Book review


  • Rodney B. Dieser, PhD, CTRS, tLMHC



Cultural Competence in Recreational Therapy: Working with African Americans, Chinese Americans, Japanese Americans, Hmong Americans, Mexican Americans, and Puerto Rican Americans, by Jearold W. Holland. Idyll Arbor, 2014, 197 pages.

Author Biography

Rodney B. Dieser, PhD, CTRS, tLMHC

Professor, Leisure, Youth, and Human Services, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa.


National Board for Certified Counselors Inc: Candidate Handbook for State Credentialing or the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE), May 2013. Available at Accessed June 3, 2015.

Dieser RB: Global therapeutic recreation: Should the United States therapeutic recreation profession and the United States National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) be replicated in other nations? World Lei J. 2013; 55(4): 307-319.

Howard D, Dieser RB, Yang H, et al.: A global perspective of therapeutic recreation. In: Robertson T, Long T, (eds.): Foundations of therapeutic recreation Champaign, IL: Human Kinetic; 2008: 31-249.

Dieser RB: Leisure education research and the fundamental attribution error. World Lei J. 2011; 54(1): 48-57.

Dieser RB: A follow-up investigation of the fundamental attribution error in leisure education research. Ther Recreation J. 2011b; 45(3): 190-213.

Dieser RB, Fox K: Cross-cultural therapeutic recreation: A project-based leisure education approach. Am J Recreat Ther. 2002; 1(1): 21-24.

Dieser RB, Fox K, Walker G: Recognizing the fundamental attribution error in eisure education research. Annu Ther Recreation. 2002; 11(1): 77-96.

Dieser RB: Understanding cross-ethnic interactions when using therapeutic recreation practice models in therapeutic recreation practice. Ther Recreation J. 2003; 37(2): 175-189.

Dieser RB: A cross-cultural critique of three newer therapeutic recreation service models: The Self-Determination and Enjoyment Enhancement Model, Aristotelian Good Life Model, and the Optimizing Lifelong Health Through Therapeutic Recreation Model. Ther Recreation J. 2002; 36(4): 352-368.

Dieser RB: A Genealogy of the United States Therapeutic Recreation Certification Framework. Lei Stud. 2005; 24(1): 61-79.

Stone CF: Multicultural diversity and competence in therapeutic recreation. In: Stumbo N, (ed.): Professional issues in therapeutic recreation: In competence and outcomes. 2nd ed. Champiagn, IL: Sagamore; 2009: 59-73.

Stone CF: Exploring cultural competence of Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists: Implications for education and training. Ther Recreation J. 2003; 37(2): 156-174.

Stone CF, Gladwell NJ. An investigation of multicultural awareness and sensitivity of therapeutic recreation educators. Annu Ther Recreation. 2002; 3(1): 9-19.



How to Cite

Dieser, PhD, CTRS, tLMHC, R. B. (2015). Book review. American Journal of Recreation Therapy, 14(1), 45–47.



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