RT Summit 2023 Agenda

An overview of what you can expect at this years RT Summit:

***Please note: schedule is tentative and could change without notice. Thank you.***

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Journey to Joy – Building Resilience and Unlocking Happiness

Welcome, esteemed Recreation Therapists! Are you known for putting others before yourself and sometimes feel burnt out in the process? Join us for an engaging session titled “Journey to Joy – Building Resilience and Unlocking Happiness.” In this course, we’ll explore how to prioritize self-care, increase happiness, and boost productivity in our roles as Recreation Therapists. Discover the tools to cultivate resilience and find a harmonious balance between your passion for helping others and your own well-being. Let’s embark on this journey together and revitalize our spirits, leaving burnout behind and embracing a joyful, energized approach to our profession.

🎁 Benefits and Outcomes πŸŽ

During this session, you’ll reap numerous benefits and experience transformative outcomes. By the end of the course, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the importance of self-care and its positive impact on your overall well-being. You’ll learn practical strategies to nurture your happiness, leading to increased job satisfaction and a renewed passion for your work in Recreation Therapy. Building resilience will empower you to face challenges with a positive mindset, turning obstacles into opportunities for growth. As a result, you’ll feel more energized and motivated, ready to tackle any task with enthusiasm and creativity. Let go of burnout and embrace a healthier work-life balance, where your needs are prioritized without guilt. Armed with this newfound knowledge, you’ll not only improve your own life but also enhance the lives of those you serve, spreading the contagious joy of Recreation Therapy far and wide.

Beyond Surviving: Thriving with Trauma-Informed Recreation Therapy

In this session, we’ll delve into the profound impact of trauma on both our clients and ourselves. Discover the power of trauma-informed care techniques and how they can lead to greater success outcomes for individuals across all populations in our care. Gain invaluable insights to navigate through trauma’s complexities, creating a safe and supportive environment that fosters healing, growth, and resilience. Together, let’s explore how to transform lives and unlock the true potential of Recreation Therapy through trauma-informed practices.

🎁 Benefits and Outcomes πŸŽ

By the end of this empowering session, participants will walk away with a comprehensive understanding of trauma and its effects on individuals of diverse backgrounds. You’ll acquire practical skills and strategies to implement trauma-informed care in your professional practice, promoting better outcomes for your clients and patients. Learn to create an atmosphere of trust and empathy, enabling healing and growth in even the most challenging circumstances. As a result, you’ll witness a remarkable transformation in your clients’ lives, and you’ll also experience greater confidence and job satisfaction in your role as a Recreation Therapist. Embrace the path to thriving, both for yourself and the individuals you serve, as we embark on this enlightening journey together.

Risky Music for Risky Populations: Lyric Interpretation as Intervention

In this session, we will explore the powerful world of lyric interpretation and its potential as a highly effective intervention and processing tool. Discover the art of using music to design customized programs based on client interests while ensuring adherence to risk management protocols. Elevate your professional competency and strengthen collaboration with your mental health team through the integration of music-based interventions. Get ready to unlock the therapeutic potential of music and lyrics in transforming the lives of the populations you serve.

🎁 Benefits and Outcomes πŸŽ

By the end of this dynamic session, participants will gain a profound understanding of lyric interpretation and its application as a potent therapeutic tool for risky populations. You’ll learn to harness the emotional power of music to create tailored interventions that resonate deeply with clients, promoting engagement and motivation. Additionally, you’ll acquire essential risk management skills, enabling you to provide innovative and safe programs within your practice. Strengthen your collaboration with the mental health team, fostering a holistic approach to care and amplifying the impact of your interventions. Ultimately, you’ll leave this session with newfound confidence, expanded knowledge, and a set of valuable techniques to enhance your professional prowess in the realm of Recreation Therapy and mental health interventions.

Communication Techniques in Recreation Therapy

Welcome to β€œCommunication Techniques in Recreation Therapy!” In this session, we will explore various communication styles and their influence when facilitating therapeutic interactions. Participants will gain valuable insights into the basics of behavior modification techniques and learn how to apply them skillfully to achieve optimal outcomes in their Recreation Therapy practice. Join us as we enhance our awareness about communication styles and elevate our therapeutic impact to empower the individuals we serve.

🎁 Benefits and Outcomes 🎁

After attending this informative session, participants will have a deeper understanding of different communication styles and how they impact service delivery. You’ll be equipped with practical tools to enhance your facilitation skills, allowing for more effective and empathetic therapeutic interactions with clients. Additionally, you’ll learn the fundamentals of behavior modification techniques, enabling you to promote positive changes in behavior and foster growth in the individuals under your care. Gain confidence in your ability to create a supportive and empowering environment that fosters meaningful connections and personal development. Embrace the power of communication to elevate your practice and bring about transformative outcomes in the lives of those you serve.

Freedom and Fulfillment: Mastering Life and Career Design – RT Edition

Discover the power of shaping your days as a recreation therapist in this transformative course. Say goodbye to feeling “stuck” in someone else’s approach to recreation therapy as we unveil a whole new world of possibilities! Embrace your passion for program design, communication skills, and time management – all essential traits for an RT like you! This course empowers you to break free and do things your way. Get ready for a thrilling adventure that may change your life forever! Buckle up as we embark on this journey towards empowerment and fulfillment together!

🎁 Benefits and Outcomes πŸŽ

By the end of this session, you’ll gain valuable insights into designing your career and personal life the RT way. You’ll learn how to create programs tailored to your vision, communicate effectively, and manage your time efficiently. Say goodbye to limitations and embrace the freedom to pursue your passions and aspirations. Experience greater job satisfaction, personal growth, and a renewed sense of purpose as you take control of your professional and personal endeavors. Empower yourself with the tools to thrive and find fulfillment in your role as a recreation therapist, both within your job and beyond. This session will equip you with the skills to transform your life and job into a harmonious blend that reflects your unique RT style!