Sexual Health as a Recreational Therapy Facilitation Technique

*This course has been pre-approved by NCTRC for 5 clock hours.

This course is designed to provide an introduction to sexual health as a recreational therapy facilitation technique. Participants will better understand how to approach the topic of sexual health grounded in research and to develop evidence-based practice. A general discussion of a few populations will be provided and case study examples to practice developing sexual health sessions. Participants will need to pass a quiz with a score of at least 70% at the completion of the course to receive CEU's.

Course Objectives

  • Participants will become familiar with basic terms of sexual health and a review of related literature.

  • Participants will be able to identify different ways to facilitate Sexual Health with various populations.

  • Participants will understand the sexual health framework for delivering RT.

Jennifer Piatt, PhD, CTRS

Instructor Bio:

Dr. Jennifer Piatt’s work focuses on addressing clinical outcomes for adults and children with disabling conditions within community-based rehabilitation, primarily the spinal cord injury population. She utilizes research in recreational therapy (RT) as a public health initiative to better understand how different interventions can address secondary health conditions, improve health outcomes, and decrease health care costs. Her research is grounded in the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF). As a bio-psycho-social model the ICF provides a conceptual framework that examines health within a variety of contexts, including personal and environmental factors, body functions and structure, as well as activity and participation. Utilizing both qualitative and quantitative methods, she examines how human behavior impacts participation. Her overarching goal is to better understand what type of public health initiatives within the realm of RT have a positive impact on health outcomes among adults and children with disabling conditions within community-based rehabilitation settings.

Jennifer Piatt, PhD, CTRS

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