Professional Issues in Therapeutic Recreation, 3rd ed.

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ISBN/ISSN: LEGACY-ISBN

Copyright year: 2017

Edition: 3rd

Professional Issues in Therapeutic Recreation: On Competencies and Outcomes (3rd ed.) explores some of the issues related to professional competence and quality service delivery. This book offers an introduction, including on competencies and outcoming and on the World Health Organization’s International Classification system. It also examines education issues, such as online learning and teaching. Practice issues, such as evidence-based practice, are also discussed. It also offers research issues, such as research as a participatory process.

This edition acknowledges the increasingly cross-disciplinary nature of modern-day health services and identifies how TR professionals can better position themselves personally and professionally to become critical players.

The editors and authors have taught at the higher education level. They also have served as recreation therapists; editors for therapeutic recreation journals; and directors of recreational therapy, among other professional experiences.

Section I:  Introduction

Chapter 1: Keynote: Ensuring Our Worth, Proving Our Value

Chapter 2: Revisiting a Historical Analysis of Issues in Therapeutic Recreation and Recreational Therapy

Chapter 3: The Intersection of Gender, Disability, and Power

Chapter 4: Therapeutic Recreation or Recreational Therapy? A Definition for the Profession

Chapter 5: World Demographics and Their Implications for Therapeutic Recreation

Chapter 6: The Role of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) in Recreational Therapy Practice, Research, and Education

Chapter 7: International Perspectives on Therapeutic Recreation

Chapter 8: Perspective: Why Every Corporation Should Hire a TRS

Section II: Education

Chapter 9: Keynote: The Python and the Alligator: Recreational Therapy and the Perennial Quest to Thrive in Constantly Changing Environments

Chapter 10: Profile of Therapeutic Recreation Curricula

Chapter 11: Accreditation

Chapter 12: Online Learning and Teaching in Therapeutic Recreation

Chapter 13:  Move to Master’s Degree for Entry-Level Practice?

Chapter 14:  Perspective: Curricular Standardization in Therapeutic Recreation: Professional and University Implications

Section III: Practice

Chapter 15: Keynote: Therapeutic Recreation Is a Process, Not a Place

Chapter 16: Service Trends in Therapeutic Recreation

Chapter 17: Therapeutic Recreation Practice Models

Chapter 18: Evidence-Based Practices

Chapter 19: Clinical Practice Guidelines: A Decision-Making Tool for Best Practice?

Chapter 20: Revisited: Issues and Concerns in Therapeutic Recreation Assessment

Chapter 21: Professional Advocacy Through Public Policy

Chapter 22: Ensuring Initial and Continuing Competence: Certification  and Licensure in Therapeutic Recreation

Chapter 23: Higher Education and Health Care: Parallel Issues of Quality, Cost, and Access

Chapter 24: Perspective: Innovation in Fieldwork Education: Toward a Theoretical Framework of Fieldwork Pedagogy

Section IV: Research

Chapter 25: Keynote: Status of Therapeutic Recreation Research

Chapter 26: The Role of Theory in Therapeutic Recreation: A Practical Approach 

Chapter 27: Issues and Adventures in Evaluation and Outcome Research

Chapter 28: Participatory Approaches to Research With Marginalized Individuals and Groups: Ensuring Relevancy

Chapter 29: Ethical Considerations for Therapeutic Recreation Research: A Call for Guidelines

Chapter 30: Perspective: Cross Collaboration in Therapeutic Recreation: Future Implications

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