Episode 7 – Recreational Therapy
Alongside Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, also known as DBT, Hillside practices Recreational Therapy as part of treatment for residential clients. Recreational Therapy utilizes recreation and other activity-based interventions to help bolster psychological health, lighting the path toward healing, recovery, and increased quality of life. Hillside’s Recreational Therapy programs include horticulture, expressive arts, aquatics, and more.
We hear from Erin Smullen, the Director of Recreational Therapy at Hillside, who explains the significance of Recreational Therapy and how it is used at Hillside. Additionally, Autumn, a former Hillside client, and her family share how Recreational Therapy has made a life-changing impact on Autumn’s life.