Recreational Therapy, 4th ed. - eBook

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ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-57167-739-6

Author(s): David R. Austin, Michael E. Crawford, Bryan P. McCormick, Marieke Van Puymbroeck

Copyright year: 2015

Edition: 4th

pages: 318

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The editors’ goal in preparing the fourth edition of Recreational Therapy: An Introduction was to provide a book that would clearly define the essence of recreational therapy as a health care profession.

Thus, the book focuses on the purposeful use of recreation and leisure as interventions to enhance the health and well-being of clients whom recreational therapists serve.

To emphasize this goal, the title used for this edition has been changed from Therapeutic Recreation: An Introduction to Recreational Therapy: An Introduction. To accomplish their goal, the editors called upon leading authors to join them in writing chapters for this edition.

Readers will notice that the list of authors includes some of the best-known experts in the profession and some of the rising stars of recreational therapy. Each author brings his or her expertise to providing the most current information in his or her area of specialization. The contributions of each author make this fourth edition a truly unique work.

Those reading this edition of Recreational Therapy: An Introduction will find a continuation of the user-friendly approach employed in prior editions. Chapters begin with a list of learning objectives and end with a series of reading comprehension questions and a complete list of references.

This edition also follows the tradition of prior editions in using the same format in every chapter devoted to a specific client population. This format includes a feature that has been appreciated in prior editions: a case study to illustrate the concepts in each chapter.

A unique aspect of this edition is the inclusion of a chapter on the provision of recreational therapy for members of the military services as one of the specific client populations.



Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview

Chapter 2: The History of Therapeutic Recreation: A History of Two Professions

Chapter 3: The Recreational Therapy Process



Chapter 4: Behavioral Health and Psychiatric Disorders

Chapter 5: Substance Use Disorders

Chapter 6: Autism

Chapter 7: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Chapter 8: Seizure Disorders

Chapter 9: Geriatric Practice

Chapter 10: Pediatric Practice

Chapter 11: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Practice

Chapter 12: Military Service Members



Chapter 13: Management, Consultation, and Research

Chapter 14: Issues and Trends

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