Sponsoring the 2023 Virtual Conference

In the true spirit of Psych Rehab PAPRS continues learning and adapting! The 2023 virtual conference is titled Psychiatric Rehabilitation: The Next Chapter.  

To achieve our vision, we have updated our trainings to capitalize on virtual adult learning needs.  While some regulations have been suspended due to the pandemic, organizations have continued to look for educational and growth opportunities for their staff. To continue to meet that demand we need your help! We are looking to you, our dedicated champions of recovery services, to help us to continue to provide excellent, cutting-edge educational opportunities. You can do that by sponsoring our annual conference. Access the 2023 Virtual Conference Sponsorship form here.

Conference attendees benefit from your sponsorship because it allows us to offer state-of-the-art educational training as well as the opportunity to learn more about YOU, our partners, and the services that you have to offer.

We hope that if you have sponsored in the past that you will again see this as a valuable opportunity. If you have never sponsored with us, please consider it!

PAPRS Sponsor Benefits for 2023

All Sponsors will receive the following benefits:

  • Listing on the 2023 Virtual Conference website and our PAPRS website
  • Recognition as a sponsor in conference literature, promotional messages, website
  • Recognition in social media and other communication

 Gold Sponsorship - $2,500

  • Corporate logo displayed on PAPRS website as a Gold Sponsor
  • Dedicated sponsorship of a Keynote
  • Three (3) full Conference Registrations
  • Virtual Exhibitors Hall
  • Scrolling Full page ad - to be displayed between conference sessions

 Silver Sponsorship - $1,000

  • Two (2) full Conference Registrations
  • Virtual Exhibitors Hall 
  • Scrolling Full page ad to be displayed between conference sessions

 Bronze Sponsorship - $500

  • One (1) full Conference Registration
  • Scrolling Full page ad to be displayed between conference sessions

 Friend of PAPRS - $200

  • Scrolling Full page ad to be displayed between conference sessions

If you have any questions, please contact Jen McLaughlin, Conference Co-Chair at [email protected] or by phone at 570-286-0111 x 30024.

Please help us to promote our 2023 virtual conference: Psychiatric Rehabilitation: The Next Chapter - April 13, 14, 20, &21, 2023. We are offering an incredible array of Keynote Speakers and workshops! This year some of our experts include:

Rita Lane

 Rita Lane - Advocate - Southwest Behavioral Health

Rita Lane has worked in the Human Services field for over 30 years in and around Butler County. Rita has worked in various capacities in human services, focusing on mental health and homelessness.  She has been involved with advocacy, case management, guardianship, representative payee and Assertive Community Treatment. She currently works for Southwest Behavioral Health Management, which is an agency that provides Health Choices oversight to nine counties in Western Pennsylvania. She is very active in her community and in the mental health community.  She is a firm believer in volunteerism and has volunteered for numerous causes, including The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the Compeer Program, Western Region Community Support Program, Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumer Association, local housing and homelessness initiatives, the local humane society, the Salvation Army, and the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank.  She believes in inclusion, empowerment and recovery for all. Through her work with the Western Region Community Support Program, Rita advocates for multiple psychiatric rehabilitation programs across the region, assisting with seed grant funding to support and develop psychiatric rehabilitation programming. Rita embodies the core principles of psychiatric rehabilitation across all areas of her professional, personal, and community relationships. Rita Lane is a well-deserved nominee for the Distinguished Advocate Award. Advocating for people is evident across all areas of her professional, personal and community relationships and activities.


Ross SzaboRoss Szabo - Top Youth Speakers

Wellness Director; The Geffen Academy at UCLA; Removing The Stigma Leadership Award Winner; Author of “A Kids Book About Anxiety” 

Ross uses tasteful humor and insights to help participants understand common mental health conditions and individual differences. He also covers warning signs that students can look for in their friends and peers, as well as resources that can provide guidance in these sensitive situations.

Ross is NOW the CEO of the Human Power Project. He is an award-winning mental health speaker, writer, trainer, and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer. Ross has spoken to more than 1 million students about the importance of mental health and provided a positive example to empower them to seek help. He received the 2010 Didi Hirsch Removing the Stigma Leadership Award, 2012 Changing Minds Award and had his advocacy work entered into the Congressional Record. He is the co-author of Behind Happy Faces; Taking Charge of Your Mental Health and a blogger for The Huffington Post.


Lisa Razzano

Lisa A. Razzano, Ph.D., CPRP

Lisa A. Razzano, PhD, CPRP is a tenured Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Deputy Director of the Center on Mental Health Services Research and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), and Director for the James Scholar Program at the UIC College of Medicine. Dr. Razzano is recognized internationally for her funded research and workforce development programs focusing on mental health recovery, physical health co-morbidities, mental health aspects of HIV/AIDS, and community intervention and services research. Her contributions have been recognized with awards including career contributions from the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, Researcher of the Year from the Health and Medicine Policy Research Group, the UIC Chancellor’s Award for Mentor of the Year, and a UIC Excellence in Teaching Award, among others. Dr. Razzano is a Subtheme Leader for Human Growth and Development for the College’s curriculum redesign and a Scholar for Teaching Excellence Faculty Fellow. Dr. Razzano has served on scientific and government review panels, national executive boards, including service as national chair for the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, and as an elected member of the American Psychological Association’s Task Force on Serious Mental Illness and Serious Emotional Disturbance.


This Is My Brave


This Is My Brave

The mission of This Is My Brave is to empower individuals to put their names and faces on their true stories of recovery from mental illness and addiction. 

The vision of This Is My Brave is to one day live in a world where we don’t have to call it “brave” to talk openly about mental illness. We’ll simply call it talking

Since 2014, This Is My Brave has produced over 75 unique shows in cities across the United States featuring nearly 875 storytellers sharing true, personal stories on overcoming depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, psychosis, OCD, postpartum depression, borderline personality disorder, dissociative identity disorder, trichotillomania, anorexia, bulimia, sexual assault, alcoholism, substance use disorder and more.