Lessons Learned

An Open Letter to Recreational Therapy Students and Practitioners
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ISBN/ISSN:978-1-57167-582-8
Copyright:2010
Pages:147
Dimensions:7 x 10
Format: This is the PRINT format of this title Paperback
Author(s): David R. Austin



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Lessons Learned provides a personalized approach and a fresh, bold guide for students and practitioners in recreational therapy.

This thought-provoking, inspiring, and accessible text will help the next generation of recreational therapists to find purpose, meaning, and fulfillment in their own lives and to bring health and happiness to their clients.

Sections include

  • Understanding Recreational Therapy
  • Approaches to Recreational Therapy
  • Conceptual Foundations of Recreational Therapy
  • Working with Groups
  • The Recreational Therapist
  • Techniques for Recreational Therapists
  • Social Psychology and Recreational Therapy
  • What to Do and Not Do as a Recreational Therapist

About the Author(s)

David R. Austin

Dr. Austin’s research has focused upon the social psychology of recreational therapy and professional preparation. Topics of over 140 publications have included attitudes toward serving persons with disabilities, burnout, and recreational therapy curricula.

He is the author or coauthor of five widely used textbooks:

Dr. Austin produced 23 instructional videos through the federally funded Recreation Therapy Video (RTV) Project, and he is author of the Health Protection/Health Promotion Model of Practice. Dr. Austin has served on editorial boards for the Journal of Leisure Research, Schole, Annual in Therapeutic Recreation, and Leisure Today.

He is a past president of ATRA, the Society of Park and Recreation Educators, and the Academy of Leisure Sciences, as well as a past member of the NRPA Board of Trustees. Dr. Austin is a fellow in the Academy of Leisure Sciences and a founding fellow of the National Academy of Recreational Therapists.

He is the only individual to have received the NTRS Distinguished Service Award, the ATRA Distinguished Fellow Award, and the SPRE Distinguished Fellow Award. He has been awarded Indiana University‘s highest teaching award, the Frederic Bachman Lieber Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching.

He has been named to the Union College Hall of Fame and was presented the Brightbill Award by the University of Illinois. In 1998, Dr. Austin received the NRPA Literary Award.