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CTRA Webinar

Exploring Professional Quality of Life Among TR Practitioners Working in LTC Homes

Presented by: Jenna Johnstone MA, CTRS

 
Join us for a webinar on Dec 4, 2017 12:00 PM EST
 

This session will describe the findings from a recent Master’s study exploring Professional Quality of Life among TR practitioners working in LTC care homes across the Greater Toronto Area.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Be able to identify and explain the main components of the PQoL framework.
2. Be able to identify the 6 main findings from this study.

3. Be able to identify at least 3 ways in which this research has practical and future research implications in TR practice.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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CTRA Webinar

NCTRC Specialty Certification Program

Presented by: Noelle Malloy (CTRS), NCTRC Credentialing specialist.

Presented on Jun 07, 2017 at 1:00 PM EDT.

This session will introduce the NCTRC Specialty Certification Program that was developed to formally recognize CTRSs who have acquired advanced knowledge and experience in specific practice settings. Session content will include an overview of the Standards, entry qualifications, and recertification requirements pertaining to the Specialty Certification Program.

Learning Objectives

1. Describe the purpose of the Specialty Certification Program, including the entry qualifications and application process.
2. Describe the recertification requirements of the Specialty Certification program as related to the existing NCTRC Recertification Program.
3. Discuss the advantages of obtaining Specialty Certification.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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CTRA Webinar

A Sampler of Strengths-Based Implementation and Facilitation Strategies in Recreation Therapy/Therapeutic Recreation

Presented by: Dr. Lynn Anderson, CTRS and Dr. Linda Heyne, CTRS

Presented on May 01, 2017 at 11:00 AM EDT.

In this webinar, we will explore evidence-based facilitation and implementation strategies useful to therapeutic recreation/recreation therapy practice using a strengths approach. Participants will receive a sampling of evidence-based and emerging practices and explore the research underlying their effectiveness.

By the end of the session the participants will be able to:
1. Identify principles that guide the implementation of strengths-based practice.
2. Identify at least eight evidence-based strategies that utilize a strengths approach.
3. Identify at least three new ways to infuse strengths-based strategies into one’s own practice in therapeutic recreation/recreation therapy.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Past –  CTRA Webinar

NCTRC Internship Guidelines: Ensuring a Quality Internship

Presented by: Robin McNeal, CTRS, NCTRC Credentialing Specialist

Presented on Apr 05, 2017 at 11:00 AM EDT.

The internship experience is an integral part of preparing the future professional for practice as a successful Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist. The internship supervisor is the link between education and practice for the new professional. In order to best prepare the student, it is necessary that all individuals involved in the internship experience be aware of the current standards for the internship experience. This session provides an in depth coverage of the NCTRC Internship Standards. The information is geared to internship supervisors and will discuss how to successfully develop an internship experience. It will include the requirements necessary to complete an internship experience and requirements to maintain certification.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Describe the NCTRC’s Internship Standards.
2. Apply the areas of the NCTRC National Job Analysis Study to the development of internships.
3. Describe how the internship experience is reviewed when applying for NCTRC certification

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Owning our story – Learning from our experiences as a TR practitioner

Presented By: Jenna Johnstone, CTRS

Presented on Monday, Mar 20, 2017 11:00 AM EST

“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing you will ever do”

Brene Brown, Gifts of Imperfection

What does it mean to own your story? And how can we use our experiences as storied to facilitate learning as a TR practitioner? In this webinar we will discuss the power in using our stories to help us learn from our experiences. We will address the connection between stories/ narratives, experience and learning. Further, this webinar will showcase some tips and tools that will assist in working through our stories by reflecting on our thoughts, feelings and behaviours to better serve our TR journey.

By the end of the webinar participants will :
1. Be able to define and describe the difference between stories, experience and learning and how they connect with one another.
2. Identify 3 challenges and 3 opportunities in using your story for growth and development.
3. Identify how the ART model will assist in owning your TR story to serving you professional journey.

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Past CTRA Webinars

Increasing job satisfaction: Results from an exploratory study examining professional quality of life in TR  Presented By: Ashlyn Stevens, CTRS
Presented on Monday, Feb 27, 2017 12:00 PM EST

This session will outline the results of an exploratory study that examined the professional quality of life of recreation therapists. This session will identify ways in which to increase work satisfaction and professional quality of life. Session participants will receive knowledge and research related to increasing job satisfaction as well as practical hands-on information on how to increase their own satisfaction with their work.Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

Learning Outcomes:

1. Identify four influencers of work satisfaction
2. Identify three ways to increase work satisfaction in their own practice
3. Identify one of the ways self-compassion and coping influence professional quality of life

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Certification 101

Presented By: Susan Kaufer, CTRS
Presented on Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

This session provides an in depth review of the NCTRC Certification Standards. It will include the requirements for application, application process, exam information, and requirements to maintain certification.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Describe the NCTRC Certification Standards.
2. Describe the application process for Professional Eligibility.
3. understand the examination format.

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Exploring the World of Adapted Video Gaming

Presented By: Laura Oldford, B. Rec, MA, CTRS
Presented on Monday, Jan 23, 2017 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

The world of technology is continually changing, and it provides an interesting opportunity for the field of therapeutic recreation. Through video games, an individual with a disability can become someone who can run, jump, shoot… become someone they never thought they could be. There are physical, social, cognitive, and emotional Recreation Therapy benefits and goals that can be reached in a new and innovative way. This presentation will provide an introduction to various adapted video game technologies that exist, and discuss a new project at the Stan Cassidy Centre in Fredericton, NB that is looking to clinically evaluate its use in a rehabilitation setting.

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

1. Identify three benefits of utilizing adapted video gaming in TR practice
2. Identify three steps in setting up a research project to clinically evaluate a new TR service
3. Demonstrate understanding of at least one video games systems and set up that may be beneficial in their TR practice

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NCTRC Recertification: Continuing Professional Competence

Presented By: Noelle Molloy, MSEd, CTRS, Credentialing Specialist, NCTRC
Presented on Monday, Dec 12, 2016 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

This session will focus on the recently conducted NCTRC Job Analysis (JA) Study. The JA Study results are utilized in the design of the NCTRC Certification Exam as well as it informs CTRSs about areas of acceptable continuing education. The results of this comprehensive study and its implications to new applicants and recertification will be addressed.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Participants will review and analyze the Job Analysis Study methodology.
2. Participants will interpret and incorporate the results of the JA Study findings to TR/RT practice.
3. Participants will apply the outcomes of the JA Study to the NCTRC recertification process
4. Participants will interpret and review the results of the JA Study findings in relation to the exam content outline.

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2014 NCTRC Job Analysis Study

Presented By: Noelle Molloy, MSEd, CTRS, Credentialing Specialist, NCTRC
Presented on Wednesday, Jan 20, 2016 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

This session will focus on the recently conducted NCTRC Job Analysis (JA) Study. The JA Study results are utilized in the design of the NCTRC Certification Exam as well as it informs CTRSs about areas of acceptable continuing education. The results of this comprehensive study and its implications to new applicants and recertification will be addressed.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Participants will review and analyze the Job Analysis Study methodology.
2. Participants will interpret and incorporate the results of the JA Study findings to TR/RT practice.
3. Participants will apply the outcomes of the JA Study to the NCTRC recertification process
4. Participants will interpret and review the results of the JA Study findings in relation to the exam content outline.

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Pathways to Wellbeing: What Does the Framework for Recreation in Canada Mean for Therapeutic Recreation?

Presented By: Susan Hutchinson, and Anne-Marie Sullivan
Presented on Friday Dec. 4th 12:00pm  EST

The Pathways to Wellbeing document is a framework for recreation in Canada that recognizes the important role that recreation plays in fostering the well-being of individuals and communities. There are five goals and priorities for action that have been identified through a consultation process representing the provincial and territorial governments, the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association and provincial/territorial recreation and park associations, including: (1) fostering active living through physical recreation, (2)increasing inclusion and access to recreation for populations that that face constraints to recreation. The webinar hopes to increase awareness about the framework and seek professionals who feel that they are currently working within the framework and what those implications for therapeutic practitioners and the provincial and national therapeutic recreation associations.

Learning Outcomes:
1. Identify the five goals and priorities for action associated with the Framework for Recreation in Canada
2. Describe ways in which therapeutic recreation can contribute to one or more of the priorities for action.
3. Identify one way they and/or their provincial/national organizations can respond to and/or take on action one or more of the priorities for action.

In preparation for the webinar you can find the Framework via the following link: http://www.cpra.ca/UserFiles/File/EN/sitePdfs/initiatives/National%20Framework/Framework%20For%20Recreation%20In%20Canada_4.pdf

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NCTRC Certification: Equivalency Paths A and B

Presented by: Susan Kaufer, CTRS, NCTRC Credentialing Specialist
Presented On: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 2 – 3 PM EDT.

This session will provide an overview of how to attain NCTRC Certification via Equivalency Paths A and B. NCTRC Equivalency Paths are designed to assist the RT who has professional work experience in TR and possesses a bachelor’s degree. A review of the critical steps toward obtaining and maintaining certification will be presented.

Goals of the webinar: At the completion of the webinar the participant:

  1. will understand the requirements and structure of NCTRC certification program related to Equivalency Paths A & B.
  2. will understand the Certification Standards pertaining to New Application and CTRS Recertification processes.
  3. will understand the application process and examination format.

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How to Submit your CTRA 2015 Call for Presentations
Presented by: Tanea Goncalves Forward and Jane Crawford
Presented On: Oct 17, 2014 at 12:00 PM EDT.

By participating in the CTRA Webinar you will have a gain understanding of the process that the planning committee goes through to ensure the conference meets TR Continuing Educational Requirements. This webinar will share some tricks in the submission process that will assist you to be more successful in your application and be better prepared in for your presentation in May.

Goals of the webinar: At the completion of the webinar the participant:

  1.  will be able to articulate the timeline that is required for a session to be an approved CEU session. ADP
  2. will be able to identify the 4 areas of job analysis as it relates for CTRS’s in Canada. Org of TR/RT
  3. will be able to list and explain and the 4 sections of the call for papers. Org of TR/RT

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Past CTRA/TRO Webinars

Integrating Culture Change Language into TR Practice Presented By: Colleen Whyte PhD, Darla Fortune PhD, Kim Lopez PhD (c)
Presented on Apr 22, 2016 at 12:00 PM EST.

Join us to learn about the potential of culture change and what it could mean for TR practitioners working in LTC homes. We first chronicle how the language used within therapeutic recreation in long-term care homes has historically served the biomedical priorities through the use of “assessments,” “treatments” and “interventions”. Next, we examine the impact of this language and highlight how it thwarts the diffusion of culture change and its values of choice, dignity, respect, self-determination and purposeful living. Finally, we provide examples that integrate culture change language into TR practice.

1. By the end of this session, participants will be able to identify at least 2 examples of biomedical language found within TR practice in LTC homes.
2. By the end of this session, participants will be able to reflect on the discourse, policies, and practices currently used within therapeutic recreation in LTC homes and identify 3 ways they impact the diffusion of culture change.
3. By the end of this session, participants will be able to provide 2 examples of how their own TR practice can align with the culture change values.

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Join Us for Building a Body of Canadian TR Knowledge for our Practice and Research Future Presented By: Kim Lopez PhD c. and Carrie Briscoe PhD c.

Presented on Feb 23, 2016 at 12:00 PM EST.

Since it’s inception in 2003, TRO has published a collection of TR research papers through the TRO Research Annual. Continuing with the tradition of research, knowledge translation and dissemination, and while committting to sharing practitioner experiences and insights, Therapeutic Recreation: Practice and Research (TRPR) was redeveloped in 2012 to better address for a Canadian body of TR literature for TR researchers and practitioners alike. This presentation will describe: (1) the TRPR’s purpose; (2) how TRPR’s philosophy, vision and objectives align with those of TRO; and (3) the editorial process and benefits of TRPR to Canadian TR practice and research.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Each participant will be able to describe the purpose of the journal
2. Each participant will be able to describe the alignment of TRPR’s philosophy, vision and mission with TRO’s Standards of Practice, mission and vision.
3. Each participant will be able to generally describe: the editorial process of submission, list 5 benefits of the TRPR for the greater tr community in Canada; and how they are able to access TRPR as a resource to inform their own best practice and/or research.

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Making TR Count: Using Research to your Advantage in TR Practice Presented By:Shannon Hebblethwaite, PhD
Presented on Friday Nov. 20th 11:00 am – 12:00pm  EST

Research and evaluation are increasingly important in TR practice. This webinar will introduce TRO and CTRA members to the basic premises of research and ethical procedures that need to be followed when conducting research. The research process will be explained using case studies of three research projects that used different methodologies: 1) a study of the experience of community integration for individuals with mental health issues using qualitative interviews; 2) a participatory action research study of the experience of leisure in community-based stroke recovery; and 3) a mixed methods study (quantitative questionnaires and qualitative interviews) to explore the experience of a recreation program for individuals with traumatic brain injury.

Objectives:
1. Participants will be able to explain when ethical approval is needed for research.
2. Participants will be able to explain basic research study design, including literature review, methodology, findings, and results.
3. Participants will be able to explain how to use pre & post-test surveys and qualitative interviews in research.

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How to Submit your CTRA/TRO 2016 Call for Presentations Presented By: Jane Crawford, CTRS,
Tanea Goncalves Forward, MA and Amanda Parent R/TRO, CTRS
Date: Friday, November 13th, 2015 at 11:00 am EST.

By participating in the CTRA/TRO Webinar you will have a gain understanding of the process that the planning committee goes through to ensure the conference meets TR Continuing Educational Requirements. This webinar will share some tricks in the submission process that will assist you to be more successful in your application and be better prepared in for your presentation in June.

At the completion of the webinar the participant:
1. will be able to articulate the timeline that is required for a session to be an approved CEU session (ADV)
2. will be able to identify the 6 areas of job analysis as it relates for CTRS’s in Canada (ADV)
3. introduce the 14 PCC Criteria relevant for points for TRO registration designation (Professional Development/ADV)
4. will be able to list and explain and the 4 sections of the call for papers (ADV)

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The Nurture of Nature: Mood Walks Presented By: Rebecca Thompson, R/TRO & Melissa Moreau, R/TRO
Date: Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 at 12:00 – 1:00pm EST

The “Mood Walks” therapeutic hiking program was implemented across 22 different locations across Ontario in 2014. This program promoted both physical and mental health for participants by reducing barriers and creating new opportunities in nature in their respective communities. During these hikes pre and post tests were conducted to measure anxiety and energy levels as well as their awareness of the influence of nature on their mental health. These outcomes demonstrated that the “Mood Walks” program was both effective and beneficial for participants and mental health agencies. This session will provide the necessary knowledge, resources and practical skills required to develop a successful program in your own community. Program planning resources, evaluation tools and the future directions for “Mood Walks” will be discussed.

Objectives:
Upon completion of this session, each participant will be able to:
1. Identify three benefits and three challenges to facilitating a therapeutic hiking “Mood Walks” program.
2. Identify two examples of how community partnerships can help facilitate client integration and enhance program delivery.
3. Identify two outcome measurements that can be used to evaluate a community based hiking program.

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Technology: A means of Reconnecting Generations  Presented by: Sonia Roul, R/TRO & Emily Curcuruto
Date: Thursday, Sep 24, 2015 10:30 – 11:30 AM EDT

With the use of technology and a sophisticated program like Cyber Seniors™ it can be a stepping stone to bridging the generational gap and building relationships between youth and seniors.  Together with your local schools and local recreation centers your LTC and Retirement Residences can create community involvement and partnerships benefiting all that are involved.  Cyber Seniors™ can be a means to allowing seniors to explore their past, present and future like they have never before. The use of technology enhances our skill set and expands our scope of practice.  It allows TRs to  engage various generations using a new and unique tool.

Goals of the webinar: At the completion of the webinar the participant will:

1. Be able to articulate 4 benefits of the Cyber Seniors™ program that will result from implementing the program for seniors living in Long Term Care and Retirement Homes
2.  Be able to list 3 program supports that are necessary to implement the Cyper Seniors™ program
3. Be able to determine two specific goals that need to be put in their Long Term Care or Retirement Home to implement the Cyber Seniors™ program

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