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Therapeutic Recreation Faculty

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Teresa M. Beck, PhD, CTRS     beckt@gvsu.edu
Associate Dean, College of Health Professions
Professor, Therapeutic Recreation Program

Education:
University of North Texas - PhD in Higher Education Administration
Florida State University - MS in Leisure Services and Studies with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation
Indiana University - BS in Recreation with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation

Academic Interests:
Assessment, Program Planning, Evaluation

Recent Presentations:
ATRA 2013 Presentation - Building Resiliency and Therapeutic Recreation: A Natural Fit
ATRA 2013 Presentation - The Impact of CARTE on the CTRS Practitioner
ILTRA 2013 Presentation - Using ATRA Guidelines to Facilitate Student Internships

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Dawn De Vries, DHA, MPA, CTRS    devridaw@gvsu.edu

Assistant Professor, Therapeutic Recreation Program

Education:

Central Michigan University - Doctorate of Health Administration

Grand Valley State University - Master of Public Administration with an emphasis in Health Administration

Calvin College - BS in Recreation with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation

Academic Interests:

TR with the Elderly, Interprofessional Education and Collaboration, TR in the Schools, Policy and Reimbursement Issues, Service Learning and Mentoring

Recent Presentations:

ILRTA 2013 Presentation - Creating a Niche for TR working with the Elderly

ATRA Mid-Year 2014 Presentation - Strategies for Growing Your Profession

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Susan Sunden, M.Ed., CTRS    sundens@gvsu.edu

Affiliate Faculty Member, Placement Coordinator for Therapeutic Recreation Program

Education:

Grand Valley State University - Master of Education in Adult Education/Biology

Grand Valley State University - BS in Therapeutic Recreation

Academic Interests:

Pediatrics, Families, Play, Relationship Development, Autism, Brain Research

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Randy Wyble, MS, CTRS    wybler@gvsu.edu

Chairperson, Department of Diagnostic & Treatment Sciences

Program Director and Assistant Professor, Therapeutic Recreation

Education:

Michigan State University - MS in Recreation with an emphasis in Therapeutic Recreation

Michigan State University - BS in Psychology

Academic Interests:

Substance Use Disorders, Mental Health Issues, Therapeutic Relationships, TR Interventions

Recent Presentations:

ATRA Mid-Year 2014 - Strategies for Growing Your Profession