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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

Chapter & Affiliate educational opportunities are now listed on our Approved Provider Roster and Events page.

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!

Submit Chapter/Affiliate Event

Chapter Administrators that wish to submit an event for listing on our Approved Provider Roster and Events page, or to 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

AZ | CA | CO | CT | FL | GA | IL | KY |  NJ | NM | NY | OH | PA | VA

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 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

Sign up for the CASRA Newsletter!

Affiliate Representative: Chad Costello –

Colorado Chapter: Colorado Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (COPRA)

Chapter Representative: Raymond Sedillo, President

Follow COPRA on Facebook!

Connecticut Chapter: Connecticut Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (CTPRA)

Chapter Representative: Carl Bordeaux

Florida Chapter: Florida Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (FLPRA)

President/Chapter Representative: Nikki Panasci -

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

Chapter Representative: Lamarr Lewis 

Illinois: Illinois Chapter PRA

President/Chapter Representative: Nikki Pashka

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

NJPRA Website

Chapter Representative:  Kim Higgs

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: Kim McDonald-Wilson 

Virginia Chapter: Virginia Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (VAPRA)

VAPRA Website

Chapter Representative: John Douglas