Pennsylvania Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services


PAPRS - Education Courses

In the rapidly growing and changing field of recovery-oriented psychiatric rehabilitation services, PAPRS continues to offer opportunities for practitioners to improve skills and upgrade their PR knowledge base to our members or anyone interested in the field of psychiatric rehabilitation.

 

2019 Course Schedule

Practitioner Orientation:

Foundation for Recovery-Oriented Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services

9:00 am - 4:30 pm

This two-day, 12 hour orientation provides an overview of the larger field of psychiatric rehabilitation.  The foundation topics include PRS history, principles, values, documentation, types of programs, ethics, collaboration, practice competencies, and more. This training fulfills the licensure requirement that ALL staff in a psychiatric rehabilitation program must complete a 12-hour PRS orientation provided by an OMHSAS approved training vendor.  You must attend the full 12 hours in order to obtain your certificate.

     Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the historical foundations of psychiatric rehabilitation and the shift from hospital–based services to the creation of a system of community based services, how Psychiatric Rehabilitation factors into the movement and theoretical frameworks that support Psychiatric Rehabilitation.
  2. Compare and contrast the values of medical, psychiatric rehabilitation, and recovery perspectives as approaches to supporting people with mental health challenges and how collaboration can occur.
  3. Compare and contrast the different approaches to delivering psychiatric rehabilitation services related to employment, education services, and housing.
  4. Examine the role evidence based practices and best practices play in delivering culturally competent psychiatric rehabilitation services to support full community integration and inclusion.
  5. Discuss the ways that legislation, regulation, and licensure affect the everyday activities and professional role domains of Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

Credit Hours: 12

 

Wellspring Community Support Services

St. James Complex

275 St. James Street

Building B

Mansfield, PA 16933

October 15-16, 2019        

Member

$250

Non Member

$300

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Glade Run Lutheran Services

125 West New Castle Street

Butler, PA 16001

December 5-6, 2019

Member

$250

Non Member

$300

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Ethics & Boundaries in Recovery-Oriented Services

9:00 am - 4:30 pm

This 6-hour course is designed to address every day ethical challenges in recovery oriented services. Ethical dilemmas put practitioners at risk to make unprofessional decisions that may negatively impact individuals served as well as jeopardize the integrity of the service system. Faced with increasingly demanding and complex situations, this institute will walk participants through an ethical decision-making process and the practical application of recovery oriented Codes of Ethics.

 

Learning Objectives

  1. Define ethics and boundaries
  2. Identify and describe key ethical principles
  3. Recognize common dilemmas in recovery oriented services
  4. Describe the process of ethical decision-making
  5. Apply Code of Ethics to sample scenarios

Credit Hours: 6

 

Training Location/ Region Dates Cost  

Hand In Hand Building

118 Grant Street

Franklin, PA 16323

Northwest Region

 October 7, 2019       

Member

$125

Non Member

$175

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Engagement Skills in the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Process

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

 

This one day, 6-hour training provides an opportunity to develop professional helping skills.  The foundation topics include developing basic helping skills, stages of the helping process, integration of Motivational Interviewing techniques, and transitioning through the phases of the psychiatric rehabilitation process utilizing engagement skills. This training will provide CPRP and CPS credits.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define the helping relationship process and identify differences between professional helping and friendship.
  2. Recognize and discuss basic helping skills.
  3. List stages of the Helping and Psychiatric Rehabilitation Process.
  4. Examine the Motivational Interviewing skills and techniques.
  5. Discuss strategies to move transition through the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Process, Assessing, Planning, and Intervening.

Credit Hours: 6

 

Training Location/ Region Dates Cost  

Hand In Hand Building

118 Grant Street

Franklin, PA 16323

Northwest Region

 September 27, 2019       

Member

$125

Non Member

$175

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Toward Cultural Competence in Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practice

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

There is a strong interrelationship between being culturally competent and being an effective psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner. We will address the continually expanding details about cultural competence and the ways that it is reflected in our CPRP Ethics and Principles. Case studies will bring life to the discussion, give depth to the notion of cultural context, and increase understanding about one’s own cultural dynamic.

  1. To increase understanding of how our individual cultural context informs the way we listen to other people’s cultural experiences
  2. To increase understanding about how cultural competence skills facilitate building trust and safety establishing foundation for building a positive psychiatric rehabilitation relationship
  3. To increase awareness about and familiarity with the PR resources that support understanding of cultural competence, PRA ethics, and PR competency domains.

Credit Hours: 3

Training Location/ Region Dates Cost  

Hand In Hand Building

118 Grant Street

Franklin, PA 16323

Northwest Region

 October 18, 2019       

Member

$75

Non Member

$125

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Online Journey through the PR Domains: CPRP Boot Camp

The Online Journey through the PR Domains: CPRP Boot Camp is an online course facilitated by PAPRS trainers who hold a current CPRP credential. This course provides individuals who are preparing to take the CPRP exam with the opportunity to thoroughly examine the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to be a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner. This course requires participants to review materials outside of the live weekly sessions. The weekly sessions will be comprised of discussion and application of PR practices and principles to various scenarios. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Expand understanding about the foundations and core principles of psychiatric rehabilitation.

  2. Increase knowledge of the domain areas (specific tasks, skills, and knowledge) of psychiatric rehabilitation practice.

  3. Gain ability to discern psychiatric rehabilitation principles and practices through the use of practice test questions for each of the domain areas.

Credit Hours: 18

 

Training Session Dates Time Cost  

 

          

Member

$275

Non Member

$325

 
       
       

 

PR Services Documentation: 

Skills that Work for Regulators, Payers, and People in Services

9:00 am - 4:30 pm

This 12-hour skills-based course is designed to enhance practitioners’ skills in documenting Psychiatric Rehabilitation services.  Developed in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS), the course concentrates on documenting functional assessments, rehabilitation plans and daily entries that meet the requirements of PR Regulation 5230.  The instructor will also demonstrate how a comprehensive strength based assessment provides a strong foundation for goal planning. Attendees will have the opportunity to apply the skills learned through several guided activities.

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the purpose of and the necessary components of a functional assessment
  2. Demonstrate skills in writing a functional assessment
  3. Identify the purpose of and the necessary components of an Individual Rehabilitation Plan
  4. Demonstrate skills in writing an Individual Rehabilitation Plan
  5. Identify the purpose of and the necessary components of a Daily Entry
  6. Demonstrate skills in writing a Daily Entry

Credit Hours: 12

 

Training Location/ Region Dates Cost  

Dickinson Center, Inc. 

43 Servidea Drive

Ridgway, PA 15853

Northwest Region

 October 29-30, 2019       

Member

$250

Non Member

$300

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SPHS

300 Chamber Plaza

Charleroi, PA 15022

Southwest Region

October 28-29, 2019

Member

$250

Non Member

$300

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Orientation to Medicaid Funded Peer Support Services Documentation

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Along with reviewing the PA regulations concerning documentation, the training will address the major components of peer documentation including:

  • Strengths Based Assessment
  • Individual Service Plan  
  • Progress Notes
  • Discharge Planning
  • Collaborative Documentation

In addition to these topics, the training provides ample opportunities for the trainees to apply the skills learned, through guided activities of writing the above mentioned documentation.

Training Location Dates Cost  

 

             

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