The National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) posted in their January/ February 2010 newsletter that:
NCTRC plans to award specialty certification in the following five areas of practice:
• Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation
• Developmental Disabilities
• Behavioral Health
• Community Inclusion Services
Think this is excellent for the advancement of the profession. Think it will help recreational therapists/ therapeutic recreation specialists to be better focused and prepared for their population.
I plan to pursue the Behavioral Health specialty certification myself. Not sure if I’d be eligible for the others at this time. My experience during the last 8 years has been working for a residential treatment unit for children at a psychiatric hospital.
My colleagues have specialty certificates for their fields.
Here is an example: some of our nurses have specialty certifications in psyche. The counselors have specialty certifications in treating addictions or sex offenders and other diagnosis.
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