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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.

Upcoming Chapter & Affiliate Events

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Don't see a chapter in your state? 

In order to establish a world where individuals with mental illness achieve successful and satisfying lives, PRA relies on a broad network of Chapters and Affiliates.  Our goal is to have chapters or affiliates in all 50 states (and beyond!) to advocate to establish guidelines recognizing and incorporating the Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) and Certified Child and Family Resiliency Practitioner (CFRP) credentials, and advance psychiatric rehabilitation principles of self-directed, self-managed care that is state-of-the-art, and universally available to those who seek it. 

View/Download Chapter Chartering Manual

Now is your chance to make a difference! If there is not a chapter in your state or region, download our Chapter Chartering Manual to find out how you can help establish a chapter!

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Chapter Administrators that wish to submit an event, or otherwise provide updates for the information displayed on this page for their Chapter/Affiliate, may do so using the submission button below.  Once submitted, please email to confirm receipt.

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PRA Chapters & Affiliates

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

AAPRP Website

AAPRP on Twitter: @AAPRP1

Contact AAPRP:

Chapter Representative: David Delawder

EVENT: Re-Inventing Recovery in Arizona

  • Phoenix: April 24, 2019 (STAR Center, 8am-4pm)
  • Tucson: May 1, 2019 (Camp Wellness, 1pm-5pm)

Click Here to Register! (Registration is FREE to the first 250 people!)

AAPRP Monthly Open Board Meeting  (Conference Call)

4th Wednesday of Every Month | 4pm MST

Call-in: (302) 202-1101 | Pin: 744430

California (Affiliate): California Association of Social Rehabilitation Agencies (CASRA)

CASRA Website

CASRA on Twitter: @1casra

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Affiliate Representative: Betty Dahlquist

EVENT: CASRA Spring Conference

May 1-2, 2019

Crowne Plaza Concord / Walnut Creek | Concord, CA

Conference Registration | Conference Program

Colorado Chapter: Colorado Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (COPRA)

Chapter Representative: Tosha Foreman, President

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Connecticut Chapter: Connecticut Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (CTPRA)

Chapter Representative: Carl Bordeaux

Florida Chapter: Florida Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (FLPRA)

Chapter Representative: Ann Dickout

Georgia Chapter: Georgia Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (GA-PRA)

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

EVENT: 2019 MassPRA Annual Conference

May 14-15, 2019

Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel | Marlborough, MA

More Information on the MassPRA Website

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

NJPRA Website

Chapter Representative:  Kim Higgs 

EVENT: NJPRA 2nd Annual Spring Conference

May 23, 2019 | Forsgate Country Club | Monroe Township, NJ


EVENT: NJPRA 2019 Fall Conference

November 13, 2019 | TBD (Save the Date!)

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

PSRANM Website

Affiliate Representative: Kimmie Jordan

EVENT: 2019 27th Annual PSRANM Conference

June 12-15, 2019

Albuquerque, NM

Conference Website

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

NYAPRS Website

Affiliate Representative: Steve Miccio

Ohio: Ohio Chapter PRA

Chapter Representative: Renee Kopache

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

PAPRS Website

Chapter Representative: Rita Kraus

EVENT: PAPRS Annual Conference

Save the Date!  April 16-18, 2019

"Opening the Doors to Wellness: Inclusive Practices in Recovery"

2019 Call for Papers

Virginia Chapter: Virginia Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (VAPRA)

VAPRA Website

Chapter Representative: John Douglas

EVENT: 34th Annual VAPRA Conference

November 14-16, 2018

Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center | Bristol, VA


Registration Form

Scholarship Form

Hotel Reservations (discount code "VPR")