2018 Conference Registration

Registration for the Annual WSTRA Conference is now open!


Please Register at Eventbrite


Conference Schedule

7:15-7:45 Check In/ On Site Registration/Refreshments

7:45- 8:00 Welcome by WSTRA Board

8:00-9:30 Two 90 min Breakout Sessions

Standard of Care- Part One

Laree Shanda, CTRS/R

RPG TRS GM Step 1: How to Develop and Integrate Role-Playing Games as an Intervention Modality into Therapeutic Recreation Programs

Hawke Robinson

9:45- 11:30 Two 90 min Breakout Sessions

Standard of Care- Part Two

Laree Shanda, CTRS/R

Creative Movement Practices for Joy and Growth with Corina Iona Dalzell

11:30-12:30 Networking Social Lunch/ WSTRA Board Announcements

12:30- 2:00 One 90 min Session

Building Dementia-Friendly Communities: Key Roles for Recreation Therapists Carmen Ficarra, MA, Therapeutic Recreation and Marigrace Becker, MSW

2:10-3:40 Two 60 min Breakout Sessions

Mind- Body Techniques for Your TR Toolkit

Teresa Duncan-McDonald, MC, LMHC, CTRS/R

A Collaboration with Seattle Children’s Hospital and Western Washington University of the Evaluation Processes and Methods within TR Programs Melissa D’Eloia, PhD, CTRS/R and Ellen Jensen

4:00-5:30 Two 90 min Breakout Sessions

Creating a Recreational Therapy Assessment for use with Stroke Survivors

Barbara Bond-Howard, MA, CTRS/R, CDP, CADDCT

Therapeutic Recreation Internships – Educator and Practitioner Perspectives

Emily Messina, PhD, CTRS/R and Sara Dunbar, CTRS/R


*WSTRA encourages persons with disabilities to attend our conferences and workshops. If you anticipate needing any accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please email president@wstra.org in advance*

*ATRA and NCTRC cannot guarantee that every session offered for this continuing education opportunity will be granted CEUs. A Certificate of Completion will be provided, awarding 6 hours of continuing education at the end of the conference. ATRA-approved CEU certificates will be provided with Professional Registration. Abiding by ATRA standards for continuing education attendance, CEUs will not be awarded for sessions during wh attendees are absent more than 15 minutes.*


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