Webinar: NCTRC Re-certification and Areas of Specialization: Continuing Professional Competence

Posted April 14th 2019

Looking for information about the process of re-certifying through NCTRC? Want more information about Areas of Specialty Certification? Join us Friday April 26th. 

This webinar has been pre-approved for CEUs through NCTRC

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Student Researcher Looking for Research Participants

Posted April 8th 2019

Professional Learning Requires Reflection. Are You a Reflective Practitioner?  Want to learn more?

Please Note: We are currently in need of individuals that are:

  • Are a current professional member of the BC Therapeutic Recreation Association (BCTRA)
  • Have five years’ experience as a recreation therapist
  • Must know about and be interested in the concept of reflective practice
  • Work within a community-based setting (Not hospital-based acute care)
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Webinar: Using Tension-Based Practice to Promote Recovery-Orientation in the Inpatient Context

Posted April 4th 2019

Date: April 26th, 2019
Time: 10:30-12:00 PST

Using Tension-Based Practice to Promote Recovery-Orientation in the Inpatient Context

Although most attention has been directed to the development of recovery oriented mental health services in the community, a mental health inpatient hospitalization can also be designed and implemented to be experienced as recovery promoting. The purpose of this webinar is to introduce participants to an evidence-informed approach to delivering and strengthening recovery-oriented practice in inpatient settings. The approach includes an in-patient specific recovery competency framework, assessment of the inpatient context, and a strengths-based approach to transfer recovery knowledge into daily practice and to enable interprofessional problem solving to address dilemmas frequently experienced in practice.


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Late Notice: Webinar – What Families Need from the Mental Health System

Posted April 4th 2019

April 12th 10:30 -12:00

Hosted by: Psychosocial Rehabilitation of BC.


Family caregivers are often the service providers who spend the most time with people with severe mental illnesses. However, some families experience is that mental health systems have had great difficulty in understanding their perspectives, both on what their family members need and what family caregivers need from service providers. Come hear some fresh points of view about how we can offer the best services.

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Regulation of TR in BC: Past, Present and Future

Posted March 22nd 2019

Resource for TRs working with Children and Youth Mental Health

Posted March 18th 2019

UMIND 1000+ Resources for Child and Youth Mental Health Professionals 

Umind is an international online community dedicated to helping child and  youth mental health professionals, educators and student learners expand their expertise, collaborate and grow in their profession. This is accomplished through Umind’s vast library of resources, practical tools and training.




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Posted March 8th 2019

LATE NOTICE: WEBINAR  Wednesday March 13th, 2019 at 8:00 am PST

Understanding the Impact and Pathways of Intergenerational Trauma and Resiliency on the Mental Health and Wellness of First Nations Peoples in Canada

Hosted by the Knowledge Exchange Network

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Posted March 7th 2019


Webinar: Tuesday March 26th, 2019

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Increasing Professional Quality of Life, Positive Emotions, and Self Care at Work in TR

This session content is CE Pre-Approved by NCTRC for 1 contact hour of education or .1 CEUs


This session will provide an overview of professional quality of life, as well as results from an exploratory study examining professional quality of life in TR. Based on the results of this study, strategies to increase professional quality of life, positive emotions, and self-care will be provided.



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2019-2020 BCTRA Membership!

Posted March 5th 2019

Your BCTRA Membership expires April 1, 2019.

Beginning March 15th and until May 15th you will be able to renew your membership and be in good standing for the April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020 Membership Year.

Renewing is easy; follow these steps:
1. Go to www.bctra.org and login with username and password
Please review your profile – have you changed jobs? New email? Click on the ‘Edit Profile’
button in the upper right corner to make necessary profile changes.
3. Under Members-Only Resources, click the link Membership Renewal Payment.
4. Select the appropriate Membership type and make your payment.

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BCTRA’s 4th Annual Research Night: Registration is now Open!!

Posted February 4th 2019

Pizza, Networking and Knowledge!!!!!

Join us February 25th, 2019 to learn about the new and innovative student research projects:

  • Q is for Quality
  • Perceptions of Mental Health Service
  • Movement and Mood in Older Adults with Dementia
  • The Perception of Recreation Through the Eyes of Non-Recreation Staff 
  • Building Resilience Through Trail Running: A Gender Perspective
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