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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.
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.
Section I: Perspectives on Practice
Chapter 1: The Therapeutic Relationship
Chapter 2: Broadening the Concept of “Evidence” in Recreational Therapy Practice
Chapter 3: International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health
Chapter 4: Integrative Health Care
Chapter 5: Conceptual Models for Theory and Practice
Chapter 6: Concepts from Social Psychology
Chapter 7: Technology in Recreational Therapy
Chapter 8: The Strengths-Based Approach in Recreational Therapy
Chapter 9: Recreational Therapy Mental Health Theory and Practice: Emphasizing the Positive
Section II: Perspectives on Being a Professional
Chapter 10: Professionalism
Chapter 11: How to Take and Pass Tests
Chapter 12: Dare to Share: Making Presentations
Chapter 13: On Healthy Caring
Chapter 14: Continuing Education
Chapter 15: Certification and Licensure
Chapter 16: Public Policy and the Recreational Therapy Profession: Becoming an Advocate for Change
Chapter 17: Professional Ethics
Chapter 18: Hire Me!
Section III: Perspectives Related to the Profession
Chapter 19: Historical Development of Recreational Therapy
Chapter 20: Professional Preparation
Chapter 21: Health Care in America: Regulations and Recreational Therapy
Chapter 22: Marketing Recreational Therapy
Chapter 23: Research in Recreational Therapy
Chapter 24: Cultural Competence