Upcoming Events

    • Thursday, August 23, 2018
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Ability360 Conference Center 1

    Educating Recreation Therapists on the Appropriate Use of Social Skills Training for the Serious Mental Illness Population

     Date: Thursday, August 23, 2018

    Time: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

    Location: Ability360 Conference Center 1

     Presenter:  Leonardo Caraballo, PsyD, ABPP

    CEU's: 0.15

    CEU's have been pre-approved by ATRA and NCTRC.

    Dr. Leonardo J. Caraballo is a psychologist with the Phoenix VA Health Care System and works as part of an interprofessional team to serve Veterans with serious mental illness (SMI). He received his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from La Salle University (Philadelphia, PA) in 2013. Dr. Caraballo completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System with a focus in Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery (PSR&R) and SMI. He is board certified in Clinical Psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. In addition to providing recovery-oriented services, Dr. Caraballo has an interest in PSR&R research, training, and dissemination. He also serves as a Regional Master Trainer for Social Skills Training (SST) within the VA system where he provides training and consultation to VA providers regarding the effective implementation of SST. 

     Learning Outcomes

    • Define social skills as they relate to Social Skills Training (SST) implementation.
    • Describe how Recreation Therapists can benefit from learning the recovery model and the recovery elements of SST.
    • Identify three training procedures in SST implementation and how Recreation Therapists can effectively utilize this skill in treatment planning.


    ASTRA encourages persons with disabilities to attend our conferences and workshops. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please email President Elect Trudy Gomez in advance.

Past events

Monday, June 25, 2018 TRAIAL Committee Meeting
Friday, April 06, 2018 ASTRA Conference 2018 Mixer
Friday, April 06, 2018 ASTRA Two-Day Conference 2018: "Shining the Light on Recreation Therapy"
Monday, March 26, 2018 TRAIAL Committee Meeting
Monday, October 30, 2017 TRAIAL Committee Meeting
Friday, August 25, 2017 "Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice in Recreational Therapy"
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 TRAIAL Committee Meeting
Saturday, April 22, 2017 ASTRA 2017 Conference "Recreation Therapy: Stimulating Mind, Body, & Spirit"
Thursday, February 09, 2017 TRAIAL Committee Meeting
Wednesday, December 07, 2016 2016 December ASTRA BOD Meeting
Friday, October 28, 2016 AZ Advocacy & Legislative Meeting 2016
Friday, April 29, 2016 2016 ASTRA Spring Conference: Innovation in Recreation Therapy
Friday, April 29, 2016 "Innovation Station" Expo at 2016 ASTRA Spring Conference
Monday, March 21, 2016 Tentative - 2016 March ASTRA Meeting
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 2016 February ASTRA Meeting
Thursday, January 21, 2016 2016 January ASTRA Meeting
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 2015 December ASTRA Meeting
Monday, August 10, 2015 2015 ASTRA Partnership with APRA: Annual Conference & Expo
Friday, May 01, 2015 2015 ASTRA Spring Conference
Friday, March 06, 2015 ASTRA 2015 Brown Bag Educational Session: Inspire, Motivate & Engage Volunteers
Friday, October 10, 2014 2014 ASTRA Conference: Healthy Leisure Lifestyles through Integrated Services
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 ASTRA Conference Planning Meeting
Friday, February 21, 2014 ASTRA Social Aunt Chilada's style!
Friday, November 15, 2013 Save the Date! - 2013 ASTRA Fall Conference
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 ASTRA Board of Directors Meeting
Monday, October 14, 2013 ASTRA Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 ASTRA Board of Directors Meeting
Friday, April 19, 2013 Dive into the Sound of Knowledge ASTRA Conference!
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 State of Arizona: Include Recreational Therapy in the Essential Health Benefits Package
Thursday, April 04, 2013 ASTRA Board of Directors Meeting
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 ASTRA: TR Month Extravaganza!
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 ASTRA Board of Directors' Meeting
Sunday, December 16, 2012 Kickball Tournament Fundraiser - KEEN Phoenix
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 Meeting
Tuesday, November 06, 2012 NCTRC Board Election! (Vote for Kelly Ramella)
Thursday, November 01, 2012 ASTRA Board of Director's Meeting
Sunday, October 14, 2012 ASTRA Social and Annual Membership Meeting
Friday, October 12, 2012 2012 Annual ATRA Conference
Friday, February 10, 2012 2012 TR Month Mini-Conference and Celebration
Saturday, October 15, 2011 ASTRA Fall Conference
Sunday, September 11, 2011 2011 ATRA Annual Conference
Sunday, July 10, 2011 2011 TR Week
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners
Saturday, April 30, 2011 LifeWater Scuba Workshop
Friday, April 29, 2011 Adapt, Explore, and Prepare for Change
Thursday, April 29, 2010 2010 ASTRA Mid-Year Conference
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