Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association and Foundation

CFRP Eligibility Criteria

Individuals of all backgrounds can achieve the CFRP. Currently, individuals in the field vary from MDs, PhDs to GEDs, occupational therapists to peer specialists, teachers, social workers to caseworkers – all sharing a commitment to the fundamental principle that .

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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.

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*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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