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A total of 1.35 CEUs can be earned if you attend one breakout program each session.

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Monday, April 4, 2022

Time Activity Location
10:00AM - 12:00PM Registration Outside Discovery A Conference Room
12:00PM Symposium Kick-off & Lunch
Discovery A/D

Session #1

1:15PM - 2:15PM Vicarious Trauma and Self Care: Coping with Indirect Exposure to Trauma
Dr. Michelle Bateman, CTRS, EP-C
Discovery C
1:15PM - 2:15PM Ships Passing in the Night: TR Advocacy for Caregivers
Dr. Sue Myllykangas
Imagination A-B

Session #2

2:30PM - 3:30PM Students and Faculty Serving and Learning in our Community at the American Gold Star Manor
Dr. Terry Robertson, Dr. Chungsup, CTRS, Dr. Heewon Yang, CTRS, FDRT and Patti LaPlace, MPA, RTC
Discovery B
2:30PM - 3:30PM Utilizing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy in RT
Madolyne Pochmara, CTRS
Discovery C
2:30PM - 3:30PM Leisure Motivation Scale Used in Student Research Project and Event
Dayna Baynes, M.S., CTRI PATH Int'l
Imagination A-B

Session #3

3:45PM - 5:15PM Professional Boundaries in Therapeutic Recreation
Lisa Shelton, M.S., CTRS
Discovery B
3:45PM - 5:15PM Expressive Writing: Words That Heal
Thomas M. Blaschko, M.A.
Discovery C
3:45PM - 5:15PM Changing the Narrative: How to Challenge Systemic Racism in Therapeutic Recreation
Shevon Reed, CTRS, CDP and Dr. Michael McNicholas, CTRS, MPA, Doctoral Candidate
Imagination A-B

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Time Activity Location

Session #4

8:30AM - 9:30AM Keys to Quality Internships in Recreational Therapy
Dr. Rachel Smith, CTRS & Rachel Hubsch, CTRS, CPRP 
Discovery B
8:30AM - 9:30AM Incorporating Therapeutic Recreation Concepts in Physical Activity
Dr. Laura Covert-Miller, CTRS & Libby VanRheen
Discovery C

Session #5

9:45AM - 11:15AM Writing for Wellness: Shared Writing Experiences for Healthcare Support
Thomas M. Blaschko, M.A.
Discovery B
9:45AM - 11:15AM How Covid Made Us Better
Anne Cuizon, CTRS
Discovery C
9:45AM - 11:15AM Comparing Therapeutic Recreation Delivery in Geriatrics and Treatment and Detention Facilities
Nicole Stevenson, CDP and Michael McNicholas, CTRS, MPA, Doctoral Candidate
Imagination A-B
11:45AM - 1:15PM MWSTR Awards/Recognition & Lunch
Can be for presenters as well as anything else
Discovery A/D

Session #6

1:30PM - 3:00PM Using Technology to Hire and Retain Staff
Katie Mitzlaff, CTRS, CDP and Laura Mock, CTRS, CDP and Mary Glick, CTRS, CDP
Discovery B
1:30PM - 3:00PM Use of Blind Maze for Therapeutic Recreation
Michael McNicholas, CTRS, MPA, Doctoral Candidate
Discovery C

Session #7

3:15PM - 4:15PM Advancement of the Profession through Student Advocacy: Adaptapalooza!
Sherri Hildebrand, CTRS and Kayla Officer, CTRS
Discovery B
3:15PM - 4:15PM Impact of Special Recreation Association implementation in Maywood Park District
Michael McNicholas, CTRS, MPA, Doctoral Candidate
Discovery C
3:15PM - 4:15PM Using the Creative Arts in Therapeutic Recreation
Deborah Ann Stuart, Masters, CTRS, RSW and Dr. Carol J. McDowell
Imagination A-B
6:00PM On-site Social Event AmeriSports Bar & Grill Restaurant

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Time Activity Location

Session #8

8:00AM - 9:30AM Leadership Lessons for Recreational Therapists
Dr. Brent Wolfe, CTRS, LRT, FDRT
Discovery C
8:00AM - 9:30AM Fostering Hope: Building Hope with Chronic Substance Users Utilizing Strength Based Therapeutic Recreation Interventions
Abby Nelson, M.S., CTRS, CADC and Paul Fasano, M.A.
Imagination A-B

Session #9

9:45AM - 11:15AM Wheelchair Football: The Next Paralympic Sport?
Sherri Hildebrand, CTRS and Alex Dolgner, student
Discovery B
9:45AM - 11:15AM Finding Your Sense of Empowerment
Dr. Brent Wolfe, CTRS LRT, FDRT
Discovery C
9:45AM - 11:15AM Rett, Set, GO!
Dixie McGary, M.S., CDP, CTRS,
Imagination A-B
11:30AM - 1:00PM Keynote Speaker & Lunch
“Using Therapeutic Recreation in Everyday Life”
Larry D. Lindholm, CTRS & Detective John Lindholm
Discovery A/D

Session #10

1:15PM - 2:15PM Tennis for Behavioral Health
Ron Tankel, CTRS and Michael-Ray Pallares, ITF Level 3 Certified
Discovery B
1:15PM - 2:15PM Finding Thriving: Professional TR Personal Care Management Plan
Chelsea Jaramillo, Student and Michael McNicholas, CTRS, MPA, Doctoral Candidate
Discovery C
1:15PM - 2:15PM Resistance Exercise Training as Interoceptive Exposure Therapy in the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in TR Settings
Mary Jameson, NASM-CPT, Grad Student and Dr. Michelle Bateman, CTRS, EP-C
Imagination A-B

Session #11

2:30PM - 3:30PM Emotional Freedom Technique - Tapping: Will It Work for You?
Dr. Rachel Smith, CTRS
Discovery B
2:30PM - 3:30PM Culturally Disabled: What Does It Mean and Why Does It Matter?
Riley Spreadbury, CTRS, Grad Student
Discovery C
2:30PM - 3:30PM Effects of Positive Psychology in a Recreation Setting
Katherine Hart, Student
Imagination A-B
3:30PM End of Conference n/a