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.


Portland Parks & Recreation Posts Position

Portland Parks & Recreation Recreation Coordinator I –Adaptive & Inclusive Recreation

(Temporary Appointment)



Work involves assessing, planning, developing, coordinating, and evaluating a full range of recreational and leisure service activities specifically designed to support the defined needs of people with disabilities/special needs; recruiting, selecting, and training therapeutic recreation staff; supervising volunteers and directs seasonal/casual staff.


More information can be found at



OSH Spring Therapeutic Recreation Forum 2014

Register now via mail or online

Annual Spring Therapeutic Recreation Forum
Sponsored by Pacific Northwest ATRA and Oregon State Hospital

Friday, June 6th, 2014

8:00am - 5:00pm

7:30 to 8:00       Registration Check In/Breakfast Snacks

8:00  to 8:15       Welcome By PNWATRA & OSH TR Forum Planning Committee

8:15 to 9:45:        Addressing Health Concerns in an Aging Population by Integrating Adaptive Yoga

                             By Nancy McFarlane, CTRS with Specialization in Behavioral Health & Registered Yoga Teacher

9:45 to 10:00      Networking Break

10:00 to 12:00:  Alternatives to Pharmacological Intervention in the Care of Patients with Challenging Behaviors

                           By Dr. Keith Savell, CTRS 

12:00 to 12:55:   Lunch on Your Own                                              

1:00 to 2:00:      Leisure, Health, and Disability: Leisure as Context for Health Improvement and Disability Reduction  

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

 2:00 to 3:00:      Cracking Creativity: Applying your creative skills in unconventional ways

                            By Christine White

3:00 to 3:15:       Networking Break

3:15 to 4:45:       The Invisible Patient: Therapeutic Recreation Approaches to Optimum Engagement

                             By Dr. Keith Savell, CTRS               

4:45 to 5:00:       Closing Remarks/Evaluation




Job Announcement - Camp Director

The Camp Rivendale Director position is now posted on the THPRD website.  

Please visit:

Job title: Camp Director - Camp Rivendale (Specialized Camp)


TR Forum - Call for Presenters

 Call for Presenters

Annual Spring Therapeutic Recreation Form

Sponsored by Pacific Northwest American Therapeutic Recreation Association

Friday, June 6th 2014 in Salem, Oregon

Conference Theme: Healthy Aging

Presentation Topic Suggestions: Creative presentations that will assist Recreation Therapist to promote healthy aging at any age in all domains: social, emotion, cognitive, physical, and spiritual. 

Presentation Submission Deadline: Friday, March 7th, 2014

See linked document for Proposal Requirements 

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

Proposal Submissions: For questions and proposal submissions, please contact Jason Ryther at