Perspectives on Recreational Therapy [ebook]

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ISBN/ISSN:978-1-57167-878-2
Copyright:2017
Pages:432
Dimensions:7 x 10
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Editor(s): David R. Austin
Bryan P. McCormick



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About Perspectives on Recreational Therapy
At no other time in the history of the profession have recreational therapists been presented with such tremendous opportunities to improve care and advance their profession.

By gaining perspectives on issues and concerns in recreational therapy presented within this book by leading authorities, students and practitioners will be better prepared to serve clients and further their profession through a renewed mind-set.

Who Will Benefit from This Book?
Perspectives on Recreational Therapy is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in recreational therapy.

Its contents should also prove helpful to those practicing recreational therapy. It therefore is a text that helps prepare students for the realization of what it is like to be a practitioner and to serve as a resource for them once they have entered into their careers.

Two chapters that may draw the most interest from students are titled “How to Take and Pass Tests” and “Hire Me!”

The first gives valuable information about how to prepare for tests in courses and for the NCTRC certification exam. (Study Guide) “Hire Me!” provides detailed information on how to obtain a position as a recreational therapist.

User-Friendly Approach
Throughout Perspectives on Recreational Therapy, the authors have attempted to make the content of the chapters readable and easy to follow.

Reading comprehension questions are provided at the conclusion of each chapter to aid students in gaining understandings of the material and to provide instructors with possible exam questions.

Table of Contents: 

Section I: Perspectives on Practice
 
1 The Therapeutic Relationship
David R. Austin

2 Broadening the Concept of “Evidence” in Recreational Therapy Practice
Youngkhill Lee, Sanghee Chun

3 International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health
Shay Dawson

4 Integrative Health Care
David R. Austin

5 Conceptual Models for Theory and Practice
David R. Austin, Bryan P. McCormick

6 Concepts from Social Psychology
David R. Austin

7 Technology in Recreational Therapy
Jeremiah Cox, Ramon B. Zabriskie

8 The Strengths-Based Approach in Recreational Therapy
David R. Austin

9 Recreational Therapy Mental Health Theory and Practice: Emphasizing the Positive
David R. Austin

Section II: Perspectives on Being a Professional

10 Professionalism
Richard Williams, Thomas K. Skalko

11 How to Take and Pass Tests
David R. Austin

12 Dare to Share: Making Presentations
David R. Austin

13 On Healthy Caring
David R. Austin

14 Continuing Education
David R. Austin

15 Certification and Licensure
Jennifer Piatt, Courtney J. Weisman

16 Public Policy and the Recreational Therapy Profession: Becoming an Advocate for Change
Thomas K. Skalko, Richard Williams

17 Professional Ethics
Neil R. Lundberg, Ramon B. Zabriskie

18 Hire Me!
David R. Austin

Section III: Perspectives Related to the Profession

19 Historical Development of Recreational Therapy
David R. Austin, Bryan P. McCormick

20 Professional Preparation
Bryan P. McCormick, Jared Allsop

21 Health Care in America: Regulations and Recreational Therapy
Tim Passmore

22 Marketing Recreational Therapy
David R. Austin, Brandon D. Howell

23 Research in Recreational Therapy
Bryan P. McCormick, Gretchen Snethen

24 Cultural Competence
David R. Austin

Contributors:

Jared Allsop, MS, CTRS, lecturer in recreational therapy, Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies in the School of Public Health, Indiana University, Bloomington

Sanghee Chun, PhD, CTRS, associate professor, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, Applied Health Sciences, Brock University

Jeremiah Cox, BS, CTRS, recreational therapist, Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Shay Dawson, MA, CTRS, director of Bradford Woods, Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies in the School of Public Health, Indiana University, Bloomington

Brandon D. Howell, MBA, EdD, lecturer in tourism, hospitality, and event management, Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies in the School of Public Health, Indiana University, Bloomington

Youngkhill Lee, CTRS, PhD., FDRT, professor of therapeutic recreation, Department of Kinesiology, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Neil R. Lundberg, PhD, TRS, CTRS, associate professor of recreational therapy, Department of Recreation Management in the Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University

Jennifer Piatt, PhD, CTRS, associate professor of recreational therapy, Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies in the School of Public Health, Indiana University, Bloomington

Tim Passmore, EdD, CTRS/L, FDRT, chair, Therapeutic Recreation Committee Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision, associate professor of recreational therapy, School of Applied Health and Educational Psychology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

Thomas K. Skalko, Ph.D., LRT/CTRS, FDRT, professor, recreational therapy, College of Health and Human Performance, East Carolina University

Gretchen Snethen, PhD, CTRS, assistant professor of therapeutic recreation, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences in the College of Public Health, Temple University

Courtney J. Weisman, MS, CTRS, doctoral candidate in Rehabilitation and Disability Studies, Department of Kinesiology and Community Health, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Richard Williams, EdD, LRT/CTRS, FDRT, associate professor, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies in the College of Health and Human Performance, East Carolina University

Ramon B. Zabriskie, PhD, TRS, CTRS, FDRT, FALS, professor of recreational therapy, Department of Recreation Management in the Marriott School of Management, Brigham Young University

About the Editor(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.

Bryan P. McCormick

Dr. Bryan P. McCormick has worked in the field of recreational therapy for more than 25 years as a practitioner, educator and researcher.

He has been on faculty at Indiana University since 1995. He also served on faculty at East Carolina University. He has served on boards of directors of the Recreation Therapists of Indiana (RTI) and the American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA). He is also an ATRA past president.

As an author of more than 60 peer-reviewed publications and 11 book chapters, Dr. McCormick’s work focuses on the social and community functioning of adults with severe mental illness. He has conducted research and trainings in psychiatric rehabilitation in the US as well as Eastern Europe.

He was a recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct research and lectures in psychiatric services at the University of Kragujevac, Serbia. Dr. McCormick is a fellow in the Academy of Leisure Sciences and a Fellow in the National Academy of Recreational Therapists.

His work has appeared in journals such as: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, American Journal of Recreation Therapy, Annual in Therapeutic Recreation, Disability and Rehabilitation, International Journal of Social Psychiatry, Journal of Leisure Research, Journal of Rehabilitation, Journal of Travel Research, Leisure Sciences, Schizophrenia Research, Therapeutic Recreation Journal and World Leisure Journal.