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2019 Fall Conference

October 18th, 2019

Holiday Inn & Suites Mount Pleasant

5278 E. Pickard

Mount Pleasant MI 48858

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Due to limited space in the B sessions, you will be asked during registration to select the sessions that you will be attending.  MTRA will make every effort to accommodate if the number exceeds the allotted room capacity but no guarantees can be made.  

Sessions

Key Note:

Presenter Name: Suzanne M. Gareiss, CTRS, MA

Title of Session: Making Connections for your Future Career Endeavors: Using creativity, intuition and visualization to find what is next for you.

Session Description: This Keynote address will ask participants to stretch themselves creatively to explore the possibilities for future employment. They will be asked to visualize, mindmap and use their intuition to create a template for exploring the next career endeavor.

Instructional Methods: Keynote:  Interactive, discussion, and experiential.

Learning Outcomes: 

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

       Apply theories and concepts in TR to address their own future career opportunities.

       Implement ways to promote and market themselves

       Identify way and make decisions about maintaining credentials and acquiring professional competencies


Session Outline:

Introduction (5 minutes)

Goals for the session/Theory review (20 minutes)

Mindmapping, Marketing, Visualization (45 minutes)

Discussion: Credential Maintenance/Professional Competencies (15 minutes)

Recap and closing remarks (10 minutes)


NCTRC Job Analysis Areas:

Advancement of the Profession

Foundational Knowledge


2.A

Presenter Name: Jenny Baweja, MS, CTRS

Title of Session: The RT Workplace Boom: Five or more generations collaborating Together to Create Interprofessional Environments

Session Description: This session will assist RT professionals and students with foundational information about the current health care workplace. Now, for the first time in history we have more generations working together than ever. While we understand the essentials of interprofessionalism when working with colleagues, intergenerational understanding, management, and collaboration is sometimes mistakenly lost within our own profession. During our time together, we will outline generational characteristics, learning and communication strategies, and how to bridge the gap to form more cohesive teams within ourselves and our coworkers.

Instructional Methods: Lecture, discussion, interactive, debate

Learning Outcomes:  

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

  •         Identify 5 generations currently serving in the health care workplace
  •         Recognize 3 key features of each generation represented
  •         Identify 3 strategies for working with generations outside personal generation to effectively create cohesive teams
  •         Apply interprofessional principles to create 3 strategies for productive change in personal RT workplace and profession
  •         Identify 3 ways in which interprofessional generational training can benefit the RT internship/supervisor relationship

Session Outline:

Introduction to Interprofessionalism (5 minutes)

Discussion related to intergenerationalism & the workplace (10 minutes)

Identification of cohesive teams in health care/Video (15 minutes)

Strategies for creating and maintaining cohesive relationships with other generations in health care (10 minutes)

Case Studies (15 minutes)

RT Managing the gap (10 minutes)

Using interprofessional strategies to create productive change (10 minutes)

Implications for RT workplace (10 minutes)

Q & A (5 minutes)


NCTRC Job Analysis Areas:

Foundational Knowledge

Administration of TR/RT Service

Advancement of the Profession


2.B

Presenter Name: Randy Wyble, MS, DHEd, CTRS

Title of Session: We Are Recreational Therapy: Current and Ongoing Issues Affecting the Field of Therapeutic Recreation

Session Description: This session will look at current and ongoing issues that affect the field of therapeutic recreation.  Issues which ATRA is devoting time, money and energy to address will be presented with an opportunity for input and discussion. Additionally, the role of ATRA in its mission to empower recreational therapists will be examined.

Instructional Methods: Lecture, discussion, interactive use of technology (i.e. – polleverywhere.com)

Learning Outcomes:  

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

  •         Identify three issues the currently affect the field of therapeutic recreation
  •         Identify three strategies that ATRA has to carry out the mission of empowering recreational therapists
  •         Provide at least three first step actions that individual recreational therapists can take to advocate for the field

Session Outline:

Introduction (2 minutes)

Getting to know the audience (13 minutes)

Presentation and discussion about current and ongoing issues (30 minutes)

Presentation and discussion about the role of ATRA in addressing issues (20 minutes)

Overview of ATRAs mission to empower recreational therapists (10 minutes)

Discussion of need for, and identification of strategies related to, advocacy for the profession by individuals (15 minutes)

 

NCTRC Job Analysis Areas:

Advancement of the Profession


3A

Presenter Name: LeAnn Wheeler CTRS

Title of Session: Virtual Reality: An intervention for virtually everyone

Session Description: This session will be interactive and informational, outlining how to acquire a virtual reality (VR) system, what diagnostic groups can benefit from VR, precautions and contraindications for using VR and VR game options for intervention. The session will include hands-on learning techniques, with the opportunity for attendees to participate in and observe VR in real-time. To conclude, the attendees will discuss opportunities for research around using VR for a therapeutic intervention.

Instructional Methods: Lecture, discussion, interactive, case studies

Learning Outcomes:  

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

  •         Demonstrate an understanding of the HTC Vive VR system and game options
  •         Identify at least 3 populations that would benefit from the use of VR as a therapeutic intervention
  •         Identify at least 3 benefits of using VR as a therapeutic intervention
  •         Identify at least 3 contraindications for the use of VR
  •         Identify at least 3 precautions for the use of VR
  •         Identify at least 3 opportunities for research surrounding the use of VR as a therapeutic intervention

Session Outline:

Introduction of presenter (5 minutes)

Short demonstration of HTC Vive system (5 minutes)

Discussion of cost and acquisition of VR systems (15 minutes)

Discussion of the diagnostic groups who can benefit from VR and how (with examples) (35 minutes)

Identification of contraindications and precautions for VR (10 minutes)

Discussion of opportunities for research surrounding the use of VR as an intervention (10 minutes)

Opportunity for questions (10 minutes)


NCTRC Job Analysis Areas:

Implementation


3B

Presenter Name: Courtney Remy CTRS

Title of Session: Staying Connected to the Profession Through Life’s Stages

Session Description: We all have personal goals and relationships that affect our professional lives and ability to commit time to working full-time. How can you maintain your certification, continue to grow as a CTRS, and contribute to the profession through these life stages? Out of college, I worked full-time in Recreational Therapy for 4 years, then transitioned to part-time after the birth of our first child for 2 more years, then stopped working completely when my husband was transferred out of state for education. Since moving back to Michigan, I have found a variety of ways to get reconnected with the field of Recreational Therapy and hope this session will be an opportunity to help others brainstorm similar options. The session will focus on the job task analysis areas of professional relationships and responsibilities, awareness and advocacy, and advancement of the profession.

Instructional Methods: Lecture, Discussion

Learning Outcomes:  

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

  •         Identify future life goals and how work status will be affected by each.
  •         Identify 3 sources of inexpensive continuing education
  •         Locate information on local professional organizations, higher education opportunities, community organizations, and how to monitor legislative changes

Session Outline:

Introduction of self and work history (5 minutes)

Brainstorming of personal goals with table (10 minutes)

Statistics from professional profile brochure (10 minutes)

Sources of continuing education from power point and participant feedback (15 minutes)

What to get involved in- local professional organizations, higher education opportunities, community organizations, and how to monitor legislative changes (30 minutes)

What is important to advocate for in your community and what skills do you have to share and maintain (15 minutes)

wrap-up, questions (5 minutes)


NCTRC Job Analysis Areas:

Foundational Knowledge

Advancement of the Profession


4A

Presenter Name: Monica Turnball CTRS

Title of Session: Self-Care in a Selfless Profession

Session Description: Do you make self-care a priority? As a CTRS, we often put our clients/patients before ourselves. As CTRS’, we teach our clients/patients the importance of play, recreation, leisure to health, and well-being, but sometimes neglect to prioritize these things for ourselves. We will explore theories of human behavior, the science of happiness, impact that the lack of self-care has on clients/patients, co-workers, family and friends, interventions, goal writing, and assessments related to depression, anxiety, happiness, and leisure.

Instructional Methods: Lecture, discussion, & interactive

Learning Outcomes:  

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

  •         Provide examples of how self-care impacts relationships with clients/patients, co-workers, family, and friends
  •         Implement assessments related to happiness, depression, anxiety, and leisure
  •         Describe 5 areas that impact happiness
  •         Write 3 short term and long term goals related to self-care
  •         Plan 3 steps to impact happiness today and develop goals for the future

Session Outline:

Introduction (5 minutes)

Happiness Self-Assessment (5 minutes)

Lecture of Happiness, Anxiety, Depression, Leisure Assessments (10 minutes)

The Science of Happiness (20 minutes)

Prioritizing Self-Care & Examples (20 minutes)

Impacts of Self-Care on Others (10 minutes)

Self-Care & Happiness Goal Writing (10 minutes)

Goal Writing Discussion (5 minutes)

Conclusion and Questions (5 minutes)


NCTRC Job Analysis Areas:

Foundational Knowledge

Implementation


4B

Presenter Name(s): Katie Van Slembrouck, CTRS

Title of Session: Criminal Minds: Recreational Therapy in a Maximum-Security Psychiatric Hospital

Session Description: Through this session, participants will get a sneak-peak into the therapeutic process that occurs at The Center for Forensic Psychiatry (CFP). More specifically, we will discuss how Recreational Therapy helps to cultivate a therapeutic, engaging and safe environment for patients with a variety of chronic, and severe, mental illnesses. The Center for Forensic Psychiatry is a one-of-a-kind, maximum-security psychiatric hospital that houses over 200 patients. Through the judicial process, patients are ordered to the CFP for psychiatric treatment and to gain an understanding of how their legal charges correlate with their mental illnesses. Alongside other disciplines, the Recreational Therapists offer a variety of therapeutic groups for the patients to promote an overall enhanced quality of life. During this session we will discuss the process of being admitted to the CFP, the population that we work with and the types of therapeutic groups that are available to the patients. 

Instructional Methods: Lecture, discussion and interactive.

Learning Outcomes:  

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

  •         Gain a basic understanding of the process of admission to the Center for Forensic Psychiatry and surrounding State Psychiatric Hospitals
  •         Identify at least 3 of the diagnosis’ that are most prominent in the Forensic setting and will be able to identify 3 challenges that occur within this setting/population
  •         Identify at least 3 types of groups that are offered at the CFP
  •         identify at least 3 different types of count items/safety risks that are unique to this setting

Session Outline:

Introduction and overview (5 minutes)

The Center for Forensic Psychiatry Overview (5 minutes)

The Admission Process to the CFP and the primary population we work with (15 minutes)

The safety quiz – An Interactive Game (5 minutes)

The safety risks/ protocols that are necessary in a maximum-security hospital (15minutes)

The types of groups that are offered and how they are therapeutic to this population (20 minutes)

The challenges that are involved in working with the forensic population (10 minutes)


NCTRC Job Analysis Areas:

Foundational Knowledge

Implementation

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