Rock Climbing as a RT Intervention for Mental Health

Save the date for our first URTA Workshop for 2017, Saturday July 15th from 10:30am-12:30pm. As of 7/5/2017, only 8 spots are available! Act fast!  Register Rock climbing has many benefits in the world of mental health. Clients can experience strong emotions like fear and anxiety and learn to work through them in a safe … More Rock Climbing as a RT Intervention for Mental Health

Serve on an URTA Legislative Sub-Committee!

Are you interested in becoming more actively involved in URTA and the future of the recreational therapy profession? The URTA Legislative Committee is looking for additional members to help advance the profession. Student members are welcome and encouraged to join! It is important, you would be able to attend some Executive Committee meetings monthly and … More Serve on an URTA Legislative Sub-Committee!

Utah Association of Music Therapists Spring 2017 Conference

The following announcement is a courtesy and is not affiliated with URTA: Join the Utah Association of Music Therapists for a day exploring the unique disciplines that make up Expressive Therapies. Together we will work to develop a better understanding and appreciation for other expressive arts therapies and build unity within the expressive therapy community. … More Utah Association of Music Therapists Spring 2017 Conference

International Therapeutic Recreation Month 2017

Dear URTA Members and Friends, Happy International Therapeutic Recreation Month! February is the month to recognize and appreciate the difference recreation therapy makes in the lives of others. How will you celebrate? How about using #rectherapymonth or #rtmonth when taking a picture with Instagram, tweeting on Twitter or posting on other social media like Facebook?  Simply use #rectherapymonth, #rtmonth … More International Therapeutic Recreation Month 2017

RT Foundation Research Grant 2017

Happy Therapeutic Recreation Month! The Recreational Therapy Foundation currently has one research grant reward available for 2017. The Foundation supports evidence-based practice research, the use of innovative technology, high quality professional practice and exceptional professional education. Each year we award a grant to a CTRS looking to further the evidence-base in our field. Research topics have … More RT Foundation Research Grant 2017

URTA Slack

Hello Members, After you registered for conference, you should have received an invite to create a Slack account at utahrectherapy.slack.com. Slack is a private collaboration website and app we are piloting as a replacement for URTA Networking on Facebook and LinkedIn. The reason we are implementing Slack is to provide a private, secure space for … More URTA Slack

Award and Recognition Nominations 2017

Know someone who is awesome and is passionate about recreation therapy? Nominate them for an award at the annual URTA Conference! Each year URTA members are recognized for their hard work and dedication to the profession. Please provide compelling reasons for each person you nominate. Also include valid contact information. Please submit all nominations by … More Award and Recognition Nominations 2017