Tuesday April 13th, 2021

7:00pm – 8:00pm

*This webinar can be used as continuing education credit when renewing your BCTRA membership*

Our presenters ask that participants bring their favourite sensory items (a cozy blanket, wear PJs, essential oil/perfume to smell, a pet for companionship). Essentially, they would like you to feel comfortable and relaxed during their presentation. Participants are free to show off their dog/cat/hamster on camera and enjoy their drink of choice for the evening (tea or hot chocolate etc.).


Accessing the webinar: 

Practicing self-care on-site and at home for burn-out prevention
Tue, Apr 13, 2021 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (PDT)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
Canada: +1 (647) 497-9373

Access Code: 442-227-853



It is essential for a TR practitioner to regulate their emotions during the work day to effectively perform daily tasks, be able to respond to clients in a professional, courteous, and helpful manner, and to reduce the risk of burn-out. Self-care practices rooted in compassion and self-acceptance such as positive affirmations can boost one’s morale in the workplace environment. Furthermore, monitoring one’s thoughts can reduce negative emotions, and specialized breathing techniques can further alleviate one’s bodily and psychological stress caused by internal and external factors. The participants will learn more about on-site self-care practices as well as what one can do at home to practice self-care.

After the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe common signs of emotional exhaustion in themselves or among their staff members
  2. Describe healthy work habits to prevent burnout/emotional exhaustion
  3. Define the parameters that entail proper self-care

Documents: Professional Quality of Life Scale_CF Self Assessment Self Care Plan Worksheet

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Presented by: Freya Puszka

Wednesday April 7th, 2021

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Pre-approved for 1 hour of continuing education by NCTRC.


What does it mean to be an ally? An ally is to have someone on your side, and as Recreation Therapists, this is second nature in our practice through implementing person-centered and strengths-based approaches. There are many populations that are in need of allies to feel safe accessing resources.

This presentation will focus on the LGBTQIA2s+ community and how Recreation Therapists can become allies to ensure inclusion in their practice. A refresher of LGBTQIA2s+ terminology and language will be included, as well as tips for Recreation Therapists. Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss case studies and participate in a Q&A towards the end of the session.

Presenter Bio: 

Freya is a 4th year Therapeutic Recreation Student at Douglas College. She is a passionate ally to the LGBTQIA2s+ community, and has devoted extracurricular activities and areas of study to this topic area. Freya conducted a research project about LGBTQIA2s+ inclusion in Therapeutic Services in their third year, and this presentation is a continuation of her hopes to bring awareness to gaps in education. Freya hopes to encourage others to become allies to individuals experiencing marginalization.

Freya enjoys baking, knitting and walking for her leisure. She is originally from England and has lived in Canada for 15 years.