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Wayne Pollock, Associate Professor of Recreation and Leisure Studies at Virginia Wesleyan University, serves as co-editor along with Nancy Montgomery, Instructor of Recreation and Leisure Studies Emerita, on the recently published book American Therapeutic Recreation Association - Guidelines for the Ethical Practice of Recreational Therapy, A Training Manual (Sagamore Publishing, 2018). The publication takes the sometimes abstract concepts of ethics and makes them practical and useful for recreational therapists and students in everyday practice. “With all of the changes occurring in health care, recreational therapists need to be vigilant concerning the need to practice with ethical integrity,” notes the publisher’s description. “As professionals, we must keep pace with the changing health care environment while self-monitoring for ethical conduct.” Pollock serves on the Southeast Recreational Therapy Symposium and National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification board of directors and was honored to be inducted as a Fellow into the National Academy of Recreational Therapists in 2014.