Recreation Therapy Videos


A total of 23 instructional videos were produced by the Recreation Therapy Video (RTV) Project directed by Professor David R. Austin, Ph.D., CTRS, of Indiana University. The RTV Project was made possible through a grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Topics of the RTV videos range from an introduction to recreation therapy, provided by “To Serve a Purpose,” to developing such skills as engaging in therapeutic communications, making client observations, completing documentation, giving and receiving clinical supervision, and understanding models of practice. Three separate videos extensively cover the history of recreation therapy and another presents pioneers in recreation therapy.

The list of videos available are:

  1. Adaptive equipment
  2. Case studies
  3. Clinical supervision
  4. Computer use in therapeutic recreation
  5. Documentation and behavioral observation
  6. Effective listening
  7. Feedback in learning and performance situations
  8. History of therapeutic recreation parts I, II, III
  9. Individual program planning
  10. Interactions with people who have disabilities
  11. Models of practice : health protection/health promotion model
  12. Models of practice : leisure ability model
  13. Nonverbal communication
  14. Portraits of pioneers in therapeutic recreation, Part I
  15. Portraits of pioneers in therapeutic recreation, Part II
  16. Professional ethics
  17. Professionalism in therapeutic recreation
  18. Quality of life
  19. Safe transportation : safely transporting clients
  20. Therapeutic communication
  21. Therapeutic recreation history : the formative years
  22. Therapeutic recreation history: the modern era
  23. To serve a purpose
  24. Transfer techniques

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