PA Recreation & Park Society Recreation Society present and the PA Therapeutic PTRS Spring Workshops March 27, 2015 Fort Robordeau Altoona April 30, 2015 Masonic Village Sewickley April 8, 2015 York College of PA York May 11, 2015 MossRehab Elkins Park April 10, 2015 Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Allentown Pennsylvania Recreation & Park Society 2131 Sandy Drive State College, PA 16803 814-234-4272 www.prps.org Non-profit organization U.S. Postage PAID Permit 99 State College, PA 16801 PTRS Spring Workshops General Information Registration Register online at www.prps.org or call the PRPS office at 814-234-4272. The registration deadline is one week before the date of each workshop. If the workshop has less than 15 participants, it may be cancelled or rescheduled. Please register early. CEU’s Continuing Education Units are included in the fees. Cancellation Policy Registration fee less a $20 service charge per person will be refunded if cancellation is made in writing five days prior to the course date. After the deadline a “Credit Certificate” will be issued upon request redeemable as registration fee toward a future PRPS workshop. No shows will be charged the full rate. In the unlikely event of the cancellation of this workshop, PRPS’s liability is limited to 100 percent refund of registration fees and does not include penalty fees on transportation, deposits for hotel accommodations, or other incurred expenses. Who Should Attend? • • • • • • • • • • Recreation Therapists Recreation Directors Recreation Staff Activity Directors Activity Assistants Nursing Assistants Allied Healthcare Professionals Volunteers Senior Center Directors Senior Center Support Staff Questions Contact the PRPS office at 814-234-4272 or email [email protected] Creating a Therapeutic Activity: Adapt and Analyze (.6 CEUs) March 27, 2015 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Registration: 8:30 am – 9:00 am Bring your own lunch and drink. Hour lunch will include a tour of the Fort. Registration Fees: PRPS/PTRS Member Non-member Student/Retired Location: $80 $105 $30 Fort Roberdeau White Oak Hall 383 Fort Roberdeau Road Altoona, PA 16601 Speaker: BJ Crownover CTRS/CPRP, BJ has been a CTRS since 1983 and a member of PTRS for 36 years She has served on the PTRS Board of Directors, has co-chaired multiple Therapeutic Recreation Institutes and conducted various workshops. Do you often wonder if the activity you have planned and implemented is a benefit? We will explore what an activity is and how to make it therapeutic as well as beneficial to your resident. You will have the opportunity to explore various pieces of adaptive equipment that can be used for all activities. Learning Objectives: 1. Understand how to make an activity therapeutic and beneficial 2. Understand activity analysis 3. Explore and create adaptations to activities PTRS Spring Workshops PTRS Day at York College (.6 CEUs) April 8, 2015 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Registration: 8:30 am – 9:00 am Lunch is included Registration Fees: PRPS/PTRS Member Non-member Student/Retired Location: $90 $110 $30 York College of Pennsylvania West Campus Community Center Richland Avenue York, PA 9:00 – 10:15 am Session #1 Overview of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Equine Assisted Learning (utilizing the Horse Boy Method) Speaker: Ellie Williams, MS,NCC, LPC, BCPC. Executive Director, EquiTeam Support Services What is Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP)? A therapeutic intervention so often confused with other equine therapies. The presentation will give a detailed overview of EAP and discuss why horses are an effective addition to mental health therapy. Session will include Equine Assisted Psychotherapy work, makeup of the treatment team, the clientele, and how to establish goals with each client. Discussion will move to Equine Assisted Learning Utilizing the Horse Boy Method. Rupert Isaacson, author of the Horse Boy and director of the film by the same name created this unique method to assist children on the Autism spectrum. The six stage method includes a safe and healthy environment, sensory work, back riding, perspective taking, academics and self advocacy. The presentation will discuss how to obtain a detailed history regarding persons with Autism likes and dislikes is obtained as well as ensuring involvement of the entire family. Learning Objectives: 1. Differentiate between EAP and other equine therapies. 2. Explore the effectiveness of utilizing horses in therapy. 3. Be able to recognize the roles within the therapy team. 4. Identify the six stages of the Horse Boy Method 10:30 – 11:45 am Session #2 Do You Know Who is at Your Community Center’s or Long Term Living Front Door? Speaker: Kirk Rakos, M.Ed/CTRS, Supervisor Therapeutic Recreation Services, Masonic Villages Elizabethtown, PA The session will assist you to examine the leisure pursuits of the “new” aging population. Learn how your TR/Recreation plan will need to be person first to meet the changes that the “Now” or “Leading Edge” Generation brings to your Community Center or Long Term Living Community. Are you prepared for the physical and cognitive deficits that are part of your new aging customer? The most important words for this session are WHY and a small four letter word (a mystery till you attend the session). Learning Objectives: 1. Understand the importance of the approach known as “person first” to enhance customer service. 2. Learn how to utilize an individual’s strengths to address their deficits and barrier to leisure involvement 3. Learn to ask the question “Why” a person engages in a leisure pursuit when creating a leisure plan. 4. Realize the important role you have in extending a person’s life 1:00 – 4:15 pm Session #3 Vision Therapy: More than just a New Pair of Glasses Speakers: Megan Dean, MS, OTR/L; Lauren Ruth, MS, CCC-SLP; Gina Gallagher, MS, OTR/L; Haley Smith, CTRS, Wellspan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital, York, PA Vision impacts all aspects of our daily life and can greatly impact one’s ability to perform valued occupations and leisure activities. This two part presentation will focus on a multi-disciplinary approach to treating vision deficits and vision therapy exercises to incorporate into treatment. Session one will be a lecture style and Session two will be hands on and interactive to get a first-hand feel for what our patients are experiencing. Learning Objectives: 1. Attendees will be able to identify three vision deficits and how they affect a person’s visual perception. 2. Attendees will be able to demonstrate how to perform two new vision exercises and provide and example of how they benefit the patient. 3. Attendees will be able to identify one way in which they can incorporate vision therapy into their current programming. PTRS Spring Workshops Creating a Vision for Positive Leadership (Two dates and locations!) (.6 CEUs) No Health Without Mental Health (.6 CEUs) April 10, 2015 May 11, 2015 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Registration: 8:30 am – 9:00 am Lunch is included Registration Fees: PRPS/PTRS Member Non-member Student/Retired Location: $90 $110 $30 Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Raker Center 601 Saint John Street Allentown, PA 18103 April 30, 2015 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Registration: 8:30 am – 9:00 am Lunch on own - on-site grill cafe Registration Fees: PRPS/PTRS Member Non-member Student/Retired Location: $80 $105 $30 Masonic Villages 1000 Masonic Drive Sewickley, PA 15143 Speakers: Karen Hammond, Recreation Director and Concierge, Masonic Villages @ Sewickley, PA; Kirk S. Rakos, M.Ed/CTRS, Supervisor Therapeutic Recreation Services, Masonic Villages @ Elizabethtown, PA Our ever changing work environment presents daily challenges to our leaders and future leaders. An effective leader needs to create a positive workplace for their employees. The workshop will provide both leaders and future leaders the knowledge and skills required to challenge motivate and grow their employee’s careers. The tools explored for career coaching include the Seven Career Coaching Questions, performance reviews and reinforcement. Learning Objectives 1. Learn the steps to motivate an individual employee to go beyond being a solid performer. 2. Understand the value of offering career coaching sessions for professional development. 3. Learn the steps to start and implement career planning discussions with an employee. 4. Learn how to conduct an effective performance review 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Registration: 8:30 am – 9:00 am Lunch on own on- site full service cafeteria Registration Fees: PRPS/PTRS Member Non-member Student/Retired Location: $80 $105 $30 Moss Rehab Einstein Healthcare Network 60 Township Line Road Elkins Park, PA 19027 Speaker: Qiana Mason, CTRS, M.Ed, ADA SEPTA Functional Testing Therapist, Moss Rehab Einstein Healthcare Network When patients/residents/clients/consumers arrive in the hospital/rehabilitation center/nursing home etc. the main goal tends to be their physical health. Behavioral/mental health challenges not only increase the length of stays but often hinder the patient’s ability to focus, learn and successfully participate in therapy sessions. This session will explore the daily challenges of engaging those with behavioral/mental health symptoms. This session will focus on how to incorporate strategies into therapy sessions, one to one treatment sessions, and group interventions to help individuals experiencing symptoms of behavioral/mental health achieve optimal success. Learning Objectives: 1. Learn the signs and symptoms of adults with behavioral/mental health symptoms. 2. Achieve an understanding of how behavior/mental health symptoms effect every domain of a person’s life. 3. Learn about barriers to a healthy leisure lifestyle when an individual has behavioral health/mental illness. 4. Learn strategies to engage the individuals experiencing symptoms of mental illness/behavioral health and how to incorporate them into therapy sessions/one-on-one treatment and group treatment.
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