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Judith E. Voelkl Memorial Recreational Therapy Workshop


The Judith E. Voelkl Memorial Recreational Therapy Workshop honors Dr. Voelkl's tireless efforts in recreational therapy.

What: 6th Annual Judith E. Voelkl Memorial Recreational Therapy Workshop
Where: Hendrix Student Center, Clemson University Campus, Clemson, SC
When: Friday, April 5th, 2019

Join us for the 6th Annual Judith E. Voelkl Memorial Recreational Therapy Workshop on Friday, April 5, 2019. Clemson University’s Recreational Therapy Club and Program sponsor the event each year in memory of Dr. Judith Voelkl, former faculty member in Clemson’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management.

This year our theme is JEV meets TGC: Judith E. Voekl Meets Thomas Green Clemson – A Meeting of Unprecedented Discovery and Determination!

JEV 2019

The 6th Annual Judith E Voelkl Memorial Workshop is already in development with a target date of late March to early April. Next year's Workshop will explore the unlimited potential of the vision of Thomas Green Clemson and the indomitable Recreational Thearpy Spirit of Judi Voelkl.

The Workshop Committee is finalizing details for the day’s agenda. A sampling of the educational program topics under consideration includes:

    • The Case for Recreational Therapy Licensure
    • Becoming Clinical Instructors not just Internship Supervisors
    • “Lessons from the Field” – Insights from ATRA’s Practitioner of the Year
    • ATRA: The National Organization for Recreational Therapists
    • Using STEM Interventions with Behavioral Health Patients

A fixed agenda and full-descriptions of each presentation will be posted soon.


Registration Costs:

$55 for professionals and adults
$45 for presenters
$25 for students

CEU Credit Information:

To receive CEU credit, you must purchase the CEU Credit Option at an additional charge of $10, which will be sent to ATRA. In the past, the Workshop has offered between 5 to 6 CEUs. Continuing education credit for all Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists is pending approval from the American Therapeutic Recreation Association. Once all presentations are approved we will publish the exact CEU total for the workshop.

CEU fee will be added on secondary registration pages.


Registration will close Monday April 1, 2019.

If you need to cancel, you must do so by March 29, 2019 to receive a refund.

Registration includes lunch on the day of the workshop. If you have any special accommodations such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-intolerance, food allergies, etc.

Location of Workshop:

Hendrix Student Center, Clemson University Campus, Clemson, SC

Hotel Accomodations:

If hotel accommodations for the event are needed a limited block of rooms has been reserved at Courtyard by Marriott in Clemson. Call 1-864-654-8833 and reference the Judith E. Voelkl Memorial Recreational Workshop. To get the discounted rate of $109.00,  you must make room reservations by March 21, 2019

Courtyard by Marriott Clemson
201 Canoy Lane, Clemson, SC 29631

For questions or concerns, please contact Kirby Player at  or call 864-650-0932.