Perspectives on Recreational Therapy
Perspectives on Recreational Therapy provides perspectives on practice, offering the latest theoretical perspectives that support recreational therapy practice.
This book also gives perspectives on being a professional, exploring topics such as continuing education and ethics. It further gives perspectives related to the profession, with topics such as the historical development of recreational therapy, health care regulations and recreational therapy, and research in recreational therapy.
Beyond the higher education level, the editors have professional experience in recreational therapy as practitioner, researcher, and author. The contributors have taught recreational therapy at the higher education level. This book is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in recreational therapy. Its contents should also prove helpful to those practicing recreational therapy.
Section I: Perspectives on Practice
Chapter 1: The Therapeutic Relationship
Chapter 2: Broadening the Concept of “Evidence” in Recreational Therapy Practice
Chapter 3: International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health
Chapter 4: Integrative Health Care
Chapter 5: Conceptual Models for Theory and Practice
Chapter 6: Concepts from Social Psychology
Chapter 7: Technology in Recreational Therapy
Chapter 8: The Strengths-Based Approach in Recreational Therapy
Chapter 9: Recreational Therapy Mental Health Theory and Practice: Emphasizing the Positive
Section II: Perspectives on Being a Professional
Chapter 10: Professionalism
Chapter 11: How to Take and Pass Tests
Chapter 12: Dare to Share: Making Presentations
Chapter 13: On Healthy Caring
Chapter 14: Continuing Education
Chapter 15: Certification and Licensure
Chapter 16: Public Policy and the Recreational Therapy Profession: Becoming an Advocate for Change
Chapter 17: Professional Ethics
Chapter 18: Hire Me!
Section III: Perspectives Related to the Profession
Chapter 19: Historical Development of Recreational Therapy
Chapter 20: Professional Preparation
Chapter 21: Health Care in America: Regulations and Recreational Therapy
Chapter 22: Marketing Recreational Therapy
Chapter 23: Research in Recreational Therapy
Chapter 24: Cultural Competence