Therapeutic Recreation Journal

Therapeutic Recreation Journal

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.

Published articles are the expressions of the authors and are not statements of policy of Western Illinois University or Sagamore Publishing LLC.



Special Issue - Mental Health in Therapeutic Recreation


For this special issue, we particularly invite manuscripts with a focus on:

  • TR services and supports provided in community-oriented settings, with a specific focus on mental health promotion or risk prevention
  • TR services and/or supports (with a mental health lens) to vulnerable or marginalized populations living in the community or who may live (and receive care/support) outside medical health care systems (e.g., persons who are homeless, living alone, experiencing chronic stress, PTSD, addictions, experiencing disruptive life transitions, children and youth in school or community contexts, etc.)
  • Innovative interventions that involve TR practitioners in collaboration with peer supporters/advocates
  • Collaborative/interdisciplinary models of practice

We also welcome case studies (of work with an individual, group, or community) including first voice perspectives on their participation in TR services.

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Vol 53, No 1 (2019)

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Table of Contents

Research Papers

Judy S. Kinney
Open Access PDF
Angela J. Wozencroft, Jason L. Scott, Steven N. Waller

Theoretical and Philisophical Perspectives

Jim B. Wise

Literature Review

Dawn DeVries, Angela Bollin, Karley Brouwer, Alexandra Marion, Hannah Nass, Amanda Pompilius

Brief Report

Jason L. Scott, Angela J. Wozencroft, Steven N. Waller

Book Review

Jo Ann Coco-Ripp