One of the more significant updates to the second edition of Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation is a more contemporary description of models of practice, including significant attention to strength-based models and approaches to practice. In addition, the second edition has been updated to reflect current National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) requirements for obtaining the Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) credential. Other updates to this edition include the following:
- Integration of more global perspectives on therapeutic recreation
- Greater emphasis of evidence-based practice for designing and delivering enjoyable and beneficial therapeutic recreation interventions
- Streamlined content and reorganized chapters to facilitate a natural progression throughout the semester
Students will discover potential areas in which therapeutic recreation can be practiced—including mental health centers, programs for those with developmental disabilities, physical rehabilitation facilities, youth development programs, and programs for the aging population—and will also be exposed to potential changes and uses of therapeutic recreation as technology innovations, public policy, and service demand trends evolve.
Plus, instructors will find a suite of ancillaries to assist in managing their course. The instructor guide includes learning objectives for each chapter along with sample classroom activities and assignments. The test bank has been expanded, and the presentation package has undergone significant revisions to reflect the content of the text.
Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation, Second Edition, provides students with evidence-based information on fundamental concepts in the field of therapeutic recreation. With a reader-friendly format and engaging style, this text will help students explore the various career possibilities in the field.
Text for an introductory course for therapeutic recreation majors and minors.
Chapter 1. Considering Therapeutic Recreation as Your Profession
What Is Therapeutic Recreation?
A Diverse Profession
Choosing a Profession
Chapter 2. History of Therapeutic Recreation
Importance of History
Origins of the Profession (Late 1700s to Mid-1900s)
Philosophical Battles in Therapeutic Recreation (1945-1965)
The Utopian Years of Therapeutic Recreation (1966-1984)
The Fragmentation Years of Therapeutic Recreation (1985-2000)
Therapeutic Recreation in the 21st Century
Chapter 3. Professional Opportunities in Therapeutic Recreation
Michal Anne Lord
Ramon B. Zabriskie
Characteristics of a Profession
Professional Preparation in Therapeutic Recreation
Chapter 4. Person-First Philosophy in Therapeutic Recreation
Mary Ann Devine
Jessie L. Bennett
Who Is the Person With a Disability?
Using Person-First Philosophy
Attitudes Toward People With Disabilities
Chapter 5. Models and Modalities of Practice
Therapeutic Recreation Practice Models
Broader Models of Practice
Therapeutic Recreation Treatment Modalities
Part II. Potential Areas of Practice
Chapter 6. The Therapeutic Recreation Process
Chapter 7. Therapeutic Recreation and Mental Health
Components of a Healthy Mind
What Is a Mental Disorder?
Role of Therapeutic Recreation in Treating Mental Disorders
Levels of Care in Mental Health
Positive Psychology and Related Paradigms
Mental Health and Secondary Disabilities
Common Therapeutic Recreation Modalities for Mental Health
Chapter 8. Therapeutic Recreation and Developmental Disabilities
What Are Developmental Disabilities?
Sensory-Related Developmental Disabilities
Chapter 9. Therapeutic Recreation and Physical Rehabilitation
Common Diagnostic Groups in Rehabilitation
Common Therapeutic Recreation Modalities in Rehabilitation
Chapter 10. Youth Development and Therapeutic Recreation
Sydney L. Sklar
Cari E. Autry
Positive Youth Development
Challenges to Positive Development
Theories That Guide Therapeutic Recreation Practice
Prevention, Intervention, and the Therapeutic Process: APIED
Settings and Opportunities
Modalities for Youth Development
Chapter 11. Therapeutic Recreation and Senior Populations
The Aging Population
Career Opportunities With Seniors
Theories of Successful Aging
Chapter 12. A Global Perspective of Therapeutic Recreation
Therapeutic Recreation in Canada
Therapeutic Recreation in South Korea
Therapeutic Recreation in Japan
Therapeutic Recreation in Australia
Chapter 13. Envisioning the Future: Therapeutic Recreation as a Profession
Embracing Our History
The Emergence of a Global Society
The Future of Therapeutic Recreation as a Profession
Worldviews: Finding the Optimal Perspective
Terry Robertson, PhD, is an associate professor and department chair in the department of health, physical education, recreation, and dance at Northwest Missouri State University. He has worked in therapeutic recreation for over 30 years as a practitioner, consultant, and educator.
Dr. Robertson is a past president of the National Therapeutic Recreation Society, the regional independent living center, the Missouri Therapeutic Recreation Society, and the Nevada Therapeutic Recreation Society. He also served on the Utah Therapeutic Recreation Licensure for 6 years and was the director of CEUs for the Midwest Symposium on Therapeutic Recreation for over 20 years. Dr. Robertson is currently serving a 4-year, publicly elected term on his county's health board and has served on numerous other boards and in other leadership capacities for related organizations. He is currently serving locally on his county's organization for group homes. Dr. Robertson was also a codeveloper of the Case Histories section of the Therapeutic Recreation Journal. Currently known as Practice Perspectives, this section helps the profession examine individual and group interventions and contributes information on best practices, interventions, and treatment concerns to research literature.
Terry Long, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of health, physical education, recreation, and dance at Northwest Missouri State University, where he has coordinated the therapeutic recreation curriculum since 2000. He is also the director of the HPERD Abilities Laboratory. His specialty is applications of therapeutic recreation in the mental health realm, particularly in the area of behavior disorders. Dr. Long also has a master's degree in clinical psychology and worked with various mental health agencies and facilities over the past 10 years in both clinical and outdoor settings.
Dr. Long is an associate editor for Therapeutic Recreation Journal and an associate editor for SCHOLE. He is past president of the Missouri Therapeutic Recreation Society, at-large director for the National Therapeutic Recreation Society Board of Directors (2006-2008 term), and the board president for the independent living center serving the Northwest Region of Missouri. He is past president of the Missouri Park and Recreation Association Educators Section.
Therapeutic recreation is a diverse profession
Who is the person with a disability?
All ancillaries are free to adopting instructors through HKPropel.Instructor guide. Includes chapter overviews and outlines, learning outcomes, discussion questions, and web links, as well as learning activities designed to allow students to apply the content addressed in each chapter.
Test package. Includes a bank of questions—in true-or-false, fill-in-the-blank, essay, short-answer, and multiple-choice formats—covering the content from all chapters.
Presentation package. Includes PowerPoint slides of text, artwork, and tables from the book that can be used for class discussion and presentation. The slides in the presentation package can be used directly within PowerPoint or printed to make transparencies or handouts for distribution to students. Instructors can easily add, modify, and rearrange the order of the slides.