To serve an educational purpose by supporting, advocating for and providing learning opportunities to enhance the abilities of Therapeutic Recreation personnel in delivering quality services to clients in order to promote the health and well-being of the public through service, education, research, and the promotion and development of standards for the Therapeutic Recreation profession.
President: Brittany Fiero President Elect: Jill Farmer Past President : Markeeta Wilkerson Secretary; Wendy Corman Treasurer: Laura Switzer Member At Large Psychiatric: Danny Globle Member At Large Community Setting: Kristy Stambaugh Member At Large Student : tba Member At Large Rehabilitation : Sydney Straub Member At Large: KRPS/ EKU Rep. Dr. M. Gerken
2018 KRPS Conference & Trade Show
***AllCEU’s have been approved by ATRA and NCTRC for 1.25 CEU’s, application # 180226KY*
Reaching the Calm within – Creating a Multi-Sensory Environment for All – Anessa Snowden, CTRS, CDSS Monday, February 26; 8:30 amTime spent in a Multi-Sensory Environment has been shown to increase concentration, focus attention, improve alertness, awaken memories, and to improve mobilization, creativity, social relations, communications, and general awareness of the surrounding world (cdhaf.org). Learn how you can create a multi-sensory space in your facility.
Tip of the Iceberg - Equip your camp staff to effectively work with individuals with disabilities creating specialty summer camps and inclusive opportunities. – Krystal Johnson, CTRS Monday, February 26; 10 am Learn how to create summer camp programs for individuals with disabilities and promote inclusive opportunities.
Brains, Balance and Beyond – Wendy Jett Monday, February 26; 2:45 pmReview all aspects of the Brains, Balance & Beyond format which includes improving balancing skills and slide related brain challenges. Proven success with senior adult population.
”Hey Alexa”, Modern Technology Assists with Independence – Kristy Stambaugh, CTRS, MRC, CRC Monday, February 26; 4:15 pmAs Therapeutic Recreation Professions we know that preserving independence and quality of life are crucial to life and overall well-being. Aging and disability often provide challenges. This session will introduce a few applications using low tech and high technology to assist participants and families in preserving these life goals.
Relaxation and Breathing Techniques in Behavioral Health – Tifany Perrine, CTRS Tuesday, February 27; 9 amIdentify stressors and learn to use a variety of relaxation techniques to improve stress level.
Therapeutic Use of Animals – April Mason & Amber Sears Tuesday, February 27; 10:30 amLearn how to integrate animals into TR programs, benefits of therapeutic use of animals, who benefits from the intervention and considerations needed for a program.
Therapeutic Recreation and Recovery – Markeeta Wilkerson, CTRS Tuesday, February 27; 2:30 pmLearn the correlation between Recreation Therapy and the RT’s role in the Process of Recovery for inpatient Acute and Chronic psychiatric clients.
How Groups are Sponsoring Therapeutic Recreational Activities for Veterans with PTSD in Their Local Community – Matthew Sabin Tuesday, February 27; 4 pmUntapped resources within a community are now helping the local veteran population through sponsorships of diverse Therapeutic Recreational activities.
Nature-based therapy for Veterans with PTSD – Melissa Hoover Wednesday, February 28; 8:45 am Learn how to build a nature-based therapy program for veterans with PTSD in Central Kentucky. Learn to implement this program using the recommended structure provided by the researchers and better understand the needs of veterans currently living in Central Kentucky who suffer from PTSD and its related symptoms.
How to approach and agency to hire a CTRS – Dr. Michelle Gerken, CTRS Wednesday, February 28; 10:15 amLearn how to approach an agency on what a CTRS can provide, discuss evidence in your practice, salary, and how to lay out your service based upon the clients served by the agency.