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2016 Mid-Year Conference

February 7–9, 2016

San Antonio, Texas

Marketing the Transferable Skillset of a Pediatric CTRS in Non-traditional Settings: Intensive Outpatient Therapy

Monday, February 8, 2016 at 10:30 AM–12:00 PM CST
Medina (50) classroom
Session Description

This session is intended to help CTRS learn how marketing the transferable skill set of a pediatric CTRS can contribute to the provision of Therapeutic Recreation in non-traditional settings, using Intensive Outpatient Therapy as an example.

Learning Outcomes - Provide three measurable learning objectives for the session that relate to the NCTRC Job Anaylsis.

Attendees will learn what the transferable skill set of a pediatric CTRS is.

Attendees will learn how a CTRS may contribute as a transdisciplinary team member in non-traditional settings, usign Intensive Outpatient Therapy as an example.

Attendees will learn at least 3 non-traditional service domains available for a pediatric CTRS to work in.

Attendees will learn about some of the existing marketing tools that are available to CTRS which support the contribution of TR within healthcare and human service areas.

Detailed Session Outline - Include time spent on each portion of the outline. An example is given in the help text.

~ 5-10 minutes per slide

Introduction of Presenter

Objectives and Intended Audience

Brief discussion about audience's interest in the topic

Understanding your transferable skillset and contribution to the team

How to highlight your individualized skillset

Marketing Tools at your disposal

Beginning the Process of Job hunting

A Case Example: Intensive Outpatient Therapy

Where will you contribute?

Considering Potential Service Arenas

Break into groups to discuss personal interest areas and to answer questions

Wrap up and Evaluation

NCTRC Job Analysis.
Foundational Knowledge: Theories and Concepts, Practice Guidelines, Diagnostic Groupings
Implementation: Selection of programs, Modalities and/or interventions
Advancement of the Profession: Professionalism, Credential maintenance/ professional competencies, PR/promotion/marketing
Target Audience
New Graduates/New Professionals
Mid-Career Professionals
Seasoned Professionals


Heather Burket, Ed.M., CTRS, CCLS, Temple University