Minnesota TherapeuticRecreation AssociationConnecting CTRSs in the Midwest


Here is what is happening in TR in Minnesota.

Upcoming events

    • 09 Nov 2017
    • 10 Nov 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • Mall of America, Event Center, Bloominton, MN

    2017 Minnesota Therapeutic Recreation

    Association Annual Conference 

    Thursday, November 9th

     1:00 to 5:30

     Friday, November 10th

    8:00 to 5:00 

    Come join us for this two day event.

    Mall of America, Event Center
    Bloomington, MN 

    Free Parking and public transportation available. 

    Conference Check in Opens at 

    12:30 PM on Thursday

    7:00 AM Friday

    Thursday: (up to 4 CEU's available)

    Geriatric Track

    Dementia Practice Guidelines For Recreational Therapy: 

    Treatment of Disturbing Behaviors  

    (Participants will be eligible for Certificate of Training for Dementia Specialist)

    Pediatric Track

    Three sessions covering various topics related to Pediatric treatment,  including Trauma, visual learning and treatment and Pediatric Rehabilitation

    Friday: (up to 7 CEU's available)


    Dr. James Wise

    Therapeutic Recreation Specialist - Called to Serve

    Breakout sessions:

    "Tiny Habits Method for Therapeutic Outcomes":   Ann Dolance

    Using Novel-Enriched Interventions to Enhance Recreational Therapy Practices for Persons with Dementia:   Nancy Richeson

    Cognitive Interventions using TR/RT: Suzanne Frizsimmons

    Can Fitness really be Therapeutic Recreation:   Trevor Redin

    From Institutions to Community Based Services:    Kylee Coyour

    Therapy for the Therapist: Using Coping Strategies to Stay Engaged and Remain a Valued Employee in Recreation Therapy:   Loren Smith

    nature and Forest Therapy as a Means to Improve Health and Well-Being:  Naymyun Kil and Samantha Petitte

    Community Integration Modalities in the State's Largest Mental Health Treatment Center:    Shana Thieke, Clifford Erickson, Annette Schatz, Jessica Scrabeck, Pam Merritt

    Sensory Programming in TR/RT:  Kari Kensinger

    Plus a few presenters to be added! 


    Early Bird Full Two Day Professional Registration, MTRA/ATRA member: $150

     September 12th-October 12th

    Early Bird Full Two Day Professional Registration, non member: $155

     September 12th-October 12th

    Registration Full Two Day Professional Registration :  $165

     October 13th- November 1st

    Late or Onsite Registration: $175 

     November 2nd to November 9th

    Thursday Only: $75.00

    September 12th - November 1st

    Friday Only: $135

    September 12th - November 1st

    Student Price: $25.00 

    Price to get CEU Credit: $10 


     Location: Mall of America, Event Center, Bloomington, MN

    Detailed Conference booklet available soon! 

    Please note we are working to get the NCTRC  pre-approval for session, 

    at this time we can not guarantee CEU's.    All sessions meet criteria, approval review submitted. 

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