"As the sole CTRS in my facility and organization, TR Branch allows me opportunities for networking & educational opportunities close to home! I look forward to reuniting every year the TRI!"         

Haley Smith, CTRS, CBIS, WellSpan Surgery & Rehab. Hospital, Member-at-Large                         

Call for Presentations: 2020 Therapeutic Recreation Institute

We are looking for sessions on the following topics:

Professional Development
Therapeutic Programming
Treatment Interventions & Strategies
Recreation Therapy Competencies
Research & Outcomes Measurement
Access to & Advocacy of the Profession
Curriculum Development & Higher Education
Evidence-Based Practice & Outcomes
CTRS Specialty Certification Areas
Innovative Techniques and Activities
Identifying and Developing Community Resources

Download the form (pdf) or (word) and submit the proposal by November 15, 2019.

Get more involved with the Therapeutic Recreation Branch!

The Therapeutic Recreation is a branch of the PA Recreation & Park Society (PRPS). Therapeutic Recreation Branch unites all persons associated with recreation and leisure programming for individuals with disabilities in both clinical and community settings. Find out more about being a member and the benefits.


Therapeutic Recreation Institute (TRI)

The annual Pennsylvania Therapeutic Recreation Institute (TRI) offers educational programs for attendees who are therapeutic recreation specialists and activity coordinators. 

New date and location for 2020! 

Save the Date! 
April 23-24, 2020
Wyndam Garden
State College, PA

The PA Therapeutic Recreation Institute has provided quality education and training for Therapeutic Recreation Specialists and Activity Coordinators for 51 years. One low fee covers 20 educational sessions, CEU credits, meals, socials, exhibits, and the TRI awards luncheon.

Reasons Why You Should Attend

  • Networking with professionals from across the state
  • 20 professional workshop sessions for one low fee
  • Continuing Educational Units
  • On-site recreational resources
  • Central location with numerous regional recreational opportunities

Therapeutic Recreation Institute

Every year I look forward to attending the TR Institute. In addition to the numerous educational topics offered, I can reconnect with old colleagues and college friends and make new friends as well. When I head home after the TRI, I always feel rejuvenated with exciting new ideas!"

                                         Emily Connors, CTRS, Adjunct Faculty, York College of PA