TRJ Special Issue: Call for Papers


Special Issue: Call for Papers

Interprofessional Therapeutic Recreation/Recreational Therapy Practices and Education: Focus on Health and Quality of Life

Submission Dates:

Proposal: February 15, 2024

Manuscript: May 15, 2024

Publication: Issue 1 or 2 TRJ 2025

There is a need to advance interprofessional education and practice in therapeutic recreation/recreational therapy (TR/RT) and support the therapeutic recreation profession’s engagement in the global imperative to improve education and health outcomes (Khalili, et al., 2021). As a profession that promotes optimal health and quality of life, we are essential to the interprofessional team (Anderson & Heyne, 2021). For this special issue, we invite manuscripts from colleagues and (TR/RT) professionals with a focus on:

  • Innovative Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (IPECP) involving TR/RT in collaboration with other professions
  • Conceptual papers highlighting the essential role of TR/RT on interdisciplinary teams in diverse settings
  • Role of International Classification of Function (ICF) in collaboration with other professions
  • Role of Intersectionality theory within ICF to assist in collaboration with other professions
  • Interprofessional Education among TR/RT curricula/programs—opportunities and challenges
  • Integration of interprofessional competencies into fieldwork and interprofessional TR/RT education 
  • TR/RT student perspectives of interprofessional education and practice 
  • Interprofessional collaborative practices and initiatives in various TR/RT practice settings 
  • Innovative collaborative research, practices, and education during health emergencies
  • Academic/Community partnerships affecting education and health outcomes
  • Strategies linking education and practice to improve health and education outcomes—National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (NexusIPE™)
  • Evaluation models of interprofessional collaboration and education
  • Collegial developed healthcare case studies supporting TR/RT
  • Practice perspectives describing effective interprofessional TR/RT practices
  • Administrative support of Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice in TR/RT 
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The Therapeutic Recreation Journal (TRJ) is the renowned quarterly publication published by Sagamore Publishing LLC. The journal, published for over 50 years, provides a national forum for research and discussion on the needs of persons with disabilities, problems confronting the profession, new vistas of service, and receiving therapeutic recreation services.

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