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.

2021 Course Schedule

Practitioner Orientation:

Foundation for Recovery-Oriented Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This 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

 

Virtual Training through Zoom

Approved by OMHSAS and will count for licensing requirements.

* Please note this training is 4 sessions totaling 12 hours.

 

August 4 & 5 and

August 11 & 12, 2021

Each session will be from 9 am to 12 pm. 

Trainees must attend all sessions to receive credit. 

Member

$250

Non Member

$300

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PR Services Documentation: 

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

9:00 am - 12:00 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. You must attend the full 12 hours in order to obtain your certificate.

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  

Virtual Training through Zoom

* Please note this training is 4 sessions totaling 12 hours. Trainees must attend all of the sessions to receive credit. 

This training is underwritten by the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

Dates will be scheduled for the 4th quarter of 2021. 

Member

$250

Non Member

$300

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Ethics & Boundaries in Recovery-Oriented Services - Part 1

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This 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 course 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: 3

 

Using the Code of Ethics in Recovery-Oriented Services - Part 2

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

This 3 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. This course will give participants an opportunity to study and discuss Psych Rehab Code of Ethics.  Attendees will then practice using an ethical decision-making process and the Codes of Ethics through guided activities.  

Learning Objectives

  1. Read and discuss Code of Ethics for CPRP and CFRP
  2. Utilize and apply code to ethical dilemmas
  3. Consult & consider with colleagues
  4. Decide on a plan to institute Code of Ethics into daily practice

Credit Hours: 3

 

 

Training Location/ Region Dates Cost  

Virtual Training through Zoom

* Please note this training is 2 sessions totaling 6 hours. Trainees must attend all of the sessions to receive credit. 

This training is underwritten by the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

Dates will be scheduled for the 4th quarter. 

Member

$90

Non Member

$120

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PRS Principles, Values & Practice Domains: Preparation for the CPRP Exam

 

This course provides an overview of the core principles and values of psychiatric rehabilitation practice.  The principles are implemented through seven practice competency domains that define professionally delivered psychiatric rehabilitation services.  This course is intended to provide guidance and support for practitioners who seek a successful CPRP testing experience.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Expand understanding about the foundations and core principles of psychiatric rehabilitation.
  2. Increase knowledge of the 7 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 7 domain areas.
Training Location/ Region Dates Cost  

Virtual Training through Zoom

* Please note this training is 2 sessions totaling 6 hours. Trainees must attend all of the sessions to receive credit. 

This training is underwritten by the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

     

August 16 & 17, 2021

Each session will be from 9 am to 12 pm. 

Trainees must attend all sessions to receive credit. 

                       

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, CFRP, 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  

Virtual Training through Zoom. Must attend both days to receive credit. 

Attendees are required to have access to audio and video capability. 

Stay tuned for additional dates.                                      

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  

   

 Contact Tricia Fisher to schedule.    

Member

$75

Non Member

$125

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Supporting Youth & Young Adults in Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services

Supporting Youth & Young Adults in PR Services in an online course designed to address Principles of Care and Support for you and emerging adults, the philosophy of Positive Youth Development (PYD), individualized developmentally appropriate services, social determinants of mental health, and trauma informed care. This course provides an introduction to providing support to youth & young adults in psychiatric rehabilitation services. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Apply principles of care and support for youth and emerging adults into daily service provision

  2. Demonstrate knowledge of Positive Youth Development and the 5 C's

  3. Explain individualized developmentally appropriate services

  4. Identify social determinants of mental health

  5. List trauma informed practice guidelines

Credit Hours: 6

Training Session Dates Cost  

 This course is on-demand.

Contact Tricia Fisher to register

 tricia.fisher@paprs.org

Member

$70

Non Member

$110

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Orientation to Medicaid Funded Peer Support Services Documentation

9:00 am - 12:00 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  

Contact Tricia Fisher to schedule.

To be determined 

$15.00 Click here to register

 

PAPRS Cancelation & Refund Policy

Refund requests submitted in writing, will be granted according to the following timelines: 

Refund requests submitted 2 weeks or more prior to the course start date will be granted a full refund minus a processing fee.  

No refunds will be provided within 2 weeks of the course or event start date.  

 

Substitutions for registrations will be accepted by sending a request to info@paprs.org