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. Active in community advocacy.  I love nature, cooking, gardening, and candy crush.  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 the mental health and TR course, program design, and pre-internship

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