Effective Management in Therapeutic Recreation Service, 3rd ed. - eBook

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ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-57167-832-4

Author(s): Dr. Marcia Jean Carter, Christen G. Smith, Gerald S. O'Morrow

Copyright year: 2014

Edition: 3rd

Other Formats: Print

pages: 283

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Effective Management in Therapeutic Recreation Service provides theoretical and practical knowledge about the management of therapeutic recreation services in health and human service organizations in North America. It explores management and leadership concepts; reviews operational aspects of management, including technology and research, marketing and advocacy, and financing; and discusses human resources and  service delivery. It ends with a discussion of managing a professional future.

The authors have taught at the higher education level and have served professional organizations such as the American Leisure Academy; the National Academy of Recreational Therapists; the Academy of Leisure Sciences; and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.

Written for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students as well as practitioners, this book is also intended for the TR specialist who has responsibility for managing direct therapeutic recreation service and the assignment and direction of staff, volunteers, and interns who deliver the service.

Section 1: Management Concepts

Chapter 1: Introducing First-Line Management: Trends Impacting Your Future

Chapter 2: Becoming a First-Line Manager

Chapter 3: Managing and Leading

Chapter 4: Managing Organizational Behavior

Chapter 5: Decision Making, Problem Solving, and Managing Conflict


Section 2: Managing Operations

Chapter 6: Applying Technology and Implementing Research

Chapter 7: Marketing and Advocating

Chapter 8: Financial Management


Section 3: Managing Human Resources

Chapter 9: Staffing Services

Chapter 10: Volunteer and Intern Management

Chapter 11: Communicating Effectively in the Workplace

Chapter 12: Creating a Motivating Work Environment


Section 4: Managing Service Delivery

Chapter 13: Managing for Service Accountability

Chapter 14: Managing Risk, Safety, Security, and Legal Aspects

Chapter 15: Managing Service Quality in Health Care

Chapter 16: Managing Your Future: Professional Qualities and Career Planning

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