And the winner is…

Erin H. from Ohio was selected by a random number generator as the winner of our Halloween Contest.

Odds of winning were 1 in 372.

Erin won the following:

  • Our 2.5 CEU – Psychology Bundle
  • The five (5) required books
  • Danny Pettry’s Halloween Activities Book
  • Danny Pettry’s Halloween Coloring Book

 

60 Random winners received a small bottle of Bath & Body Works hand sanitizer.

And if you haven’t done so already – sign-up for our FREE (0.5 CEU) self-study course!

Go here: http://rectherapyceus.com/freecourse/

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A Recreation Therapist writes a book!

Beth Duewel has a degree in Recreational Therapy from North Central State College.

Duewel has worked at a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor for 12-years.

She co-authored her book with  Rhonda Sue (who is a national speaker and a humor columnist).

Click here to check out the book from our amazon affiliate link. 

Go here to read the article:

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Down syndrome

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Guest Blog Post By Courtney Green Boyd

I was first introduced to the wonderful world and community of Down syndrome when my son was born ten years ago.

 

I could probably write a book or at least a chapter on the subject alone, but I won’t go into the whole story here.

We were young and first time parents. At times we felt completely overwhelmed. And sometimes we felt complete aw of this amazing little baby!

He was our first child. We did not have anything to compare our son to. This was honestly a blessing. Since then, we’ve added two more songs)

 

Everything is intensive. The challenges are more challenging. The victories are even sweeter.

When working with individuals with Down syndrome always presume competence. There will be some things out of my son’s reach. However, he will be able to accomplish the vast majority of things. He just moves and learn on his own time table.

The biggest hurdle to overcome is the perception of inability, differences, and disability by others. However, I fully intend for him to be independent, fall in love, work, get a higher education. All this is possible.

Reviews for Danny Pettry’s “CEU Secrets” Webinar.

CEU_SecretsI presented a FREE training for my Rec Therapist friends on Wed. Sept. 20th titled “CEU Secrets.” Session content focused on the importance of continuing education for recreation therapists, various methods to get CEUs, and the benefits for taking self-study/ online/ independent learning courses.

What did you enjoy about Danny Pettry’s CEU Secrets webinar?

Sign-up for Danny Pettry’s self-study CEU Bundle (2.5 CEUs total) Session Content pre-approved by NCTRC. Go here: http://rectherapyceus.com/course/pyschologybundle-html/

I love Danny’s passion for the profession!
I felt like Danny kept the session interesting and entertaining.
I enjoyed this webinar. I loved how excited Danny was when he was presenting made the presentation more enjoyable.
I enjoyed Danny’s accent and the hope that getting CEUs can be easy.

·         Danny Pettry’s comments: It’s Appalachian – pronounced: App-uh-latch-un. I’m from wild, wonderful, West Virginia.

Danny is so motivating!
Danny you always have such great information! Love your webinars
I liked his honesty and his teaching skills .  

·         Danny Pettry’s comments: Teaching is my families business. I come from a long line of school teachers and elementary administrators.

Enjoyed the concept of learning on line from a master.

·         Danny’s comments: laugh aloud. I don’t consider myself a master. I often disclose overcoming my learning disabilities (having had to take many additional classes). I am persistent. I did get a master’s degree in rec therapy. I heard a wise person once say: seek to find others on the path for knowledge and run from those who know it all.

I enjoyed that Danny Pettry answered people’s questions. Despite not being able to watch the webinar live, hearing the questions answered by Danny on the replay webinar was very helpful.
I’ve used Danny Pettry’s courses in the past and they are SO convenient. Learning how many courses are available is music to my ears!
His humor! I enjoyed that he was able to have a Q & A at the end of the webinar. I like that we have to read books for his program no one reads books anymore. I liked that he’s offering a 6th session free
The comics. Danny’s comments: They’re used with permission/ license from CanStockPhoto.
You made it enjoyable with the comics. Most webinars can be very dry and boring. Thank you for being lively and passionate.
He made understanding how to obtain CEU easy. He was great.
Yes, I enjoyed it, thank you for your time.
Danny was very informative about CEU credits and is an advocate for RT practice
His knowledge and experience with getting CEUs and his accent 🙂
The webinar was informative. I liked the humor that was incorporated into the session that related to every day as a person/recreational therapist.
Danny seems to have a lot of knowledge about how many and where to attain CEU’s for RT. Also offer great discounts!
Down to earth approach of communication. It made completion of CEU’s so much easier. Thank you.
I appreciate the opportunities that Danny Pettry offers the CTRS community, and his enthusiasm for the profession.
Danny was very pleasant
Instructor’s sense of humor.
He keeps things light and simple to make getting CEUs more enjoyable
I got to know Danny.
I love those jokes I thought they were funny especially after having a tough day at work coming up with goals.
It was great!
Excellent
Honesty
It was lovely.
The content was well organized, clear, and easy to understand
Thank you for keeping the webinar fun, interesting, and engaging!
Very good speaker, kept my interest. Able to ask questions. Gave options to receive 2.5CEU’s by connecting with his Webinars.
I enjoy how detailed Danny was with sharing each secret tips. One that stood out to me most was how much online continuing education can save you money and also vacation time being used/ losses.
How easy it was to follow the speaker and his point of view
it was amazing.
He makes it entertaining and enjoyable.
Friendly, relaxed approach.
I liked that Danny was so knowledgeable about different resources. Didn’t even seem to bat an eye with all of the questions being asked. 🙂
Great information and use of visuals
Friendly manner presented and easy going approach
His enthusiasm and how easy it was to do from my own home.
Clear voice, answered questions immediately. Very informative about CEUs and the prices!
I liked he supported mom’s! It is difficult to travel for conferences and ceu’s, work doesn’t support it so online trainings are a great way to get ceus! Thank you for the option! Danny Pettry’s comments: FUN FACT: did you know that mother’s day was first celebrated in Danny Pettry’s home-state, West Virginia? Some people argue that Lincoln was America’s best President. His mother was born in a county that is part of West Virginia.

Sign-up for Danny Pettry’s self-study CEU Bundle (2.5 CEUs total) Session Content pre-approved by NCTRC. Go here: http://rectherapyceus.com/course/pyschologybundle-html/

Danny Pettry’s Rec Therapy CEUs program

I enjoyed how Danny offers online CEU bundles that are affordable and easy to access.
Saving time & money by getting ceu’s online. Want t take advantage of thee bundles. especially behavioral health
Thank you for offering to add a 6th class for free if we purchase your program.
The 50% off bundle program.
I enjoyed the information and the 50% off 6 courses!
I enjoyed learning about the opportunities you provide online.
The ability to purchase a bundled package of CEU courses from the convenience of home.
I like that you can purchase a group of CEU’s at a discounted price and complete on your own time.
I appreciated learning more about Danny Pettry’s program, and how it works. I also liked the additional information on other opportunities for online continuing education. Thanks for the discounts!
Learning that I can get discounts on getting my CEU’s through his program. As well as save money as a whole when it comes to getting my CEU’s. By Attending online courses.
I enjoyed the gift of 50 percent off about 25 cue.
I enjoyed learning that there is a site that I can trust for accredited pre-approved CEU’s! Sometimes it’s hard fitting conferences in the work schedule so this is a great alternative.
Getting to learn the ways to earn CEUs online with Danny and through NCTRC.
Sign-up for Danny Pettry’s self-study CEU Bundle (2.5 CEUs total) Session Content pre-approved by NCTRC. Go here: http://rectherapyceus.com/course/pyschologybundle-html/ 

What people liked about it:

Easy to follow. (comment shared twice)
good information (comment shared twice)
I thought that it was enjoyable and would do more programs. Did not feel scared to participate in answering questions
It was very informative and well done. Appreciate it!
Informative and encouraging
incisive
Interesting to listen to.
I was able to attend a CEU in the comfort of my own home
Information on how to do onlune courses and how fast you can get your ceus done.
Very useful information
Very informative.(comment shared twice)
Very informative for where you can get ceu’s from home!!
Helpful info for ceu’s!
It was very informational and a helpful too as well.
user friendly
CEU Secrets was very interesting, can’t wait to try the tips.
Thank you.
Great info.
I loved how informative this course was. I struggle with finding time to be able to go to conferences. These CEU secrets were really helpful and I am looking forward to experiencing the online CEU courses.
Easy of format.
The information on getting ceu’s
very informative on how to get more CEU’s and opportunities to get more CEU’s
Free, Easy, Didn’t have to miss work, Able to enjoy from home.
Useful information
I like how it we flexible and informative
I am new to the field (just certified in May ’17) and it was really helpful learning more in-depth about the ways I can earn CEUs online. Thank you, this was a great starting point for me!
I listened to the webinar over my phone on Wednesday, 9/20/17 because the site kept saying the webinar was full, so I’ve actually heard it twice. I liked the very friendly and casual tone of the presentation. Danny’s comments: the mistake was on my end. I thought we could host 1,000 people .the webinar service limited seating and it caused a disaster for about 100 people who didn’t get in. some were able to get it on the phone. Others had to wait for the replay video.
I enjoyed learning more about Ceu, and how they can be summited and how many hours equals the 50
I was under the impression that it was 50 hrs for the year so that was relief hearing you say it was 50 hrs in 5 years. It was very helpful when you were going through the question/answer section, and I learned a lot from that. Thank you.
It was online and stress free.
The positive view on therapeutic recreation as whole and the tips and tricks for better understanding of how CEU’s work and how to get them
This was my 1st web cast on my own and it was very easy. Very informative 🙂
Good information and easy to following.
It was more informative than I thought it would be. Great information.
Very interesting. I am very interested in taking more online course to obtain my CEU’s. Thank you
That I could log in and listen and ask questions, it was easier then I thought. I liked many of the suggestions on different options on how to obtain CEU.
It was convenient, and informative.
quick, easy, and in my own home. I had a few computer glitches but something I will learn about 🙂
The ability to watch the replay

Sign-up for Danny Pettry’s self-study CEU Bundle (2.5 CEUs total) Session Content pre-approved by NCTRC. Go here:

http://rectherapyceus.com/course/pyschologybundle-html/

 About CEUs and CEU opportunities:

The online opportunities to receive CEU’s
I never realized that I could do CEUs at home. I have a 4 month old so it makes it difficult to attend conferences.
I’m one of those people who cannot attend too many conferences, so it was nice to hear about another option to keep my certification.
The tips for CEUs and where to get them.
The breakdown of the expenses of attending conferences vs the online courses.
I really enjoyed how you explained the utilization of online/self study programs and how easy and convenient they are.
Confirmation that online access to CEUs is available and often the most accessible way to gain.
The information on the different ways to gain CEUs that are more convienient.
I really enjoyed the convenience of being able to earn CEU’s from the comfort of my own home.
I liked that I could attend from the comfort of my home.
It was in the comfort of my own home.
I enjoyed the convenience of it.
CEU’s for NCTRC seemed daunting and unattainable, but this helped me see an option.
Tips on getting CEU’s
Learning about online webinars available.
Learning different ways to get CEU’s
Loved the tips and secrets…sharing your personal experience with going to conferences and getting CEUs(hotel story was hilarious)
1.different ways to obtain CEUs without going to a conference.

2. the ability to watch the webinar outside of work. wasn’t able to watch due to starting a new job and was working at the time.

I enjoyed learning more about online ceus.
The educational opportunities that are available and the information about licensure
I liked learning about the online CEU’s, I had heard about them but hadn’t looked into them yet. Will definitely give them a shot.
It was relaxed, convenient, and while I did not have many questions regarding CEU’s it confirmed what I did know already about NCTRC. Also it is nice to have options getting my CEU’s. Thank you again.
I enjoyed learning about the secrets to receiving opportunities for continuing education credits and why continuing education credits are so important in the recreation therapy field. It was very informative!
I enjoyed how I could sit at the comfort of my home and watch this webinar and not have to worry about getting anywhere. The online ceus are so convenient for my busy lifestyle.
Gave very insightful information about obtaining CEUs. I am a very recent CTRS and this webinar gave me the information I needed about CEUs that I was most confused about while in school.
I enjoyed all of the info about how to calculate CEUs.
Good information about the way to receive CEU’s
convenience/no cost/information for future webinars
He provided a great breakdown on the costs of conferences.
The reviews for recertification
I really enjoyed learning about more ways to get CEUs as a newer CTRS thinking about 50 CEUs can be intimidating so it was helpful to learn more!
Learning about cheaper ways to earn CEU credits
Easy way to get CEU’s, good info, convenient.
I enjoyed knowing that I am able to earn CEUs from the comfort of my own home. I just graduated from college and working full time makes it hard for me to take off (let alone I don’t have enough money to pay for) to go to conferences around the world.
information received about on-line training
All of it. I listened to it via phone. I thought it was very imformative. I moved a few years ago to another state so I need to catch up on my CEU’s
easy accessibility, introduction to choices of CEU’s
I enjoyed learning that TR is expanding through time.
Insight into CEU opportunities
I enjoyed learning about the secrets of CEU
I didn’t know how many online CEU opportunities were available so that was very informative. I like conferences at times but it would be much more convenient to explore online options more.
I enjoyed getting information on the different online courses I can pay for to earn CEUs. Also, I finally learned how to read the hours on each course ex. 1.0= 10 hours.
It was informative about how to obtain CEU’s for my CTRS Certification and was convenient that I could complete it in a flexible way
I enjoyed learning about how to save time and money and also getting my CEUs
Learning to save money on CEUs
Saving time & money by getting CEU’s online
Great tips that were given out for better learning, focus and CEU tips.
The comparison between conference fees and online CEU courses!
So much information about getting CEUs and at a lower price.
Learning about this CEU opportunity
different benefits of doing online reverts
Providing insight about obtaining CEU’s as well as shedding light on how vast our degrees are and stressing the importance of our field. Very informative!
Learning about how to get online ceus especially for psychiatry as I work in that area.
The comfort and ease of completing continuing education units while at home.
Cost comparison for out of town versus online CEU cost. When I think CEU costbfir an online course is high, it’s good to reflect on what I could be spending.
Hearing about the benefits of taking online CEU courses
It providing me with ideas on how I need to get CEU’s
I like finding out possible CEU you have available. I enjoy attending the CEU . This time I had to listen on the phone
The money comparison between a conference and online CEUs
very informative and provided a lot of useful information regarding CEU’s
 I could attend at home and not have to worry about travel and lodging.
it was informative about different ways to acquire CEUs other than spending a lot of money going to a conference. also learned more about your website and what you offer!
Confirmation that on-line education is a viable alternative to the time, travel, expense and inconvenience of attending conferences.
How to go about getting ceus cheaper than goi g to a conference occasionally and in their comfort if my home.
I enjoyed the information regarding how to obtain CEUs. I found it interesting that you could obtain so many CEUs from taking a graduate level course.
I enjoyed the flexibility and cost.
Learning about getting CEUs without attending a conference that you have to travel or take vacation time. Thank you. Look forward to more webinar.
The information that was provided about licensure and other educational opportunities

Sign-up for Danny Pettry’s self-study CEU Bundle (2.5 CEUs total) Session Content pre-approved by NCTRC. Go here:

http://rectherapyceus.com/course/pyschologybundle-html/

Other CEUs – beyond Danny’s Rec Therapy CEUs

I was happy to hear you give info on methods of getting CEUs other than your own service. Danny Pettry’s comments: I don’t see myself in competition with others. I feel confident that I know what I know. I am happy to refer people to other programs where people have other expertise knowledge and experience.
I’m also wondering if the graduate class has to be in Recreational Therapy or if it can be related to Recreational Therapy in some way.  Danny Pettry’s comments: Contact NCTRC for official information. One graduate level course counts for 45 out of the 50 CEUs you’ll need to earn. It counts if it meets TR knowledge areas.
He shared different opportunities and contacts that rec therapists can utilize at different facilities.
Comments about the online CEU. I have completed EU’s for the past 30 years. The last 15 have been a mix of classroom and online. Is there still that required mix or can we do all online? Still unsure. Danny Pettry’s comments: This varies by state. Some states, like California only allow for 10 hours of online/ self-study CEU training. At this time, NCTRC does allow all 50 to be completed online. Of course, contact NCTRC for official information. My thoughts: I think NCTRC should limit online learning to only 50% of CEUs, however, I don’t think they will do that because sometimes it is difficult for the CTRS to find CEUs.
Convenience and the resources provided for other CEU opportunities.
It was informative and helpful to know the resources.
I was introduced to a new website .Also, gave me motivation to really explore ATRA documents and online education.
Understanding CEU’s and he availability of online CEU opportunity.
Gave me a better ideas of a couple other places to get ceus’s from.
Resources on CEU’s
I enjoyed learning the different ways to obtain more CEU
The fact that I was provided with a vast number of choices and options on how to obtain y CEUs.

Sign-up for Danny Pettry’s self-study CEU Bundle (2.5 CEUs total) Session Content pre-approved by NCTRC. Go here:

http://rectherapyceus.com/course/pyschologybundle-html/

People enjoyed it being Interactive:

I enjoyed being able to interact with other professionals. Not being able to attend conferences, I will often feel alone in this world providing recreational therapy services in the community. It was nice to find another way to get credit.
When Danny got the listeners involved to answer the questions. A lot of it pertained to me.
I liked how the Wedinar was interactive with the people listening/ watching Danny Pettry
Engaging with audience
Seeing how many CTRS’s there are, what their work setting is and what groups of individuals they serve are. Also, the various ways to complete CEU’s and the helpful tips
I enjoyed the interaction time and the questions you asked.

You got my mind going and active.

I enjoyed the Q&A at the end.
Question and answers section
I enjoyed that he engaged us via comments.
I enjoyed hearing that other therapists relate to the same struggles I have when it comes to finding and paying for CEUs and the information about Danny’s site as easy access to them.
I enjoyed how he provided his Facebook information to find out about other important information for rec therapists!
What I enjoyed about this webinar was the max interaction Danny had with those who were watching.
I enjoyed the questions and answers portion. I feel more comfortable in knowing how to earn my CEUs.
I enjoyed the fact that it was interactive and that a lot of my questions about CEUS were answered.
. The group ask good questions.

Sign-up for Danny Pettry’s self-study CEU Bundle (2.5 CEUs total) Session Content pre-approved by NCTRC. Go here:

http://rectherapyceus.com/course/pyschologybundle-html/

It appeared that we had two (2) Un-happy customers:

It was okay, not what I expected.

Danny Pettry’s comments: ah man, bummer. Thanks for your honesty and thanks for giving my webinar a try.

Nothing… sorry

Danny Pettry’s comments: ah man, bummer again. I regret to hear that you got “nothing from it.” I’m optimistic in hoping that you already knew this information.

Danny’s comments: ya’ can’t please them all.

Sign-up for Danny Pettry’s self-study CEU Bundle (2.5 CEUs total) Session Content pre-approved by NCTRC. Go here:

http://rectherapyceus.com/course/pyschologybundle-html/