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Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation 2nd Edition PDF

Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation 2nd Edition PDF


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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.


    Text for an introductory course for therapeutic recreation majors and minors.

    Table of Contents

    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
    About the Editors
    About the Contributors

    About the Author

    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.