Conference

Monday, March 2nd – Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

Venue: Davis Conference Center, Layton, Utah.
Theme: 20/20 Vision

 

 

Schedule

*This is a tentative schedule and may change without notice.

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Time
8:00-8:30 Registration and Light Breakfast
8:30-10:00
(1.5 hrs)
Jared Stewart: Living with Autism—Seasons of Struggle, Seasons of Growth
10:15-11:15 Breakout
(1 hr)
Colleen Kuhn: Transgender 101 Will Lindsay: The Subtle Art of Processing Melissa Zahl, Christina J. Coleman, Nyia Hanseen, Clara Hawkes, Allison Qualls: Designing Interventions Incorporating Techniques of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Part 1 Warren Price: I Tie Flies in My Sleep: A Personal Account of How Recreational Therapy Saved a Veteran’s Life That Was Diagnosed with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
11:30-12:30 Breakout
(1 hr)
Alyssa Stewart: Use It or Lose It Ana Chavarri, Katie Balling, Lindsey Spencer, Michelle Freeland: Recreational Skiing as a Resiliency Intervention for Youth Diagnosed with Mental Disorders Melissa Zahl, Christina J. Coleman, Nyia Hanseen, Clara Hawkes, Allison Qualls: Designing Interventions Incorporating Techniques of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Part 2 Rhonda Nelson, Rebecca Westenskow: Incorporating Joy for All Companion Pets into RT Interventions for Older Adults
12:30-1:30 Business Meeting and Lunch
1:45-2:45 Breakout
(1 hr)
Nikki North: Effective Trauma Stewardship Part 1 Jillian Orr, Ana Chavarri: Identifying Needs from Negative Behaviors Haley Nuttall, Kacy Caddy, Alyssa Selander, Cassie McCann: Practical Implementation of Evidenced Based Exercise in RT for Mental Health Morgan Larsen: Self Efficacy: The “I Can” Theory
3:00-4:00 Breakout
(1 hr)
Nikki North: Effective Trauma Stewardship Part 2 BreeAnna Fletcher: Designing Evidence-Based Protocols in Recreation Therapy Courtney Barnum, Melodi Bass, Ashley Bowen: Living up to your License: How to be an effective TRT
4:00-4:30 Poster Session Yoga
4:30-5:30 Breakout
(1 hr)
Sharlene Evans: Creative Expression in the Outdoors: Evidence Based Intervention Designs and Implementation for RT Hope Walker: Trust Based Relational Intervention and Implications for Recreation Therapy Anne Richard, Susan Kaufer: NCTRC – The Future Lorielle Record: TR interventions in Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Facilities; More Than Bingo
5:30-8:30 Party and Dinner at Rush

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

Time
7:30-8:15 Sandra Negley: The Recreational Therapy Internship – the Critical Link
8:00-8:30 Registration and Light Breakfast
8:30-9:45
(1.25 hrs)
Steven Bell, Heather Brown, Jackie Daniels-Brown, Ruth Thomas-Miller, Michael Tragakis: Recreational Therapy and Suicide Prevention Part 1
9:45-10:00 Break
10:00-10:45 Breakout
(1 hr)
Steven Bell, Heather Brown, Ruth Thomas-Miller, Michael Tragakis: Recreational Therapy and Suicide Prevention Part 2
11:00-12:00 Breakout
(1 hr)
Melissa L Zahl, Erica Emery, Carleigh Ashnault, Alyssa Monson, Christina J. Coleman: Benefits of Endurance Based Adaptive Recreation for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury Christina J. Coleman: Understanding International Volunteerism and How We Can Make an Impact Through Recreation Therapy Christine Forsdick: Trauma Informed Yoga Adrienne White: Capturing Memories & Leaving Legacies: Using Technology with Older Adults
12:15-1:15 Awards Banquet and Lunch
1:30-2:30 Breakout
(1 hr)
Jamie Bennett, Rhonda Nelson, Megan Destromp: Listen up! Evidence supporting Podcast use in RT programming and Client Education Jesse P. Higgins: The Power of the Family: Making a Difference by Focusing on What Makes the Difference Maria Drummond: Building a Genders and Sexualities Alliance (GSA) Club into your Recreation Therapy Programming Katie Storrs, Nikki North: 5 Domains for TRT Programming – Not Just Activities Anymore!
2:45-3:15 Yoga Slient Auction Closes
3:15-4:45
(1.5 hrs)
Ian Acker: Safety & Connection
4:45-5:00 Pick up your CEUs & Silent Auction items

2020 Rates

Super Early Bird
11/4/19 – 11/30/19
Early Bird
12/1/19 – 12/31/19
Regular
1/1/20 – 2/15/20
At the Door
3/2/20 – 3/3/20
Two-day Professional $285 $310 $330 $375
One-day Professional $205 $225 $245 $265
Two-day Student $125
One-day Student $105
Student Volunteer $90
Remote Attendance $175 $190 $205 $220

All tickets include 2020 URTA Membership, meals, suicide prevention training and networking.

Professional tickets include CEUs. Up to 13.25 contact hours/1.325 CEUs will be offered over the course of both days. The number of hours offered is subject to change.

Student tickets do not include CEUs.

There are only 50 Student Volunteer tickets available to the first fifty students who choose this option. There will be a wait list. Students who are on the wait list will register as Two-day Students and will have the difference refunded if they are selected to volunteer.

There are only 20 Remote Attendance tickets available.

Not going to conference? Renew your membership at utahrectherapy.org/membership

 

Disclaimers and Policies:

1. The Utah Recreation Therapy Association (URTA) will comply with the American Disabilities Act (ADA). We invite any participant with special needs to contact us at executivecommittee@utahrectherapy.org upon registration for special accommodations.
2. Professional dress is encouraged.
3. Conference practices a baby-in-arms policy. Please make advance arrangements and be respectful of other attendees’ experience by removing upset/disruptive infants during sessions.
4. Remote Attendance is primarily intended for nursing mothers or individuals with a compelling reason to not attend in-person. One reason is not living along the Wasatch Front or having extreme difficulty traveling to Conference. It is a convenient option but based on comments last year, remote attendees really miss out on the networking opportunities and physically being around other RTs. Please think hard about whether this option is for you or not.
5. Invoices will be fulfilled by their respective deadlines for their price tier, or the attendee will pay the next price tier.

 

Registration

A Square Invoice will be sent via email within about five business days after you register.

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Call For Presenters

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 and handouts early enough so we can plan an effective conference.

Deadlines:

October 31st, 2019 for up to $100 off registration for presenter(s).
November 30th, 2019 for up to $75 off registration for presenter(s).
January 31st, 2020 for up to $50 off registration for presenter(s).

Acceptance:

Approved presentations will be notified by December 31st, 2019.

Disclaimers:

1. The Utah Recreation Therapy Association (URTA) will comply with the American Disabilities Act (ADA). We invite any participant with special needs to contact us at executivecommittee@utahrectherapy.org upon registration for special accommodations.
2. Discounts are limited to one presentation and the discount will be divided among the number of presenters. If the presenter submits several presentations, they will be eligible for the highest calculated discount of all their submissions. The maximum discount a presenter could receive is $100.
3. Please fill out the form completely before submitting.
4. Everyone is encouraged to present, but discounts are limited to those registering as professionals, not students.
5. TRTs must present with a TRS or MTRS and cannot present more than 50% of the time.
6. Allied professionals must relate their topic to TR/RT.
7. Do your best to include a references/resources slide/sheet to show that there was an attempt to be as academic as possible in your research and preparation.

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Nominations for Recognition at Conference

Know someone who is awesome and is passionate about recreation therapy? Nominate them for recognition and an award at the annual Utah Recreation Therapy Conference! Each year URTA Members and Friends are recognized for their hard work and dedication to the profession in the following categories: Outstanding Member, Distinguished Service, Outstanding Program, Community Service. Nominations are also submitted for candidates to serve on the Board of Directors, which oversees the Executive Committee.

Only current members of URTA can submit nominations. Please provide compelling reasons for each person you nominate. Also include valid contact information.

Submit all nominations by 1/31/2020

Outstanding Member: This award is for a member who has made a significant contribution during the past year by promoting the profession, practice, and philosophy of Recreation Therapy.

Distinguished Service: This award is for an individual who has helped the profession of Recreation Therapy grow through a lifetime of commitment and service.

Outstanding Program: This award is for an individual, group, or institution which has developed a TR program to improve the quality of life of the clients served. Criteria may include longevity, communication of ideas to others, professionalism and the education and enhancement of those involved.

Community Service: This award recognizes an individual who has helped and promoted Recreation Therapy although he or she is not a Recreation Therapist. This may have been done through volunteerism, legislative or policy support, offering programs, or other significant contribution.

Submit your nominations below or click this direct link to the form.

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Sponsorship

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 2nd-3rd, 2020. It will be a two-day event for recreational therapists and other professionals to earn CEUs and network. URTA is currently looking for individuals and organizations that would be interested in sponsorship/advertisement opportunities. With an average of 400+ attendees, this conference is a great opportunity that offers good exposure for your business. There are many options you have for this event and any of them would benefit you by getting your name out there:

 

$1,500

Keynote session named after the donor and largest advertising for your organization. Organization logo and business information will be posted for all conference members to see. Complimentary exhibitor table will be provided.

 

$1,000

Breakout session named after the donor. Your organization logo will be posted in a breakout room and the organization will be mentioned before and after each session. Complimentary exhibitor table will be provided.

 

$500

Your organization name and logo will be featured in our annual URTA Conference Packet. Complimentary exhibitor table will be provided.

 

$250

Choose between your organization name being featured in our annual URTA Conference packet OR being provided an exhibitor booth.

 

Applicants will be contacted by January 31st, 2020 at the latest.

Apply for sponsorship below or click here to go directly to the form.

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