Serving the Practice and Practitioners of Psychiatric Rehabilitation in NJ Since 1980

Envisioning change, creating opportunity, promoting hope.

Thank you to all our 43rd Fall Conference Attendees for having joined us on November 17.

43rd Fall Conference

Pathways to Recovery



Ni Gao, PhD, LCSW

Prosline Saint Armand, MA. EdS, LPC

Deidre Waters PsyD


Carmen Rivera, CSPNJ

Practitioner of the Year

Victoria Stewart, CSPNJ

Supervisor of the Year

Dionne Long, Bridgeway BHS

Alan Lunt Consumer Advocate Award Winner


Since 1980, serving the practice and practitioners of psychiatric rehabilitation


New Jersey Psychiatric Rehabilitation Organization (NJPRA) is a nonprofit 501(c)(4) that serves the practice and practitioners of psychiatric rehabilitation in New Jersey. We envision improved wellness and recovery outcomes for persons with the lived experience of a serious mental illness and co-occurring conditions, as promoted by psychiatric rehabilitation practitioners, services and systems.

Our members are primarily professionals who work in more than 50 mental health agencies and organizations throughout New Jersey, but also includes students and persons with the lived experience of mental illness and their families.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

November 17, 202343rd Fall Conference: Pathways to Recovery

Conference sessions and workshops included: Career and Technical Education Pathways for Individuals living with Mental Health Conditions, Trauma-Informed Techniques to Enhance Emotional Wellbeing, Utilizing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), 2023 Annual Awards presentation and Direct Advocacy to the State Assembly, Senate and Governor’s office.


June 9th, 2023  NJPRA 6th Spring Conference and Recognition:  Psychiatric Rehabilitation: Tools for Our Trade

Conference topics included: New And Improved Wellness Tools, Motivational Interviewing: Developing New Skills to Support Change, Embracing Inclusion: Moving Beyond Cultural Competence, 2023 Recognition Award Recipients and more. Sessions were recorded and shared with all registered attendees.


June 3rd and 8th, 2022  NJPRA 4th Spring Conference and Recognition:  Meeting Post-Covid Challenges: Refreshing Your Skills

Conference topics included: Applying Modern Theories of Grief to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Strategies to Promote Employment Success, Applying the Intentional Relationship Model in Mental Health, and more. Sessions were recorded and shared with all registered attendees.


November 12th, 17th, and 19th, 2021  NJPRA 41st Fall Conference: Innovation in Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Conference topics included: Flourishing at Work, Employee Engagement and Recognition, Group and Peer Supervision, Innovation in CSS, 1115 Waiver Renewal, 988 Development and Implementation, Public Policy Forum, and more. Sessions were recorded and shared with all registered attendees.


April 9th, 2021 Member Agency Leadership Virtual Roundtable

Leadership representatives of NJPRA’s member agencies joined our Board of Directors to share their strategies and lessons learned during this year of  COVID-19 and to discuss policy priorities, and needs across our system.    There was robust discussion about workforce needs, hard and soft skills training and development, staff retention, telehealth, reimbursement for peer providers, challenges and successes in delivering services during the pandemic across settings, Legislative policy priorities and the 1115 Waiver.

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