The leading purpose of recreational therapy is to restore, remediate or rehabilitate in order to improve functioning and independence, as well as decrease or eliminate the effects of illness or disability. According to the American Therapeutic Recreation Association, the primary purposes of Recreational Services are to offer recreation resources and opportunities in order to improve health and well-being. (ATRA, 1986).
Progressive PHP located in Zachary offers a range of programs for persons experiencing psychiatric and addictive disorders. Our Adult Partial Hospitalization Program offers treatment for those with diagnoses such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, mood disorders, schizo-affective disorders, major depression and dual diagnosis disorders affecting daily living, as well as substance abuse concerns.
Progressive PHP will celebrate Therapeutic Recreation Awareness month by increasing staff and client and the community’s awareness of leisure and its importance; the availability of recreational resources in the community; and by increasing clients’ repertoire of recreation skills to improve their quality of life.