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TR Month Workshop : Strategies for working around the barriers of change in TR

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Thursday February 23rd, 2023  12:00pm PST

TR month Workshop: Strategies for Working Around the Barriers of Change in TR

Presented by Dr. Colleen Hood and Dr. Lauren Cripps

Session Descriptions:

One of the key goals of therapeutic recreation practice is to support change in our clients. These changes may be small and momentary ( a shift in mood or activation) or they may be broader and more long-lasting ( acquiring the skills and confidence needed to interact with others). But change is hard! It is hard for our clients and it is also hard for us as TR professionals. In this session, we will explore some of the innate barriers to change that are part of being human and we will explore some strategies for overcoming these barriers. The session will focus on implications for our own efforts towards change as well as for our clients.


  • Identify three impacts of the neurobiology of the brain on efforts to change
  • Identify two strategies related to managing the uncomfortable emotions that accompany efforts to change
  • Identify the importance of personally meaningful goals in supporting efforts towards change

Length of Session: 90 minutes

*Free for BCTRA members. $50.00 for non- members. $35 for students.

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February 23
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Jenna Johnstone BCTRA Director of Education