Recreation Therapy Institute – Leveling Up 

7:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
0.8 CEUs

Sponsored by

Click here for the special RT Institute Registration Packet (paper option is used for the conference/RT Institute combo package. Pre-registration is preferred. Call us at 916.665.2777--we can assist with registration.

Coordinator: John Glass,

Day at a Glance

7:00 a.m. - 7:55 a.m.

8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.  Keynote Session – “The Johnny Apple-seeds Of Our Time; Supporting Those that Strengthen Our Communities” - Lori Hoffner, Supporting CommUnity, Inc.

Morning Concurrent Sessions: 9:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Communication, Use Your Outside Voice - Dr. Jamie Hoffman, CTRS, Assistant Professor, Sacramento State University, Jennifer Bartel, CTRS, Adaptive Adventures Unlimited

Meditative Art in the Zone - Carolyn Neufeld, CTRS, RTC, Recreation Therapist, Deborah Paulus, CTRS, Recreation Therapist,  Lori Tiago, RTC, Recreation Therapist, California Health Care Facility (CHCF)

Terminology: Person-First Language Back to Basics - Dr. Nancy Nisbett, CTRS, RTC, Professor, CSU Fresno

Therapeutic Theater - LaTianna Williams, CTRS, Metropolitan State Hospital

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions:  1:00-2:30pm

Anger Management through Recreation Therapy - Kevin McCann CTRS, RTC, Recreation Therapist, Department of State Hospitals-Salinas Valley Psychiatric Program

Defining the New “Reasonable” in Public Recreation - Darin Loughrey, Dee Black, Wendy Brown, City of Irvine

SHOW ME THE MONEY!  How to Increase Your Revenue Stream through RT Consulting - Lisa Books-Williams, MS, CTRS, Consultant

Title Law and Recreation Therapy: Governance Growing Strategies - Anne N. Battiste, MS, RTC, RC, retired, AGPA Department of State Hospitals-Atascadero

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions:  2:45-4:15pm

Examining Spiritual Sensitivity and Guided Meditation – Keelin Jardin, MS, CTRS, RTC, Baywood Court Retirement Community

Facilitation vs. Teaching…It’s Intentional Learning – Dr. Jamie Hoffman, CTRS, Assistant Professor, Sacramento State University, Jennifer Bartel, CTRS, Adaptive Adventures Unlimited

Lifestyle Balance in a Forensic Setting: The Vital Role of the RT – Sarah Goible, CTRS, RTC, Ellen Beraud, Registered Dietician, Department of State Hospitals-Atascadero

Recreation Therapy Assessments: Treasure Maps to Successful Treatment Planning” - Brent Ericson, CTRS, Supervising Rehabilitation Therapist, Amy Smith MT-BC, Department of State Hospitals- Atascadero

4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Courageously Passionate: The Power of One! Closing Session - Dr. Jennifer A. Piatt, CTRS, Adjunct Faculty, PM&R, University of Utah School of Medicine, Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, Indiana University, Bloomington

Please note to receive CEU’s you need to be in the session within ten minutes of start time and stay in the session. Non-members of CPRS can receive a special registration package that includes a one-year membership--click here.

Registration Fees

Before 1/31/16 

After 1/31/16 
(After 2/19/16
does not include lunch)


CPRS Member $150 $188 $20
Nonmember $188 $235 $40
(Must include proof of full-time status -
no discount for Part-time students)
$50 $65 N/A
(pre-approval required, please contact
John Glass,;
maximum in effect, first come, first serve)
$0 $0 $20