16th Annual WSTRA Conference Registration Now Open!

Registration for the 16th Annual WSTRA conference is now open!

April 10th and 11th, 2015

Seattle, WA

See below for conference line up and registration link!


Early Bird prices last until February 28th!
Professional conference rate $100
Student conference rate $50
Plus $10 precons!
Pre-conference seats are limited, so act soon!


Preconference Sessions

Friday, April 10, 2015

Trauma Informed Care in Helping Professions

11:00AM -12:30PM at Navos Burien Campus

By Stephanie Lopes, CTRS/R, Recreational Therapy Supervisor, Youth Residential Services, Navos Mental Health Solutions

Educational Session and Tour of Youth Residential Services at Navos Mental Health Solutions

Educational session and tour will be limited to 15 participants

1033 SW 152nd Street Burien, WA 98166


Aquatic Therapy Basics

2:00 – 4:00PM at Seattle Children’s Hospital Main Campus

By Linda Amazeen, PTA and Jacki Williford, CTRS/R

This is a 2 part session beginning with lecture for an introduction to the basics of Aquatic Therapy followed by functional skills and participation/observation in the therapy pool area. Participation in the pool will be limited to 20 people. Please bring a swimming suit, towels will be provided.

4800 Sand Point Way NE Seattle,WA 98105

Room RC. 3.905

*Please enter hospital using river entrance*



Conference Sessions

Saturday, April 11, 2015


Seattle Children’s Hospital Main Campus

4800 Sand Point Way NE Seattle,WA 98105

Rooms Auditorium, RC 3.905 and RC 3.906

*Please enter hospital using river entrance*


Undergraduate research in TR: Increasing research competencies to advance the profession.

By Radka Prihodova, Katryna Koenig, and Suezin Kang


Imagining inclusion: a research collaboration addressing outcome measures for therapeutic recreation in mental health

By Maya Alonso


The 3Bs – Bike Accident, Brain Injury and Beyond

By Rosalyn Fast


Therapeutic and educational uses of role-playing games (RPG) as intervention modalities for individuals and groups from the Therapeutic Recreation perspective.

By W. A. Hawkes-Robinson (“Hawke” Robinson)


Assessment of Participation of Children with Disabilities

By Cheryl Kerfeld, PT, PhD and Jacki Williford, CTRS/R


Advancement of the Therapeutic Recreation profession through discussion of staff perceptions in a maximum security forensic mental health treatment facility

By Emily Messina, PhD, CTRS/R


Evidence-based Programs

By Patty Irvin, MPA, CTRS


CEU pre-approval is in process.

ATRA and NCTRC cannot guarantee that these continuing education opportunities will be granted CEUs.

Your 2015 conference registration includes one year of WSTRA membership!

All registration prices include CEUs.

Don’t want CEUs? Enter the promotional code: NO_CEUS

Please enter your name as you’d like it to appear on your conference name badge.


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Questions? Please contact president@wstra.org


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