Processing is a facilitation approach designed to facilitate learning, awareness, and change. Strategies such as frontloading, debriefing, providing immediate feedback, and use of metaphors are employed to assist individuals in interpreting their participation in activities. The purpose of this paper is to review literature to help determine how processing could be a facilitation technique used by therapeutic recreation (TR) practitioners. A review of terms, techniques, and research developments related to processing is provided. This literature review highlights the need for both research and staff training if processing is to be used effectively as a facilitation technique in TR.
Author Kenneth E. Mobily|Susan L. Hutchinson, John Dattilo
Volume Vol 34, No 4 (2000)|Vol 35, No 1 (2001)