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Registration for 2016 Annual Conference Now Open!!

2016 Annual Conference

Bridging the Gap – Taking Recreation Therapy from the Clinic to the Community (.65 CEUs)

Friday, January 29, 2016, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital, 1015 NW 22nd Ave, Portland, OR 97210


7:00 – 8:00                Check In / On-site Registration / Refreshments

8:00 – 8:30                Welcome & Chapter Update by Rachel Gorman, CTRS, PNWATRA President

8:30 – 9:30                KEY NOTE: A Leisure Education Service Delivery Model that Creates a Bridge         

                                    between Community and Clinical TR Context by John Dattilo, Ph.D

9:30 – 9:45                Networking Break

9:45 – 11:15              ATRA  - Moving Forward towards the Future By Dawn De Vries, DHA, MPA, CTRS

11:15 – 12:40            Lunch (on your own)

12:40 – 2:10              Use Sensitive Terminology When Delivering Therapeutic Recreation Services Across

                                    Clinical and Community Contexts By John Dattilo, Ph.D

2:10 – 2:20                Networking Break 

2:20– 3:50                 Using Role-playing Games (RPG) as an Invention Modality By W.A. Hawkes- Robinson

3:50 – 4:00                Networking Break

4:00 – 5:00                Healthy Aging through Leisure Engagement Across Community and Clinical TR

                                    Contexts By John Dattilo, Ph.D

Register via Online or Mail

Featured Speaker: John Dattilo, Ph.D

“Professor in the Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management at the Pennsylvania State University where he teaches about inclusive leisure services. The overarching purpose of his research is to examine effects of programs designed to empower individuals who are experiencing leisure constraints so that their lives become more meaningful and enjoyable.”  - Academy of Leisure Sciences


Parking at Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital is now $60 a day. Legacy has provided 35 parking passes which are available at no cost via online registration, supplies are limited.  Carpooling and the use of Trimet is encouraged. Information about other parking and transportation options will be emailed to registrants at a later date.

Pre Conference Social

Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 5:00pm  

McMenamin’s Tavern & Pool

1716 NW 23rd, Portland, OR 97210

Look for PNWATRA sign


Silver Cloud Inn – Northwest Portland

2426 NW Vaughn Street

Portland, OR 97210

503-242-2400 or 800-205-6939

See flyer for details

Pacific Northwest American Therapeutic Recreation Association (PNWATRA) was founded in 1989. Since then, PNWATRA has provided the Pacific Northwest’s Therapeutic Recreation Professionals with affordable and quality continuing education. Our association continues this 26-year tradition by providing the opportunity to gain .65 CEUs at this year’s 2016 PNWATRA Annual Conference.

PNWATRA encourages persons with disabilities to attend our conferences and workshops. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please email pnwatra@gmail.com in advance. 

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