The use of theory as a basis for therapeutic recreation interventions results in many benefits for clients and practitioners. This article provides an overview of the literature related to theories of coping and describes the potential role of therapeutic recreation services in the facilitation of improved coping skills. Individuals with disabilities and illnesses experience many challenges that require a variety of coping skills. However, as important as developing skills to address problems, the coping skills literature provides excellent support for a focus on increasing positive resources and positive life experiences as a vital component of effective coping.
Author Colleen Deyell Hood, Cynthia P. Carruthers
Volume Vol 36, No 2 (2002)