2020-2021 Graduate Catalog

REC 45632 Strength-Based Therapeutic Recreation Practice and Interventions

This course is designed for graduate-/advanced-level students studying Therapeutic Recreation (TR). The course is designed to promote the exploration of therapeutic recreation practice from a strengths-based approach. Practice models, theories, and the therapeutic recreation process will be examined from the strengths perspective. Implications related to a paradigm shift from traditional medical models toward the strengths approach will be explored. Practical application will be the focus of discussion assignments, weekly written assignments, and exams. Students will also examine implications for their own professional development, their personal philosophy for practice, and future professional goals.