Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association
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Candidates for the CFRP must meet eligibility requirements in three categories:
1. Academic preparation
2. Work experience [related to providing psychiatric rehabilitation (recovery-oriented/resiliency-oriented) for children [under 18 years old]
3. Continuing Education and Training in children’s psychiatric rehabilitation
Nearly all candidates are required to complete 45 hours of applicable trainings. All training must address “psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery/resiliency for children and families.” This includes topics on direct care, child development, life skills training, crisis intervention, treatment modalities, medications, family dynamics, diversity, ethics/legal issues, etc.
PATHWAYS TO CFRP CERTIFICATION
*Related Fields Defined: Children’s Mental Health, Education, Child Development, Psychology, Child Psychiatry, Special Education, Applied Behavior Analysis, Clinical Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Counseling/ Guidance, Rehabilitation Counseling (MH focus), Child and Family Service, Nursing, Public Health, Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Dance Therapy, Play Therapy, Medicine (MD/DO/MBBS/MBcH-B). This list is not exhaustive and may be amended over time.
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