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Cultural Competence in Recreational Therapy addresses the importance of cultural diversity in the recreation therapy curriculum and recreational therapy practice. Recreational therapy professionals often interact with persons of different cultural backgrounds. This book provides 1) a better understanding of these cultural nuances to improve recreational therapists' interactions with people from different backgrounds 2) suggestions for improving understanding of cultural diversity throughout the whole field of recreational therapy 3) rationales and suggestions for improving skills and competencies when working with different racial groups 4) specific racial or cultural/ethnic groups and important historical dates, basic cultural customs and their impact on recreation therapy, and holidays, celebrations, traditions, and recreation practices that might have an impact on professionals who interact with these groups.