Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2022-06-01 Lessons Learned from a Pilot Project Investigating Instagram Use and Depressive Symptoms in Female College StudentsAmerican Journal of Recreation Therapy (AJRT).  21:19-31. 2022-06-01
2021-09-01 Research Brief: Changes in Empathy of Pre-professional Healthcare Students from Matriculation to GraduationInternational Journal for Human Caring.  25:203-205. 2021-09-01
2020-10-01 Hearing Voices: An IPE Simulation to Increase Empathy among Pre-Professional Healthcare StudentInternational Journal for Human Caring.  24:233-236. 2020-10-01
2020-10-01 Interprofessional Education for Group Processes in Mental/Behavioral HealthTherapeutic Recreation Journal: ATRA Annual in Therapeutic Recreation.  54:439-455. 2020-10-01
2020-09-01 It's Time to GO! Unfolding Interprofessional Simulation to Promote Health Team CommunicationsAdvances in Social Work.  20:338-354. 2020-09-01
2018-09-01 Injury and Disordered Eating Behaviors: What is the Connection for Female Professional Dancers?Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology.  12:365-381. 2018-09-01


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2020-07-01 Autism -- Recreational Therapy.  Sagamore Venture Publishing. 2020-07-01
2014-10-01 Autism -- Recreational Therapy.  Sagamore Publishing. 123-138. 2014-10-01

Conference Poster

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2019-10-01 Beyond the Manikin: Patient Perspective Live Action Role Play SimulationThe American Psychiatric Nurses Association. 2019-10-01


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2017-11-01 A phenomenological study of service planning among recreational therapists serving individuals with autism spectrum disorder -- Doctoral DissertationATRA Annual in Therapeutic Recreation. 123-124. 2017-11-01
2017-11-01 Student-directed learning in multi-day simulation using interprofessional collaborative care teamsATRA Annual in Therapeutic Recreation. 137. 2017-11-01


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2017-01-01 Recreational therapy service delivery in schools: AssessmentAmerican Therapeutic Recreation Association Official Publication. 3-4. 2017-01-01


Research Overview

  • Autism Spectrum and other Neurodevelopmental conditions; Inclusion; Mental/Behavioral health; Wellness; School-based service delivery; Community-based service delivery; Assessment; Service Planning; interdisciplinary/interprofessional education at both pre-professional and professional levels; therapeutic use of nature/natural environments.
  • Co-principal Investigator On

  • CHHS Cultural Activities Grant 2019-01-01 - 2019-12-01
  • Solution Focused Practice with Children Families 2017-12-01 - 2018-03-01
  • Investigator On

  • UNCW Cultural Activity Grant 2018-12-01 - 2019-12-01
  • Teaching Overview

  • Mental/Behavioral Health; Organization and Management in Healthcare Systems; Inclusion; Philosophy; Theoretical Foundations of Practice; Social Wellness; Nature & Environment; Expressive Arts
  • Full Name

  • Cara N Gray