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Sample Therapeutic Recreation Interview Questions 

  • Where do you see the future of therapeutic recreation?
  • What types of experiences do you have working with special populations?
  • What types of interventions would you use with this particular population?
  • Why did you pick therapeutic recreation as your field of interest and why do you feel you are qualified to work in TR?
  • What characteristics do you possess that would make you a good candidate for this position?
  • Tell me about your experiences in therapeutic recreation.
  • What aspects of therapeutic recreation do you like and dislike?
  • Tell me about your assessment skills. What assessment tools are you familiar with?
  • Define clinical reasoning and how will it impact you as a professional.
  • What are the elements involved in establishing a therapeutic relationship?
  • Tell me about your understanding of a holistic approach to treating patients or clients.
  • How would you use health care/human service models and therapeutic recreation service delivery to provide effective, humane, professional, safe, and contemporary therapeutic recreation programs?
  • How would you involve clients, families, and significant others in the assessment process?
  • How would you analyze and interpret data to determine a patient's/client's strengths and weaknesses?
  • How would you balance cost and quality to provide appropriate, cost effective and high value services?
  • What group/individual treatment have you implemented?
  • Have you had experience managing aggressive clients? Explain.
  • How would you motivate clients that never participate? . How would you assess the client, what tools if any would you use?. What treatment would you prescribe for the client?. How would you evaluate the client's progress?
  • Do you have any experience with behavior modification? Explain.
  • What do you have to be aware of when working with people with Prader Willy syndrome?
  • What condition should you be aware of in children with Downs Syndrome when doing physical activities?
  • You have a new admission that had a stroke and has right side hemiperisis. What symptoms would you expect to see? What treatment would you prescribe?
  • Describe how you would protect the safety of your clients/patients during Recreation Therapy sessions.
  • Pretend I am a five year old who has just been admitted to the hospital. How would you describe your role to me?



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