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PRA Chapters and Affiliates promote and support the mission and values of PRA, and provide members with increased opportunities within their states.  Whether separately, or in concert with PRA, our chapters provide members with educational opportunities, local public policy advocates, and local leadership development within the psychiatric rehabilitation field.  As a PRA member, you are automatically a member of your state’s chapter, if one is in place.

PRA CHAPTERS & AFFILIATES (and upcoming events)

Don't see a chapter in your state?  Start one!

Arizona Chapter: Arizona Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioners (AAPRP)

AAPRP Website

AAPRP on Twitter: @AAPRP1

Contact AAPRP:

Chapter Representative: David Delawder

AAPRP Monthly Open Board Meeting  (Conference Call)

4th Monday of Every Month | 4pm MST

Call-in: (302) 202-1101 | Pin: 744430

California (Affiliate): CASRA

CASRA Website

CASRA on Twitter: @1casra

Affiliate Representative: Betty Dahlquist

CASRA 2018 Fall Conference

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Hilton Pasadena | Pasadena, CA

Conference Registration | Hotel Reservation

Colorado Chapter: Colorado Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (COPRA)

Chapter Representative: Tosha Foreman, President

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41st Annual Wellness and Recovery Summit (2018 Chapter Host)

June 15-18, 2018 | Denver, CO

Summit Information

Connecticut Chapter: Connecticut Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (CTPRA)

Chapter Representative: Carl Bordeaux

Florida Chapter: Florida Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (FLPRA)

Chapter Representative: Ann Dickout

Georgia Chapter: Florida Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (FLPRA)

Chair/Chapter Representative: Stacey McCarthy

Illinois: Illinois Chapter PRA

President/Chapter Representative: Nikki Pashka

Iowa: Iowa Chapter PRA

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President/Chapter Representative: Mary Lynch

Kentucky: Kentucky Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (KYPRA)

KYPRA Website

President/Chapter Representative: Bruce Scott

Massachusetts Chapter: MassPRA

MassPRA Website

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Chapter Representative: Mary Gregorio

Trauma Informed Care

Monday, July 30, 2018 | 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT

Alternatives | 454 Grove St, Worcester, MA 01605


16th Annual MassPRA Conference & Institutes

October 30-31, 2018

Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel | Marlborough, MA

RFP Application

Save the Date (Registration Opens August 1)

New Jersey Chapter: New Jersey Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (NJPRA)

NJPRA Website

Chapter Representative:  Kim Higgs 

Public Policy Committee Open Conference Call

July 18, 2018 | noon to 1pm


NJPRA First Annual Spring Conference and Recognition Event

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Forsgate Country Club | Monroe Twp, NJ

Conference Information

New Mexico (Affiliate): Psychosocial Rehabilitation Association of New Mexico (PSRANM)

PSRANM Website

Affiliate Representative: Kimmie Jordan

2018 26th Annual PSRANM Conference

June 13-16, 2018

Nativo Lodge | Albuquerque, NM

Conference Information

2019 27th Annual PSRANM Conference

June 5-8, 2019

Location TBD

New York (Affiliate): New York Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (NYAPRS)

NYAPRS Website

Affiliate Representative: Steve Miccio

"Get Uncomfortable" Confronting Health Inequity Conference

July 18, 2018

Albany Hilton | Albany, NY



"Dignity, Recovery & Social Justice for All" Annual Conference

September 12-14, 2018

Honor's Haven | Ellenville, NY

Registration | Scholarship Application

Sponsor & Exhibitor Prospectus

Ohio: Ohio Chapter PRA

Chapter Representative: Renee Kopache

Pennsylvania Chapter: Pennsylvania Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services (PAPRS)

PAPRS Website

Chapter Representatives: David Young and Rita Kraus

2018 Practitioner Orientation

August 9-10, 2018

Patton Twp Municipal Building | State College, PA


TRCO2017 Maryland Documentation Training

August 15-16, 2018


Virginia Chapter: Virginia Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (VAPRA)

VAPRA Website

Chapter Representative: John Douglas

2018 Conference

November 2018

Location/Date TBD

West Virginia: WVAPROS

Chapter Representative: David Sanders


Start a Chapter in Your State

In order to establish a world where individuals with mental illness achieve successful and satisfying lives, PRA needs broad national support from its chapters.  PRA's goal is to have chapters or affiliates in all 50 states advocating for the establishment of guidelines recognizing and incorporating the Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) and Certified Child and Family Resiliency Practitioner (CFRP) credentials - to advance psychiatric rehabilitation principles of self-directed, self-managed care that is state-of-the-art, and universally available to those who seek it. 

Now is your chance to make a difference! If there is not a chapter in your state, contact PRA at for information on how you can establish a chapter!