Facilitation of Therapeutic Recreation Services

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ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-89213-294-9

Copyright year: 2011

Authors/Editors: Norma J. Stumbo, Brad Wardlaw

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Facilitation of Therapeutic Recreation Services asks the question, what interventions and programs are therapeutic recreation specialists, regardless of specific setting or client groups or geographic regions, most likely to design, based on their scope of practice? The answers to this question make up the outline for this book and help therapists to improve their systematic application of various techniques and modalities in the practice of therapeutic recreation. Eight introductory chapters explore evidence-based practice, leisure education, selecting programs and activities based on goals and outcomes, planning and leading group activities/group interventions, communication techniques, instructional techniques, counseling techniques, and behavior change strategies. The remaining chapter discuss popular and specific interventions and techniques within therapeutic recreation practice.

Beyond higher education, the authors have professional work experiences in physical medicine and rehabilitation, long-term care, at-risk youth, independent living, and a women’s prison. They have also published numerous articles and made many presentations at state, national, and international levels.

Chapter 1—The Need for Evidence-Based and Best Practice Interventions

Chapter 2—Leisure Education

Chapter 3—Selecting Programs and Activities Based on Goals and Outcomes

Chapter 4—Planning and Leading Group Activities/Group Interventions

Chapter 5—Communication Techniques

Chapter 6—Instructional Techniques

Chapter 7—Counseling Theory and Practice: Some Applications for Leisure Education

Chapter 8—Health Behavior Change Theories and Models

Chapter 9—Problem-Solving Therapy

Chapter 10—Anger Management

Chapter 11—Social Skills Training

Chapter 12—Assertiveness Training

Chapter 13—Physical Activity

Chapter 14—Pain Management

Chapter 15—Cognitive Behavioral Approaches to Therapeutic Recreation

Chapter 16—Intergenerational Programming

Chapter 17—Stress Management

Chapter 18—Sensory Stimulation and Sensory Integration

Chapter 19—Reality Orientation, Validation, and Reminiscence

Chapter 20—Community Integration

Chapter 21—Virtual Reality Technologies

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