Recreation Therapy Intensive

Psychiatric Illnesses and Medications: Knowledge for Recreational Therapists—Presented by the CPRS Recreation Therapy Section

March 21, 2019

6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
3rd Floor, Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
0.25 CEUs

Dinner is on your own
Also join us for a full-day of RT training on March 22, 2019



Registration Fees: 

$30 CPRS member/$35 non-member by January 23, 2019

$40 CPRS member/$45 non-member after January 23, 2019 or onsite

$15 Student members by January 23, 2019

$20 Student members after January 23, 2019 or onsite

Non-member student pays regular non-member price

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Click here to download registration form (with session schedule)



Who Should Attend? 

Students, Inclusion Specialists, Recreation Therapists and other professionals seeking to develop skills related to health and treatment options for their clientele



Our topic areas for this intensive include:

Recognize the different symptom clusters of major mental illnesses – schizophrenia, mania, and depression

List major classes of psychiatric medications (Major mental illnesses show incredible variation. Understanding the symptom clusters of each illness can help recreational therapists target treatment to the patient’s symptoms and needs.)

Recognize central nervous system and metabolic side effects of certain psychiatric medications. (Understanding certain medication side effects – particularly central nervous system side effects and metabolic side effects – is relevant for recreational therapists.



Joan M. Striebel, Staff Psychiatrist, California Department of Corrections

Contact Intensive Coordinator Amanda Ho-de Castro CTRS, RTC, Recreation Therapist, California Men’s Colony,