Idyll Arbor's Journals of Practice
Welcome to Idyll Arbor's journals for clinical practice. These
journals, collectively called Idyll Arbors Journals of Practice
will cover three professions: recreational therapists, activity professionals and chemical
dependency counselors. Each will accept three types of contributions: Articles, Notes on
Practice and Comments. The material presented in IAJP will be rotated off the web page and
published periodically in a paper format. These discipline specific volumes will be
available for purchase through Idyll Arbor, Inc.
These contributions are papers which advance practice
through research, case studies and service models. These articles will be jury-edited by
professionals both within and outside of Idyll Arbor, Inc. Some topics might include
population specific outcomes using standardized treatment protocols as measured by the
Leisure Competence Measure, treatment service models for clients with dual diagnoses, the
impact of a daily on-unit exercise programs on dosage requirements for PRN medications or
the correlation (if any) between patient satisfaction and recidivism. It is anticipated
that many of these articles will be from the information already gathered for JCAHO
or CARF. (Idyll Arbor staff will be glad to provide suggestions to help practitioners
write up their findings.)
Idyll Arbor, Inc. is currently looking for a few professionals who
would be willing to read articles to check for content
correctness and appropriate methodology. Please contact us with a summary of your professional background and experience you have had
with reviewing articles for publication. As well, include contact information and the journal you would like to review for (Recreational Therapist, Activity Professional,
or Chemical Dependency Counselor).
Notes on Practice:
These contributions are designed to
share information related to practice techniques, diagnostic categories or management
which expand the knowledge base of practitioners and students. Some topics might include
information on types of relaxation techniques and populations for which the techniques are
recommended or contraindicated, types of tires available for wheelchairs and which ones
work best for specific sports, new treatment techniques for patients with spinal cord
injury and their impact on the patients functional ability, review of changes in
national health care regulations or special education regulations or best practices.
Each article and note on practice will have moderated,
follow-up commentary. Idyll Arbor expects its comment section to be based on solid facts
rather than emotion and politics. We require the comments to be ethical and productive in
nature. The Idyll Arbor editors do not intend to avoid controversial subjects or valid
criticism but will reserve the right to decline or ask for revisions of comments which
they feel do not meet their standards.
Articles, Notes on Practice and Comments may be submitted to Idyll
Arbor via our e-mail
or snail mail (2432 39th St., Bedford, IN 47421). If you have questions, please feel
free to contact us at either address or phone us at 812-675-6623.
Guide to Published Articles in Recreational and Adjunctive
This guide contains references to articles in 16 journals related to
Recreational Therapy and Adjunctive Therapies. The articles have been reviewed and
referenced by subject letting you find articles of interest on many therapy topics. Click
here to start looking through the Guide.