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Faculty and Staff Profile

Brandi M. Crowe, PhD, LRT/CTRS

Assistant Professor
Recreational Therapy

Office: 278 Lehotsky Hall

Phone: 864.656.3400

Email: BMCROWE@clemson.edu
 

Educational Background

PhD Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
Clemson University 2013

MS Recreation
SUNY Cortland 2010

BS Leisure Studies
University of South Alabama 2005

Courses Taught

PRTM 2600 Foundations of Recreational Therapy Practice
PRTM 4220 Management in Recreational Therapy Services
PRTM 8710 Applied Research Methods in Recreational Therapy
PRTM 8720 Advanced Facilitation Techniques in Recreational Therapy
PRTM 8730 Advanced Theory & Application in Recreational Therapy
PRTM 9300 Doctoral Residency 1
PRTM 9310 Doctoral Residency 2
PRTM 9320 Doctoral Residency 3
PRTM 9360 Recreational Therapy Research Practicum
PRTM 9370 Doctoral Residency 4

Profile

Brandi M. Crowe, PhD, LRT/CTRS is a certified and licensed therapeutic recreation specialist, and has practical experience working with individuals with chronic health conditions in physical medicine and rehabilitation, community-based, and adaptive sport settings. Dr. Crowe's research focuses on the use of complementary and integrative health approaches among individuals with chronic health conditions for the purpose of: (a) addressing the primary symptoms and/or residual impacts of their health condition; (b) preventing the onset of secondary conditions; and (c) promoting individuals' positive health and quality of life through leisure participation and community engagement. Dr. Crowe is also dedicated to researching the role of leisure within individuals' stress and coping processes, as an individual's ability to successfully cope contributes to their wellbeing and quality of life.

Research Interests

- Complementary and integrative health strategies to improve physical and psychosocial functioning
- Self-management of chronic health conditions
- Stress and coping processes
- The role of leisure within stress and coping processes
- Translational research
- Intervention research
- Mixed methods research

Research Publications

*Indicates Student Author

*Gregory, D., Van Puymbroeck, M., Crowe, B.M., Garst, B., & Amylon, M. (2021). The influence of a peer support camp on mitigating emotional distress in siblings of children with cancer. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/10434542211041929

*Mueller, K.E., Van Puymbroeck, M., Crowe, B.M., & Davis, N.J. (2021). Adjustment strategies of older adults transitioning into an assisted living facility: Implications for RT practice. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 55(2), 204-220. DOI: https://doi.org/10.18666/TRJ-2021-V55-I2-10782

*Fleming, L., *Johnson, A., *Wells, H., Hawkins, B.L., Townsend, J., & Crowe, B.M. (2021). An exploration into the experiences of female veterans who attended Higher Ground military programming. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 55(2), 168-184. DOI: https://doi.org/10.18666/TRJ-2021-V55-I2-10600

*Thomas, A., *Kirschbaum, L., Crowe, B.M., Van Puymbroeck, M., & Schmid, A.A. (2021). The integration of yoga in physical therapy clinical practice. Complementary Therapies in Medicine. DOI: 10.1016/j.ctim.2021.102712

*Wiles, A., Van Puymbroeck, M., Crowe, B.M., & Schmid, A.A. (2021). An investigation into the use of yoga in recreational therapy practice. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 55(1), 78-96. DOI: https://doi.org/10.18666/TRJ-2021-V55-I1-10145

*Santiago Perez, T., & Crowe, B.M. (2021). Community participation for transition-aged youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities: A systematic review. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 55(1), 19-41. DOI: https://doi.org/10.18666/TRJ-2021-V55-I1-10296

*Allison, C.K., Van Puymbroeck, M., Crowe, B.M., Schmid, A.A., & Townsend, J.A. (2021). The impact of an autonomy-supportive yoga intervention on self-determination in adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 43. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ctcp.2021.101332

*Adams, E.V., Van Puymbroeck, M., Crowe, B.M., Pury, C.L.S., Allison, C.K., & Schmid, A. (2021). Feasibility of implementing therapeutic yoga in assisted living facilities. OBM Geriatrics, 5(1). DOI:10.21926/obm.geriatr.2101148

*Adams, E.V., Van Puymbroeck, M., Crowe, B.M., Pury, C.L.S., & Schmid, A. (2020). Yoga to reduce leisure constraints for residents of assisted living facilities. OBM Geriatrics, 4(4), 18. DOI:10.21926/obm.geriatr.2004135

*Richardson, M., Crowe, B.M., Van Puymbroeck, M., & Hawkins, B.L. (2020). Feasibility of using yoga as problem- and emotion-focused coping for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities: A pilot study. American Therapeutic Recreation Association Annual in Therapeutic Recreation Issue, published in the Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 54(4), 453-468.

Townsend, J., Stone, G., *Murphy, E., Crowe, B.M., Hawkins, B., & Duffy, L. (2020). Examining attitude change following participation in an international adaptive sports training. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 54(3), 276-290. DOI: https://doi.org/10.18666/TRJ-2020-V54-I3-10112

*Reina, A.M., *Adams, E.V., *Allison, C.K., *Mueller, K.E., Crowe, B.M., Van Puymbroeck, M., & Schmid, A.A. (2020). Yoga for functional fitness in adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. International Journal of Yoga, 13(2), 156-159.

*Santiago Perez, T., *Pola, A., Crowe, B.M., Van Puymbroeck, M., & Schmid, A.A. (2020). The emerging healthcare professional: Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT). Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. DOI: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2020.101147

*Griffiths, H.K., Hawkins, B.L., & Crowe, B.M. (2020). Identifying contextual factors that impact community reintegration in injured female Veterans. Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health, 6(1), 38-47. DOI: 10.3138/jmvfh.2018-0043.

*Torphy, H.S., Van Puymbroeck, M., Crowe, B.M., *Adams, E.V., *Wiles, A., *Allison, C.K., & Schmid, A.A. (2020). Yoga for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities: Supporting engagement and autonomy. Yoga Therapy Today (Winter), 45-47.

Crowe, B.M., *Allison, C.K., Van Puymbroeck, M., *Adams, E.V., & Schmid, A.A. (2019). Exploring the physical and psychosocial benefits of yoga for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 18(4), 38-48. DOI: 10.5055/ajrt.2019.0201

*Adams, E.V., Crowe, B.M., & Van Puymbroeck, M., *Kelly, C.T., & Schmid, A.A. (2019). Yoga as a community-based recreational therapy intervention for older adults: A pilot study. American Therapeutic Recreation Association Annual in Therapeutic Recreation Issue, published in the Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 53(4), 368-380. https://doi.org/10.18666/TRJ-2019-V53-I4-9728

*Pering, C.H., Van Puymbroeck, M., Crowe, B.M., & Schmid, A.A. (2019). The influence of yoga on traumatic brain injury related to sleep and mood. Open Access Journal of Complementary & Alternative Medicine, 1(4). DOI: 10.32474/OAJCAM.2019.01.000120

Walter, A.A., *Adams, E.V., Van Puymbroeck, M., Crowe, B.M., Urrea-Mendoza, E., Hawkins, B.L., Sharp, J., Woschkolup, K., Revilla, F.J., & Schmid, A.A. (2019). Changes in non-motor symptoms following an 8-week yoga intervention for people with Parkinson's disease. International Journal of Yoga Therapy, 29(1), 91-99. DOI: 10.17761/2019-00025

Crowe, B.M., & Van Puymbroeck, M. (2019). Enhancing problem- and emotion-focused coping in menopausal women through yoga. International Journal of Yoga Therapy, 29(1), 57-64. https://doi.org/10.17761/2019-00020

Strong, J.D., Crowe, B.M., & Bolton, K. (2019). Gendered: A qualitative interpretive meta-synthesis of female service members at war. Military Behavioral Health, 7(2), 151-160. DOI: 10.1080/21635781.2018.1526146

Hawkins, B.L., & Crowe, B.M. (2018). Injured female veterans' experiences with community reintegration: A qualitative study. Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health, 4(2), 18-27.

Hawkins, B.L., & Crowe, B.M. (2018). Contextual facilitators and barriers of community reintegration among injured female veterans: A qualitative study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 99(2 Suppl 1), S65-71.

*Grieshaber, A., Johnson, D.E., & Crowe, B.M. (2017). Returning to golf after a cerebrovascular accident in collaboration with a PGA golf pro and a recreation therapist. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 16(3), 37-47.

Strong, J.D., Crowe, B.M., & Lawson, S. (2017). Female veterans: Navigating two identities. Clinical Social Work Journal, 46(2), 92-99.

Crowe, B.M., Van Puymbroeck, M., & Schmid, A.A. (2016). Yoga as coping: A conceptual framework for meaningful participation in yoga. International Journal of Yoga Therapy, 26(1), 123-129.

Crowe, B.M., Van Puymbroeck, M., Linder, S.M., McGuire, F.A. & Watt, P.J. (2015). The effects of yoga participation on women's quality of life and symptom management during the menopausal transition. Women's Health Care International, 36(10), 1124-1142.

Hawkins, B., Cory, L. & Crowe, B.M. (2011). Effects of participation in a Paralympic military sports camp on injured service members: Implications for therapeutic recreation. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 45(4), 309-325.

Honors and Awards

2021 Faculty Associate, Clemson University Institute for Engaged Aging
2020 Excellence in Innovation, Clemson University College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences
2019 Best Research Poster, American Therapeutic Recreation Association
2019 Al Kaye Poster Presentation Award, Southeast Recreational Therapy Symposium
2019 3rd Place Poster Award, Clemson University GRADS Research Symposium
2018 Faculty Scholar, Clemson University School of Health Research
2018 Best Research Poster, American Therapeutic Recreation Association
2018 Best Research-to-Practice Poster, American Therapeutic Recreation Association
2015 Ann James Award for Outstanding Presentation, Southeast Recreational Therapy Symposium


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