Contracts: Clinical Training in Therapeutic Recreation


  • James C. Broughton
  • James O. Overby


Law, Contracts, Clinical Training, Liability, Legal Terminology


The purpose of this article is to fill the void and provide  information concerning field placement contracts in therapeutic recreation settings. To accomplish this objective, the prerequisites ofa valid contract are included. Attention is directed to the special problems and opportunities presented by such contracts. This document does not deal directly with substantive aspects of therapeutic recreation; however, the document provides the framework within which therapeutic recreation can be taught in a clinical setting. A good relationship between the University and the field placement facility is invaluable. To this end, a carefully thought out agreement is essential. This article postulates the value of such information.