Behavioral Health CTRS needed

There is a position or a CTRS in behavioral medicine (Oklahoma).

Go here for details about this postion:

Senior, skater is going to be a Rec Therapist!

I was very happy to read about a senior in a rec therapy degree program in the news.

Tamara Shannon is a skater for the Ithaca League of Women Rollers. What a rough sport. I’m so glad to hear she is passionate.

And so happy to see she is going to be a rec therapist.

I was a skateboarder. It has some common elements with her type of skating. Like:

1.) practice to get better. 2.) It is very intrinsic/ self-motivated. 3.) fall down – get back up again. 4.) goals – aim to go beyond your current skills.

Here is a link to her article:

Special Kids – receives grant!

I interviewed Becky Bachelor, CTRS a few months ago to provide us with recreational therapy for children with special needs. I thought it was a great webinar. I found it very informative.

Becky works at “Special Kids,” in TN.

I was happy to see that a grant has been provided  to help kids.

The money from the grant (over $1,000) will go towards their “Play with a purpose” program.

The article provides an overview of what their Recreational Therapists do.

Rec Therapy Stories do reach millions

Hey  Chicken Soup for the Soul —

You claim there are not enough  recreational therapists to create a book and that your company would need a large audience with millions of potential readers in order to make the very large financial investment required.


The truth is – Recreational Therapy stories inspire and they do reach millions of people.

Here are some world-famous examples of Recreational Therapy that got readers: 


Recreational Therapist provide amazing services and their stories need to be told.

I think Chicken Soup should reconsider and give a book on Recreational Therapy a chance.

Sincerely yours,

Rec Therapy Today

Kelly Anne Crossland

Kelley Anne Crossland is a junior therapeutic recreation major at Temple University.

She has created a really neat TR Portfolio website. 

She outlines her education and experience in the field at her site.

Danny Pettry comments: I was at a conference in West Virginia about 10-years-ago or maybe more. I was eating lunch or dinner with Charlie Dixon (the operator of the TR Directory online) who is from Morgantown, West Virginia. We discussed how we were both surprised at the lack of webistes for our profession at the time. One of us pointed out that it was odd that two of the only people with web-sites in our profession were both from West Virginia, including: Charlie’s TR Directory, and myself, and TeachLeisure: Resources.

Here is the link to Kelley Anne Crossland’s TR portfolio: