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Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation-2nd Edition

Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation-2nd Edition

$96.00 USD


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    Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation, Second Edition, introduces students to the many career possibilities in the field of therapeutic recreation. Drawing on the combined wisdom and expertise of editors Terry Long and Terry Robertson, as well as 20 contributing authors who represent a broad spectrum of experiences within the discipline, the text provides the foundational concepts that are essential for understanding the profession.

    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
    Each chapter contains a summary and discussion questions to help assess and promote retention of key concepts. In addition, case studies provide students with a glimpse of client issues they may face in the future, and professional profiles highlight outstanding professionals in the field.

    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.


    Textbook for introductory higher education courses in therapeutic recreation; also a professional reference for practitioners who work in recreational therapy.
    Part I. Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation

    Chapter 1.
    Considering Therapeutic Recreation as Your Profession
    Terry Robertson
    Terry Long

    What Is Therapeutic Recreation?
    A Diverse Profession
    Choosing a Profession
    Discussion Questions
    Chapter 2. History of Therapeutic Recreation
    Rodney Dieser
    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
    Discussion Questions
    Chapter 3. Professional Opportunities in Therapeutic Recreation
    Michal Anne Lord
    Ramon B. Zabriskie

    Characteristics of a Profession
    Professional Preparation in Therapeutic Recreation
    Professional Organizations
    Professional Networking
    Discussion Questions
    Chapter 4. Person-First Philosophy in Therapeutic Recreation
    Mary Ann Devine
    Jessie L. Bennett

    Who Is the Person With a Disability?
    Person-First Philosophy
    Using Person-First Philosophy
    Attitudes Toward People With Disabilities
    Service Delivery
    Discussion Questions
    Chapter 5. Models and Modalities of Practice
    Jamie Hoffman
    Terry Long

    Therapeutic Recreation Practice Models
    Broader Models of Practice
    Therapeutic Recreation Treatment Modalities
    Discussion Questions

    Part II. Potential Areas of Practice

    Chapter 6.
    The Therapeutic Recreation Process
    Terry Long
    Discussion Questions
    Chapter 7. Therapeutic Recreation and Mental Health
    Melissa D’Eloia
    Keith Fulthorp
    Terry Long

    Components of a Healthy Mind
    What Is a Mental Disorder?
    Role of Therapeutic Recreation in Treating Mental Disorders
    Levels of Care in Mental Health
    Diagnostic Categories
    Theoretical Considerations
    Positive Psychology and Related Paradigms
    Mental Health and Secondary Disabilities
    Common Therapeutic Recreation Modalities for Mental Health
    Discussion Questions
    Chapter 8. Therapeutic Recreation and Developmental Disabilities
    Susan Myllykangas
    Alice Foose
    Patricia Ardovino

    What Are Developmental Disabilities?
    Practice Settings
    Neurodevelopmental Disorders
    Sensory-Related Developmental Disabilities
    Metabolic Disabilities
    Degenerative Disabilities
    Best Practices
    Discussion Questions
    Chapter 9. Therapeutic Recreation and Physical Rehabilitation
    Terry Robertson
    Jody Cormack
    Terry Long

    Common Diagnostic Groups in Rehabilitation
    Common Therapeutic Recreation Modalities in Rehabilitation
    Best Practices
    Discussion Questions
    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
    Discussion Questions
    Chapter 11. Therapeutic Recreation and Senior Populations
    Laura Covert-Miller
    Cameo Rogers

    The Aging Population
    Career Opportunities With Seniors
    Theories of Successful Aging
    Common Modalities
    Dementia Frameworks
    Discussion Questions
    Chapter 12. A Global Perspective of Therapeutic Recreation
    Rodney Dieser
    Heewon Yang
    Shane Pegg
    Shinichi Nagata

    Therapeutic Recreation in Canada
    Therapeutic Recreation in South Korea
    Therapeutic Recreation in Japan
    Therapeutic Recreation in Australia
    Discussion Questions
    Chapter 13. Envisioning the Future: Therapeutic Recreation as a Profession
    Terry Robertson
    Erick Kong
    Embracing Our History
    The Emergence of a Global Society
    The Future of Therapeutic Recreation as a Profession
    Worldviews: Finding the Optimal Perspective
    Discussion Questions
    Terry Long, PhD, is a professor and the director of the School of Health Science and Wellness at Northwest Missouri State University, where he has worked since 2000. He is regarded nationally as one of the leading scholars in the field of therapeutic recreation, as evidenced by his teaching, research, applied experience, and service to the field.

    Long has been on the editorial board of Therapeutic Recreation Journal for more than 10 years and served as editor from 2008 to 2011. He was an active member of the Northwest Missouri State faculty senate, serving his second term from 2012 to 2014, and was the faculty senate president for the 2014-2015 academic year. In addition to therapeutic recreation, Long’s professional interests also include adventure-based therapy, inclusion, disability rights, and mental health. His interest in independent living has enabled him to be instrumental in fostering a partnership between Northwest Missouri State and Midland Empire Resources for Independent Living (MERIL).

    Terry Robertson, PhD, is a professor and associate dean in the College of Health and Human Services at California State University at Long Beach. Robertson was previously a clinical associate professor at the University of Utah; a professor and chair of the department of health, physical education, recreation, and dance at Northwest Missouri State University; and a research fellow at the University of Queensland. While at Northwest Missouri State, Robertson helped create a partnership with Midland Empire Resources for Independent Living (MERIL), for which he served on the board from 1994 to 2008, including six years as the chair. The Terry Robertson Community Partner Award was created in 2010 in honor of Robertson’s service to MERIL.

    In addition to his work on independent living, Robertson has had a considerable impact on the field of therapeutic recreation, working as an educator, practitioner, and consultant for more than 40 years. He is a past president of the National Therapeutic Recreation Society, the Missouri Therapeutic Recreation Society, and the Nevada Therapeutic Recreation Society. He also served on the Utah Therapeutic Recreation Licensure for six years and was the director of continuing education for the Midwest Symposium on Therapeutic Recreation for more than 20 years.

    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.