The Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) is involved in providing services which include assessment/diagnosis, treatment/rehabilitation, remediation, education, and recreation participation to promote changes in the client's/patient's physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and leisure behavior. Roles the CTRS may assume in providing services are that of therapist, educator, facilitator, supervisor, and administrator.
The Therapeutic Recreation Specialist uses many different modalities or intervention techniques to help persons achieve their desired outcomes. These interventions include but are not limited to:
Aquatic Therapy * Therapeutic Use of Horticulture * Stress Management * Adventure Therapy * Values Clarification
Animal Facilitated Therapy * Therapeutic Riding * Therapeutic Use of Arts & Music * Community Reintegration
Relaxation Techniques * Therapeutic Play * Reminiscence * Adaptive Sports * Leisure Education