RCPA - Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association


Various Training Opportunities Available
January 8, 2010

PMHCA Conference Call for Presentations
The Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers’ Association (PMHCA) has issued a call for presentations for Forging Communities: Embracing Wellness, the twenty-second annual statewide consumers’ conference. The conference is June 14 – 17 at the Valley Forge Convention Plaza. Those interested must provide a workshop outline, 50-word abstract, and a presenter biography by January 25 to jen@pmhca.org, by fax to 717-564-4708, or by mail to PMHCA, 4105 Derry St, Harrisburg, PA 17111. Submission guidelines and more information about the conference are available on the PMHCA conference web page (www.pmhca.org/?page=conference#).

ADA Webinar Series Available
The National Network of ADA Centers announced the 2009/10 ADA Legal Webinar Series. Information about the series including dates, topics, and speakers is available through the web site www.ada-audio.org by selecting “ADA Legal Webinar Series.” The sessions are provided at no charge to participants. Questions may be addressed to adaconferences@adagreatlakes.org or 877-232-1990.

Peer Specialist Training
Peer Specialist Supervisor Training is scheduled in State College on February 11 - 12 at Community Care Behavioral Health Organization (CCBHO), Ste F, 2505 Green Tech Dr. Training is sponsored by CCBHO, The Peer Support and Advocacy Network, the Pennsylvania Peer Support Coalition, and the Institute for Recovery and Community Integration. Contact Administrative Coordinator Bob Turri (rturri@mhasp.org or 610-292-9922, x104) for more information.

The Institute for Recovery and Community Integration and the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services are sponsoring training for certified peer specialists March 8 - 12 and 22 - 26 at the DGS Annex Complex, 2101 North Cameron St, Harrisburg. Twenty registrants are needed in order to present the program. Contact Bob Turri for more information on this program.

WPIC/OERP Videoconference Series
The Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC), Office of Education and Regional Programming (OERP) has announced the 2010 Videoconference Series. The following sessions are scheduled:

January 13 — Women and Depression
January 27 — Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Across the Lifespan
February 10 — Treating Personality and Substance Use Disorders
February 24 — Psychopharmacology of Bipolar Disorder in Children, Adolescents, Adults, and the Elderly
March 10 — Autism in all Phases of Life
March 24 — Interaction between Physical Illness and Mental Illness in the Elderly

All sessions are from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Continuing education credits are offered and the programs are free, but registration is required. More information is available on the WPIC/OERP web site (www.wpic.pitt.edu/oerp). Address questions about the series to Nancy Mundy (412-802-6900 or

Drexel University Behavioral Healthcare Education Training Season Starts
Drexel University Behavioral Healthcare Education will offer training in adult, adolescent, and child case management; regional continuing education courses in the central, northeast, and southeast regions; and statewide psychiatric rehabilitation courses. Several online courses will also be scheduled. More information is available at www.drexelmed.edu/bhe.

Powered by Principles Webinar Series
The US Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (USPRA) presents Powered by Principles: The Core to Building Psych Rehab beginning January 27 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. The three-part webinar series also includes Program Interventions That Instill Hope on February 10 and Supporting Citizenship in the Community of Choice on March 3. These sessions address the 2009 revisions to USPRA core principles for psychiatric rehabilitation. More information is available at www.uspra.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3286.


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