Call for Presenters & Save the Date

Pacific Northwest Therapeutic Recreation Association Annual Conference

Friday, January 29, 2016

Good Samaritan Hospital, Portland, Oregon

Greetings! The Board of Directors for the Pacific Northwest Therapeutic Recreation Association invites submissions to present at our upcoming annual conference Friday, January 29, 2016 at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center in Portland, Oregon. This conference provides annual continuing education and networking opportunities for CTRSs in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

In addition to our full day of presentations, we are seeking an interactive ½ day pre-conference session.

Conference Theme: “Bridging the Gap – Taking Recreation Therapy from the Clinic to Community”

Presentation Topic Suggestions: Integrating community into healthcare settings, Best Practices for Inclusion, Rehabilitation Community Integration, Integrating Community & Healthcare teams, Innovative therapies, Community & Mental Health, Rx Leisure & Recreation Benefits, Benefits of Community Education

Presentation Submission Deadline: October 16th, 2015, presentations via web will be considered.

Proposal Requirements:      

* Presenter contact information including address, phone, and email.

* Presenter resume or vitae, two pages max

* Presentation description up to 150 words, including how the content is related to recreation therapy

* Three measurable learning objectives

* How the presentation fits the theme of the conference.

* Presentation outline including length of presentation.

* Audio/visual needs list

* Submit any requests for accommodations, travel, presentation support, or speaking stipends.

Proposal Submission: For questions and proposal submissions, please send required proposal documents to Rachel Gorman, PNWATRA President at pnwatra at gmail .com


TR Forum Tomorrow

We are looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow at the TR Forum in Salem.  On site registration still available if you are interested in attending.

Worried about what to Bring? Check out our flyer of what we think you should bring.

What to Bring!


Worried about Directions?  We have done the work for you.

Directions from Portland

Directions from Eugene


See you all tomorrow!  And make sure to be prepared for a little rain!


2015 OSH Therapeutic Recreation Forum

2015 OSH Therapeutic Recreation Forum

The Practicality of Ropes Course Facilitation, in Recreation Therapy, for All Populations (.7 CEUs) 

 Friday, August 28, 2015 

 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Youth With a Mission Campus

7085 Battle Creek Rd SE, Salem, OR 97317
(503) 364-3837


7:30 – 8:00                 Check In / On-site Registration / Refreshments

8:00 – 8:15                 Welcome by PNWATRA Board

8:15 – 9:15                 Session 1: Communication, Use your Outside Voice 

                                    Jamie Hoffman & Jennifer Bartel

9:15 – 9:30                 Networking Break


9:30 – 10:30               Session 2: Adaptive Living Solutions by Accessing Oregon

                                    Jordan Meekins

10:30-10:45                Networking Break

10:45 – 11:45              Session 3: Facilitation: Intentional Learning

                                    Jamie Hoffman & Jennifer Bartel

 11:45 – 1:00               Lunch Catered by Sassy Onion

 1:00 – 5:00                Ropes Course Facilitation and discussions

                                    Jamie, Jennifer, Kellie


Register via Online or Mail


New Job Postings!

Check out our Jobs page.  Three companies in Oregon and Washingto looking to hire CTRS'!


Online Registration Link Fixed

You can register here online now!