ERIC Number: ED197571
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Therapeutic Recreation Service in Psychiatry: Elements of Communication and Assessment.
Crawford, Michael E.
Practical Pointers, v4 n2 Jul 1980
The role of therapeutic recreation in psychiatric settings is examined. The importance of establishing a positive communication pattern is emphasized. Elements of assessment in the therapeutic recreation setting are considered, including thought processes and verbal behavior, nonverbal behavior, and awareness of feelings. Treatment planning is viewed as a process, with goals required as part of the individualized treatment plan. Examples are cited of descriptive observation and charting. (CL)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Disturbances, Evaluation Methods, Psychiatric Services, Recreation, Staff Role
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Reston, VA. Information and Research Utilization Center.