Profile for Tara Delong

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Specialty area(s)

Mental Health, Health education, capacity building, group facilitation, trauma informed care, and cultural humility

Brief biography

Dually certified as a TR Specialist, and Health Education Specialist; Practicing therapist in behavioral health at Gundersen Health system for 25 years. Active in community advocacy.  I love nature, cooking, gardening, and games. I'm a native of WI; I live in La Crosse with my partner, and our dog Ruby.  

Current courses at UWL

I'm currently teaching Mental Health and TR, Program Design, Authentic Leadership and Clinical Supervision, and Fieldwork Preparation

Kudos

presented

Tara Delong, Recreation Management & Therapeutic Recreation, and Willem Vanroosenbeek, Pride Center, presented "Culturally Affirming Recreation Therapy for LGBTQ+" at Minnesota Therapeutic Recreation Association Annual Conference on Nov. 25, 2019 in Bloomington, MN.

Submitted on: Nov. 25, 2019

 

awarded

Tara Delong, Namyun Kil, Lindsey Kirschbaum, Wayne Means, Nancy Richeson, Lisa Savarese and Jennifer Taylor, all Recreation Management & Therapeutic Recreation, received the award for Therapeutic Recreation Program of Excellence at the American Therapeutic Recreation Association Annual Conference on Sept. 15 in Reno, NV.

Submitted on: Sept. 16, 2019

 

published

Tara Delong and Nancy Richeson co-authored the article "Growth mindset in therapeutic recreation" in American Journal of Recreation Therapy published on Mar. 14, 2019 by Weston Medical Publishing, LLC.

Submitted on: Mar. 15, 2019

 

presented

Tara Delong, Recreation Management & Therapeutic Recreation, presented "Trauma Informed Care: Moving Toward Universal Precautions in Treatment" at the American Therapeutic Recreation Association annual meeting on Sept. 27, 2018 in Grand Rapids, MI.

Submitted on: Sept. 27, 2018