Employing an International Research Collaboration Framework to Pilot Test an Evidence-Based Recreational Therapy Program

Authors

  • Cedomir Stanojevic, MS, CTRS Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Studies, School of Public Health – Bloomington, Indiana University http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1695-3901
  • Lori Ann Eldridge East Carolina University
  • Jordan LiAnn McIntire Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Studies, School of Public Health, Indiana University
  • Ashley Bowen Brigham Young University/Salt Lake County Parks & Recreation
  • Shay Dawson College of Education & Human Services Central Michigan University
  • Bryan P. McCormick Temple University
  • Daniela Tamas School of Medicine, Department of Special education & Rehabilitation, Novi Sad, Serbia
  • Blair McKissock

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18666/TRJ-2022-V56-I1-10376

Keywords:

International Research Collaboration, equine-assisted therapy, recreational therapy

Abstract

The field of recreational therapy has well-established methods of scientific collaboration within the United States yet historically there is a scarcity of International Research Collaborations (IRC). IRC could provide many benefits to the field as well as encourage the pollination of new ideas and philosophies to other continents and cultures. The purpose of this paper is to present an IRC framework and to describe the steps that would bring successful IRC to the field of recreational therapy.

Author Biographies

Cedomir Stanojevic, MS, CTRS, Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Studies, School of Public Health – Bloomington, Indiana University

Research Assistant and Doctoral Student.

I am a second year PhD student and a graduate research assistant at Indiana University, Bloomington in the School of Public Health focusing on Leisure Behavior. For the past 10 years, I have gained extensive experience in working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and autism spectrum disorder within the field of special education and rehabilitation. I currently participate in Community Based Rehabilitation Team and Cross-Cultural Equine Assisted Therapy Team. My line of research is focusing on population diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and on the interventions that relate to leisure and improved quality of life for these individuals.

Jordan LiAnn McIntire, Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Studies, School of Public Health, Indiana University

Doctoral Student, Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Studies, School of Public Health, Indiana University

Ashley Bowen, Brigham Young University/Salt Lake County Parks & Recreation

Adjunct Faculty and Adaptive Recreation Facility Manager Brigham Young University/Salt Lake County Parks & Recreation

Shay Dawson, College of Education & Human Services Central Michigan University

Assistant Professor, Therapeutic Recreation, College of Education & Human Services, Central Michigan University

Bryan P. McCormick, Temple University

Professor of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, Temple University

Daniela Tamas, School of Medicine, Department of Special education & Rehabilitation, Novi Sad, Serbia

Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Department of Special education & Rehabilitation, Novi Sad, Serbia

Published

2022-02-23

Issue

Section

Research Papers