RESCHEDULED - Monday, February 17th, 2014 - NEW LOCATION

**Board meeting has been rescheduled due to weather**

Thank you so much for a great turn out to our Annual Conference, January 24!  It was great seeing everyone.  And we look forward to seeing eveyone in the spring!

If you are interesteding in seeing what a board meeting is like, our next board meeting is:

Rescheduled: Monday, Febraury 17, 2014 @ 5:30pm


6110 Keizer Station Blvd

Keizer, Or

** Come join us at our next board meeting! **


Register Now - 2014 PNWATRA Conference

Our 2014 Annual Confernce is just around the corner, Friday, January 24, 2014

Mail register needs to be postmarked by January 17, 2014 - Registration form

Online registeration prices go up on January 22, 2014 - Online registration

Online registration shuts down 24 hours before the conference on Thursday, January 23, 2014


PNWATRA's 2014 Annual Conference


2014 Annual Conference: Development in the Field of Recreation Therapy 

Friday, January 24, 2014

8:00 am to 5:00pm

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           Sense-ational Ideas for Recreational Therapist and Their CLients with Autism

                           Shelly Beaver, CTRS

9:45-10:00         Break

10:00-11:30       Positive Psychology Through Leisure Recovery Tools for Therapeutic Recreation

                           Joe Comito, CTRS

11:30- 1:00        Lunch (on your own)

1:00-2:30           Therapist to Athlete....The Impact

                           Dr. Jamie Hoffman, CTRS

2:30-2:45           Networking Break

2:45- 3:45          A Needs Assessment Report: The Path to Growing Recreation Therapy in Oregon

                           Andy Fernandez, CTRS, PNWATRA President

3:45-4:45           The Online Graduate Certificate in Therapeutic Recreation:

                           Pathway to Professional Excellence

                           Dr. Lynn Anderson, CTRS, CPRP

4:45-5:00           Closing Remarks/Evaluations


Register via ONLINE or MAIL


Call for Presenters- PNWATRA 2014 Annual Conference

Call for Presenters

Pacific Northwest American Therapeutic Recreation Association

Annual Conference

Friday, January 24, 2014

Good Samaritan Hospital, Portland, Oregon

Greetings! The Board of Directors for the Pacific Northwest Chapter Affiliate of the American Therapeutic Recreation Association invites submissions to present at our upcoming annual conference Friday, January 24, 2014 at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center in Portland, Oregon. This conference provides annual continuing education and networking opportunities for CTRSs in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Conference Theme: “Development in the Field of Recreational Therapy”

Presentation Topic Suggestions:  Creative presentations that will assist Recreation Therapist to promote themselves and the field of Recreation Therapy in the state of Oregon.  Suggested themes for development include: fiscal, personal, programs, professional, leadership, skills, clients, evidence based practice, and legislature.  Last year our theme was about the future of Recreation Therapy.  This year we want to have presentations that will show us how to get there.  

Presentation Submission Deadline: Friday, October 11, 2013

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 Andy Fernandez, PNWATRA President at


New Job Opportunities

Check out our job section for two new job postings.