Because therapists need to provide information on why the treatments they provide work or need to decide what types of outcomes to measure, the demand for this book continues. The information in the book is not dated -- it is the scientific basis of why we do what we do.
Recreational therapy does work and this book provides the documentation to support that statement! In 1991 a specially selected group of recreational therapists, who were identified as experts in their specialty areas, met to document why recreational therapy works, based on actual research. This book provides justification and guidance on what types of interventions work with specific population groups. If you have reference books in your office, you need this among them
Chapters: Introduction, Keynote, Chemical Dependency, Developmental Disabilities, Gerontology, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine, Psychiatry, and Summary of Benefits Common to Therapeutic Recreation.