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Friday October 6, 2017


Weber's Ann Arbor

3050 Jackson Rd

Ann Arbor, MI 48103

(734) 769-2500

There is a room block so just mention MTRA when you call to block your room


Schedule of Events

7:30-8:30am                                   Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30-9:00am                                   Presidential Welcome

9:00-10:30am                                  Session 1.0 Key Note      

Presenter: Kevin E. Griffin, MBA, MIS, ITIL

Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA)

Certified Personal Trainer & Certified Group Fitness Instructor

Title of Session: Cultivating Wellness Through Foundations and Innovations for Recreational Therapist and Those Individuals Being Served by Them.

Session Description: This session will talk about the benefits of Wellness for the purpose of decreasing professional burnout for Recreational Therapist.  The information can also be used as a treatment modality with individuals in various settings where TR is offered.  This session will look at current trends and the ways to implement them into an already busy life.  But in all actuality, without good health and wellness what are you able to give yourself and offer to others?  Under the “Wellness Umbrella” this session will speak to 3 key areas- incorporating a balanced nutrition regimen, engaging in a fitness routine and self-motivation when there feels to be no more energy.  Lastly it will be looked at how to measure the gains and benefits of changing some habits and incorporating some new ones.

Instructional Methods: Lecture, discussion and Questions and Answers

Session Length: 90 minutes

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon completion of this session Recreational Therapist will be able to:

  • Identify three benefits of implementing a wellness plan
  • Develop a 3 tier plan for the wellness areas that need improvement
  • Identify 3 techniques to use to increase energy when not feeling self-motivated
  • Identify 3 measurable outcomes to assess benefits of implemented techniques
  • Verbalize how this session can be a treatment modality for individuals in their setting

Session Outline:

Introduction of presenter (5 minutes)

Discussion of the benefits of a healthy wellness plan (10 minutes)

Ways to incorporate a balanced nutrition regimen (20 minutes)

Lecture on engaging in a fitness routine (15 minutes)

Examples of various ways of engaging in fitness (10 minutes)

Discussion on self-motivation (10 minutes)

Assessing for measurable outcomes (10 Minutes)

Wrap-up, Questions & Evaluation (10 minutes)

NCTRC Job Analysis Areas:

Foundational Knowledge, Implementation


10:30 - 10:45am                              BREAK

10:45 - 12:15                                    CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Concurrent Session 2.1

Presenter: Devyn C. Baker CTRS, CCLS, ATRIC

Title of Session: Gaining an Understanding and Becoming Knowledgeable of LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender and Queer) and the Sub-Groups Within the Community. 

Session Description: This session is intended to educate Recreational Therapist on LGBTQ and the various sub groups that identify within the community.  This session will not be a debate on personal beliefs or to have participants formulate and declare their beliefs; but an informational lecture to become familiar with terms used by the LGBTQ community. This lecture will touch on the history of, the culture with in and the sub groups of the LGBTQ community.  The trend in the past 5-10 years is that this topic has become more publicized and as health care professionals one must have a base knowledge and understanding in order to provide these individuals with the highest quality of care.

Instructional Methods: Lecture, Question and Answer

Session Length: 90 minutes

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon completion of this session Recreational Therapist will be able to:

  • Verbalize 3 historical facts of the LGBTQ Community
  • Verbalize the groups that make up the core LGBTQ Community
  • Verbalize how to access a glossary of terms that is continuously being updated
  • Verbalize how to assist individuals and support them in overcoming obstacles they may face

Session Outline:

Introduction of presenter (5 minutes)

Definition and make up of LGBTQ (5 minutes)

Explanation of the history of the LGBTQ Community (15 minutes)

Culture within the LGBTQ Community (25 minutes)

Glossary of terms on the Sub groups with in LGBTQ (30 minutes)

Wrap-up, Questions & Evaluation (10 minutes)

NCTRC Job Analysis Areas:

Foundational Knowledge, Advancement of the Profession


Concurrent Session 2.2

Presenter: Brandon Beck, CTRS

Session Title: “Standing Strong in the Hurricane: Achieving Success in Long Term Care

Session Description: How do we find lasting success in a field that continues to shift, evolve, and grow? As a new generation of older adults seek care, high quality Recreation Therapy services must become an essential component in Long Term Care. Learn how you can contribute to the success of your Therapeutic Recreation team/department, support your agency’s mission, and have fun doing it! 

Instructional Methods: Lecture, Interactive, video, discussion

Session length: 90 Minutes

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participant will be able to identify 3 strategies for building trust
  • Participant will be able to identify 3 program ideas for residents in Independent Living
  • Participant will be able to identify 3 strategies for team-building
  • Participant will be able to identify 4 Disciplines of Execution
  • Participant will be able to identify 3 strategies for becoming a motivational supervisor

Session Outline:

Introduction/Welcome (10 minutes)

My journey to Clark (10 minutes)

Embracing change (15 minutes)

-Gaining trust/respect, Challenges, Transition from Activities to Therapeutic Recreation

-Finding motivation to grow, “Constructive” Criticism – Extracting needs from feedback

Programming (20 minutes)

Success/failures, Balance of new/old programs, How technology has improved programs,

Program success on budget, Pros of a continuum of care, Outings

Residents with Dementia living in Independent Accommodations

The Life Enrichment Team-based Approach (15 minutes)

Supervisory Duties (10 minutes)

Conclusion/Wrap-up/Reflection/Q & A’s (10 minutes)

NCTRS Job Analysis Areas: Assessment Process, Implementation, Administration of TR/RT Services


12:15-1:15p                                      LUNCH BREAK

1:15 - 2:45pm                                  CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Concurrent Session 3.1                

Presenters: LeAnn Isley, CTRS & Meaghan Veiga, CTRS

Title of Session: Wanna Get Away?

Session Description: Life happens, but that doesn’t mean our clients have to stop living their lives. In this session, learn how to guide your clients with physical impairments through the world of travel via plane, train, and automobile... as well as cruise ships, beaches, foreign countries, and hotel stays for a fun, stress free getaway with their friends and family once again

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify and understand 5 risks and management related techniques related to skin integrity and bowel/bladder care when traveling
  • Identify 3 causes of thromboembolism when traveling and evidence based solutions to reduce risk
  • Identify 3 resources available for identifying accessibility within hundreds of cruise ships
  • Understand and identify 5 internet resources available to share with clients and family members during recreation therapy sessions
  • Identify resources for renting medical equipment when traveling.

Instructional Methods: Lecture, Video

Session Length: 90 Minutes

Session Outline:

Intro to speakers (5 min)

Intro to topic and outline of session (5 min)

Review of research regarding risks and solutions of venous thromboembolism when traveling (5 minutes)

Review of skin management and bowel/bladder care during travel (5 min)

Travel via auto, plane, train, hotel and beach (40 min)

Internet Resources and blogs (20 min)

Wrap Up & Questions (10 Min)

NCTRC Job Analysis Areas: Foundational Knowledge, Implementation, Modalities/Interventions

                                            

Concurrent Session 3.2

Presenter: Deb Webb Brewer, CTRS

Title of Session: Working Like a Dog!  Having an AAI Dog as Part of Your Therapy Team

Session Description:  A presentation of ideas related to obtaining an AAI dog (administration/fiscal management), benefits of utilizing an AAI dog in therapy (individual intervention plan), skills and  training related to working with AAI dog (advancement of profession/competency), selecting and utilizing appropriate AAI activities

Instructional Methods: Lecture, discussion, interactive demonstration

Session Length: 90 Minutes

Learning Outcomes:  Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify at least 2 differences between Animal Assisted Intervention and Animal Assisted Activity and the benefits of both.
  • Identify 2 funding possibilities for obtaining AAI dog
  • Identify 2-3 benefits of partnering with an accredited service animal organization
  • Identify 5 benefits of AAI treatment
  • Identify 10 AAI activities within the cognitive, physical and social, emotional domains

Session Outline:

Introduction and overview of AAI program at MFB facility (5 min)

*Discussion and understanding of differences between AAI and AAA and benefits of both (15 min)

*Discussion of funding and benefits of working with an accredited service animal organization (15 min)

*Discussion of handler training and certification (10 min)

*Identification of AAI activities within cognitive, physical, social and emotional domains (25 min)

* A day in the life at Vandy at MFB (5 min)

*Demonstration with AAI dog  (10 min)

*Wrap up and questions (10 min)

NCTRC Job Analysis Areas: Foundational Knowledge, Implementation, and Administration of TR/RT Services


2:45 - 3:00pm                                   BREAK

3:00 - 4:30pm                                   CONCURRENT SESSIONS              


Concurrent Session 4.1

Presenter: Cathie Coleman, NHA, ACC

Title of session: “The Therapeutic Recreation Specialist in Long Term Care: Are you up to the challenge of culture change?

Session Description: This session will concentrate on the role of the Therapeutic Recreation Specialist/Activity Professional in the Long Term Care industry. It will begin with the history of activity therapy in LTC, and continue outlining the CMS/MI rules and regulations and recent changes that directly impact the provision of therapeutic activity for the resident in nursing homes. Job description and expectations as a culture change agent in LTC and clinical documentation responsibilities will also be covered.

Instructional Methods: lecture, discussion

Session Length: 90 minutes

Learning Outcomes:  Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify five areas of compliance for Therapeutic Recreation as it relates to current changes in the CMS Rules/Regulations and surveyor guidance in LTC
  • Demonstrate understanding of the expectations of the provision of Therapeutic Recreation in the LTC setting
  • Identify all aspects of the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) as it relates to clinical documentation in LTC
  • Identify five characteristics of a culture change agent as it relates to the provision of Therapeutic Recreation in the LTC setting

Session Outline:

Introduction (5 minutes)

History of Recreation/Activity Therapy in LTC (10 minutes)

CMS Rules and regulations—changes in next 3 years (15 minutes)

Job Description/ Requirements of F249 (10 minutes)

Expectations of the Therapeutic Recreation Specialist/dept. in LTC (10 minutes)

Resident Assessment Instrument (10 minutes)

Resident Assessment (10 minutes)

Resident centered/Interdisciplinary Care Planning (15 minutes)

Recap and Q and A (5 minutes)

NCTRC Job Analysis Areas: Foundational Knowledge, Assessment, Implementation, Documentation and Advancement of the Profession                                      


Concurrent Session 4.2

Presenter: Randy Wyble, CTRS, MS

Session Title: Nature As Therapy: A Tool for TR

Session Description: This session will describe Nature Therapy and the benefits provided by the incorporation of elements of nature into TR practice. Information will be provided about the theories behind why nature has a positive impact on peoples’ wellbeing.  Additionally, evidence will be examined supporting the use of nature as an intervention.

Instructional Methods: lecture, discussion and experiential portions.

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe one theory related to the positive impact nature has on peoples’ wellbeing.
  • Identify three different ways that they can incorporate elements of nature into their current practice setting.
  • Describe two pieces of evidence, which support the use of nature as an intervention.

Session Outline:

Introduction of presenter (2 minutes)

Experiential activity: Beauty is…. (15 minutes)

Description of nature therapy and elements of nature therapy  (10 minutes)

Presentation of theories related to nature therapy (8 minutes)

Brief overview of evidence-based practice and levels of evidence (5 minutes)

Presentation of evidence supporting nature therapy (15 minutes)

Presentation and experience of interventions incorporating elements of nature (20 minutes)

Discussion of applying nature therapy in current setting (10 minutes)

Wrap Up and Evaluation (5 minutes)

NCTRC Job Analysis Areas:  Implementation


4:30p                    DISMISSAL

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