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Please Join Us for the 2019 Gulf Coast Recreational Therapy Symposium!

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Gulf Coast Recreational Therapy Symposium

April 4-5, 2019

Gulf Shores, Alabama

1 p.m. Thursday – 5 p.m. Friday

1.05 CEUs

This exciting educational opportunity is sponsored by the Therapeutic Recreation Programs at the University of South Alabama and the University of Southern Mississippi. It is also endorsed by the Mississippi Therapeutic Recreation Alliance, Alabama Recreation and Parks Association Therapeutic Recreation Committee, and the American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA) as an effort to bring together TR clinicians, educators and students to learn, network and discuss current professional issues.

The purpose of this workshop is to

  • Provide quality educational sessions to meet professional development requirements;
  • Contribute to the knowledge and skills of professionals;
  • Enhance recreational practice by equipping professionals, students and educators with innovative program and treatment interventions;
  • Enhance evidence based practice; and to
  • Provide an atmosphere for networking for TR practitioners, students and educators from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.

Presentation proposals may include, but are not limited to topics related to the following: Therapeutic Recreation Practices in Community and Clinical Settings, New Treatment Interventions and Strategies, Diversity and Inclusion, Development of Recreational Therapy Competencies, Critical Thinking for the Future of the Profession, Access to and Advocacy of the Profession, Evidence-Based Practice and Outcomes, Management in Recreational Therapy, ADA Compliance and NCTRC Specialty Certification Areas of Recognition.

Acceptance of Presentations: The Education Committee will review completed proposals with presenters notified of their status via email by January 30, 2019. Sessions that engage and involve participants are particularly encouraged. Presenters will be selected based on experience in facilitating sessions, as well as knowledge of the subject area presented. Submissions will be accepted and acknowledged via email.

If you are interested in speaking at this year's GCRTS, please visit the GCRTS website to download a Proposal Form.

Submission deadline: January 15, 2019

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