her Ph.D. in leisure studies/therapeutic recreation from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Dr. Stumbo served on the board of directors of the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification from 1981 to 1989, serving as chair of the Test Management Committee from 1982 to 1989 and vice president from 1988 to 1989.

She has authored over 100 publications and conducted over 300 presentations at the local, state, and national levels, on a variety of topics, including entry-level knowledge, curriculum, assessment, evaluation, and leisure education.