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Name games: The need for our titles and professional philosophies to coincide

David R Austin, PhD

Abstract


The central thesis of the article is that the time has come to end the “name games” that have too long occupied our profession. The two philosophical positions that exist within our profession are presented and it is suggested that neither philosophy endorses the term “therapeutic recreation.” It is further suggested that each philosophical position should adopt a more appropriate title to represent its philosophy and that both should be recognized as unique professions.


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therapeutic recreation, recreational therapy, leisure, professional philosophy

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5055/ajrt.2014.0068

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