Minnesota TherapeuticRecreation AssociationConnecting CTRSs in the Midwest

MTRA - Proud recipient of the ATRA 2013 Chapter of the Year Award!!

2016 Minnesota Therapeutic Recreation
Association Annual Conference 
Friday, November 4th, 2016
Normandale Community College
Registration to start in early September
.8 CEUS (pending authorization)
Confirmed Speakers:  

1.  Keynote Speaker: Amy Conoly, MS, CTRS, CADDCT - South Carolina

- “Passing the Torch”; Meeting the recreation therapy needs of the new generations 

2.  Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rodney Diesner, Ph.D., CTRS, LMHC - University of Northern Iowa

- Mental Health Benefits of Leisure at the Mayo Campus in Rochester

- Cross Cultural Therapeutic Recreational Practice

3. Kristen Powell, CTRS and Alex McKinney (Three Rivers Park District)

Partnering of VA Hospital and the Three River Parks District: Kayaking Program


4.  Nathan Cannon 

- Advocate for transgender and disability rights: Running for Life


5. Dr. John Brose, Ph.D., LP, LMFT, LADC

CEO/Director, Associated Clinic of Psychology

- Managing Personality Disorders in Health Care Settings - Part I

- Differences and Characteristics of Cognitive Styles - Part II

6. Paula Frakes

- Nature Based Activities for Active Aging & Reducing Symptoms of Caregiver Compassion

Fatigue Utilizing Equine Facilitated Learning Experiences

7. Michelle Quintus, Dance/Movement Therapist 

- Using Dance & Movement in the TR Practice

8 . Patricia Ardovino, Ph.D., CTRS

- Inclusive Recreation

9 .  Loren Wynn, CTRS

- Professionalism in the Workplace: Impacts on staff and yourself

10. Student Session: Q&A Panel

- with special guest Emily Holle and Amanda Boerboom



Early Bird Registration: 135.00 - September 1st-October 7th

Registration: 145.00 - October 7th-October 28th

Late Registration: 160.00 - October 28th-November 4th

Student Price: 25.00

MTRA & ATRA Members to take 10$ off of registration price

Price to get CEU Credit: 10$ 

2017 Membership: 20$ (On January 1st, 2017 MTRA membership rates will rise to 25$)  

Keep checking back for more up-to-date information!!!   

Congratulations to our 2016 MTRA Scholarship Recipients!!!
Morgan Larson & Sarah Lawson

Check Out Mankato's Video On TR!
MNSU Therapeutic Recreation.mp4


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