Pennsylvania Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services

PAPRS - Trainings

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.



2017 Training Schedule


Practitioner Orientation: Foundations for Recovery-Oriented Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services

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.

 December 11th & 12th, 2017  5 Terrace Lane, Danville, PA 17821  Click Here to Register 


PR Services: Documentation Skills that work for Regulators, Payers, and People in Services

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 strengths based assessment provides a strong foundation for goal planning. Attendees will have the opportunity to apply the skills learned though several guided activities.

November 15th & 16th, 2017 475 Morgan Hwy, Scranton, PA 18508 Click Here to Register 


Ethics & Boundaries in Recovery Oriented Services

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 training will walk participants through an ethical decision-making process and the practical application of recovery oriented Codes of Ethics. Attendees will have the opportunity to apply the skills learned though several guided activities. 

November 14, 2017                                           475 Morgan Hwy, Scranton, PA 18508                                                                                   Click Here to Register                                                                        


Engagement Skills in the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Process


​This 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 while utilizing engagement skills. This is an interactive training designed for anyone interested in basic engagement skills or a refresher course.