2021 Conference

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Schedule

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Schedule is subject to change without notice.

2021 Print? Conference Schedule

Thu 3/4/21 8:30-10:00am MST

1.5 contact hours / 0.15 CEUs

This session is sponsored by

Keynote: Reflecting on the Past and Embracing the Future

Sandra Negley MTRS, CTRS, FDRT
(Same presentation in both rooms)

Synopsis, Learning Outcomes, and Biography

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Thu 3/4/21 10:15-11:15am MST

1 contact hour / 0.1 CEU

Advanced Activities of Daily Living: Implications for Recreational Therapy

Melissa L Zahl, PhD, MTRS, CTRS, FDRT and
Adam Parker, TRS, CTRS

Synopsis, Learning Outcomes, and Biography

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Suicide Prevention: What RTs need to know


Facing Fear: Understanding OCD and Anxiety Disorders


Erica Yaeger TRS,CTRS

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Thu 3/4/21 11:30am-12:30pm MST

1 contact hour / 0.1 CEU

Use of Aquatics For Mental Health: A Recreational Therapy Approach

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Liliana Klinger, TRS, CTRS and
Morgan Larsen, TRS, CTRS

Synopsis, Learning Outcomes, and Biography

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Suicide Prevention: The role of RTs in Safety Planning


Connecting Gender Identity and Suicide in Youth: Considerations for Recreational Therapists

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Thu 3/4/21 12:30-1pm MST

Annual Business Meeting

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Thu 3/4/21 1-1:45pm MST

Lunch and Networking...

...in the Lobby or URTA Members Facebook Group.

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Thu 3/4/21 1:45-2:45pm MST

1 contact hour / 0.1 CEU

Remembering Recreation and Leisure Participation as an RT: Wellness initiatives for the overwhelmed Recreational Therapist

Setting RT Group Expectations Using Experiential Methods



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Clara Hawkes, TRS, CTRS; and
Joe Walker, MPA, TRS, CTRS

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Prize Winner:

Shifting Gears Part 1





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Thu 3/4/21 3:00-4:00pm MST

1 contact hour / 0.1 CEU

Incorporating Nature in your Recreational Therapy Practice

Evidence Based Practice & Comprehensive Program Design

Shifting Gears Part 2



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Thu 3/4/21 4:15-5:15pm MST

1 contact hour / 0.1 CEU

This session is sponsored by the 2021 Silver Sponsor:

Adaptable RT Group-Based Exercise and Physical Movement


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Lauren Schriner, MS, CAPE; and
Joe Walker, MPA, TRS, CTRS

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Integrating Light Therapy into Therapeutic Recreation


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Anna Polley TRS, CTRS; and
Torrie Miller

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Learning To Breathe: A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program for Adolescents

Christina J. Coleman, MEd, MS, MTRS, CTRS

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Fri 3/5/21 7:30-8:15am MST

No contact hours / CEUs offered

10 Things to know about your RT Internship

Visit the Lobby...


...for questions.

...to network with others.

...to bid in the Silent Auction.

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Fri 3/5/21 8:30-10am MST

1.5 contact hours / 0.15 CEUs

This session is sponsored by the 2021 Gold Sponsor:

Keynote: Overcoming Compassion Fatigue and Burnout During COVID-19: Enhancing Professional Quality of Life of Recreation Therapists

Vincent Bonadies, MS, CTRS
(Same presentation in both rooms)

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Fri 3/5/21 10:15-11:15am MST

1 contact hour / 0.1 CEU

Healthcare Disparities: How they Manifest in Recreational Therapy


Therapeutic Uses of Robotic and Animatronic Animals for Children with Autism


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Rhonda Nelson, Ph.D., MTRS, CTRS, MT-BC, FDRT;
Carleigh Ashnault, RT Student; Savannah Good, RT Student; Drew Goaslind, RT Student; Marisa Zanetti, RT Student

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ACTing Isn't Just for Theater Anymore



Emily Polichette MM, SCMT, MT- BC

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Fri 3/5/21 11:30am-12:30pm MST

1 contact hour / 0.1 CEU

Graduate School for Recreational Therapists: Is it Right for You?


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Rhonda Nelson, Ph.D., MTRS, CTRS, MT-BC, FDRT;
Jamie R. Bennett, MS, MTRS, CTRS;
Christina J. Coleman, MEd, MS, MTRS, CTRS;
Mikayla Pardinas, TRS, CTRS; and
Adam Parker TRS, CTRS

Synopsis, Learning Outcomes, and Biography

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Session Evaluation

Prize Winner:

NCTRC Recertification and Areas of Specialization: Continuing Professional Competence

You Can Do it, Put Your ACT Into It



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Fri 3/5/21 12:30-1pm MST

Lunch and Networking...

...in the Lobby or URTA Members Facebook Group.

Fri 3/5/21 1:00-1:45pm MST

Awards Ceremony

(Same presentation in both rooms)

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Fri 3/5/21 1:45-2:45pm MST

1 contact hour / 0.1 CEU

Adaptive Music Technologies for People with Upper Extremity Limitations

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Rhonda Nelson, Ph.D., MTRS, CTRS, MT-BC, FDRT;
Erica Emery, TRS, CTRS;
Maisie Bryant, RT Student;
Nikita Rogers, RT Student; and
Adrian Portillo, RT Student

Synopsis, Learning Outcomes, and Biography

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Bibliotherapy as TR intervention for family caregivers of patients diagnosed with dementia

Addictive Patterns - and what that means for me as an RT


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Fri 3/5/21 3:00-4:30pm MST

1.5 contact hours / 0.15 CEUs

This session is sponsored by the 2021 Titanium Sponsor:

Closing Keynote: Lead With Joy: Connect with Your Core to Create an Intentional, Joy-filled Life

Nailah Blades
(Same presentation in both rooms)

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Post Conference

12.5 contact hours / 1.25 CEUs total.

It is especially important to complete the Conference Evaluation this year to assure you receive all of your CEUs.

Make sure you get the item(s) you want! Remember, it's for the students ;-)