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Veronica Carey, PhD, CPRP
Co-Chair, Academy of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery
Effective September 1, Veronica Carey, PhD, CPRP began her service as Academy Chair, working in concert with PRA’s global headquarters staff and volunteer leaders on an aggressive plan that will deliver a portfolio of skills training, continuing education and leadership enhancement opportunities to practitioners, managers and executives involved in psychiatric rehabilitation. Dr. Carey retains her continuing role as an Assistant Clinical Professor with Drexel University while also participating on PRA’s Certification Commission for Psychiatric Rehabilitation.
Questions about the Academy, interested in serving as faculty, or have a recommendation for a course topic. Please contact Veronica Carey.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Associate Director of the Saturday Scholars Program at Drexel University
Prior to joining the Drexel University Behavioral Health Counseling faculty in 2011, Dr. Carey was a full-time faculty member for 10 years in Drexel‘s Department of Psychiatry, Division of Behavioral Healthcare Education. She has over 20 years of experience in behavioral health program planning and management, psychiatric rehabilitation continuing education training, and policy development.
Dr. Carey is a member of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association Certification Commission, the International Committee for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Inclusion, and is Chair to the Test Oversight Committee of the PRA Commission.
As a frequent guest lecturer and workshop presenter, Dr. Carey has addressed evidence-based best practices in recovery-oriented services, treatment planning, behavioral health care system practices, program planning, and implementation of psychiatric rehabilitation services. In November 2012, Dr. Carey presented at the WAPR conference in Milan, Italy on the importance of obtaining a certification in psychiatric rehabilitation. Her articles on direct-care staff development in community-based treatment settings have been published in the “Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal”; “Psychiatric Services" and “PsyRConnections.”