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ASTRA 2017 Conference "Recreation Therapy: Stimulating Mind, Body, & Spirit"

  • Saturday, April 22, 2017
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Edith Ball Adaptive Recreation Center, 1000 S Randolph Way Tucson, AZ 85716


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Current ASTRA Board Members only
  • Full conference registration includes lunch but DOES NOT include membership. This option is for professionals who wish to attend but prefer NOT to become members of ASTRA. If you wish to register at the ASTRA Member rate, please join us on our website and, upon confirmation of membership, register for conference at the ASTRA Member rate.
  • Full conference registration includes lunch. Speakers presenting a session at conference who wish to attend sessions may register at this reduced rate.
  • This option is for current Student members of ASTRA to attend full conference and includes lunch. If you are not currently a Student member of ASTRA, please register on our website and, upon confirmation of membership, register for conference here.

Registration is closed

The Arizona State Therapeutic Recreation Association presents:

2017 ASTRA Conference: "Recreation Therapy: Stimulating Mind, Body, & Spirit"

Registration is OPEN!

To register and for more information, click here:

Date:  Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Time:  8:00AM Check In

            8:30AM-5:00PM Sessions

           12:30 Lunch onsite

            5:15PM Social (local restaurant TBD)

Location: Edith Ball Adaptive Recreation Center

Address:  1000 S Randolph Way

                 Tucson, AZ 85716

CEU's Offered: 0.65 CEU's*

*CEU pre-approval is in process. ATRA and NCTRC cannot guarantee that every session offered for this continuing education opportunity will be granted CEUs


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 Felicia Zeigler in advance.

Traveling to Tucson? Stay a while!

We have limited hotel rooms blocked for ASTRA Conference attendees at $102/night (+tax) April 21-23, 2017!  

You must state that you are attending the Arizona State Therapeutic Recreation Association Conference to get this special rate.

DoubleTree by Hilton Tucson-Reid Park

445 S Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711

Call by April 3rd to reserve your room:

National #: (800) 222-8733

Local #: (520) 881-4200

Schedule At-A-Glance:

Schedule details are subject to change.

 Time  Session
 8:00AM  Registration Check-In

Session 1

Reaching Out to Bridge the Gap: A Client's Perspective of Recreation Therapy (0.1) 

Markus Davis, Client of ABILITY360

 9:30AM  Break

Session 2
Advocate for Recreation Therapy 101 (0.15)

Savannah Geare, CTRS
 11:15AM  Break

Session 3

Bio Touch: A Recreation Therapist's Gift to Humanity

Paul Bucky, Executive Director Bio-Touch

  • Lunch 

  • Raffle

  • Annual Membership Meeting


Session 4
Introducing Recreation Therapists to the Warrior Workout (0.1)

Donna Papetti, ACE, CHt
 2:30PM Break

Session 5A

Recreation Therapists Can Incorporate Wabing into Practice to Improve Your Client's Psychosocial and Physical Healt        

Dr. Jonas Nordstrom, Ph.D., M.Sc.

Session 5B
Disentangling Eating Disorder: Educating Recreation Therapists to Engage Clients in Mind, Body, Spirit Recovery (0.1)

Diane Ryan, MA, LPC - Executive Director at Mirasol

Katie Klein, MS, LASAC - Director of Utilization Review at Mirasol

 3:45PM Break

Session 6

Conquering Our Everest: Using the Power of the Outdoors to Improve Quality of Life for Persons with Disabilities (0.1)

Brenna Bean, CTRS - Program Coordinator; Sarah Lindvay, CTRS - Healthy Day Program Coordinator; Jerry Ketelhut - Executive Director

 5:00PM  Leave for Social
 5:15PM  Social at Local Restaurant TBD

Information regarding social will be posted here once available.


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