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The Academy of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery ("the Academy") is committed to growing and training the recovery workforce around the world, a key element of helping to deliver improved mental and behavioral health outcomes. The Academy connects great ideas with great people to provide exceptional learning opportunities to enhance your professional development.
 

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The Academy of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery ("the Academy") provides whole lifelong career learning in Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Wellness, Resiliency, and Recovery through vetted and important training and continuing education opportunities for professionals in the field. 

The Academy's in-person, live webinar, and on-demand courses offerings provide educational opportunities for all levels of knowledge and experience; from those new to the field, to mid-level and senior staff and future leaders, to Program Directors and Chief Executives.  The Academy's faculty are leading experts in psychiatric rehabilitation, to provide quality training and education through a combination of positive learning experiences and exceptional content.

With a learner-centered philosophy, the Academy has standardized instructional design to strengthen learning, identify best practices, and ensure consistency, regardless of the presenting faculty. The Academy achieves overall training goals through collaboration with like-minded groups and academic institutions, as well as people in recovery and peer support specialists.

Questions about the Academy, interested in serving as faculty, or have a recommendation for a course topic?  Please contact Veronica Carey.

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Meet the Co-Chairs of the Academy

Veronica Carey, PhD, CPRP

Assistant Clinical Professor, Associate Director of the Saturday Scholars Program at Drexel University

Dr. Carey works in concert with Academy global headquarter staff and volunteer leaders to deliver an agressive portfolio of skills training, continuing education and leadership enhancement opportunities to practitioners, managers and executives involved in psychiatric rehabilitation.  

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 International Committee for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Inclusion, and is Chair of the Test Oversight Committee of PRA's Certification Commission for Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery.

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.”

Lisa Razzano, PhD, CPRP

Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Deputy Director, UIC Center on Mental Health Services Research and Policy, Chicago, IL

Dr. Razzano is a tenured Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), and has worked in mental health services research and training for more than two decades. She also serves as Director of Graduate Education at the UIC College of Medicine, providing oversight for the James Scholar Program for advanced medical student researchers. She is a recognized expert on mental health services research and psychiatric rehabilitation, having lead funded projects exploring co-occurring psychiatric disabilities and physical health, vocational rehabilitation and employment, the mental health aspects of HIV/AIDS and treatment adherence, and special topics, including adaptations to evidence-based practices and transforming medical education.
 
For more than 20 years, Dr. Razzano has been a leading investigator at the UIC National Research and Training Center (RTC), one of three federally funded RTCs focused on psychiatric disability. She is the author of numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, technical reports, and training materials regarding services research and psychiatric rehabilitation, and is a member of the editorial boards of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services, and the Journal of Offender Rehabilitation.
 
Dr. Razzano joined the PRA Board in 2006, having served as President, Treasurer, and Secretary, and is a member of the PRA Research Committee (Chair 2004-2006), Conference Commitee, and Multicultural Committee.  She obtained her CPRP credential in October 2008. 

Dr. Razzano received the PRA Armin Loeb Research Award in May 2005 and the Lifetime Achievement Award for promoting recovery from the PRA GLBT subcommittee in 2009. She has also been recognized for her research and service to the field as a recipient of the John M. Davis Research Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Greater Chicago (2007); the UIC Mentor of the Year Award (2009); the UIC Excellence in Teaching Award (2011); and most recently, was named Researcher of the Year by the Health and Medicine Policy Research Group (2012).

Continuing Education offered by the Academy:

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)

The Academy of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery ("the Academy") is an AOTA Approved Provider (#6975) of continuing education. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

American Psychological Association (APA)

The Academy of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery ("the Academy") offers APA credit for the Wellness & Recovery Summit through cosponsorship with Drexel University College of Medicine, Behavioral Healthcare Education.

Drexel University College of Medicine, Behavioral Healthcare Education is approved by the American Psychological Asociation (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  Drexel University College of Medicine, Behavioral Healthcare Education maintains responsibility for its programming and content.

Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)

The Academy of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery ("the Academy"), provider #1170, is approved as a provider of social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB – www.aswb.org) through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program.  The Academy maintains responsibility for its programming (ASWB Approval Period: 5/25/2015 – 5/25/2018).  Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC)

The Academy of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery ("the Academy") applies for approval by the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC) to provide continuing education for rehabilitation counselors at the Wellness and Recovery Summit.  For approval details, please visit the Summit website.  The Academy does not currently offer CRCC credit for online courses.

National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)

The Academy of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery ("the Academy") is a NAADAC Approved Education Provider (provider #100174).  The Academy is responsible for all aspects of the programming.

National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)

The Academy of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery ("the Academy") has been approved by the NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6340.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  The Academy is solely responsible for all aspects of its programming and content. 

We are happy to provide NBCC-approved continuing education to professional counselors who are NCCs, LPCs, LNHCs, LCPCs - as well as other state credentialed counselor titles (please check with your state regulations and/or boards to determine course approval).

Certification of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioners (CPRP)

The Academy of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery ("The Academy"), provider #1975, is approved by the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (PRA) to provide continuing education to Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioners (CPRPs) and CPRP candidates.

Certification of Child and Family Resiliency Providers (CFRP)

The Academy of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery ("The Academy"), provider #1975, is approved by the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (PRA) to provide continuing education to Certified Child and Family Resiliency Practitioners (CFRPs) and CFRP candidates.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Academy of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery maintains sole responsibility for the development of content. Continuing Educational approval does not imply that the above approval boards endorse the specific course content.

Questions about the Academy for Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery? Email us at info@psychrehabassociation.org.