Postponing Day at the Capital

The PNWTRA Board of Directors is postponing the Day at the Capital until further notice. Stay tuned for future updates on our next scheduled event. If you are interested in getting involved with advocacy of the profession at the State Capital, please email us at 


-PNWTRA Board of Directors


Registration Open Through March 1st - 2017 PNWTRA Conference

Registration for the 2017 PNWTRA Conference is open and extended through March 1st.

Online registration can be completed here 


Please note the change in location:

Lorenzo Center at Legacy Emanuel Hospital

Emanuel Hospital

2801 N Gantenbein Ave

Portland, OR 97227


Reminder, if you are unable to attend the new scheduled Conference date and would like a refund, please email us at Refund request must be received no later than three working days prior to the new conferenc date, Friday March 3rd, 2017.

We look forward to seeing you on Friday, March 3rd!

PNWTRA Board of Directors


Conference Rescheduled & New Location - Due to Inclement Weather

Conference Reschedule and new location!

Date: Friday, March 3rd

Location: Legacy Emanuael Hospital, Portland, Oregon

As I am sure most people in the Portland Metro Area know, snow and ice are expected in the next few days including Friday morning. Our venue this year is at a City of Portland property, which means our venue will most likely be closed on Friday.  

We would also like to make sure that our conference attendees stay safe since driving in snow and icee conditions is not a strong skill for most people living in the Pacific Northwest. Of course, we know you are a wonderful driver, and its all those other drivers that might get in the way of you making it safely to our conference! ;) 

Instead, we have decided to reschedule the conference for Friday, March 3rd. A new date, also means anew location, Emanuel Legacy Hospital. Thanks to everyone on the board, city of Portland staff, and Karen Wertheimer from Legacy (RIO Legacy is hiring for an on-call position) for working hard this morning to come up with a new date and location.

Everyone's registration will be transfered over to new date and location.  

Please email us if you will not be able to attend and would like a refund. Refund requests must be received no later than three working days prior to the new conference date, Friday March 3rd, 2017 via to receive the full refund minus a $25 service fee. 

Thanks for your flexibility & Stay Safe!

PNWTRA Board of Directors


Registration for Conference Now Open

Pacific Northwest Therapeutic Recreation Association’s 2017 Annual Conference

Recreation Therapy: Making It Work For You (.5 CEUs)

DATE: Friday, February 3, 2017   TIME: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

LOCATION: Portland Parks & Recreation - Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center 

                   5340 N. Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97217


 7:30 – 8:00

Check In / On-site Registration / Refreshments

 8:00 – 8:15

Welcome by PNWTRA Board 

 8:15 – 9:30

Session 1: Cultural Literacy…It’s NOT in a Text Book

 Jaime Hoffman, Ph.D, CTRS

 9:35 – 9:45    Break

 9:45 – 11:00

Session 2: A Journey of Hope: A CTRS’s Journey Back to Health and The Lessons Learned that Helped Shape Her into a Better Therapist

Cheryl Kelley, CTRS

 11:00 – 11:15     Break

 11:15 – 12:30

Session 3: The Why and How of Internships in TR/RT

 Lynn Anderson, Ph.D, CTRS, CPRP Cheryl Kelley, CTRS, Jonathan Dennett, CTRS Shayle Wigger, CTRS

 12:30 – 1:30 Networking Lunch 

 1:30 – 2:00  

Chapter Update - Andy Fernandez, CTRS, CPRP – PNWTRA President

 2:00 – 3:30

Session 4: Increasing Self-Efficacy for Therapeutic Recreation Practitioners - Robert Brack

 3:30 – 3:45  Break

 3:45 – 5:00

Session 5: I Tie Flies in My Sleep: A Veteran’s Path from Patient to Practitioner

Warren Price, CTRS


Pacific Northwest Therapeutic Recreation Association (PNWTRA) was founded in 1989, and has since provided the regional Therapeutic Recreation Professionals with affordable and quality continuing education. Our association continues this 28-year tradition by providing the opportunity to gain .5 CEUs at this year’s 2017 PNWTRA Annual Conference.

To learn more about PNWTRA, visit via or 

PNWTRA encourages persons with disabilities to attend our conferences and workshops. If you anticipate needing any accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please email in advance.

Register by Mail Here
Register online below or Here






A Message from the President


You may have noticed a change in our appearance - our new logo and name is officially here! The Pacific Northwest Therapeutic Recreation Association (PNWTRA) is proud to continue to serve Recreation Therapists in the Pacific Northwest area.

 Please contact us at or

We look forward to continuing to serve you!

Andy Fernandez

Chapter President