New Issue: Vol. 51 No. 1
Note from the Editor-in-Chief 
Sagamore-Venture Manages the Therapeutic Recreation Journal 
Commencing with this issue, volume 51, number 1, Sagamore-Venture is honored to become the publisher of the Therapeutic Recreation Journal (TRJ) and to continue the 50-plus year tradition of TRJ. The management, production, marketing, and subscription responsibilities will be the same as they have been with Sagamore-Venture for the last six years. The content, direction, and editorial control of TRJ will be with the professional body with representation from the American Therapeutic Recreation Association, Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association, and related international professional groups whose focus is recreation therapy. 

Members of the editorial board will serve for three-year periods with renewal opportunities and will be selected via application process reviewed by editorial board members. The editor-in-chief will be vetted and approved through the editorial board and will also serve for a three-year period with renewal options. The review process will remain the same double-blind procedure with the most recent APA publication manual serving as the writing guide. The intent is to serve as the profession's research journal through the quarterly publication of pertinent research, conceptual and theoretical papers, case studies, best practice documents, invited papers, student research, and literature reviews. The business of the editorial board shall be conducted online and through conference meetings and contacts.
The  Therapeutic Recreation Journal (TRJ) is the renowned quarterly publication published by Sagamore Publishing LLC. The journal, published for over 50 years, provides a national forum for research and discussion on the needs of persons with disabilities, problems confronting the profession, new vistas of service, and receiving therapeutic recreation services.

Published articles are the expressions of the authors and are not statements of policy of Western Illinois University or Sagamore Publishing LLC.
Theoretical Paper
Leisure and Work: Interdependent Facets of Human Flourishing
James B. Wise
Qualitative Papers
Evidence-Based Practice in Therapeutic Recreation: An Examination of Clinical Decision-Making in Mental Health
Sheri A. P. Steffen and Colleen J. Reid
A Case Study on Staff Perspectives of Programming in a Forensic Mental Health Treatment Facility
Emily S. Messina and Yoshitaka Iwasaki
Literature Review
Free Sample Article: 
Dawn De Vries, Zoe Brennan, Melissa Lankin, Rachel Morse, Brandi Rix, and Teresa Beck
Student Research
Sports Participation and Re-Integration of Persons With Spinal Cord Injury
Kendra Smith and Pei-Chun Hsieh
Effect of Yoga on QOL in Individuals With Multiple Sclerosis
Kristen Marie McCrane and Pei-Chun Hsieh
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Marcia Jean Carter
Western Illinois University
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