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Recreation Therapy

Recreation Therapy

Recreation Therapy

At Benchmark Behavioral Health, our Recreation Therapy department uses treatment, education and recreation services to help our residents enhance their health, functional abilities, and overall quality of life. Our programming is based on resiliency theory, which teaches our residents to have the necessary attitudes and skills to overcome the challenges they face in life. Our daily groups and community outings are focused on the resiliency theory domains of creativity, humor, independence, insight, relationships, initiative and values orientation. Our state-certified recreation therapists and technicians work as a team to improve each resident’s physical, mental and emotional well-being.

Daily Recreation Therapy Group

Daily Recreation Therapy Group runs Monday through Friday, and groups are facilitated by a licensed recreation therapy technician or specialist as part of the Benchmark School curriculum. These groups are based on resiliency skills and attitudes including values orientation, initiative, independence, creativity, insight, humor and relationships.

Community Reintegration

Weekly outings focus on leisure awareness and community integration. Popular activities include hiking in the nearby Wasatch Mountains, visiting museums, attending sporting events or trying out a new local restaurant. Each trip has meaning as it helps residents identify their objectives while socializing with peers. Examples of activities include:

  • River rafting
  • Lake or water sports
  • Ropes course
  • Snowboarding
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Equine and pet therapy

Fitness Program

We incorporate physical fitness into our programming through groups, outings, outdoor physical recreation and our “healthy bucks” incentive program.

Community Outreach program

Residents are given the opportunity to give back to the community and learn the importance of helping others in need. Service opportunities include:

  • Working at the local food pantry
  • Giving service at the local animal shelter

We Change Lives

Call 801-299-5319 to learn about admissions to Benchmark Behavioral Health. Our referral staff is available to answer your questions and guide you through the admissions process. If you are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.