MTRA 2018 Spring Conference

MARCH 30th, 2018


in partnership with:

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will be held at:

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
Postma Center
300 68th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548


CHECK BACK AFTER THE FIRST OF THE YEAR FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Coming from Grand Rapids:  Take 131 South to 68thStreet exit.  Turn Left onto 68thstreet and continue east until you reach the MAIN ENTRANCE (just past Division Avenue) on right hand side of the road.  Turn right into Pine Rest’s main campus and follow signs to Postma Center. 

Coming from Lansing:  Take I-96 West to M-6 towards Holland to Kalamazoo Ave exit.  Turn left and head south to 68th Street, Turn Right.  Continue down 68th Street to MAIN ENTRANCE of Pine Rest on left.  Turn left into Pine Rest’s main campus and follow signs to Postma Center on right. 

Coming from Detroit:  Take 696 West to I-96 West to M-6 towards Holland to Kalamazoo Ave exit.  Turn left and head south to 68th Street, Turn Right.  Continue down 68th Street to MAIN ENTRANCE of Pine Rest on left.  Turn left into Pine Rest’s main campus and follow signs to Postma Center on right. 


ROOMS

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Grand Rapids - South

6569 Clay Avenue SW

Grand Rapids,  Michigan  49548 

616-871-9700


Concurrent Session 2.A

Name of Presenter(s): Brie Taylor, CTRS and Steve Wheeler, CTRS

 

Title of Session:The Recreational Therapist’s Role in the low-level, agitated patient.

 

Session Description:Group will discuss why often time’s patients who are agitated and combative are not seen by the CTRS. This session will provide an overview of the Ranchos Los Amigos Scale, The Agitated Behavior Scale, interventions and optimal programming for the low level patient.

 

Learning Outcomes:

•      Participants will demonstrate an understanding of the Ranchos Los Amigos Scale ratings of 3, 4 and 5 for cognitive functioning

•      Identify at least three treatment interventions to use with a Ranchos Los Amigo 3, 4 and 5.

•      Identify agitation triggers through using the Agitated Behavior Scale.

 

Session Outline:

5 Min   Introduction of presenters

5 Min   Ice breaker

10 Min Intro to Ranchos Los Amigos Scale

20 Min Break into groups- discuss case studies

20 Min Intro to the Agitated Behavior Scale use to identify agitation triggers

20 Min Discussion of how to adjust environment, therapist’s presence and the types of interventions to use with the low-level, agitated patient

10 Min Wrap-up and Evaluation 10 min

 

NCTRC Job Analysis Areas:

Foundational Knowledge

Diagnostic Grouping         

Practice of TR/RT       

Implementation & Behavioral Observation

 

 

 

 Concurrent Session 2.B  

Name of Presenter:Felicia R. Gerrity CTRS

 

Title of Session:Substance abuse in mental health. (How to teach those that don’t want to be taught)

 

Session Description:Session will cover different techniques and lessons to educate CTRS’s on how to facilitate a group with people that have mental health and substance abuse that don’t feel like they have an issue with substance abuse. I will be given out handouts, showing visuals and have a hands-on teaching activity. In which I will go over how to implement each handout, visual and activity, so CTRS’s can adapt them to their settings. 

 

Learning Outcomes:

•      Participants will be able to have approximately 3 new activities they can present in their groups/sessions.

•      Participants will be able to identify 2 new techniques on how to reach out to individuals that are resisting in their substance abuse treatment.

 

Session Outline:

5 Min   Introduction 5 min

5 Min   Open Discussion 5 min

30 Min Lecture on handout 30 min

10 Min Structured activity with participates

5 Min   Discussion on activity 

30 Min Lecture- 2nd activity and implementing

5 Min   Wrap up and evaluation

 

NCTRC Job Analysis Areas:

FKW - Foundational Knowledge

Theories and Concepts

Psychology and related impairments

PTR – Practice of RT/TR

 Implementation

Facilitation techniques/approaches

            

 

 

 12:00 - 1:00pm LUNCH BREAK

 

 

1:15 - 2:45pm

Concurrent Session 3.A

Name of Presenter(s):Maria L. Besta, CTRS & Christy VanHaver, CTRS

 

Title of Session:The Continuum and Beyond!

 

Session Description:This session will provide an example of a successful leisure continuum from inpatient to the community. This will include foundational knowledge of social psychological aspects of play and leisure throughout the life span.

 

Learning Outcomes:

•      Participants will be able to identify 3 social/psychological aspects of play as a result of leisure participation

•      Identify at least 3 leisure activities youth-adults can do in a life span. Participants will learn how activities can be adapted throughout their life span

•      Participants will learn the implementation of assessment in life long leisure activities and learn how to interpret the assessment to modify the activity successfully

 

Session Outline:

5 Min  Introduction of presenters 5 min

20 Min Discuss learning outcome #1 20 min

25 Min Discuss learning outcome #2 25 min

30 Min Discuss learning outcome #3 30 min

10 Min Wrap Up/questions/eval 10 min

 

NCTRC Job Analysis Areas:

Foundational Knowledge

Diagnostic Grouping

Practice of TR/RT

Assessment and Implementation

 

 

 

Concurrent Session 3.B   

Name of Presenter:Dawn De Vries, DHA, MPA, CTRS

 

Title of Session:Moving Forward towards the Future

 

Session Description:This session will talk about the current happenings of ATRA, as well as issues and trends affecting the recreational therapy profession. Audience participation and discussion will be incorporated to identify how we can make our profession stronger and move forward towards the future. Participants will increase their understanding of the current state of affairs, and will be challenged to be a part of the solution.

 

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will be able to:

•      Identify 3 issues currently impacting the recreational therapy profession

•      Describe 2 ways to get involved in advocating for and advancing the RT profession

•      Articulate 2 reasons for engagement in a professional association and its impact upon the profession

 

Session Outline:

5 Min  Introduction of speaker 5 min

 5 Min  Questions for the Audience (membership, value, level of engagement)

45 Min  Current issues and trends affecting the RT profession – discussion/brainstorming followed by lecture (i.e., education and educator status, definition, clinical competencies and standards of practice, curriculum, RT vs. TR)

15 Min Professional association – why be involved, benefits, value, what ATRA does & is doing on behalf of the profession – lecture and discussion

10 Min Call to Action – challenge to be involved and engaged – lecture

 10 Min Wrap up – Q & A

 

NCTRC Job Analysis Areas:

ADV - Advancement of the Profession

Organization of TR/RT Service- Professionalism, Advocacy, Legislation/regulations, Professional standards/ethical guidelines, Professional associations/organizations

                              

 

 

2:45 - 3:00pm BREAK      

 

 

3:00 - 4:30pm

Concurrent Session 4.A

Name of Presenter(s): Jenny Baweja, CTRS & Kelly Merz, CTRS

 

Title of Session:Creating Multi-dimensional Support Programs for Inpatient Rehabilitation

 

Session Description:  This session will discuss the opportunities for therapeutic recreation professionals to create support groups, supportive environments, and facilitate peer connections for patients in a rehabilitation environment. Specific emphasis will be placed diagnostically on SCI and CVA recovery.

 

Learning Outcomes:

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

• Identify 3 benefits of creating/maintaining support groups for inpatients and family members

• Identify 3 benefits of creating/maintaining support groups for former patients and family members

• Identify evidence-based outcomes for social interaction groups

• Identify at least 1 intervention to apply to personal work environment relative to topic

 

Session Outline:

5 min  Introduction of presenters

5 min  Discussion about participant work environments

25min Lecture related to SCI supportive environments & supportive research

25min Lecture related to CVA supportive environments & supportive research

20 Min Panel discussion from actual participants of support programs at MFB

10 Min Discussion about interventional use in personal work environments

 

NCTRC Job Analysis Areas:

Practice of TR/RT

Strategies and Guidelines & Implementation

 

Job Task Relation:

•      Professional Roles & Responsibilities

•      Planning Interventions/Programs

•      Organizing Programs

•      Implementing Interventions/Programs

 

 

Concurrent Session 4.B

Name of Presenter:Sarah K. Bradley, CTRS

 

Title of Session:Therapeutic Recreation and the 12 Steps: Facilitating Group Initiatives in Substance Abuse Treatment

 

Session Description:Interaction session exploring how group activities and initiatives can be used to address treatment related topics in substance abuse. Those attending this session will have the opportunity to participate in several known initiatives and discuss how golden nuggets can be identified and used in patient self-exploration and learning while enhancing the group process and cohesion. Application to the 12 Steps will be discussed.

 

Learning Outcomes

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

•      Incorporate the principals of the 12-step AA and NA program into group initiatives

•      Identify how the path of addiction impacts leisure lifestyles and address creating a plan that positively impacts life areas of a person with an addiction

•      Identify three benefits of using leisure in treatment of people with addictions.

 

Session Outline

10 Min Introduction of Presenter and Model of Treatment for Presenter’s Setting

10 Min Review of Importance of Activity Therapy in Treatment of Individuals with Addiction

10 Min Review of the 12 Steps of AA and NA

 50 min Introduction and Participation in Group Initiatives and Activities followed by Discussion after each Activity

10 Min Wrap Up and Evaluation

 

NCTRC Job Analysis Areas:

PTR - Practice of RT/TR

ADV - Advancement of the Profession

Strategies and Guidelines & Implementation

 

4:30pm Dismissal

Concurrent Session 2.A

Name of Presenter(s): Brie Taylor, CTRS and Steve Wheeler, CTRS

 

Title of Session:The Recreational Therapist’s Role in the low-level, agitated patient.

 

Session Description:Group will discuss why often time’s patients who are agitated and combative are not seen by the CTRS. This session will provide an overview of the Ranchos Los Amigos Scale, The Agitated Behavior Scale, interventions and optimal programming for the low level patient.

 

Learning Outcomes:

•      Participants will demonstrate an understanding of the Ranchos Los Amigos Scale ratings of 3, 4 and 5 for cognitive functioning

•      Identify at least three treatment interventions to use with a Ranchos Los Amigo 3, 4 and 5.

•      Identify agitation triggers through using the Agitated Behavior Scale.

 

Session Outline:

5 Min   Introduction of presenters

5 Min   Ice breaker

10 Min Intro to Ranchos Los Amigos Scale

20 Min Break into groups- discuss case studies

20 Min Intro to the Agitated Behavior Scale use to identify agitation triggers

20 Min Discussion of how to adjust environment, therapist’s presence and the types of interventions to use with the low-level, agitated patient

10 Min Wrap-up and Evaluation 10 min

 

NCTRC Job Analysis Areas:

Foundational Knowledge

Diagnostic Grouping         

Practice of TR/RT       

Implementation & Behavioral Observation

 

 

 

 Concurrent Session 2.B  

Name of Presenter:Felicia R. Gerrity CTRS

 

Title of Session:Substance abuse in mental health. (How to teach those that don’t want to be taught)

 

Session Description:Session will cover different techniques and lessons to educate CTRS’s on how to facilitate a group with people that have mental health and substance abuse that don’t feel like they have an issue with substance abuse. I will be given out handouts, showing visuals and have a hands-on teaching activity. In which I will go over how to implement each handout, visual and activity, so CTRS’s can adapt them to their settings. 

 

Learning Outcomes:

•      Participants will be able to have approximately 3 new activities they can present in their groups/sessions.

•      Participants will be able to identify 2 new techniques on how to reach out to individuals that are resisting in their substance abuse treatment.

 

Session Outline:

5 Min   Introduction 5 min

5 Min   Open Discussion 5 min

30 Min Lecture on handout 30 min

10 Min Structured activity with participates

5 Min   Discussion on activity 

30 Min Lecture- 2nd activity and implementing

5 Min   Wrap up and evaluation

 

NCTRC Job Analysis Areas:

FKW - Foundational Knowledge

Theories and Concepts

Psychology and related impairments

PTR – Practice of RT/TR

 Implementation

Facilitation techniques/approaches

            

 

 

 12:00 - 1:00pm LUNCH BREAK

 

 

1:15 - 2:45pm

Concurrent Session 3.A

Name of Presenter(s):Maria L. Besta, CTRS & Christy VanHaver, CTRS

 

Title of Session:The Continuum and Beyond!

 

Session Description:This session will provide an example of a successful leisure continuum from inpatient to the community. This will include foundational knowledge of social psychological aspects of play and leisure throughout the life span.

 

Learning Outcomes:

•      Participants will be able to identify 3 social/psychological aspects of play as a result of leisure participation

•      Identify at least 3 leisure activities youth-adults can do in a life span. Participants will learn how activities can be adapted throughout their life span

•      Participants will learn the implementation of assessment in life long leisure activities and learn how to interpret the assessment to modify the activity successfully

 

Session Outline:

5 Min  Introduction of presenters 5 min

20 Min Discuss learning outcome #1 20 min

25 Min Discuss learning outcome #2 25 min

30 Min Discuss learning outcome #3 30 min

10 Min Wrap Up/questions/eval 10 min

 

NCTRC Job Analysis Areas:

Foundational Knowledge

Diagnostic Grouping

Practice of TR/RT

Assessment and Implementation

 

 

 

Concurrent Session 3.B   

Name of Presenter:Dawn De Vries, DHA, MPA, CTRS

 

Title of Session:Moving Forward towards the Future

 

Session Description:This session will talk about the current happenings of ATRA, as well as issues and trends affecting the recreational therapy profession. Audience participation and discussion will be incorporated to identify how we can make our profession stronger and move forward towards the future. Participants will increase their understanding of the current state of affairs, and will be challenged to be a part of the solution.

 

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will be able to:

•      Identify 3 issues currently impacting the recreational therapy profession

•      Describe 2 ways to get involved in advocating for and advancing the RT profession

•      Articulate 2 reasons for engagement in a professional association and its impact upon the profession

 

Session Outline:

5 Min  Introduction of speaker 5 min

 5 Min  Questions for the Audience (membership, value, level of engagement)

45 Min  Current issues and trends affecting the RT profession – discussion/brainstorming followed by lecture (i.e., education and educator status, definition, clinical competencies and standards of practice, curriculum, RT vs. TR)

15 Min Professional association – why be involved, benefits, value, what ATRA does & is doing on behalf of the profession – lecture and discussion

10 Min Call to Action – challenge to be involved and engaged – lecture

 10 Min Wrap up – Q & A

 

NCTRC Job Analysis Areas:

ADV - Advancement of the Profession

Organization of TR/RT Service- Professionalism, Advocacy, Legislation/regulations, Professional standards/ethical guidelines, Professional associations/organizations

                              

 

 

2:45 - 3:00pm BREAK      

 

 

3:00 - 4:30pm

Concurrent Session 4.A

Name of Presenter(s): Jenny Baweja, CTRS & Kelly Merz, CTRS

 

Title of Session:Creating Multi-dimensional Support Programs for Inpatient Rehabilitation

 

Session Description:  This session will discuss the opportunities for therapeutic recreation professionals to create support groups, supportive environments, and facilitate peer connections for patients in a rehabilitation environment. Specific emphasis will be placed diagnostically on SCI and CVA recovery.

 

Learning Outcomes:

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

• Identify 3 benefits of creating/maintaining support groups for inpatients and family members

• Identify 3 benefits of creating/maintaining support groups for former patients and family members

• Identify evidence-based outcomes for social interaction groups

• Identify at least 1 intervention to apply to personal work environment relative to topic

 

Session Outline:

5 min  Introduction of presenters

5 min  Discussion about participant work environments

25min Lecture related to SCI supportive environments & supportive research

25min Lecture related to CVA supportive environments & supportive research

20 Min Panel discussion from actual participants of support programs at MFB

10 Min Discussion about interventional use in personal work environments

 

NCTRC Job Analysis Areas:

Practice of TR/RT

Strategies and Guidelines & Implementation

 

Job Task Relation:

•      Professional Roles & Responsibilities

•      Planning Interventions/Programs

•      Organizing Programs

•      Implementing Interventions/Programs

 

 

Concurrent Session 4.B

Name of Presenter:Sarah K. Bradley, CTRS

 

Title of Session:Therapeutic Recreation and the 12 Steps: Facilitating Group Initiatives in Substance Abuse Treatment

 

Session Description:Interaction session exploring how group activities and initiatives can be used to address treatment related topics in substance abuse. Those attending this session will have the opportunity to participate in several known initiatives and discuss how golden nuggets can be identified and used in patient self-exploration and learning while enhancing the group process and cohesion. Application to the 12 Steps will be discussed.

 

Learning Outcomes

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

•      Incorporate the principals of the 12-step AA and NA program into group initiatives

•      Identify how the path of addiction impacts leisure lifestyles and address creating a plan that positively impacts life areas of a person with an addiction

•      Identify three benefits of using leisure in treatment of people with addictions.

 

Session Outline

10 Min Introduction of Presenter and Model of Treatment for Presenter’s Setting

10 Min Review of Importance of Activity Therapy in Treatment of Individuals with Addiction

10 Min Review of the 12 Steps of AA and NA

 50 min Introduction and Participation in Group Initiatives and Activities followed by Discussion after each Activity

10 Min Wrap Up and Evaluation

 

NCTRC Job Analysis Areas:

PTR - Practice of RT/TR

ADV - Advancement of the Profession

Strategies and Guidelines & Implementation

 

4:30pm Dismissal

   8:45 - 10:15am


Spring Conference

2015

Friday, March 27, 2015

Schedule of Events

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

8:30-8:45am                                                                   Presidential Welcome

CEUs have been pre-approved by ATRA and NCTRC for all sessions

Session 1.A Key Note   EVERGREEN ROOM                                   

Therapeutic Recreation:  Adding Color and Texture to the Tapestry of People’s Lives

Name of Presenter:  Patricia Barrett Malik, Ph.D.

Session Description: The tapestry of each of our lives is a work in progress.  We are the weaver of our life’s tapestry, but we are not the only designer.  What makes therapeutic recreation specialists so important is that they help those with disabilities, those who are devalued, and those who are on the fringe, add color and texture to their life tapestries.  During a time of financial constraints and on-going professional challenges, now is the time to celebrate our unique profession and its amazing professionals.

Learning Outcomes:

  • ·         Identify for each color (red/passion, blue/acceptance, yellow/hopefulness and green/competence) a client/participant they have helped through the TR process.  
  •                                                                                                   
  • ·         Identify for each texture (soft/healing, bumpy/rejection and fear, rough/ accountable for actions, smooth/self-care) a client/participant they have helped through the TR process.            

                                                                                                

  • ·         Give one example of how the profession or a client/participant has added color or texture to the CTRS’s life.

Session Outline:

Introduction of presenter & overview of how we design and weave our life’s tapestry and help clients/participants with their life tapestries 15 Min    

Describe the colors of TR 30 Min  

Describe the textures of therapeutic recreation (soft, bumpy, rough and smooth) with examples given & discussion.  Time will be given to reflect on their lives and the lives of clients/participants

All of the above will be done using the making of a cloth tapestry as an analogy. 30 Min                                                    

Conclusion & evaluation 15 Min  

NCTRC Job Analysis Areas:

ADV - Advancement of the Profession Professionalism & Advocacy

BREAK 10:15 - 10:30am

10:30a- 12:00noon

Concurrent Session 2.A     SPRUCE ROOM                                                                                    

The Recreational Therapist’s Role in the low-level, agitated patient.

Name of Presenter(s):  Brie Taylor, CTRS and Steve Wheeler, CTRS

Session Description: Group will discuss why often time’s patients who are agitated and combative are not seen by the CTRS.  This session will provide an overview of the Ranchos Los Amigos Scale, The Agitated Behavior Scale, interventions and optimal programming for the low level patient.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session the CTRS will be able to

  • ·         Demonstrate an understanding of the Ranchos Los Amigos Scale ratings of 3, 4 and 5 for cognitive functioning through discussion of behavioral components of each stage.
  • ·         Identify at least three treatment interventions to use with a Ranchos Los Amigo 3, 4 and 5.
  • ·         Identify agitation triggers through using the Agitated Behavior Scale

Session Outline:

Introduction of presenters 5 min

Ice breaker 5 min

Intro to Ranchos Los Amigos Scale 10 Min

Break into groups- discuss case studies 20 Min

Intro to the Agitated Behavior Scale used to identify agitation triggers 20 Min

Discussion of how to adjust environment, therapist’s presence and the types of interventions to use 20 Min

Wrap-up and Evaluation 10 Min

NCTRC Job Analysis Areas:

Foundational Knowledge 

Practice of TR/RT

Concurrent Session 2.B   CYPRESS ROOM                                                          

Substance abuse in mental health.  (How to teach those that don’t want to be taught)

Name of Presenter: Felicia R. Gerrity CTRS

Session Description: Session will cover different techniques and lessons to educate CTRS’s on how to facilitate a group with people that have mental health and substance abuse that don’t feel like they have an issue with substance abuse. I will be given out handouts, showing visuals and have a hands-on teaching activity. In which I will go over how to implement each handout, visual and activity, so CTRS’s can adapt them to their settings. 

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session the CTRS will be able to

  • ·         Identify 3 new teaching tools that enhance any substance abuse group.
  • 1.      Educational materials on the stages of substance abuse
  • 2.      Structured activity that shows the dangers drugs have on the brain
  • 3.      Visual demo that teaches the decline in a drug user’s base line
  • ·         Identify 2 new techniques to use that will increase CTRS’s ability to reach out to individuals that are in denial and resisting in their substance abuse treatment.
  • ·         Identify 2 areas to seek professional guidance on successful new materials or teaching tools to implement.

Session Outline:

Introduction  5 min

Open Discussion 5 min

Lecture on handout  30 min

Structured activity with participates 10 Min 

Discussion on activity  5 Min   

Lecture- 2nd activity and implementing 30 Min 

Wrap up and evaluation 5 Min   

NCTRC Job Analysis Areas:

FKW - Foundational Knowledge

PTR – Practice of RT/TR

LUNCH BREAK 12:00-1:00p

1:15 - 2:45pm

Concurrent Session 3.A     SPRUCE ROOM                                                                                    

Concurrent Session 3.B   CYPRESS ROOM                                                          

The Continuum and Beyond!

Name of Presenter(s): 

Maria L. Besta, CTRS & Christy VanHaver, CTRS

 

Session Description: This session will show how the TR process will provide an example of a successful leisure continuum from inpatient to the community.  This will include foundational knowledge of social psychological aspects of play and leisure throughout the life span.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session the CTRS will be able to

  • ·         identify 3 social/psychological aspects of play as a result of leisure participation
  • ·         Identify at least 3 leisure activities youth-adults can do in a life span.  Participants will learn how activities can be adapted throughout their life span
  • ·         Demonstrate the implementation of assessment in life long leisure activities and then demonstrate how to interpret the assessment to modify the activity successfully.

Session Outline:

Introduction of presenters 5 min

Discussion on the 3 social/psychological aspects of play which results in recreation participation 20 min

Discussion with the group at least 3 leisure activities youth/adults can do throughout their life span 25 min

Demonstrate the implementation and modification of activities and how to interpret assessment of these activities 30 min

Wrap Up/questions/eval 10 min

NCTRC Job Analysis Areas

Foundational Knowledge

Moving Forward towards the Future

Name of Presenter:

Dawn De Vries, DHA, MPA, CTRS

Session Description: This session will talk about the current happenings of ATRA, as well as issues and trends affecting the recreational therapy profession.  Audience participation and discussion will be incorporated to identify how we can make our profession stronger and move forward towards the future. Participants will increase their understanding of the current state of affairs, and will be challenged to be a part of the solution.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session the CTRS will be able to

  • ·         Identify 3 issues currently impacting the recreational therapy profession
  • ·         Describe 2 ways to get involved in advocating for and advancing the RT profession
  • ·         Articulate 2 reasons for engagement in a professional association and its impact upon the profession

Session Outline:

Introduction of speaker 5 Min  

Questions for the Audience (membership, value, level of engagement) 5 Min  

Current issues and trends affecting the RT profession – discussion/brainstorming followed by lecture (i.e., education and educator status, definition, clinical competencies and standards of practice, curriculum, RT vs. TR) 45 Min  

Professional association – why be involved, benefits, value, what ATRA does & is doing on behalf of the profession – lecture and discussion 15 Min 

Call to Action – challenge to be involved and engaged – lecture 10 Min 

Wrap up – Q & A 10 Min 

NCTRC Job Analysis Areas

Advancement of the Profession

BREAK 2:45 - 3:00pm

3:00 - 4:30pm

Concurrent Session 4.A     SPRUCE ROOM                                                                                    

Concurrent Session 4.B   CYPRESS ROOM                                                          

Creating Multi-dimensional Support Programs for Inpatient Rehabilitation

Name of Presenter(s): 

Jenny Baweja, CTRS & Kelly Merz, CTRS

Session Description:   This session will discuss the opportunities for therapeutic recreation professionals to create support groups, supportive environments, and facilitate peer connections for patients in a rehabilitation environment. Specific emphasis will be placed diagnostically on SCI and CVA recovery.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session the CTRS will be able to

•  Identify 3 benefits of creating/maintaining support groups for inpatients and family members

•  Identify 3 benefits of creating/maintaining support groups for former patients and family members

•  Identify evidence-based outcomes for social interaction groups

•  Identify at least 1 intervention to apply to personal work environment relative to topic

Session Outline:

Introduction of presenters 5 min  

Discussion @participant work environments 5 min  

Lecture related to SCI supportive environments & supportive research 25min 

Lecture related to CVA supportive environments & supportive research 25min 

Panel discussion from actual participants of support programs at MFB 20 Min 

Discussion about interventional use in personal work environments 10 Min 

NCTRC Job Analysis Areas:

Practice of TR/RT

Strategies and Guidelines & Implementation

Job Task Relation:

  • ·         Professional Roles & Responsibilities
  • ·         Planning Interventions/Programs
  • ·         Organizing Programs
  • ·         Implementing Interventions/Programs

Therapeutic Recreation and the 12 Steps: Facilitating Group Initiatives in Substance Abuse Treatment

Name of Presenter: Sarah K. Bradley, CTRS

Session Description: Interaction session exploring how group activities and initiatives can be used to address treatment related topics in substance abuse. Those attending this session will have the opportunity to participate in several known initiatives and discuss how golden nuggets can be identified and used in patient self-exploration and learning while enhancing the group process and cohesion.  Application to the 12 Steps will be discussed.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session the CTRS will be able to

  • ·         Incorporate the principals of the 12-step AA and NA program into group initiatives
  • ·         Identify how the path of addiction impacts leisure lifestyles and address creating a plan that positively impacts life areas of a person with an addiction
  • ·         Identify three benefits of using leisure in treatment of people with addictions.

Session Outline

Introduction of Presenter and Model of Treatment for Presenter’s Setting 10 Min 

Review of Importance of Activity Therapy in Treatment of Individuals with Addiction 10 Min 

Review of the 12 Steps of AA and NA 10 Min 

Introduction and Participation in Group Initiatives and Activities followed by Discussion after each Activity  50 min 

Wrap Up and Evaluation 10 Min 

NCTRC Job Analysis Areas:

PTR - Practice of RT/TR

ADV - Advancement of the Profession

Strategies and Guidelines & Implementation

DISMISSAL 4:30p

   8:45 - 10:15am


Spring Conference

2015

Friday, March 27, 2015

Schedule of Events

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

8:30-8:45am                                                                   Presidential Welcome

CEUs have been pre-approved by ATRA and NCTRC for all sessions

Session 1.A Key Note   EVERGREEN ROOM                                   

Therapeutic Recreation:  Adding Color and Texture to the Tapestry of People’s Lives

Name of Presenter:  Patricia Barrett Malik, Ph.D.

Session Description: The tapestry of each of our lives is a work in progress.  We are the weaver of our life’s tapestry, but we are not the only designer.  What makes therapeutic recreation specialists so important is that they help those with disabilities, those who are devalued, and those who are on the fringe, add color and texture to their life tapestries.  During a time of financial constraints and on-going professional challenges, now is the time to celebrate our unique profession and its amazing professionals.

Learning Outcomes:

  • ·         Identify for each color (red/passion, blue/acceptance, yellow/hopefulness and green/competence) a client/participant they have helped through the TR process.  
  •                                                                                                   
  • ·         Identify for each texture (soft/healing, bumpy/rejection and fear, rough/ accountable for actions, smooth/self-care) a client/participant they have helped through the TR process.            

                                                                                                

  • ·         Give one example of how the profession or a client/participant has added color or texture to the CTRS’s life.

Session Outline:

Introduction of presenter & overview of how we design and weave our life’s tapestry and help clients/participants with their life tapestries 15 Min    

Describe the colors of TR 30 Min  

Describe the textures of therapeutic recreation (soft, bumpy, rough and smooth) with examples given & discussion.  Time will be given to reflect on their lives and the lives of clients/participants

All of the above will be done using the making of a cloth tapestry as an analogy. 30 Min                                                    

Conclusion & evaluation 15 Min  

NCTRC Job Analysis Areas:

ADV - Advancement of the Profession Professionalism & Advocacy

BREAK 10:15 - 10:30am

10:30a- 12:00noon

Concurrent Session 2.A     SPRUCE ROOM                                                                                    

The Recreational Therapist’s Role in the low-level, agitated patient.

Name of Presenter(s):  Brie Taylor, CTRS and Steve Wheeler, CTRS

Session Description: Group will discuss why often time’s patients who are agitated and combative are not seen by the CTRS.  This session will provide an overview of the Ranchos Los Amigos Scale, The Agitated Behavior Scale, interventions and optimal programming for the low level patient.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session the CTRS will be able to

  • ·         Demonstrate an understanding of the Ranchos Los Amigos Scale ratings of 3, 4 and 5 for cognitive functioning through discussion of behavioral components of each stage.
  • ·         Identify at least three treatment interventions to use with a Ranchos Los Amigo 3, 4 and 5.
  • ·         Identify agitation triggers through using the Agitated Behavior Scale

Session Outline:

Introduction of presenters 5 min

Ice breaker 5 min

Intro to Ranchos Los Amigos Scale 10 Min

Break into groups- discuss case studies 20 Min

Intro to the Agitated Behavior Scale used to identify agitation triggers 20 Min

Discussion of how to adjust environment, therapist’s presence and the types of interventions to use 20 Min

Wrap-up and Evaluation 10 Min

NCTRC Job Analysis Areas:

Foundational Knowledge 

Practice of TR/RT

Concurrent Session 2.B   CYPRESS ROOM                                                          

Substance abuse in mental health.  (How to teach those that don’t want to be taught)

Name of Presenter: Felicia R. Gerrity CTRS

Session Description: Session will cover different techniques and lessons to educate CTRS’s on how to facilitate a group with people that have mental health and substance abuse that don’t feel like they have an issue with substance abuse. I will be given out handouts, showing visuals and have a hands-on teaching activity. In which I will go over how to implement each handout, visual and activity, so CTRS’s can adapt them to their settings. 

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session the CTRS will be able to

  • ·         Identify 3 new teaching tools that enhance any substance abuse group.
  • 1.      Educational materials on the stages of substance abuse
  • 2.      Structured activity that shows the dangers drugs have on the brain
  • 3.      Visual demo that teaches the decline in a drug user’s base line
  • ·         Identify 2 new techniques to use that will increase CTRS’s ability to reach out to individuals that are in denial and resisting in their substance abuse treatment.
  • ·         Identify 2 areas to seek professional guidance on successful new materials or teaching tools to implement.

Session Outline:

Introduction  5 min

Open Discussion 5 min

Lecture on handout  30 min

Structured activity with participates 10 Min 

Discussion on activity  5 Min   

Lecture- 2nd activity and implementing 30 Min 

Wrap up and evaluation 5 Min   

NCTRC Job Analysis Areas:

FKW - Foundational Knowledge

PTR – Practice of RT/TR

LUNCH BREAK 12:00-1:00p

1:15 - 2:45pm

Concurrent Session 3.A     SPRUCE ROOM                                                                                    

Concurrent Session 3.B   CYPRESS ROOM                                                          

The Continuum and Beyond!

Name of Presenter(s): 

Maria L. Besta, CTRS & Christy VanHaver, CTRS

 

Session Description: This session will show how the TR process will provide an example of a successful leisure continuum from inpatient to the community.  This will include foundational knowledge of social psychological aspects of play and leisure throughout the life span.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session the CTRS will be able to

  • ·         identify 3 social/psychological aspects of play as a result of leisure participation
  • ·         Identify at least 3 leisure activities youth-adults can do in a life span.  Participants will learn how activities can be adapted throughout their life span
  • ·         Demonstrate the implementation of assessment in life long leisure activities and then demonstrate how to interpret the assessment to modify the activity successfully.

Session Outline:

Introduction of presenters 5 min

Discussion on the 3 social/psychological aspects of play which results in recreation participation 20 min

Discussion with the group at least 3 leisure activities youth/adults can do throughout their life span 25 min

Demonstrate the implementation and modification of activities and how to interpret assessment of these activities 30 min

Wrap Up/questions/eval 10 min

NCTRC Job Analysis Areas

Foundational Knowledge

Moving Forward towards the Future

Name of Presenter:

Dawn De Vries, DHA, MPA, CTRS

Session Description: This session will talk about the current happenings of ATRA, as well as issues and trends affecting the recreational therapy profession.  Audience participation and discussion will be incorporated to identify how we can make our profession stronger and move forward towards the future. Participants will increase their understanding of the current state of affairs, and will be challenged to be a part of the solution.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session the CTRS will be able to

  • ·         Identify 3 issues currently impacting the recreational therapy profession
  • ·         Describe 2 ways to get involved in advocating for and advancing the RT profession
  • ·         Articulate 2 reasons for engagement in a professional association and its impact upon the profession

Session Outline:

Introduction of speaker 5 Min  

Questions for the Audience (membership, value, level of engagement) 5 Min  

Current issues and trends affecting the RT profession – discussion/brainstorming followed by lecture (i.e., education and educator status, definition, clinical competencies and standards of practice, curriculum, RT vs. TR) 45 Min  

Professional association – why be involved, benefits, value, what ATRA does & is doing on behalf of the profession – lecture and discussion 15 Min 

Call to Action – challenge to be involved and engaged – lecture 10 Min 

Wrap up – Q & A 10 Min 

NCTRC Job Analysis Areas

Advancement of the Profession

BREAK 2:45 - 3:00pm

3:00 - 4:30pm

Concurrent Session 4.A     SPRUCE ROOM                                                                                    

Concurrent Session 4.B   CYPRESS ROOM                                                          

Creating Multi-dimensional Support Programs for Inpatient Rehabilitation

Name of Presenter(s): 

Jenny Baweja, CTRS & Kelly Merz, CTRS

Session Description:   This session will discuss the opportunities for therapeutic recreation professionals to create support groups, supportive environments, and facilitate peer connections for patients in a rehabilitation environment. Specific emphasis will be placed diagnostically on SCI and CVA recovery.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session the CTRS will be able to

•  Identify 3 benefits of creating/maintaining support groups for inpatients and family members

•  Identify 3 benefits of creating/maintaining support groups for former patients and family members

•  Identify evidence-based outcomes for social interaction groups

•  Identify at least 1 intervention to apply to personal work environment relative to topic

Session Outline:

Introduction of presenters 5 min  

Discussion @participant work environments 5 min  

Lecture related to SCI supportive environments & supportive research 25min 

Lecture related to CVA supportive environments & supportive research 25min 

Panel discussion from actual participants of support programs at MFB 20 Min 

Discussion about interventional use in personal work environments 10 Min 

NCTRC Job Analysis Areas:

Practice of TR/RT

Strategies and Guidelines & Implementation

Job Task Relation:

  • ·         Professional Roles & Responsibilities
  • ·         Planning Interventions/Programs
  • ·         Organizing Programs
  • ·         Implementing Interventions/Programs

Therapeutic Recreation and the 12 Steps: Facilitating Group Initiatives in Substance Abuse Treatment

Name of Presenter: Sarah K. Bradley, CTRS

Session Description: Interaction session exploring how group activities and initiatives can be used to address treatment related topics in substance abuse. Those attending this session will have the opportunity to participate in several known initiatives and discuss how golden nuggets can be identified and used in patient self-exploration and learning while enhancing the group process and cohesion.  Application to the 12 Steps will be discussed.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session the CTRS will be able to

  • ·         Incorporate the principals of the 12-step AA and NA program into group initiatives
  • ·         Identify how the path of addiction impacts leisure lifestyles and address creating a plan that positively impacts life areas of a person with an addiction
  • ·         Identify three benefits of using leisure in treatment of people with addictions.

Session Outline

Introduction of Presenter and Model of Treatment for Presenter’s Setting 10 Min 

Review of Importance of Activity Therapy in Treatment of Individuals with Addiction 10 Min 

Review of the 12 Steps of AA and NA 10 Min 

Introduction and Participation in Group Initiatives and Activities followed by Discussion after each Activity  50 min 

Wrap Up and Evaluation 10 Min 

NCTRC Job Analysis Areas:

PTR - Practice of RT/TR

ADV - Advancement of the Profession

Strategies and Guidelines & Implementation

DISMISSAL 4:30p

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