About the Institute
The Pennsylvania Therapeutic Recreation Institute (TRI) has provided quality education and training for Therapeutic Recreation Professionals and Activity Coordinators for over 50 years. Watch the recorded sessions om days and times that are convenient for you and earn NCTRC credits.
This year’s annual Therapeutic Recreation Institute was held virtually in the fall. The TRVI featured many informative and timely sessions and speakers addressing issues of concern to practitioners of therapeutic recreation. All of the TRVI sessions will be available for unlimited viewing (and credit) until December 30th.
Every session is approved for NCTRC credit and NRPA CEUs and you can earn up to 14 hours towards certification by watching all the recorded videos. The price for each session is $15.00 for members and 20.00 for non-members with discounts for packages of 3 sessions ($5.00), 5 sessions ($10.00) and all 11 ($25.00). all sessions are available for unlimited viewing through December 30th and slides from the session are available for downloading.
Keynote: Play on Player; Overcoming Disability with Play - Jill Moore, Athlete, Inclusive Play Specialist
Finding Your Niche with Non-Medical Interventions - Sharon Richards, Dementia Engagement and Recreation Services
Building Rapport with Your Clients Through Storytelling - Gael Gilliland, Trainer, Owner; Gaelix
12 Steps for Sober Leisure - Abagail Bernard, CTRS Activities Coordinator, Conifer Park, NY
Re-Connecting Pennsylvanians with the Outdoors; The Power of Nature to Combat Social Isolation and Improve Quality of Life - Nicole Faraguna, Director of Public Policy, PA Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources
Developing a Recreation Therapist's Role in Skilled Nursing/Rehab - Gabrielle Cunningham, CTRS, CDP & Brittney Sarnese, CTRS, CDP, Presbyterian SeniorCare Network
Finding Your Super Powers During Difficult Times - Vicky Pitner, CTRS, Recreation Therapist and Leisure Coach
Through the Eyes of the Parent of "That Kid" - Chalet Harris, CPRP, Director of Parks and Recreation, Dover, Township, Pennsylvania
Tackling the Imposter Syndrome in Recreation: How to Go from Intern to Management & Beyond Without the Guilt
Katherine Darcangelis, Director of Volunteer and Internship Services, Holisticare Hospice
Pet Therapy –Fur for all! - Karen Gerth, Founder, and Director; Keystone Pet Enhanced Therapy Services (KPETS)
Visit the TRVI program site to learn more.
Who Can Benefit?
Therapeutic Recreation Specialists; Activity Professionals; Consultants; Health Care Administrators; Educators; Students; Nursing Home Administrators; Allied Healthcare Professionals, Senior Center Directors; Adult Day Care Coordinators; Retirement Communities; Park and Recreation Professionals; Nursing/CNA’s; Memory Care Specialists.
How Does Registration Work?
Register for 1, 2, 3, 5, or all the recorded sessions. Use the TRVI website to find session descriptions, learn about the speakers and access the recordings, session slides, and resource materials. Pick your session(s) and watch at times and places convenient for you. Near the end of each session, a code phrase along with link to a survey will appear on the screen. Complete the survey and enter the code phrase and PRPS will process NCTRC or CEU credits for each paid session.
To Register for the Recordings:
1: Sign in or create a new account. (Top right corner)
2: Select registration option.
3: Proceed to checkout to complete transaction.