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NCTRC_LETTER_Sept_2006 - To TR Educators From Bob Riley...

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To: TR Educators From: Bob Riley, CTRS Executive Director, NCTRC Re: Update and Information for Students Date: September 8, 2006 Dear Therapeutic Recreation Educator: Greetings from NCTRC! We sincerely hope that you had a wonderful and productive summer and that you are successfully transitioning back to the daily routine of the academic semester. We at NCTRC have been very busy through the summer months reviewing applications and standards, preparing to celebrate our 25 th anniversary, implementing the new Job Analysis Study and conducting research. As a result of our efforts there are several items that I would like to share with you. These items are presented below. If you wish to have additional information regarding a particular item, please contact us by replying to this email or call 845-639-1439. Thanks for your continued support of NCTRC and the CTRS credentialing process. Best, Bob Riley, Ph.D., CTRS Executive Director Updates This year marks the 25 th Anniversary of NCTRC and the inception of the Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS) Certification Program. In celebration of its 25 th anniversary, NCTRC has created a new logo, designed a commemorative poster and produced a legacy booklet that depicts the significant milestones of NCTRC development. NCTRC will be holding its annual certificant meeting at ATRA and NTRS. The Annual Meeting will feature a short business meeting followed by a festive reception program involving hundreds of CTRSs. We hope to see you there to join in the festivities. NCTRC has recently begun a new Job Analysis Study . The Job Analysis Survey was launched to approximately 11,000 CTRSs on September 5, 2006.
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You should have received yours already. The results of the JA Study will be reviewed by the NCTRC Board of Directors and incorporated into the list of documented Job Tasks performed by the CTRS and Knowledge Areas that represent the TR process. The Knowledge Areas form the basis of the NCTRC exam content and are used to evaluate pre-service and continuing education for CTRS certification. The results of the Job Analysis survey can have a significant impact on the CTRS exam content and curriculum development, so keep your eyes out for the results which are expected by the end of the year. NCTRC is sponsoring a
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