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Amonkar, N., Su, W., Bhat, A., & Srinivasan, S. (2021). Effects of creative movement therapies on social communication, behavioral-affective, sensorimotor, cognitive, and functional participation skills of individuals with autism spectrum disorder: A systematic review. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12, 722874.

Bololia, L., Williams, J., Macmahon, K., & Goodall, K. (2022). Dramatherapy for children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder: A systematic integrative review. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 80, 101918.

Bosman, J., Bood, Z., Scherer-Rath, M., Dorr, H., Christophe, N., Sprangers, M., & Vaarhoven, H. (2021). The effects of art therapy on anxiety, depression, and quality of life in adults with cancer: A systematic literature review. Supportive Care in Cancer, 29(5), 2289-2298.

Candlish, L., Fadyl, J., & Cruz, K. (2022). Storytelling as an intervention in traumatic brain injury rehabilitation: A scoping review. Disability & Rehabilitation. Online ahead of print.

Chang, S., Lee, J., An, H., Hong, W., & Lee, J. (2021). Animal-assisted therapy as an intervention for older adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis to guide evidence-based practice. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 18(1), 60-67.

Gerger, H., Werner, C., Gaab, J., & Cuijpers, P. (2021). Comparative efficacy and acceptability of expressive writing instruments compared with psychotherapy, other writing treatments, and waiting list control for adult trauma survivors: A systematic review and network meta-analysis. Psychological Medicine. Online ahead of print.

Kleinlooh, s., Samaritter, R., van Rijn, R., Kuipers, G., & Stubbe, J. (2021). Dance movement therapy for clients with a personality disorder: A systematic review and thematic synthesis. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 581578.

Liu, F., Chen, X., Nie, P., Lin, S., Guo, J., Chen, J., & Yu, L. (2021). Can tai chi improve cognitive function? A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 27(12), 1070-1083.

Murillo-Garcia, A., Adsuar, J., Villafaina, S., Collado-Mateo, D., & Gusi, N. (2022). Creative versus repetitive dance therapies to reduce the impact of fibromyalgia and pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 35364519.

Schnyder, S., Wico, D., & Huber, T. (2021). Theater arts as a beneficial and educational venue in identifying and providing therapeutic coping skills for early childhood adversities: A systematic review of the literature. International Electronic Journal of Elementary Education, 13(4), 457-467.

Smriti, D., Ambulkar, S., Meng, Q., Kaimal, G., Ramotar, K., Park, S., & Huh-Yoo, J. (2022). Creative arts therapies for the mental health of emerging adults: A systematic review. The Arts in Psychotherapy, 77, 101861.

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Abd-Alrazaq, A., Alajlani, M., Alhuwail, D., Toro, C., Giannicchi, A., Ahmed, A., Makhlouf, A., & Househ, M. (2022). The effectiveness and safety of serious games for improving cognitive abilities among elderly people with cognitive impairment: Systematic review and meta-analysis. JMIR Serious Games, 10(1), e34592.

Alcaraz-Rodriguez, V., Medina-Rebollo, D., Munoz-Llerena, A., & Fernandez-Gavira, J. (2022). Influence of physical activity and sport on the inclusion of people with visual impairment: A systematic review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(1), 443.

Barnish, M. & Barran, S. (2020). A systematic review of active group-based dance, singing, music therapy and theatrical interventions for quality of life, functional communication, speech, motor function and cognitive status in people with Parkinson’s disease. BMC Neurology, 20(1), 371.

Beck, N. & Wong, J. (2022). A meta-analysis of the effects of wilderness therapy on delinquent behaviors among youth. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 49(5), 700-729.

Jong, M., Lown, A., Schats, W., Mills, M., Otto, H., Gabrielsen, L., & Jong, M. (2021). A scoping review to map the concept, content, and outcome of wilderness programs for childhood cancer survivors. PLoS ONE, 16(1), e0243908.

Lin, Y., Lin, R., Liu, W., & Wu, W. (2022). Effectiveness of horticulture therapy on physical functioning and psychological health outcomes for older adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 31(15-16), 2087-2099.

Rodrigo-Yanguas, M., Gonzalez-Tardon, C., Bella-Fernandez, M., & Blasco-Fontecilla, H. (2022). Serious video games: Angels or demons in patients with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder? A quasi-systematic review. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 13, 798480.

Steel, J., Elbourn, E., & Togher, L. (2021). Narrative discourse intervention after traumatic brain injury: A systematic review of the literature. Topics in Language Disorders, 41(1), 47-72.

Stiwi, K. & Rosendahl, J. (2022). Efficacy of laughter-inducing interventions in patients with somatic or mental health problems: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized-controlled trials. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 47, 101552.

Yang, Q., Shao, Q., Xu, Q., Shi, H., & Li, L. (2021). Art therapy alleviates the levels of depression and blood glucose in diabetic patients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 639626.

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Liu, X., Yi, P., Ma, L., Liu, W., Deng, W., Yang, X., Liang, M., Luo, J., Li, N., & Li, X. (2021). Mindfulness-based interventions for social anxiety disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychiatry Research, 300, 113935. 

Oh, S. & Lee, S. (2021). Effect of aquatic exercise on physical function and QOL in individuals with neurological disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 27, 67-76.

Salihu, D., Kwan, R., & Wong, E. (2021). The effect of dancing interventions on depression symptoms, anxiety, and stress in adults without musculoskeletal disorders: An integrative review and meta-analysis. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 45, 101467.

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Abdullah, S., Rambli, D., Sulaiman, S., Alyan, E., Merienne, F., & Diyana, N. (2021). The impact of virtual nature therapy on stress responses: A systematic qualitative review. Forests, 12(12), 1776.

Najafabadi, M., Shariat, A., Dommerholt, J., Hakakzadeh, A., Nakhostin-Ansari, A., Selk-Ghaffari, M., Ingle, L., & Cleland, J. (2021). Aquatic therapy for improving lower limbs function in post-stroke survivors: A systematic review with meta-analysis. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. Online ahead of print. Link to publisher’s article.

Suleiman-Martos, N., Garcia-Lara, R., Membrive-Jimenez, M., Pradas-Hernandez, L., Romero-Bejar, J., Dominguez-Vias, G., & Gomez-Urquiza, J. (2022). Effect of game-based intervention on preoperative pain and anxiety in children: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Nursing. Online ahead of print.

RT EBP Conference Next Week!

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Temple University is hosting its 10th annual Recreational Therapy Evidence-Based Practice Conference 4/13-4/20. All sessions are pre-recorded and can be watched anytime during the conference. Go to RT Wise Owls to see a copy of the program, along with a link to register. 


There are 13 hours of CEUs available.


RT Students = $5.00RT

Faculty = $10.00

Therapists & Other + $50.00

CEU Fee: $25.00


We hope to see you there!

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Cameron, L., Borland, R., Tonge, B., & Gray, K. (2022). Community participation in adults with autism: A systematic review. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 35(2), 421-447.

Carr, A., Cullen, K., Keeney, C., Canning, C., Mooney, O., Chinseallaigh, E., & O’Dowd, A. (2021). Effectiveness of positive psychology. interventions: A systematic review and meta-analysis. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 16(6), 749-769. 

DaWalt, L., Hickey, E., Hudock, R., Ester, A., & Mailick, M. (2021). Impact of working together for adults with autism spectrum disorder: A multifamily group intervention. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, 13(44), 1-17.

Debreucq, J., Haesebaert, F., Plasse, J., Dubreucq, M., & Franck, N. (2022). A systematic review and meta-analysis of social skills training for adults with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 52(4), 1598-1609.

Dewa, L., Lawrance, E., Roberts, L., Brooks-Hall, E., Ashrafian, H., Fontana, G., & Aylin, P. (2021). Quality social connection as an active ingredient in digital interventions for young people with depression and anxiety: Systematic scoping review and meta-analysis. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23(12), e26584.

Kersey, J., Hammel, J., Baum, C., Huebert, K., Malagari, E., Terhorst, L., McCue, M., & Skidmore, E. (2022). Effect of interventions on activity and participation outcomes for adults with brain injury: A scoping review. Brain Injury. Online ahead of print.

Nalder, E., King, G., Hunt, A., Hartman, L., Szigeti, Z., Drake, E., Shah, R., Sharzad, M., Resnick, M., Pereira, G., & Lenton, E. (2022). Indicators of life success from the perspective of individuals with traumatic brain injury: A scoping review. Disability & Rehabilitation. Online ahead of print.

Ottiger, B., Van Wegen, E., Keller, K., Nef, T., Nyffeier, T., Kwakkel, G., & Vanbellingen, T. (2021). Getting into a “flow” state: A systematic review of flow experience in neurological diseases. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 18(65), 1-21.

Smart, C., Ali, J., Viczko, J., & Silveira, K. (2021). Systematic review of the efficacy of mindfulness-based interventions as a form of neuropsychological rehabilitation. Mindfulness, 13, 301-317.

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da Silva, L., Shiel, A., & McIntosh, C. (2021). Pilates reducing falls risk factors in healthy older adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Frontiers in Medicine, 8, 708883.

Denham-Jones, L., Gaskell, L., Spence, N., & Pigott, T. (2022). A systematic review of the effectiveness of pilates on pain, disability, physical function, and quality of life in older adults with chronic musculoskeletal conditions. Musculoskeletal Care, 20(1), 10-30.

Grohmann, D. & Laws, K. (2021). Two decades of mindfulness-based interventions for binge eating: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 149, 110592.

Ismail, S., Lee, S., Merom, D., Kamaruddin, P., Chong, M., Ong, T., & Lai, N. (2021). Evidence of disease severity, cognitive and physical outcomes of dance interventions for persons with Parkinson’s disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Geriatrics, 21, 503.

Kaya, B. & Alpozgen, A. (2022). Comparing the cognitive functioning of aerobic and pilates exercises for inactive young adults: A randomized controlled trial. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 129(1), 134-152.

Lu, S., Zhao, Y., Liu, J., Xu, F., & Wang, Z. (2021). Effectiveness of horticultural therapy in people with schizophrenia: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(3), 964.

Phillips, W. & Hine, D. (2021). Self-compassion, physical health, and health behaviour: A meta-analysis. Health Psychology Review, 15(1), 113-139.

Rodriguez-Fuentes, G., Silveira-Pereira, L., Ferradans-Rodriguez, P., & Campo-Prieto, P. (2022). Therapeutic effects of the pilates method in patients with multiple sclerosis: A systematic review. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 11(3), 683.

Wang, Y., Chen, Z., Wu, Z., Ye, X., & Xu, X. (2021). Pilates for overweight or obesity: A meta-analysis. Frontiers in Physiology, 12, 643455.

Williams, C., Townson, A., Kapur, M., Ferreira, A., Nunn, R., Galante, J., Phillips, V., Gentry, S., & Usher-Smith, J. (2021). Interventions to reduce social isolation and loneliness during COVID-19 physical distancing measures: A rapid systematic review. PLoS One, 16(2), e0247139.

Zou, H., Cao, X., & Chair, S. (2021). A systematic review and meta-analysis of mindfulness-based interventions for patients with coronary heart disease. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 77(5), 2197-2213.

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Boelens, M., Smit, M., Raat, H., Bramer, W., & Jansen, W. (2022). Impact of organized activities on mental health in children and adolescents: An umbrella review. Preventative Medicine Reports, 25, 101687.

Brinsley, J., Schuch, F., Lederman, O., Girard, D., Smout, M., Immink, M., Stubbs, B., Firth, J., Davison, K., & Rosenbaum, S. (2021). Effects of yoga on depressive symptoms in people with mental disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Sports Medicine, 55, 992-1000.

Enyioha, C., Hall, M., Voisin, C., & Jonas, D. (2022). Effectiveness of mobile phone and web-based interventions for diabetes and obesity among african american and hispanic adults in the United States: Systematic review. JMIR Public Health and Surveillance, 8(2), e25890.

Fabiano, G., Schatz, N., & Aloe, A. (2021). Comprehensive meta-analysis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder psychosocial treatments investigated within between group studies. Review of Educational Research, 91(5), 718-760.

Fairweather, N. & Jones, F. (2021). Facilitators and barriers to empowerment in children and young people with cystic fibrosis: A meta-analysis of the qualitative literature. Disability & Rehabilitation. Online ahead of print.

Feng, Y., Lin, Y., Zhang, N., Jiang, X., & Zhang, L. (2021). Effects of animal-assisted therapy on hospitalized children and teenagers: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 60, 11-23.

Gore, E., Daiss, S., Liesveld, J., & Mooney, C. (2022). The therapeutic potential of bedside art observation in hematologic cancer inpatients: A randomized controlled pilot study. Supportive Care in Cancer, 30, 3585-3592.

Killaspy, H., Harvey, C., Brasier, C., Brophy, L., Ennals, P., Fletcher, J., & Hamilton, B. (2022). Community-based social interventions for people with severe mental illness: A systematic review and narrative synthesis of recent evidence. World Psychiatry, 21(1), 96-123.

Kim, Y., Vakula, M., Bolton, D., Dakin, C., Thompson, B., Slocum, T., Teramoto, M., & Bressel, E. (2022). Which exercise interventions can most effectively improve reactive balance in older adults? A systematic review and network meta-analysis. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 13, 764826.

Marcos, Y., Zarceno, E., & Lopez, J. (2021). Effectiveness of exercise-based interventions in patients wtih anorexia nervosa: A systematic review. European Eating Disorders Review, 29(1), 3-19.

McGuire, A., Steele, R., & Singh, M. (2021). Systematic review on the application of trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) for preschool-aged children. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 24(1), 20-37.

Moore, B., Woodcock, S., & Dudley, D. (2021). Well-being warriors: A randomized controlled trial examining the effects of martial arts training on secondary students’ resilience. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 91(4), 1369-1394.

Rafieifar, M. & Macgowan, M. (2022). A meta-analysis of group interventions for trauma and depression among immigrant and refugee children. Research on Social Work Practice, 32(1), 13-31.

Romano, E., Weegar, K., Gallitto, E., Zak, S., & Saini, M. (2021). Meta-analysis on interventions for children exposed to intimate partner violence. Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, 22(4), 728-738.

Rouse, A., Jenkinson, E., & Warner, C. (2022). The use of “art” as a resource in recovery from the impact of sexual abuse in childhood: A qualitative systematic review. Arts & Health. Online ahead of print.

Store, S. & Jakobsson, N. (2022). The effect of mandala coloring on state anxiety: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Art Therapy. Online ahead of print.

Yang, G., Li, W., Klupp, N., Cao, H., Liu, J., Bensoussan, A., Kiat, H., Karamacoska, D., & Chang, D. (2022). Does tai chi improve psychological well-being and quality of life in patients with cardiovascular disease and/or cardiovascular risk factors? A systematic review. BMC Complementary Medicine & Therapies, 22, PMC8725570.

Younker, T. & Radunovich, H. (2022). Farmer mental health interventions: A systematic review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(1), 244.

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Brooks, R., Lambert, C., Coulthard, L., Pennington, L., & Kolehmainen, N. (2021). Social participation to support good mental health in neurodisability. Child: Care, Health, & Development, 47(5), 675-684.

Chen, B., Liang, R., & Xu, F. (2021). The effect of virtual reality training on the daily participation of patients: A meta-analysis. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 58.

Eriksen, S., Bartlett, R., Grov, E., Ibsen, T., Telenius, E., & Rokstad, A. (2021). The experience of lived time in people with dementia: A systematic meta-synthesis. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 49(5), 435-455.

Garcia-Bravo, S., Cuesta-Gomez, A., Campuzano-Ruiz, R., Lopez-Navas, M., Dominguez-Paniagua, J., Araujo-Narvaez, A., Barrenada-Copete, E., Garcia-Bravo, C., Florez-Garcia, M., Botas-Rodriguez, J., & Cano-de-la-Cuerda, R. (2021). Virtual reality and video games in cardiac rehabilitation programs: A systematic review. Disability & Rehabilitation, 43(4), 448-457.

Gitimoghaddam, M., Vanderloo, L., Hung, R., Ryca, A., McKellin, W., Miller, A., & Collet, J. (2021). Impacts of participation in community-based physical activity programs on cognitive functions of children and youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities: A scoping review. Brain Sciences, 11(2), 195.

Hui, E., Tischler, V., Wong, G., Lau, T., & Spector, A. (2021). Systematic review of the current psychosocial interventions for people with moderate to severe dementia. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 36(9), 1313-1329.

Lin, B., Mei, Y., Wang, W., Wang, S., Li, Y., Xu, M., Zhang, Z., & Tong, Y. (2021). Unmet care needs of community-dwelling stroke survivors: A systematic review of quantitative studies. BMJ Open, 11(4), e045560.

Woloszyn, N., Wisniowska-Szurlej, A., Grzegorczyk, J., & Kowelek, A. (2021). The impact of physical exercises with elements of dance movement therapy on the upper limb grip strength and functional performance of elderly wheelchair users living in nursing homes: A randomized control trial. BMC Geriatrics, 21, 423.

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Almurashi, H., Bouaziz, R., Alharthi, W., Al-Sarem, M., Hadwan, M., & Kammoun, S. (2022). Augmented reality, serious games, and picture exchange communication system for people with ASD: Systematic review and future directions. Sensors, 22(3), 1250.

dos Santos, G., do Nascimento Queiroz, J., Reischak-Oliveira, A., & Rodrigues-Krause, J. (2021). Effects of dancing on physical activity levels of children and adolescents: A systematic review. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 56.

Heyeres, M., Perera, N., & Udah, H. (2021). Interventions targeting the wellbeing of migrant youth: A systematic review of the literature. Sage Open, 11(3).

Mau, M., Aaby, A., Klausen, S., & Roessler, K. (2021). Are long-distance walks therapeutic? A systematic scoping review of the conceptualization of long-distance walking and its relation to mental health. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(15), 7741.

McManus, J., Saucier, D., & Reid, J. (2021). A meta-analysis of interventions to improve children’s attitudes toward their peers with intellectual disabilities. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 65.

Monroy-Fraustro, D., Maldonado-Castellanos, I., Aboites-Molina, M., Rodriguez, S., Sueiras, P., Altamirano-Bustamante, N., de Hoyos-Bermea, A., & Altamirano-Bustamante, M. (2021). Bibliotherapy as a non-pharmaceutical interventions to enhance mental health in response to the COVID-19 pandemic: A mixed-methods systematic review and bioethical meta-analysis. Frontiers in Public Health, 9.

Murroni, V., Cavalli, R., Basso, A., Borella, E., Meneghetti, C., Melendugno, A., & Pazzaglia, F. (2021). Effectiveness of therapeutic gardens for people with dementia: A systematic review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(18), 9595.

Papp, Z., Somogyi, B., Wilson, C., & Torok, S. (2021). Health acceptance through camp: Mixed-method data from a central-European therapeutic recreational based based camp for seriously ill children. European Journal of Mental Health, 16(2), 120-145.

Patterson, K., Davey, R., Keegan, R., & Freene, N. (2021). Smartphone applications for physical activity and sedentary behaviour change in people with cardiovascular disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS One, 16(10), e0258460.

Ramadas, E., de Lima, M., Caetano, T., Lopes, J., & dos Anjos Dixe, M. (2021). Effectiveness of mindfulness-based relapse prevention in individuals with substance use disorders: A systematic review. Behavioral Sciences, 11(10), 133.

Singh, B., Zopf, E., & Howden, E. (2021). Effect and feasibility of wearable physical activity trackers and pedometers for increasing physical activity and improving health outcomes in cancer survivors: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Sport and Health Science. Online ahead of print.

Sung, M., Ku, B., Leung, W., & MacDonald, M. (2022). The effect of physical activity interventions on executive function among people with neurodevelopmental disorders: A meta-analysis. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 52(3), 1030-1050.

Tankersley, A., Grafsky, E., Dike, J., & Jones, R. (2021). Risk and resilience factors for mental health among transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) youth: A systematic review. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 24(2), 183-206.