Park Center Sets the Bar for Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioners

With a high percentage of burnout for mental health care providers nationwide, Park Center made the proactive decision to offer study circles for direct care staff who wanted to become advanced practitioners in the field of psychiatric rehabilitation. Three years later, Park Center now has 15 CPRPs (Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioners) on staff, the highest number in the state of Tennessee.

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Park Center’s staff of Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioners helps members focus on the qualities and skills each individual has within themselves.

Nashville, TN (PRWEB) September 28, 2012

The U.S. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association describes the Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner credential (CPRP) as a test-based certification that fosters the growth of a qualified, ethical, and culturally diverse psychiatric rehabilitation workforce through enforcement of a practitioner code of ethics. CPRPs incorporate the most successful and cost-effective practices for adults with severe and persistent mental illness and ensure that staff has mastered the principles, skills and knowledge necessary to carry out those practices.

A major part of overcoming the barriers toward recovery from mental illness is having the right support at your disposal. Support comes in many forms from organized groups to skilled mental health experts to friends and family. Park Center believes each of these is just as important as the other - mental illness is something nobody should have to face alone.

Park Center President & CEO Barbara Quinn explained that they do have a highly trained staff that provides guidance and support, but in the end the healing process is up to the individual. “As soon as you walk through the doors at Park Center, you can be assured that each employee and volunteer is ready and willing to provide you with the right tools and support. Park Center’s staff of Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioners helps members focus on the qualities and skills each individual has within themselves. The key message we always try to emphasize with members is that recovery is a possibility.”

“A better trained staff means less turnover and better services to the members we serve,” says Dani Lieberman, Director of Quality and Operations. “CPRPs learn to refine their role as a facilitator in the recovery process. The member owns the process. The staff helps to move it along while offering hope, support and resources.”

About Park Center
Park Center provides a comprehensive and dynamic program of recovery for people with severe and persistent mental illness and co-occurring disorders. Park Center believes in responding to each individual’s strengths and abilities, rather than their illness. Park Center also provides life-enhancing recovery options including integrated services related to alcohol and drug addiction and mental health. Park Center is dedicated to creating an environment of opportunity, choice and hope.


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