2015 OSH Therapeutic Recreation Forum

2015 OSH Therapeutic Recreation Forum

The Practicality of Ropes Course Facilitation, in Recreation Therapy, for All Populations (.7 CEUs) 

 Friday, August 28, 2015 

 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Youth With a Mission Campus

7085 Battle Creek Rd SE, Salem, OR 97317
(503) 364-3837


7:30 – 8:00                 Check In / On-site Registration / Refreshments

8:00 – 8:15                 Welcome by PNWATRA Board

8:15 – 9:15                 Session 1: Communication, Use your Outside Voice 

                                    Jamie Hoffman & Jennifer Bartel

9:15 – 9:30                 Networking Break


9:30 – 10:30               Session 2: Adaptive Living Solutions by Accessing Oregon

                                    Jordan Meekins

10:30-10:45                Networking Break

10:45 – 11:45              Session 3: Facilitation: Intentional Learning

                                    Jamie Hoffman & Jennifer Bartel

 11:45 – 1:00               Lunch Catered by Sassy Onion

 1:00 – 5:00                Ropes Course Facilitation and discussions

                                    Jamie, Jennifer, Kellie


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New Job Postings!

Check out our Jobs page.  Three companies in Oregon and Washingto looking to hire CTRS'!


Online Registration Link Fixed

You can register here online now!


2015 Annual Conference Registration Open

  **Registration is now open for the PNWATRA 2015 Annual Conference**


2015 Annual Conference:

Therapeutic Benefit of Recreation for those Experiencing Disability (.6  CEUs)


Friday, January 30, 2015

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital

1015 NW 22nd Ave, Portland, OR 97210


7:30 – 8:00      Check In / On-site Registration / Refreshments 

8:00 – 8:15      Welcome by PNWATRA Board 

8:15 – 9:45      Session 1: Resources You Can Use

                          Norma J. Stumbo, Ph.D., CTRS, FALS

9:45 – 10:00    Networking Break 

10:00 – 11:00  Session 2: Adaptive Living Solutions by Accessing Oregon

                          Jordan Meekins 

11:00 – 11:30  Chapter Update: Advocacy & Voting

                          Rachel Gorman, CTRS, PNWATRA President

11:30 – 1:00    Lunch (on your own)

1:00 – 2:00      Session 3: Going Outdoors: The Therapeutic Benefits of Nature

                          Lynn Anderson, Ph.D., CTRS, CPRP

2:00 – 2:15      Networking Break 

2:15– 3:15       Session 4: Partner in Magic: Speech & Recreation Therapy

                          Carly Schmidt, CTRS; Andryce Andres, MS, CCC-SLP 

3:15 – 3:30      Networking Break 

3:30 – 5:00      Session 5: The Leisure Ability Model: Current Applications

                          Norma J. Stumbo, Ph.D., CTRS, FALS


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New this year: Pre Conference Social

& Discounted Hotel Rates


Pre Conference Social:

Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 5:00pm

McMenamin’s Tavern & Pool

1716 NW 23rd, Portland, OR 97210


Hotel Accommodations:

PNWATRA has negotiated reduced hotel rates with:

Silver Cloud Inn – Northwest Portland

2426 NW Vaughn Street, Portland, OR 97210

503-242-2400 or 800-205-6939

See additional flyer for details


Call for Presenters - PNWATRA Annual Conference

 PNWATRA CONFERENCE: January 30. 2015

Conference Theme: “Therapeutic Benefit of Recreation for Those Experiencing Disability” 

Presentation Topic Suggestions:  Creative presentations that speak to benefits of recreation for individuals experiencing disability.  Suggested topics include but not limited: innovative programs, evidence based practice, applied research, and program needs.  Last year our theme addressed development within the Therapeutic Recreation field.  This year we want to offer presentations that dig deeper into the importance of what we “do” and innovation for the future.  

Presentation Submission Deadline: Friday, October 17, 2014 

Proposal Requirements:

-Presenter biography and contact information including address, phone, and email.

-Presentation description including three measurable learning objectives and how the presentation fits the theme of the conference.

-Presentation outline including length of presentation.Audio/visual needs list

-Submit any requests for accommodations, travel, presentation support, or speaking stipends.

Special Considerations: Web-based presentations will be considered and are strongly encouraged.

Proposal Submission: For questions and proposal submissions, please send required proposal documents to Rachel Gorman, PNWATRA President at


Full announcement can be found here.