Recreation Therapy Institute -
Inspiring Excellence and Engagement
7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Sacramento Convention Center
Up to 0.8 CEUs available
Pre-registration preferred, drop-in permitted.
$180 CPRS member/$225 non-member by January 23, 2019
$230 CPRS member/$280 non-member after January 23, 2019 or onsite
$55 CPRS Student Member (Must include proof of full-time status-- no discount for part-time students) by January 23, 2019
$70 Student (Must include proof of full-time status-- no discount for part-time students) after January 23, 2019 or onsite
Non-member student pays the regular non-member rate
Important: Non-member Students can become members using our paper registration form to get the student discount.
*CEUs included in pricing for registrants except for students and volunteers.
Who Should Attend?
Recreational therapists, educators and students of therapeutic recreation who provide interventions and techniques to improve functioning and independence as well as reduce or eliminate the effects of illness or disability.
This institute coordinates between 11-15 different sessions. We’ll have several breakout sessions targeted at staff serving differing target populations. You’ll choose one breakout each time slot plus attend two plenary sessions.
Opening Session: All Play – Gender Spectrum Inclusion in Recreation, Becky Herz, Senior Recreation Manager, Sunrise Recreation & Park District
Closing Session: Weaving a Tapestry of Health: Many Threads One Purpose, Jo Burns, MS, CTRS, Chief Connection & Collaboration Officer, Burns Consulting
Epictetus Club: Lessons from Behind the Prison Walls
~Alivia Gok, CTRS, Recreation Therapist, The WELL at CA State University, Sacramento and Jerry Topping, CTRS, Recreation Therapist, CA Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Essential Services: Inclusive Practices & the ADA for Aging Adults
~Jessica Reaber, CTRS, RTC, Recreation Coordinator, City of San Ramon
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Recreation Therapy
~Marti Winterhalter, CTRS, Villa Fairmont Mental Health Center Department of Rehabilitation
Fundraising to Achieve Your Recreation Therapy Mission
~Arlene Krause, CTRS, MS, Lecturer, CA State University, Sacramento
Moving and Differentiating Neuromovement® as a Learning Based Approached to Health and Vitality
~Christoph Gumb, Owner, My Beautiful Plastic Brain
Nature Engagement: A Programming Goal for Health & Wellness Promotion
~Erik Luvaas, CTRS, Assistant Professor, Recreation Therapy, CA State University
~Susan Kaufer, CTRS, Credentialing Specialist II, National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification
Recreational Therapy Interventions for Persons with Severe Mental Illness at Oregon State Hospital
~Shelly Severson, CTRS, Recreational Therapy Director
How to Obtain Recreation Therapy Licensure
~Dr. Laura McLachlin, CTRS, RTC, Professor, CA State University Chico, Erick Kong, CTRS, Assistant Professor, CA State University, East Bay and Kevin McCann, CTRS, RTC, Rehabilitation Therapist, Salinas Valley Psychiatric Program
The Business of Inclusion: Putting Theory Into Practice
~Allison Everett, Accessibility Issues Coordinator, City of Pasadena
Webster: Increasing your Professional Writing and Vocabulary
~Dr. Jamie Hoffman, CTRS, Associate Professor, CA State University, Sacramento and Erik Luvaas, CTRS, and Assistant Professor, Recreation Therapy, CA State University
Day at a Glance:
7:00 a.m. - 7:55 a.m.
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
CPRS Recreation Therapy Section General Membership Meeting & Awards Presentation
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions All Day (Early registration includes lunch)
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Please note to receive CEUs you need to be in the session within ten minutes of start time and stay in the session.
Please register using the paper form (pre-approval required, please contact Daniela Martinez, firstname.lastname@example.org; maximum in effect, first come, first serve)
Contact Intensive Coordinator Amanda Ho de Castro, CTRS, RTC, Recreation Therapist, California Men’s Colony, email@example.com