Profession recreational therapist

Recreational therapists provide treatments and recreational activities to help recover or improve individuals will illnesses or other physical, mental or emotional problems.

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Personality Type

  • Social / Investigative
  • Investigative / Social

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  • Maintain healthcare user data confidentiality

    Comply with and maintain the confidentiality of healthcare users` illness and treatment information.

  • Assess the patient's therapeutic needs

    Observe and assess the patient`s behaviour, attitudes and emotions in order to understand if and how their therapeutic needs can be met with a specific kind of therapy, collecting and analysing information on how the client makes, responds to, and relates to artistic stimulae. Relate this information to other aspects of the patient`s life.

  • Listen actively

    Give attention to what other people say, patiently understand points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times; able to listen carefully the needs of customers, clients, passengers, service users or others, and provide solutions accordingly.

  • Develop a collaborative therapeutic relationship

    Develop a mutually collaborative therapeutic relationship during treatment, fostering and gaining healthcare users' trust and cooperation.

  • Provide health education

    Provide evidence based strategies to promote healthy living, disease prevention and management.

Optional knowledge and skills

behavioural therapy encourage healthcare user's self-monitoring autism promote inclusion neurology write work-related reports prepare treatment plan for art therapy cognitive psychology respond to changing situations in health care control animal movement adhere to organisational guidelines body language medical studies ensure safety of healthcare users practice gestalt therapy apply psychoanalysis organise relapse prevention peer group methods anthropology psychopharmacology animal therapy develop a repertoire for music therapy sessions employ foreign languages for health-related research theory of art therapy pedagogy human psychological development reflexion victimology psychotherapy principles handle patient trauma assess art therapy sessions record healthcare users' progress related to treatment work in a multicultural environment in health care refer healthcare users apply art therapy interventions disability types deal with emergency care situations contribute to continuity of health care apply risk management in sports comply with quality standards related to healthcare practice types of music therapies psychopathology empathise with the healthcare user advise on healthcare users' informed consent apply organisational techniques take referred patients observe healthcare users employ foreign languages in care eating disorders fine arts educate on the prevention of illness accept own accountability work in multidisciplinary health teams apply music therapy assessment methods paediatrics use e-health and mobile health technologies record treated patient's information sexology inform policy makers on health-related challenges apply health sciences geriatrics apply music therapy treatment methods relaxation techniques use art in a therapeutic setting communicate effectively in healthcare sociology health care occupation-specific ethics psychosociology apply context specific clinical competences apply related sciences to music therapy apply music therapy methods recognise patients' reaction to therapy health care legislation psychology dance therapy comply with legislation related to health care assess music therapy sessions ensure proper appointment administration psychoacoustics music therapy processes work with healthcare users' social network identify patients' behaviours psychoanalysis diagnose mental disorders plan music therapy sessions human physiology cognitive behavioural therapy manage healthcare users' data philosophy dance

Common job titles

  • Creative arts therapist
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  • Recreation therapist ii
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  • Life enrichment coordinator - activities coordinator - recreation therapy
  • Activities director
  • Recreational therapist