The purpose of this qualitative study was to investigate how Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists utilize therapeutic recreation practice models to manage cross-ethnic interactions in therapeutic recreation programs. The following four salient themes emerged from the data: (1) awareness and struggle of diversity issues; (2) awareness of limited diversity training; (3) importance of family and spiritual involvement; and (4) implementation of Euro-North American universal notions across culture. Future directions regarding cross-ethnic therapeutic recreation practice are provided.
Author Rodney R. Dieser
Volume Vol 37, No 2 (2003)