Therapeutic Recreation Program Design, 5th Ed.

Principles and Procedures
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ISBN/ISSN:978–1-57167-913-0
Copyright:2009
Edition:5th
Pages:496
Dimensions:7 x 9
Format: This is the PRINT format of this title Paperback
Author(s): Norma J. Stumbo
Carol A. Peterson



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Description: 

The fifth edition of Therapeutic Recreation Program Design: Principles and Procedures includes new, important, and timely information for therapeutic recreation students and professionals. Changes continue to happen rapidly in the world of health care and human services, and in the field of therapeutic recreation.

More than ever, consumers and proponents of health care services are demanding greater accountability, more effective methods of service delivery (such as evidence-based practice), and a higher degree of reliable, proven client outcomes. This book aims to help students and professionals meet those demands in the new and emerging health care and human service markets.

Like the previous editions, this book is written for students preparing for the field of therapeutic recreation and professionals providing services to clients. Therapeutic recreation is concerned with the direct delivery of services to clients with disabilities, illnesses, or special needs.

Delivery of these services requires an in-depth understanding of both the procedures of delivering quality programs and the content to be addressed within the programs. These two areas are interrelated and interdependent. Knowledge or expertise in one area and not the other will result in programs that are either inappropriate to clients’ leisure-related needs or inadequate in terms of how the program is delivered. This text addresses both areas (process and content), utilizing a comprehensive and integrated approach.

The first two chapters focus on the content underlying the delivery of therapeutic recreation services to clients. The latter eleven chapters outline the process or procedures utilized to implement quality programs. Together, these two parts enable an understanding of both the content and process of therapeutic recreation programming.

This text focuses on the design, development, and evaluation of therapeutic recreation services. It is not introductory in that it presumes prior knowledge of illnesses and disabilities, service settings, therapeutic recreation as a profession, activity planning and delivery, and basic intervention techniques.

Understanding of professional issues, such as credentialing, accreditation, standardization of practice, etc., is assumed. Knowledge of these concepts is important to be able to apply them within the context of program design and delivery addressed in this text.

This text uses a systematic approach to program design and delivery. The content of therapeutic recreation services is provided by the Leisure Ability Model with the components of functional intervention, leisure education, and recreation participation. The process of program conceptualization, documentation, and evaluation is represented in the largest sense by the Therapeutic Recreation Accountability Model.

These two models intersect to deliver the foundational concepts of program delivery in therapeutic recreation services. These models provide the basis for systematic, logical, and needs-driven programming that produces predictable, effective, and necessary client outcomes. One major intention of the text is to draw the reader to understanding the connections among each task carried out through the design, implementation, and evaluation of therapeutic recreation programs.

Format and Organization of the Fifth Edition

Significant changes have been included in this edition, strengthening the relationships between theory, evidence-based practice, and client outcomes. Each chapter contains updated information reflecting the latest trends and nuances in health care and human services.

The thirteen chapters in this book follow a logical sequence from theoretical foundations to a challenge for the future.

Chapter 1 has been streamlined and discusses literature pertinent to understanding the basis for delivering therapeutic recreation services to clients. Concepts such as health, quality of life, self-efficacy, intrinsic motivation, internal locus of control, and personal choice are presented as they relate to individuals’ leisure lifestyles.

Chapter 2 is devoted to the Leisure Ability Model and includes an update of pertinent literature to support the model.

Chapter 3 is a new addition that addresses some of the cornerstones of high quality programming, such as accountability, client outcomes, and the use of evidence-based and theory-based programming, and systems design.

Chapter 4 details the Therapeutic Recreation Accountability Model, which provides the basis for the remaining chapters of the text.

Chapter 5 presents information and procedures related to comprehensive program planning of total unit or agency therapeutic recreation programs, and Chapter 6 addresses the structure and requirements of specific programs.

Chapters 7 and 8 include numerous examples of applying activity analysis and selection to client situations. Intervention and diagnostic protocols are the subject of Chapter 9, with updates on the newest clinical practice guidelines in the field.

Information about client assessment (Chapter 10) and other forms of client documentation (Chapter 11) is upgraded, and new information about cultural competency and electronic health records is included.

Chapter 12 looks at client evaluation, specific program evaluation, and comprehensive program evaluation through the lens of a generic program evaluation model. Information about external accreditation standards also has been updated.

Chapter 13 has been expanded with new trends in health care competencies and many new resources have been added as well.

Appendices A and B include examples of two systems designed programs, Relaxation and Social Skills.

Appendix C contains assessment instruments and Appendix D common medical abreviations.

A glossary of important terms is also included.

Like its predecessors, the purpose of this book is to provide comprehensive and progressive program development information for the field of therapeutic recreation.

The text carries a dual focus on program content and the process used to design, deliver, and evaluate intervention programs.

 

Table of Contents: 

Chapter 1
Conceptual Foundations: The Basis for Service Development and Delivery

Chapter 2
The Leisure Ability Model

Chapter 3
Important Aspects of Therapeutic Recreation Services

Chapter 4
Therapeutic Recreation Accountability Model

Chapter 5
Comprehensive Program Design

Chapter 6
Specific Program Design

Chapter 7
Activity Analysis

Chapter 8
Activity Selection and Implementation

Chapter 9
Treatment and Diagnostic Protocols

Chapter 10
Client Assessment

Chapter 11
Client Documentation

Chapter 12
Program and Client Evaluation

Chapter 13
Professionalism and Accountability: Challenges for the Future

About the Author(s)

Norma J. Stumbo

Norma J. Stumbo is currently retired after being at Illinois State University and the University of Illinois from 1984 to 2008.

She has taught subjects at the University of Queensland (Australia), the University of Western Sydney (Australia), and the Southern Institute of Technology (New Zealand).

Her professional work experience includes physical medicine and rehabilitation, long-term care, at-risk youth, independent living, and a women’s prison.

She has written and edited several books, including:

She has also published many refereed articles in the Therapeutic Recreation Journal, Annual in Therapeutic Recreation, and the American Journal of Recreation Therapy, as well as other journals.

She has presented over 400 research and educational sessions and scores of keynotes at state, national, and international conferences and conventions, and received awards at the international, national, regional, and local levels.

Norma received her PhD in Leisure Behavior/Therapeutic Recreation from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; she received her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in Recreation and Park Administration/Therapeutic Recreation from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Carol A. Peterson

Dr. Peterson's principal scholarly contributions have been in the area of therapeutic recreation.

She is author of Therapeutic Recreation Program Design and numerous other chapters and articles related to principles and practices of therapeutic recreation, all reflecting sub-specialization interests in philosophy, systematic program development, procedures such as assessment, evaluation, and intervention techniques, and professional issues.

Dr. Peterson has served as President or Chair of state, regional, and national therapeutic recreation professional associations and committees.

She is extensively engaged in professional development of current practitioners through countless workshops and presentations.

Her current interest is in the relationship between leisure and wellness.