Want to get more involved?

Pacific Northwest ATRA Board is currently seeking a CTRS for the President-Elect position:
• Learn and Assist President with tasks
• Act in his/her absence if necessary
• Attend all Monthly meetings
• Contribute to organization and implementation of clinics 
and annual conference
• Become President following year

Email if interested


Monthly Board Meetings!!

Thanks for a wonderful conference!  We are so glad so many people came out!

As a reminder, we would love for more people to attend our monthly meetings!

Date: 2nd Tuesday of the Month

Time: 5:30pm

Place: Newport Grill, 1717 Freeway Court, Salem, Or


Come be a part of the change!  Let's define what the future of Recreation Therapy will look like in Oregon!




Registration Options

This year we are offering a few options for registration.  You can download the registration form and mail it in with a check.  You can register and pay online with a credit card through paper brown bag.  Online registration will stop 24 hours before the conference.  Lastly, on the day of the conference you will have the option of paying with a credit card on site!

Download Registration Form & Mail in the Form

Register Online



2013 Annual Conference 


2013 Annual Conference: The Future of Recreational Therapy (.65 CEUs)

    Friday, January 18, 2013 

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                 A National Plan for Licensing Recreational Therapists

                                      Deborah Robinson, MS, CTRS/L

9:45 – 10:00               Networking Break

10:00 – 11:30             Therapeutic Recreation Curriculum Accreditation with COAPRT:                                                                    Continuing a Benchmark of Excellence into the Future of Higher Education

                                      Dr. Lynn Anderson, CTRS, CPRP

                                      Dr. Maridith A. Janssen, RTC/CTRS

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

1:00 – 2:30                 Rebranding Your Profession – Access and Advocacy of the Profession

                                      Sharon Nichols, CTRS/L

2:30 – 2:45                 Networking Break

2:45 – 3:45                 PNWATRA Chapter Update

                                      Jason Ryther, CTRS, PNWATRA President

3:45 – 4:45                 A “Sea Change” in Therapeutic Recreation: The Strengths Approach – the Wave of the Future

                                      Dr. Lynn Anderson, CTRS, CPRP

4:45 – 5:00                 Closing Remarks/Evaluations


Continuing Education Units 

A Certificate of Completion will be provided awarding 6.5 hours of continuing education at the end of the conference. ATRA-approved CEU certificates may be requested with registration for $10. Abiding by ATRA standards for continuing education attendance, CEUs will not be awarded for sessions during which attendees are absent more than 15 minutes.


Pacific Northwest Chapter of ATRA

The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the American Therapeutic Recreation Association was founded in 1989.  Since then, PNWATRA has provided the area’s TR Professionals with inexpensive and quality continuing education.   Our association continues this 23-year tradition by providing the opportunity to gain 0.65 CEUs at this year’s 2013 PNWATRA Annual Conference.To learn more about PNWATRA, visit the website at or at 


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