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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 pnwatra@gmail.com


Full announcement can be found here.


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