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2021 IITRA Annual Conference

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· Sessions
Thursday Keynote: Danny W. Pettry, M.Ed. LPC, NCC, NCTRS-BHS
Develop Your Potential: Reach Your Fullest Goals This Year & Teaching Emotion Regulation skills to people with behavioral health needs
Barbara Penning
2021-04-08T14:00:00Z 2021-04-08T17:00:00Z America/Chicago Thursday+Keynote%3A+Danny+W.+Pettry%2C+M.Ed.+LPC%2C+NCC%2C+NCTRS-BHS https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fiitra-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Welcome
Adria  Smith Barbara Penning
2021-04-08T14:00:00Z 2021-04-08T14:10:00Z America/Chicago Welcome https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fiitra-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Welcome
Welcome to the conference.
Adria  Smith Barbara Penning
2021-04-09T07:30:00Z 2021-04-09T07:40:00Z America/Chicago Welcome https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fiitra-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Key Note: Steve Siemens, CSP "DON'T DIE UNTIL YOU'RE DIED!"
In this seminar, you'll learn 11 steps to add enthusiasm to your life, job and world
Steve Siemens
2021-04-09T08:00:00Z 2021-04-09T09:30:00Z America/Chicago Key+Note%3A+Steve+Siemens%2C+CSP++%22DON%27T+DIE+UNTIL+YOU%27RE+DIED%21%22 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fiitra-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Yoga as adjunct treatment for severe mental illness
Participants will learn how yoga can be used by recreation therapist to assist patients with severe mental illness.
Jon Mitchell
2021-04-09T09:40:00Z 2021-04-09T10:40:00Z America/Chicago Yoga+as+adjunct+treatment+for+severe+mental+illness https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fiitra-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Treading new waters: Development of the Patient and Family Life Specialist role in an Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer programs
We’ll highlight the development of the Adolescents and Young Adults Patient and Family Life Specialist position with the integration of child life practicum.
Kathy Whiteside Emily Mozena
2021-04-09T09:40:00Z 2021-04-09T10:40:00Z America/Chicago Treading+new+waters%3A+Development+of+the+Patient+and+Family+Life+Specialist+role+in+an+Adolescent+and+Young+Adult+Cancer+programs https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fiitra-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Combating Social Isolation
Discuss combating social isolation by explaining how to prevent it through programs and methods. Discuss how preventing social isolation is a professional.
Annie Klaver Gabrielle Cole
2021-04-09T09:40:00Z 2021-04-09T10:40:00Z America/Chicago Combating+Social+Isolation https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fiitra-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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What it means to be high: Understanding heroin addiction through the lens of flow theory
A lack of understand and evidence-based non-pharmaceutical treatment methods has led to sigma and poor recovery rates for individuals with heroin addiction.
Tara Shibbani
2021-04-09T10:50:00Z 2021-04-09T11:50:00Z America/Chicago What+it+means+to+be+high%3A+Understanding+heroin+addiction+through+the+lens+of+flow+theory https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fiitra-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Iowa College Transition Programs
This session will provide an overview of the transition programs offered by The University of Iowa and Northwestern College
Samantha Martin Erin Birkenholtz
2021-04-09T10:50:00Z 2021-04-09T11:50:00Z America/Chicago Iowa+College+Transition+Programs https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fiitra-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Play for a day, Play for a lifetime
I will discuss the benefits, uses and funding for sensory programming both in inpatient and outpatient services for all ages.
Whitney Broghammer
2021-04-09T10:50:00Z 2021-04-09T11:50:00Z America/Chicago Play+for+a+day%2C+Play+for+a+lifetime https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fiitra-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Bringing in Music Therapist: The Positive Outcomes on Brain & Behavior Functioning
The science behind the powerful effects of music on the brain, human behavior, and our health dates back to Aristotle and Plato.
Katie Suddarth
2021-04-09T10:50:00Z 2021-04-09T11:50:00Z America/Chicago Bringing+in+Music+Therapist%3A+The+Positive+Outcomes+on+Brain+%26+Behavior+Functioning https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fiitra-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Business Meeting
Talk about board business and vote for new board members.
Adria  Smith Barbara Penning
2021-04-09T12:00:00Z 2021-04-09T13:00:00Z America/Chicago Business+Meeting https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fiitra-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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RT in the Public Schools - What does it Look Like?
Take a look at what a typical day looks like for an RT in the public schools. We’ll talk assessments used, members of the treatment team and interventions.
Kayla Richardson
2021-04-09T13:10:00Z 2021-04-09T14:40:00Z America/Chicago RT+in+the+Public+Schools+-+What+does+it+Look+Like%3F https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fiitra-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Bringing the heart to your community
We’ll talk how to bring the heart to programming in Senior Living for all levels. We’ll discuss the importance of building relationships with other departments.
Jessica Lazzara
2021-04-09T13:10:00Z 2021-04-09T14:40:00Z America/Chicago Bringing+the+heart+to+your+community https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fiitra-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Adaptive Equipment in the Home: New Ideas and Activities
How to turn everyday household items into adaptive equipment for activities. We’ll share fun activities that can be utilized during virtual programming.
Sydney Lane Marie  Jeschke Josie Marchant
2021-04-09T13:10:00Z 2021-04-09T14:40:00Z America/Chicago Adaptive+Equipment+in+the+Home%3A+New+Ideas+and+Activities https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fiitra-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The Busy Recreation Therapist Guide to Evidence Based Practice
During this session you will learn 5 simple steps that any recreation therapist can use to ensure they are implementing Evidence Based Practice (EBP).
Meagan Young
2021-04-09T13:10:00Z 2021-04-09T14:40:00Z America/Chicago The+Busy+Recreation+Therapist+Guide+to+Evidence+Based+Practice https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fiitra-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Wellness for Seniors
I’ll go over how to implement an effective and safe wellness program for seniors.
Emily Gaulke
2021-04-09T14:50:00Z 2021-04-09T15:50:00Z America/Chicago Wellness+for+Seniors https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fiitra-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Mindfulness-Based interventions in Therapeutic Recreation
A review of meditative practices, benefits and implications for the use of guided imagery and mindfulness techniques in therapeutic recreation.
Valerie Paulsen
2021-04-09T14:50:00Z 2021-04-09T15:50:00Z America/Chicago Mindfulness-Based+interventions+in+Therapeutic+Recreation https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fiitra-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Recreation Therapy Business 101
Individuals will acknowledge and utilize strategies to develop and manage RT services as a business while bringing awareness and advocacy to the profession.
Nathan Lamaster Wesley Cornelius
2021-04-09T14:50:00Z 2021-04-09T15:50:00Z America/Chicago Recreation+Therapy+Business+101 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fiitra-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Community Inclusion and Participation as a Medical Necessity
Community participation and inclusion are important aspects of people's lives.
Bryan McCormick
2021-04-09T14:50:00Z 2021-04-09T15:50:00Z America/Chicago Community+Inclusion+and+Participation+as+a+Medical+Necessity https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fiitra-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Adaptive Sports Programing
During this session we will explore the topic of adaptive sports programs. We will talk about the programs and offer insight on more opportunities here in Iowa.
Hannah Lundeen
2021-04-09T16:00:00Z 2021-04-09T17:00:00Z America/Chicago Adaptive+Sports+Programing https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fiitra-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Sex as Leisure: Within the scope of practice as a recreational therapist
This innovative session will introduce dating, intimacy and romantic relationships as an important component of recreation therapy interventions.
Jennifer Piatt
2021-04-09T16:00:00Z 2021-04-09T17:00:00Z America/Chicago Sex+as+Leisure%3A+Within+the+scope+of+practice+as+a+recreational+therapist https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fiitra-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Fitness Disguised as Fun
This presentation will focus on sharing various ways that everyday movement can be fun.
Bri Swope
2021-04-09T16:00:00Z 2021-04-09T17:00:00Z America/Chicago Fitness+Disguised+as+Fun https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fiitra-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The 3 M's to better your Life
I will bring in some personal stories and how they can feel better about themselves so they can be better employees.
Lisa Maharry
2021-04-09T16:00:00Z 2021-04-09T17:00:00Z America/Chicago The+3+M%27s+to+better+your+Life https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fiitra-annual-conference Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)

Speakers

Lisa Maharry

The 3 M's to bettering your Life

Jessica Symmonds

Healthy Leisure Education among Incarcerated

Samantha Martin

Iowa College Transition Programs

Kathy Whiteside

Treading new waters: Development of the Patient and Family Life Specialist

Katie Suddarth

Bringing in Music Therapist: The Positive Outcomes on Brain & Behavior Functioning

Meagan Young

The Busy Recreation Therapist Guide to Evidence Based Practice

Nathan Lamaster

Recreation Therapy Business 101

Wesley Cornelius

Recreation Therapy Business 101

Bri Swope

Fitness Disguised as Fun

Marie Jeschke

Adaptive Equipment in the Home: New Ideas and Activites

Sydney Lane

Adaptive Equipment in the Home: New Ideas and Activites

Steve Siemens

DON'T DIE UNTIL YOU'RE DIED!

Josie Marchant

Adaptive Equipment in the Home: New Ideas and Activites

Bryan McCormick

Community Inclusion and Participation as a Medical Necessity

Emily Mozena

Treading new waters: Development of the Patient and Family Life Specialist

Erin Birkenholtz

Iowa College Transition Programs

Whitney Broghammer

Play for a day, Play for a lifetime

Jennifer Piatt

Sex as Leisure: Within the scope of practice as a recreation

Tara Shibbani

What it means to be high: Understanding heroin addiction through the lens of flow theory.

Jessica Lazzara

Bringing the heart to your community

Kayla Richardson

RT in the Public Schools - What Does it Look Like?

Barbara Penning

President - Elect

Emily Gaulke

Wellness for Seniors

Adria Smith

President

Valerie Paulsen

Mindfulness - Based Interventions in Therapeutic Recreation

Jon Mitchell

Yoga as Adjunct Treatment for Severe Mental Illness

Gabrielle Cole

Combating Social Isolation

Annie Klaver

Combating Social Isolation

Hannah Lundeen

Adaptive Sports Iowa

The event is over

Hosted by

Iowa Inclusive Therapeutic Recreation Association

We are the board of the Iowa Inclusive Therapeutic Recreation Association.

Booths

Samantha Martin

Northwestern NEXT

Kody Gafkjen

Camp High Hopes

Adria Smith, Claire Sumner, and Ashley Clark

Link Associates

Hannah Lundeen

Adaptive Sports Iowa

Erin Birkenholtz

UI REACH