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ISBN/ISSN: 978-1-95281-511-9

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

Copyright year: 2020

Edition: 5th

Other Formats: Print

pages: 344

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There has been a revolution in the depth and breadth of the literature of our ever-evolving and maturing profession of recreational therapy. The authors’ goal in preparing this fifth edition of Recreational Therapy: An Introduction was to continue their quest to provide a text that would clearly define recreational therapy as a health care profession.

This edition, like prior editions, focuses on the purposeful use of recreation and leisure activities as interventions to enhance the health and well-being of clients served by credentialed recreational therapists. A central feature of the book is the recreational therapy process (or APIE process) that provides a cornerstone for recreational therapy practice.

As the authors finished work on this fifth edition of Recreational Therapy: An Introduction, they noted with pride that recreational therapists were listed among the “essential workers” in health care during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new edition will serve as a valuable asset to those doing this important work and will help further the practice of recreational therapy in health care.


Section I: Theoretical Overview
Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview
David R. Austin
Chapter 2: The History of Therapeutic Recreation:
A History of Two Professions
David R. Austin and Michael E. Crawford
Chapter 3: The Recreational Therapy Process
David R. Austin


Section II: Areas of Practice
Chapter 4: Behavioral Health and Psychiatric Disorders
Bryan P. McCormick
Chapter 5: Substance Use Disorders
Robin Kunstler
Chapter 6: Autism
Cara N. Gray
Chapter 7: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
Michael E. Crawford
Chapter 8: Epilepsy
Michael E. Crawford
Chapter 9: Geriatric Practice
Nancy E. Richeson and Betsy Kemeny
Chapter 10: Pediatric Practice
Shay L. Dawson and Jennifer Piatt
Chapter 11: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Practice
Brandi M. Crowe and Marieke Van Puymbroeck
Chapter 12: Military Service Members
Jasmine Townsend, Brent Hawkins, Jessie Bennett, and Deborah Tysor
Chapter 13: Corrections
Jared Allsop, Dane Morley, Heather Griego, and Carrie Karademos


Section III: Professional Practice Concerns
Chapter 14: Workplace Influences and Professional Growth
Marieke Van Puymbroeck and Sandra K. Negley
Chapter 15: Trends and Issues
Bryan P. McCormick, Michael E. Crawford, and David R. Austin

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