Marcia Jean Carter - Author

Marcia Jean Carter served as assistant dean in the College of Education and Human Services and professor in the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Administration at Western Illinois University-Quad Cities.

Carter is currently an online adjunct faculty with the University of St. Francis, Joliet Ill., and SUNY Cortland, Cortland, NY. She earned her doctorate from Indiana University.

She has held positions in nonprofit and public agencies in outdoor settings and community therapeutic recreation with individuals of all ages and abilities.

Carter initiated the efforts to create NCTRC and was its first chair. She has coauthored several textbooks including Therapeutic Recreation a Practical Approach, Effective Management in Therapeutic Recreation Service, and Therapeutic Recreation in the Community: An Inclusive Approach.

She serves as the editor for the Therapeutic Recreation Journal.

She has been recognized with receipt of the J.B. Nash Scholar Award, American Association for Leisure and Recreation; Distinguished Fellow Award, American Therapeutic Recreation Association; Distinguished Service Award, National Therapeutic Recreation Society; and Distinguished Service Award and Literary Award, Christian Society for Kinesiology and Leisure Studies.

Carter is a fellow of the American Leisure Academy, National Academy of Recreational Therapists, and the Academy of Leisure Sciences.

Effective Management in Therapeutic Recreation Service, 4th ed. The text provides theoretical and practical knowledge about the management of therapeutic recreation services in health and human service organizations presenting the important portions of management information relevant to the professional who is a first-line manager--the professional who has the responsibility for managing direct recreational therapy services and the assignment and direction of staff, volunteers, and interns who deliver service. The text was written also for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students. Content in this newest edition reflects global interaction of professionals, clients, and caregivers; the concern for health as a global issue, international health disparities, common health threats and safety within health and human services. New content also reflects the results of evidence-based research and the imposition of legislation and standards that regulate practice.

Effective Management in Therapeutic Recreation Service, 3rd ed. The unique aspect of this edition is the introduction of information relevant to therapeutic recreation management in Canada. Specific information includes financial, legislative, and legal aspects, and quality control organizations influencing practices and services in Canada.

Recreation Therapy with Individuals Living in the Community, 3rd ed. A number of trends, legislative directives, technological advancements, and evolving professional practices are creating paradigm shifts that result in individuals with diverse needs and aspirations receiving recreation therapy in their communities. Professionals in recreation and therapeutic recreation are designing services within health and human service agencies to fully embrace the strengths and assets of individuals with illnesses, disabilities, and those living in recovery and with life-long health disparities and to address the health of the community. The intent of the text is to provide an overview of the process used to design, deliver, and evaluate services, known as APIED-assess, plan, implement, evaluate, and document-that fully incorporate all participants and community needs. The text content is relevant to recreation, leisure, therapeutic recreation, and human service professionals and to students enrolled in introductory and programming courses and those that address inclusion.

Effective Management in Therapeutic Recreation Service, 4th ed.



Effective Management in Therapeutic Recreation Service, 3rd ed.



Recreation Therapy With Individuals Living in the Community, 3rd ed.