Certified Therapeutic Recreation Therapist
Brenda Torres CTRS
Brenda Torres CTRS Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
Recreational therapy is a recognized human service profession that utilizes recreation
involvement as a means to psychological and physical health, recovery, and well-being.
Recreational therapy has been a recognized form of health care and human service provision
for over four decades.
The Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Health care Organizations (JCAHO)
defines a Recreational Therapist, Qualified in the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals (1995):
As a professional, a Recreation Therapist needs to demonstrate to the public
(employers and consumers) that she/he has the knowledge, skill and ability to provide
therapeutic recreation services. NCTRC was awarded federal trademark of the title
"Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist" and the mark "CTRS" by the United States
Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The ability to protect the consumer is strengthened
with USPTO trademark registration. The trademark registration provides significant legal
protection against unauthorized users of NCTRC's marks. Only those individuals who meet
and maintain adherence to NCTRC certification program standards are allowed to use the
title Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and the designation: "CTRS".
Rehabilitative Therapy Part 1 of Part 2
Interview with Brenda Torres CTRS
SPECIAL PEOPLE SPECIAL ISSUES (SPSI) Bronxnet
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Advance For Long –Term Care management Digital Edition
Brenda Torres Recreation Therapist Manager’s Winning Essay that won …
CNR The Best Long-Term Care Team in the Nation 2011
Best LTC Team 2011 VIDEO
Posted on: September 16, 2011
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Best Long-Term Care Team 2011 Winner
Congratulations to CNR Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation!
Posted on: September 14, 2011
Click Below to read Brenda Torres’s Winning Essay:
"My Music, My Life, My Peace".. Article Co-Authored by
Brenda Torres CTRS on
LeadingAge Adviser Magazine
"My Music, My Memory"
I enjoyed working with Mrs. Moon in delivering individualized customized music sessions
that assisted in her emotional shifting and promoted memory recall.
(One of her past producer was Desi Arnez's Producer Marco Rizzo
who wrote many of her song selections she sung at Lincoln Center)
LeadingAge Adviser Magazine(page 20)
Virtual Volunteer Opportunities
for the Elderly & Disabled
Through the use of:
Looking for a giving heart
from the comfort of your home...
Musicians, Artists, Story Tellers, Lecturers, Cooks
Adopt a Nursing Home Resident
Email for more information:firstname.lastname@example.org
Past ~ Conferences/Workshops ~
Full Day Conference
Brooklyn, New York
(For Presentation Proposals Submissions)
Brenda Torres CTRS METRO's Vice President at: 718 415-1119
Metro Recreation & Park Society, the New York State Therapeutic Recreation Association
( interested Presenters please send your Resume, Bio and Proposals
Contact Person: Brenda Torres
Council Member Albert Vann's Senior Conference 6/09
Held at Brooklyn Botanical Gardens
The Bed Stuy Senior Task Force
The "Women on the Frontline" Award
I shared the special moment on 3/24/09 with those I love...
I am honored for the recognition and look forward to continue to live my life
with purpose and contribute to communities.
Brenda Torres CTRS
A special Thanks to the talented Artist Ramona Candy on the left for the unique portrait painting award.
To view her wonderful work Click here: Ramona Candy
To see the award speech visit : http://www.youtube.com/user/technohealer
New York State Therapeutic Recreation Association
Brenda Torres CTRS & Randolf Palmaira PT, MS, MSA
Virtual- Reality Rehabilitation & Technohealing
Physical,Occupational and Recreational therapeutic service working as one
in delivering New York's First Virtual Rehabilitative Service at
CNR Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Brooklyn N.Y.
Saratoga Springs N.Y.
2009 Conference Brochure:
"It's All About Men" A Men's Health Fair for World Aids Day
Antioch Baptist Church
828 Greene Avenue Brooklyn N.Y. 11221
Saturday December 13,2008
Free Health Screenings,HIV/AIDS Testing, Free Flu Vaccine
Special Fitness Presentation... Fitness Ministry
Restorative Fitness Expert
From The Classic Movie
"The Last Dragon"
To purchase Taimak's Exercise DVD Visit: www.taimak.tvBrenda & Taimak