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NCRTA SPIF 2021 Conference

February 1 @ 7:00 pm - February 25 @ 8:30 pm

- $5 – $50.00

 

CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION: This virtual conference via a series of webinars will offer an opportunity for recreational therapy professionals, students and educators, and other human service providers to enhance skills and knowledge and develop competencies in successful treatment interventions while exploring other service delivery options. For any questions, please email ncrtaconference@gmail.com

OBJECTIVES:

  • Enhance knowledge of and develop skills in therapeutic interventions used in the delivery of recreational therapy services.
  • Increase understanding of current professional issues related to the delivery of recreational therapy services.
  • Increase networking and collaboration among recreational therapy professionals, students, educators, and professionals in other disciplines.

REGISTRATION: Please visit www.ncrta.org to Register

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All sessions are currently pending CEU pre-approval by ATRA and NCTRC. A brochure of approved CEU sessions will be emailed to conference registrants prior to the conference. Information listed on initial brochure is subject to change. In efforts to keep conference registration fees low, please use electronic copies or print the brochure and bring it with you to the conference. Limited printed brochures will be available on site.

All conference attendees are required to register online. Payment may be made online by debit or credit card. Make all billing and payment inquiries to Alex Jones at alexjones.john@gmail.com. For any questions about individual sessions, please email ncrtaconference@gmail.com.

NCRTA is committed to providing an inclusive experience for all participants. In compliance with the ADA, should you require any accommodations to fully participate in the conference trainings, please e-mail NCRTA at ncrtaconference@gmail.com. We request that accommodation requirements be made by January 22, 2021 so that we may fully meet your needs.

 

 

Membership Level Individual Sessions Whole Conference Member Price Whole Conference  Non-Member Price
Professional Rates $20 $50 $100
Student Rates $5 $20 $50

CONFERENCE FEES:

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION FORMS:

CEU Forms

(Professionals Only)

 Included in price

 

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) pre-approval is in process. ATRA and NCTRC cannot guarantee that every session offered for this continuing education opportunity will be granted CEUs. CEU’s are calculated at 1.0 CEU = 10 contact hours. CEUs cannot be awarded to participants who arrive more than 15 minutes late to a session or miss more than 15 minutes during a session; missing one or the other will result in the removal of credits for the session.  Please ensure that you have signed in at the beginning of each session and have the CEU form punched at the end of each session to receive credit for the session.

 

Before leaving the conference the CEU sheet must be submitted, by the conference attendee, to the conference registration table and signed by conference officials. Please keep the CEU receipt for your records. Within 30 days following the conference the CEUs Attendance will be verified and then sent to ATRA. After 30 days, all CEU information will be sent to ATRA for processing. Contact ATRA CEU-online if you do not receive your transcripts within 6 weeks.

 

 

SESSIONS/TIMES MAY CHANGE: Please note that all sessions and times listed are subject to change. A brochure of approved CEU sessions will be emailed to conference registrants prior to the conference. In efforts to keep conference registration fees low, please use electronic copies or print the brochure and bring it with you to the conference. Limited printed brochures will be available on site.

 

 

 

 

Conference Schedule at a Glance

*If you are attending sessions that are multi-part, you have to attend all sessions in that series to receive any CEU Credits

 

Date Time Session
2/1 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Tech Stress: The Impact of Technology on Stress

 

Amelia D. Saul, MS, LRT/CTRS, and Matthew T. Fish, Ph.D., LRT/CTRS, LPCA, BCB

 

2/2 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM NCRTA Social NCRTA Board of Directors
2/4 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Benefits of Standing Exercise in Recreational Therapy Dr. Lei Guo
2/8 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Virtual Programming: Limitless Benefits in a Contactless World Candice Moore & Carina Castro
2/9 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Looking Back to make Leaps Forward: A family’s journey with TBI Rosalyn Fast
2/11 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM A Recreational Therapists approach to Cognitive Remediation John Rhodes, MS LRT/CTRS
2/16 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Understanding the differences between licensing, certification and not credentialed practice (activities) Becky Garrett, MS LRT.CTRS, NCBRTL Executive Directer
2/18 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Understanding the Critical Roles in the Recreational Therapy Profession to be an Agent of Change Thom Skalko, Ph.D.
2/22 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Thinking about graduate school in Recreational Therapy? Factors to consider before, during and after your degree

 

1) Cari E. Autry, Ph.D., LRT/CTRS Assistant Professor East Carolina University

2) Megan C. Janke, Ph.D., LRT/CTRS Associate Professor East Carolina University

3) David P. Loy, Ph.D., LRT/CTRS, CARSS-II Associate Professor East Carolina University

4) Matt Fish, Ph.D., LRT/CTRS, LPCA, BCB Associate Professor East Carolina University

 

2/25 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM NCRTA, moving forward to the advancement of Recreational Therapists in NC and Beyond

 

John Rhodes, MS LRT/CTRS and Maegan Ellison, LRT/CTRS

 

 

Full Conference Schedule

CEU Session #1: 

Tech Stress: The Impact of Technology on Stress  (0.15 CEU’s)

Presenter: Presenter: Amelia D. Saul, MS, LRT/CTRS, and Matthew T. Fish, Ph.D., LRT/CTRS, LPCA, BCB

2020 has been the year of working from home, virtual meetings, online learning, and much more! The stress caused by being on technology can become overwhelming. Throughout this experience, many individuals may have begun to experience what experts call “Tech Stress.” In our presentation we will discuss how stress, strain, and technology impact individuals. In addition, we will discuss burnout caused by the stressors of COVID and being a healthcare worker and how to cope with stress though evidence-based interventions.

CEU Session #2:

Benefits of Standing Exercise in Recreational Therapy) (0.1 CEU’s)

Presenter: Dr. Lei Guo

 

This session will introduce the benefits of standing exercise. Participants will be able to learn some benefits of standing exercise from research studies and know how to lead and practice the standing exercise.

CEU Session #3:

Virtual Programming: Limitless Benefits in a Contactless World (0.1 CEU’s)

Presenter: Candice Moore & Carina Castro

With the ongoing global pandemic, recreational therapists have had to change the way we implement programming. Mecklenburg County Therapeutic and Inclusive Recreation Services have found ways to keep our participants engaged from the safety and comfort of their home. During this session, we will discuss the benefits, the challenges, and programs we have offered thus far. We will review a survey we implemented with our participants and discuss how you can evaluate your participants and their needs.

CEU Session #4:

Looking Back to make Leaps Forward: A family’s journey with TBI (0.1 CEU’s)

Presenters: Rosalyn Fast

 

This workshop highlights how Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) caregivers can assist Recreation Therapists in rehabilitating and reintegrating injured family members into their community. Family caregivers are the ‘invisible’ help to Recreation Therapists in the development of therapeutic goals. The caregiver also needs help to be their own person and reintegrate into their community as both an individual and as half of a couple. Involving caregiver’s in interdisciplinary collaboration is vital to the successful continuum of care for clients and their families through the years.

CEU Session #5:

A Recreational Therapists approach to Cognitive Remediation (0.1 CEU’s)

Presenters:  John Rhodes, MS LRT/CTRS

Cognitive Remediation is a treatment for patients suffering from significant mental illness which is beneficial especially to forensic patients.

 

CEU Session #6:

Understanding the Critical Roles in the Recreational Therapy Profession to be an Agent of Change (0.1 CEU’s)

Presenters: Becky Garrett, MS LRT.CTRS, NCBRTL Executive Director

 

NCBRTL has been in effect for 15 years, there continues to be confusion of

the differences in credentialing. This session will help you understand the differences with

licensing, certification and activities. The state legislature is passed the licensure law that

affects RT practice not just title.

 

CEU Session #7:

Understanding the Critical Roles in the Recreational Therapy Profession to be an Agent of Change (0.1 CEU’s)  

Presenters:  Thomas K. Skalko, Ph.D., CTRS, FDRT

 

This session will involve a discussion of the intricacies of the three points of the

professional triangle: Accreditation, Credentialing, and Professional Organization

 

CEU Session #8:

Thinking about graduate school in Recreational Therapy? Factors to consider before, during and after your degree (0.1 CEU’s)

Presenters: Cari E. Autry, Ph.D., LRT/CTRS, Megan C. Janke, Ph.D., LRT/CTRS, David P. Loy, Ph.D., LRT/CTRS, CARSS-II, and Matt Fish, Ph.D., LRT/CTRS, LPCA, BCB

 

Thinking about graduate school in Recreational Therapy? Factors to consider before, during and after your degree

 

 

CEU Session #9:

NCRTA, moving forward to the advancement of Recreational Therapists in NC and Beyond (0.15 CEU’s)

Presenters:  John Rhodes, MS LRT/CTRS & Maegan Ellison, LRT/CTRS

 

A virtual session that will be covering what NCRTA is offering to support recreational therapists in the state of North Carolina. During this 90-minute session we will discuss the organizations leadership, and discuss challenges facing our profession.  This session will cover NCRTA as an organization, what goes into continuing quality education for RT professionals, and where you fit in!

 

 

 

 

 

Available CEU’s to each attendee (PENDING): = Up to 1.0 CEU’s

 

 

 

 

Tickets

407 available
Student - Individual Session$5.00
407 available
Student - Whole Conference$20.00
407 available
Professional - Individual Session$20.00
407 available
Professional - Whole Conference$50.00

Details

Start:
February 1 @ 7:00 pm
End:
February 25 @ 8:30 pm
Cost:
$5 – $50.00

Venue

VIRTUAL

Organizer

North Carolina Recreational Therapy Association
Email:
ncrtaconference@gmail.com
Website:
www.ncrta.org