KINS 3328 Therapeutic Recreation and Mental Health
3 Hours; 3 Credits
The role of recreation therapy in mental health, psychiatric environments, and behavioral healthcare particularly as it relates to the educational environment. Causes, treatment strategies, terminology, etiology, and care of individuals with acute and chronic mental illnesses and the importance of recreation therapy as both an integral component of the educational and treatment team and as a coping mechanism and component of life quality. Leisure assessments and leisure counseling. Use of an eclectic approach to working with children and youth who have been abused/neglected and/or have mental health problems and/or substance abuse Issues. Sport, psychodrama, group therapy, play therapy, music and horticulture modalities, and animal facilitated therapy training, reflecting the applied nature of this course. Due to necessity for applied training and education, attending class and full participation is a fundamental requirement for a student to earn a passing grade in this course.
Prerequisite: candidacy for a B.S. degree with a major in physical education and junior/senior standing; Physical Education/Kinesiology 3322.