Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association to Award Leaders at Recovery Workforce Summit

PRA Awards of Distinction Recipients to Be Honored at Recovery Workforce Summit: 2014 PRA Annual Conference on June 22nd

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The thought leaders we’ll celebrate at the PRA Summit this month are exemplary in the psych rehab field and their practice resides at the heart of PRA’s mission to grow and train the recovery workforce.

McLean, VA (PRWEB) June 09, 2014

The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (PRA) is proud to announce the 2014 Awards of Distinction recipients. PRA will honor the most accomplished professionals in psychiatric rehabilitation on June 22nd during the Recovery Workforce Summit: 2014 PRA Annual Conference, June 22-25 in Baltimore, Maryland.

“For over 20 years, PRA has been a leader in celebrating and honoring outstanding individuals who have made a significant contribution to the psychiatric rehabilitation field,” said PRA Board of Directors Chair-Elect Dori Hutchinson, ScD, CPRP. “The thought leaders we’ll celebrate at the PRA Summit this month are exemplary in the psych rehab field and their practice resides at the heart of PRA’s mission to grow and train the recovery workforce.”

The 2014 Awards of Distinction recipients are:

  •     Advocate Award: Creigh Deeds, State Senator of Virginia
  •     Board of Directors’ Award: Wayne Kramer, Founder, Jail Guitar Doors USA
  •     John Beard Award: Shaheen Ahmed, President, Board of Trustees, The Recovery House
  •     Irvin Rutman Award: Jean Toole, MS, CPRP, President and CEO, Community Friendship, Inc.
  •     Armin Loeb Award: Linda A. Teplin, PhD, Owen L. Coon Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University
  •     Carol T. Mowbray Early Career Research Award: Vanessa Vorhies Klodnick, LCSW, Research Associate, Thresholds
  •     Multicultural Award: Deborah, Wilcox, PhD, Founder and CEO, Confluency Consultants and Associates LLC
  •     Leroy Spaniol Educator Award: Melanie Kinley, BA, Clinical Trainer/Consultant, Thresholds
  •     Isaiah Uliss Advocate Award: Peter Ashenden, Director of Consumer Affairs, Optum

“These thought leaders are shaping and fueling the future of psychiatric rehabilitation around the globe, channeling PRA’s passion for and belief in the essential role of psychiatric rehabilitation in the behavioral healthcare environment,” said PRA Board of Directors Chair Lisa Razzano, PhD, CPRP.

To learn more about PRA’s awards program, visit: http://www.psychrehabassociation.org/awards-recognition.

About the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (PRA): As the nonprofit organization focused on growing and training the recovery workforce, the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association, is the preeminent association for the development, support, and dissemination of information about the practice of psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery. PRA believes that the practice of psychiatric rehabilitation leads to recovery, and thus is committed to the growth of psychiatric rehabilitation in both quantity and quality, and to the universal availability of state-of-the-art psychiatric rehabilitation services for all individuals with mental illness who seek such services. For more information, visit http://www.psychrehabassociation.org.