Horticultural Therapy Institute Presents: Horticultural Therapy: Programming that Enhances Growth
Thursday, September 8, 2011
- 1:00 p.m. Eastern;
- 12:00 p.m. Central;
- 11:00 a.m. Mountain;
- 10:00 a.m. Pacific
Program Duration: 1 hour Did you miss last year’s free HT webinar? Here’s your chance to view it once again. Horticultural therapy creates connections and positive changes in those who are served in human service, corrections, vocational, senior care, rehabilitation, mental health, and health care programs. Gardening and caring for plants provides an opportunity for the healing and motivating benefits of connecting with nature. With the guidance of a professional horticultural therapist, efforts are focused and supported to elicit the life-improvements desired by the participants. Through examples, this presentation introduces the practice of horticultural therapy, how it can benefit residents/clients, and steps to enter this profession.
Attendees will be able to:
- Define horticultural therapy
- Describe benefits to HT program participants
- Identify steps to enter the profession of HT
About the Speaker:
Karen Kennedy, HTR Karen is active in the field of horticultural therapy (HT), developing programs and providing HT services to individuals with a wide variety of disabilities, illness and life situations. After managing the HT and Wellness Program at The Holden Arboretum for 23 years, Karen now works as a private contractor providing HT and consulting services, developing educational materials and teaching. She is a frequent presenter at regional and national professional conferences. She is a faculty member at the Horticultural Therapy Institute. She holds a B.S. in horticultural therapy from Kansas State University.
Fill out the form below to register. Deadline to register is September 3, 2011, we will send you an email with details on how to join the webinar.