Allison B., Ohio won our Rec Therapist of the Year Contest!

Allison B. of Ohio won our Rec Therapist of the Year Contest! – which was given away for Rec Therapy Month.

Allison had also submitted information for our Rec Therapy CEUs – Culture book – which will be released soon.

She won all of these goodies from Danny Pettry:


  • Rec Therapy Month notepads for her facility
  • Rec Therapy balloons for her facility
  • Rec Therapy ink pens for her facility
  • A $25 amazon gift card
  • A “Rec Therapist of the Year” coffee mug
  • A fruit basket from Edible arrangements – which happened to arrive on her birthday as well – double bonus
  • A 5-clock hour self-study CEU course from:
  • The required book for the course.

Pictures of Rec Therapy Month Presentation

The truth is: Only YOU can promote Recreational Therapy. There isn’t another person who is going to step up and promote your profession for you. It is your own responsibility.

It reminds me of how Smoky the Bear says, “only you can prevent forest fires.”

Your Chief Executive Officer, the physician, your hospital secretary, the physical therapist, or anyone else won’t do this for you.

After all, it is your profession and your responsibility to advocate and promote it.


February is International Recreational Therapy Month!


I provided a lunch and learn at my hospital (Huntington, West Virginia) on Friday Feb, 3, 2017. The topic was the difference between recreation (in general) and recreational therapy. There were CEUs for several other professions as well, which helped to increase attendance. We had a fairly good turnout with about 20 to 25 people. Most of them were recreational therapists. There were several counselors, some direct care staff, administrative assistants, and others.


I provided a pizza because we “RTs put the RT in PARTY, which is fun for a Friday.

Here are some pictures:


Danny Pettry (this photo was taken by Amanda Wilson)


[0.1 CEUs] — Rec Therapy Month Webinar

rtmonthaFebruary is Rec Therapy Month!
I’m presenting a free webinar:
The difference between recreation activities and recreation therapy.
(0.1 CEU) provided.
Date: Wed. Feb. 1, 2017. Time: 7:00 p.m. (eastern time).
Of course, you already know the difference.
If you enjoy the webinar you can get access to replay the webinar at your facility to help educate your co-workers about recreation therapy.
best wishes.
your friend,