California Association of Social Rehabilitation Agencies

Training and Consultation

What are we about?

We provide consultation and training in all topics related to recovery and rehabilitation.  We work with providers to develop customized training programs as well as with academic institutions to develop stand-alone courses or certificate programs in PSR. CASRA can help you to:

  • Successfully integrate consumers and family members into your workforce
  • Create career pathways for PSR professionals
  • Train your workforce in the Fundamentals of PSR and Recovery-oriented Practice
  • Develop a local cadre of PSR competent trainers and educators

Conferences

CASRA conferences are regarded as one of the state’s finest training opportunities promoting the recovery, and rights of people with psychiatric disabilities. 

CASRA, like many organizations, has moved its training and conference activities into the virtual world of the Internet. Training and conference offerings are offered live and on CASRA’s YouTube channel where they can be subsequently purchased.

Check the list of offerings on the Distance Learning page.

Distance Learning

CASRA offers online courses that can be taken anytime, anywhere. Courses include:

e-Learning

Welcome to CASRA's On-line Institute. This site features an ever-expanding array of psychosocial rehabilitation (PSR) and recovery-oriented e-learning designed to increase your knowledge and introduce you to exciting new ideas, skills and strategies.

CASRA Online Learning Institute | Relias Learning

In-Service Training and Consultation

Our In-service Training and Consultation services are tailored to the unique needs, goals, and resources of your organization or system.

In-service training to improve knowledge, attitudes and competencies:

  • Providing Recovery oriented services
  • Providing psychiatric rehabilitation services in employment, housing and education settings
  • Person-centered service coordination
  • Workforce development skills
  • Training and workforce integration of consumer providers

Consultation to implement, evaluate and improve organizational and system structures:

  • Organization and system transformation
  • Strategic plans
  • Program development
  • Consumers as providers
  • Work force development
  • Network development and collaboration
  • Quality assurance, quality improvement mechanisms, program evaluation

Curriculum development customized to your organization or academic setting.

The five courses below are samples of CASRA curricula:

For more information please contact Debra, our Director of Training.

Ethics and Boundaries (offered in collaboration with PRA)

How do you know if you’re doing the right thing? What do you know about PSR? When do you have an ethical duty to breach confidentiality? What are the ethics involved in advocacy? How is teamwork affected by the ethical code? What if we can’t avoid dual relationships? My client found me on Facebook and sent me a friend request - what do I do? Join Deb Brasher, MS, CPRP for this four-part series on Ethics and Boundaries and find out!

For more info, visit www.psychrehabassociation.org