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Teleconference: “Interprofessional Collaboration and Education: The Role of Therapeutic Recreation”

January 28, 2014 @ 4:00 pm - October 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Document:  BCTRA Jan 2014

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(Call-In:  1-866-627-1651, participant passcode 17407014#)

“Interprofessional Collaboration and Education:  The Role of Therapeutic Recreation”

Session Description:  Interprofessional collaboration and education is critical to the continued development and enhancement of the profession of Therapeutic Recreation.  This presentation will provide an overview of the Canadian Interprofessional Competency Framework and its link to effective therapeutic recreation treatment services.  Participants will gain an understanding of the barriers, challenges, and rewards of interprofessional collaboration in health and human services settings.  Further, participants will recognize the inherent benefits of moving from an individual professional scope of practice to a patient/client centered approach that requires care and treatment far beyond the skill and competency in any one profession.  Participants will also be exposed to post-secondary practices that encourage, support, and promote interprofessional collaboration through unique interprofessional learning experiences.

Presenter’s Bio:  Douglas Cripps was appointed as the Associate Dean – Undergraduate Programs in the Faculty of Kinesiology &Health Studies at the University of Regina in July 2013 where he has been a faculty member since 1996.  Doug has taught primarily in the Therapeutic Recreation area and was instrumental in developing the Therapeutic Recreation Degree program at the University of Regina that was launched in 2010 and meets NCTRC eligibility requirements for its graduates.  From January 2012 to his appointment as Associate Dean, Doug was the Faculty Associate in the Centre for Teaching and Learning at the U of R and provided academic leadership to the University with a focus on enhancing the pedagogical skills of its faculty.

Doug has been involved with a variety of research projects and initiatives including interprofessional education and collaboration, internationally educated health professionals, pain management, school/community health, health care ethics and palliative care.  This involvement had led to numerous presentations at provincial, national, and international conferences and symposia as well as three recent (2010/11/13) publications in the Annual of the American Therapeutic Recreation Association, the Journal for Interprofessional Care, and a book chapter in Disability Sport:  A Vehicle for Social Change based on a presentation he gave at a Paralympics Pre-Conference in Coventry, England prior to the 2012 Paralympic Games.

Prior to joining the U of R, Doug worked as a Recreation Therapist at a long-term psychiatric rehab hospital in the forensic unit from 1991-1993 and as a Behavioral Consultant for Saskatchewan Social Services from 1993-1996.  He is currently the President-Elect of the Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association, Saskatchewan Provincial Coordinator for the Canadian Paralympic Committee, and recently completed a nine-year stint on the National Coordinating Committee for the Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability including his tenure as Chairperson from 2007-2009


January 28, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
October 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm