Through Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation, students will be able to achieve these objectives: -Gain a 21st-century vision of the profession provided by leading thinkers in the field -Learn the attributes and skills they need in order to thrive in various career paths in the profession -Interact through the text, technology, and media responses to more thoroughly understand the field and profession Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation provides readers with a comprehensive introduction to the profession. The book draws on the combined wisdom, experience, and technical expertise of 23 professors and leaders in the field. From these contributors, readers gain access to diverse perceptions, philosophies, and practices for therapeutic recreation in the 21st century. The book showcases how the profession addresses various clients' needs throughout the life span through therapeutic programs, modalities, and activities. It also -presents a wide range of applications, allowing readers to explore their personal and professional options; -provides insight into the basic knowledge, attributes, and skills students need in order to thrive in the field; and -delineates career paths in the profession and how a therapeutic recreation specialist works with various populations. Edited by Dr. Terry Robertson and Dr. Terry Long, Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation has a comprehensive vision. The contributors present the broad scope of therapeutic recreation as research and practice across a diverse demographic of clients and consumers. The contributing authors explore various perspectives on therapeutic recreation and present standards and certification information that prepare students for the profession. Part I defines therapeutic recreation as a profession and provides an overview of its history and of the professional opportunities available. Part I also explores the profession's person-first philosophy and outlines the therapeutic recreation process as well as its models and modalities of practice and its allied professions. Part II delves into trends and issues, looking at demographics, economics, politics, and legislation as they affect the profession. It details international issues and paradoxes and concludes with future perspectives. Part III examines mechanisms for intervention from a number of perspectives, including orthopedic and neurological impairment, developmental disabilities, mental health, youth development, aging, and wellness. Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation contains chapter discussion questions to expand students' learning as well as Outstanding Professionals and Client Portraits sections to help students gain insight into various career paths. The book is accompanied by an instructor guide, PowerPoint presentations, and a test package available via the text's Web site to support the classroom instruction and enhance learning. The entire package gives students a solid grounding in the profession as it is today and a clear understanding of where the profession is headed tomorrow.
This book provides empirically based theoretical perspectives on key concepts, timely topics, practical professional information, historical and philosophical perspectives from leaders in therapeutic recreation, and insight into leaders who helped advance the profession. Concepts and topics include coverage of conceptual models, behavior modification, social support, self-determination and enjoyment, control, the therapeutic relationship, therapeutic outdoor programming, cultural competence, evidence-based practice, and healthcare in America, therapeutic recreation education, training in physical activity, making presentations, attending conferences, and professionalism.
Therapeutic Recreation is defined as "the provision of treatment and recreation services to persons with illnesses or disabling conditions". Aimed at students and professionals in the field, this book presents a comprehensive introduction to the profession, providing theory and practice for the 21st Century.
Focusing on ten different types of organizations—ranging from nonprofit community organizations and armed forces recreation to sports management and travel and tourism sponsors—Kraus’ Recreation and Leisure in Modern Society, Ninth Edition is an invaluable resource for students considering a career in the recreation and leisure industry. This classic text provides a detailed overview of the history, developments, and current trends in leisure studies. It addresses contemporary issues facing the recreation and leisure profession and focuses on challenges and opportunities that will impact the profession over the next 5 to 20 years. Extensive research into emerging trends helps support the text and provide insights into the future. Instructor Resources: An Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint Presentations, and TestBank are available as free downloads. Student Resources: Companion Website - Practice Quizzes and Web Links.
A long-standing tradition of excellence is extended in the Fourth Edition of this authoritative introduction to the field of therapeutic recreation. The authors effectively combine a broad orientation to the profession with the practical information necessary for students to become successful practitioners. Part I contains a comprehensive discussion of the fields history and theoretical underpinnings, providing students with the perspective they need to evaluate the social, cultural, demographic, economic, and technical forces that have shaped and are continuing to impact health and human services in general, and therapeutic recreation in particular. Part II introduces students to the client populations served by therapeutic recreation specialists and describes specific approaches and activities employed by TR professionals to help clients achieve meaningful improvements in health status, functional capacities, and quality of life. The authors have retained the practical, student-oriented approach that makes this an ideal text for introductory courses. They address all content areas included in the NCTRC certification exam, are compatible with the American Psychiatric Association on psychological classifications, and incorporate the World Health Organizations international classification of functioning, disability, and health. The latest edition contains updated information on baby boomers, the obesity epidemic, and evidence-based practices; field-based photographs and illustrations; and study questions and exercises designed to engage students.
Therapeutic Recreation Leadership and Programming will help students learn the essential aspects of professional practice while developing a leadership mind-set. The book focuses on the day-to-day responsibilities of the therapeutic recreation specialist (TRS) while integrating ethical considerations into each aspect of the job. Readers will learn how to perform the daily work of a TRS while maintaining the highest ethical standards of the profession. The book details · the principles, theories, and codes of ethics that will form the foundation of specialists’ understanding of the field and set the stage for practice; · the knowledge, skills, and leadership principles that TRSs will need in order to help their clients accomplish therapeutic outcomes; · strategies that will guide TRSs in planning a wide range of programs and services, including information on frequently encountered health problems, major program areas, facilitation strategies, and client and program evaluation; and · methods for program organization and delivery that will prepare specialists to offer a regular schedule of therapeutic recreation programs that meet the needs of all of their clients, whether in group or individual settings. The book will arm students with the information and tools they need in order to succeed as therapeutic recreation specialists. It familiarizes students with their future clients by describing the health concerns most often encountered in therapeutic settings. Case studies for the most common concerns provide students with concrete examples of how programming works in various clinical settings. The book also provides specific recreation activities from five major program areas, along with information on the effectiveness of the activities, risk management concerns, and implementation strategies. Step-by-step instructions for structuring, planning, and leading both group and one-on-one sessions will prepare students to implement programs in a wide variety of settings. Stories from professionals in the field, examples of real and hypothetical clients, and case studies show students how to use the principles they’ve learned when leading programs. Learning activities help them to further explore the concepts in each chapter, and highlight boxes emphasize key ideas related to each chapter’s content. An instructor guide is available to course adopters at www.HumanKinetics.com/TherapeuticRecreationLeadershipandProgramming.
The Eleventh Edition of Kraus' Recreation and Leisure in Modern Society provides a detailed introduction to the history, developments, and current trends in leisure studies. It addresses contemporary issues facing the recreation and leisure profession and focuses on challenges and opportunities that impact the profession now as well as years from now. Extensive research into emerging trends helps support the text and provide insights into the future.
This book presents the most current and complete information available in a text on the practice of therapeutic recreation. It offers students a valuable learning resource and provides clinicians with a classic reference. The author combines knowledge from the behavioural sciences, psychiatry, education, nursing, and counselling with the knowledge from therapeutic recreation. This broad-based foundation provides a scholarly basis for clinical practice in therapeutic recreation.