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2023 Call for Presenters

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 The deadline to submit applications for workshop presentations has been extended until November 30, 2022. 

Interested Presenters should first gather all the information and documents needed to complete the application for a workshop presentation.  Documents to upload at the time of application include the list of Academic References and the Posttest.  These documents may be in either Word or PDF format. Note that you will be unable to submit the form without the upload of these two documents.

Please review the Sample Call for Presenters Application before getting started.

When ready, use this link to complete and submit your 2023 Call for Presenters 





The Department of Human Services, Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services issued proposed rulemaking to amend 55 Pa.Code Chapter 5230 Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services on July 9, 2022.  The proposed amendment includes the addition of services for Youth and Young Adults, and addresses changes in the updated Diagnostic and Statistical Manual that affect eligibility for services.  The proposed amendment also addresses the availability of telehealth and services provided in the individual’s home, as well as updated requirements for staff credentials and clearances, quality management requirements and reduced paperwork requirements related to obtaining the individual’s signature on service documents. 

To read the publication, go to:  http://www.pacodeandbulletin.gov/Display/pabull?file=/secure/pabulletin/data/vol52/52-28/1008.html

The publication contains two sections:  the Preamble, which explains the proposed changes and the rationale for making the proposed changes; and Annex A which is the regulation, and which shows all proposed deletions and additions. Within the Annex, bold items in brackets are deletions; bold items that are underlined are additions.

The period for public comment on the proposed amendment to 55 Pa.Code Chapter 5230 Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services closed on August 8, 2022.  To view the list of public commentators and open and read their comments, go to: http://www.irrc.state.pa.us/regulations/fullList.cfm?ID=3358&typ=ppc

At the close of the Public Comment period, OMHSAS will begin a review of all comments received and will prepare the “final form” of Chapter 5230.  This is a lengthy process that culminates with formal review by the Independent Regulatory Review Commission during a public hearing.  Until then, this publication is a proposal and will not be enforced. Please continue to operate under Chapter 5230 as codified on May 11, 2013.

 Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk


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New dates have been added.

To register for AMSR:

Go to the PAPRS Calendar on the PAPRS website

Navigate to the date for the session, scroll down and click on the link to register for the session date you have chosen

Complete and submit the registration form.

PAPRS is pleased to announce the addition of one more grant-funded AMSR training on January 12, 2023 from 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM.  



Young Professional Leadership Academy    Registration Extended!

You are invited to apply to attend the Young Professional Leadership Academy, being held on November 16, 17, and 18, 2022, in person and held in Harrisburg PA. This interactive training is sponsored by the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) in collaboration with the PA Care Partnership, a statewide system of care grant.  There is no cost for this training.

Training Dates:

Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 12:00 to 4:30 and 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Thursday, November 17, 2022, 9:00 to 4:30

Friday, November 18, 2022, from 9:00 to 12:30 pm

 Apply Here:  2022 PA Young Professional Leadership Academy (office.com)

 If approved, Applicants will be eligible for travel reimbursement. Guests of the training will be provided lodging and meals during the training.

PRA Update

PRA has recently transitioned to a new management company, Meaningful Measurement, for Membership and Certification processes. We are already seeing hopeful signs of improvement.

If you have unresolved issues with membership status or certification status, please go to the PRA UPDATE to read the message from PRA and find current contact information.  If your last message to PRA requesting help was prior to March 2022, please contact them again to request assistance.  PAPRS is very hopeful that you will now be able to get resolution.

 Coming Soon

  • Opportunities for Members to participate in Community Forums through this website
  • Launch of PAPRS new LMS platform
  • Tools to track your continuing education hours within your profile Activated for all members
  • Registration is now open for the Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR) course.  Please visit the Education tab for a description and list of dates.

 Check out our virtual training opportunities!

Visit the upcoming Events menu, or the Calendar for dates, and visit the Training and Consultation menu for more detailed information about training opportunities. 





PAPRS training is approved for continuing education credit by the PRA Academy of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery. PAPRS awards CE hours for CPRP and CFRP certification.



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 PRA offers training and continuing education opportunities through the Academy of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery, your trusted source of vetted, important information, comprised of programs in the areas of psychiatric rehabilitation, as well as leadership and management. To grow and train the recovery workforce, the Academy provides whole lifelong career learning in Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Wellness, Resiliency & Recovery.



What is Psychiatric Rehabilitation?

Psychiatric Rehabilitation is a strengths-based community mental health service focused on helping an individual living with a mental illness to create the necessary positive changes in skills and resources that will lead to success and satisfaction in chosen roles within the Psychiatric Rehabilitation domains. Psychiatric Rehabilitation services are driven by the individual and based on personal preferences and choice. The Psychiatric Rehabilitation process is founded in hope and the belief that all individuals can utilize a recovery journey to enhance their own quality of life. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services are based upon a professional Code of Ethics developed by PRA.

What are the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Domains?

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