Best Practice Internship Workshop 2017

For RT professionals and organizations, The University of Utah Recreational Therapy Program has established a “Best Practice” Internship Program. The State of Utah Recreational Therapy Practice Act and the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification’s (NCTRC) National Job Analysis clearly outlines the requirements for “best practice.” The UofU RT program is committed to supporting, recreational therapists and … More Best Practice Internship Workshop 2017

Call For Presenters 2018 1st Deadline Approaching

Hello URTA Members and Friends, It’s that time of year again! Conference is around the corner, and we several opportunities for you to get involved! Sunday, October 15th is the first deadline for Call for Presenters 2018. Learn more and submit yours by clicking this link, Submit Call for Presenters. Know of any organizations willing to … More Call For Presenters 2018 1st Deadline Approaching

Swig Fundraiser

Join us in raising funds for the Annual URTA Conference 2018 by indulging in some delicious Swig soda & cookies on Sept 15th and 29th, 2017! Spread the word and invite all soda and cookie lovers to support recreation therapy by visiting Swig locations in Bountiful, Murray and Lehi. Just mention this post and 15% … More Swig Fundraiser

Donation Opportunities 2018

The Utah Recreation Therapy Association (URTA) and Therapeutic Recreation Foundation (TRF), are non-profit organizations with the missions of promoting the professional development of recreation therapy in the State of Utah. The annual conference is March 29-30th, 2018. It will be a two-day event for recreational therapists and other professionals to earn CEUs and network. URTA … More Donation Opportunities 2018

Call For Presenters 2018

It’s that time of year again! Conference is around the corner, and we are looking for presenters to help facilitate an educational and uplifting experience focused around therapeutic recreation/recreation therapy. Please submit your presentations early enough so we can plan an effective conference. Dates: March 29-30, 2018 Venue: South Towne Expo Center Theme: Outside the … More Call For Presenters 2018

Internship Fair 2017

Join us at our annual networking opportunity and information about recreation therapy internship placements. Professionals will have the opportunity to attend an information session on processing, presented by Allysa Beers, TRS, CTRS. 0.1 CEU/1 contact hour will be awarded upon completion. Student admission is free. Professionals and Booth Registration are $15. Please be aware this … More Internship Fair 2017

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