Certificate in Children's Psychiatric Rehabilitation

3-Part Online Training:

PART 1: "Developing Resiliency and Valued Roles for Children"

PART 2: "Teaching Children Critical Skills: Tools and Techniques for Providers"
Successful completion of Part 1, "Developing Resiliency and Valued Roles for Children"

PART 3: "Partnering with Parents and Care Givers"
Successful completion of Part 1, "Developing Resiliency and Valued Roles for Children" 

We are passionate about advancing the availability and practice of psychiatric rehabilitation so that all individuals with serious mental illnesses can have access to the supports they need to recover. It’s all we do and we do it well.

Many USPRA members have long recognized the value of psychiatric rehabilitation in assisting children with emotional and behavioral challenges to live successful, meaningful lives in the community. They know that appropriate psychiatric rehabilitation interventions introduced during childhood can help prevent disability in adulthood. States are becoming increasingly aware of how psychiatric rehabilitation benefits these children. USPRA is setting the standards for effective practices in the field and USPRA now offers a Certificate in Children’s Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

If you work predominantly with children of transition age or younger, you can demonstrate your professionalism and competency in the field by earning your Certificate in Children’s Psychiatric Rehabilitation. All course work is accepted as continuing education by the American Psychological Association(APA) ,  American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), and National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).
To earn a Certificate in Children’s Psychiatric Rehabilitation, practitioners will need to successfully complete three courses.

USPRA teamed up with the Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation at Boston University for this series. The first course in the series, Developing Resiliency and Valued Roles for Children, is a  four-week course that reviews the ethics, skills, and resources for assisting children with emotional and behavioral conditions in living successfully and thriving in the community.

The second course, Teaching Children Critical Skills: Tools and Techniques for Providers, addresses direct skills teaching. Practitioners will learn how to assess the critical physical, emotional, cognitive and social skills each child needs to function successfully in his or her chosen role or environment, and how to teach the child the necessary skills, including strategies that engage children with mental health needs in the learning process.
The third course, Partnering with Parents and Care Givers, will focus on: working with each child within the context of his or her family;  understanding the experience of families whose children have a significant mental health condition; engaging them in the process of psychiatric rehabilitation; and learning about peer supports and parental empowerment role in support outcomes for children. This training assumes that participants bring knowledge from their completion of parts one and two of the training, including an overview of the domains of psychiatric rehabilitation and familiarity with key competencies and skill sets.

NOTE: The instructor-led online courses in the Children's Series do not apply to the training hours required for CPRP exam application or CPRP re-certification.

*Please Note: Because the second and third course build upon the knowledge presented in the first course, you must take the Developing Resiliency and Valued Roles for Children prior to taking either the second or third course in the series.  The second and third course in the series may be taken in either order, once the first course has been completed.


More resources:

Core Principles and Values of Children’s Psychiatric Rehabilitation

What is the difference between a Certification and a Certificate?

Retake Policy:

If a course cannot be completed due to an unforeseen act of God or other extenuating circumstances, participants must notify PRA in writing as soon as possible. PRA reserves the right to request supporting documentation and will handle these instances on a case by case basis. If approved, the course may be retaken for a $75 retake fee. Participants that do not successfully complete a course without prior written notice, will not be eligible for retake, but are welcome to reattempt the course at full price.

Cancellation & Refund Policy:

Cancellation and refund requests for conference, course, training and events registrations should be received in writing. Refund payments may take up to six weeks for processing from the date of your refund request. PRA follows the following policy:

· 30 days or more (prior to the course start date): PRA will issue a refund for the registration amount minus a $50 processing fee

· 30 days to one (1) week (prior to the course start date): PRA will issue a refund for the registration minus a $100 processing fee

· Within one (1) week of the program start date: No refunds will be provided within one (1) week of the start of the course

Contact us at education@uspra.org for more information regarding the certificate.