Don't Miss USPRA June 9-12 Atlanta Annual Conference!

[https://netforum.avectra.com/public/DocumentGenerate.aspx?Image=da3e4c90-5de3-4e83-97da-21f3d71aa057]<https://netforum.avectra.com/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=USPRA&WebCode=annual_conference&msm=bd73ec7a-75d0-4295-b2cf-1e7ceb491009&cst=56d40e3d-a212-42d4-b01e-075f4c35de14&ent=f82f1f45-3b92-40d3-9ae2-acbbfcbd5245>2013 USPRA Annual Conference Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta, GA June 9-12, 2013 Register today<https://netforum.avectra.com/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=USPRA&WebCode=conf_reg&msm=bd73ec7a-75d0-4295-b2cf-1e7ceb491009&cst=56d40e3d-a212-42d4-b01e-075f4c35de14&ent=f82f1f45-3b92-40d3-9ae2-acbbfcbd5245>, and save by booking your hotel room<https://netforum.avectra.com/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=USPRA&WebCode=conference_location&msm=bd73ec7a-75d0-4295-b2cf-1e7ceb491009&cst=56d40e3d-a212-42d4-b01e-075f4c35de14&ent=f82f1f45-3b92-40d3-9ae2-acbbfcbd5245> now

As the US Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association's national chair, I want to encourage you to attend the 2013 USPRA Annual Conference<https://netforum.avectra.com/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=USPRA&WebCode=annual_conference&msm=bd73ec7a-75d0-4295-b2cf-1e7ceb491009&cst=56d40e3d-a212-42d4-b01e-075f4c35de14&ent=f82f1f45-3b92-40d3-9ae2-acbbfcbd5245> to take advantage of the valuable learning opportunities for personal and professional growth in the field of psychiatric rehabilitation. You'll be hard pressed to find a conference that offers so many hours of continuing education credit in multiple disciplines,* ample networking with speakers and fellow attendees, and an array of planned activities for such a great price. By joining USPRA as a member, you can take advantage of savings on registration to the annual conference as well as other events throughout the year. As a member you save 23% off the conference price and enjoy additional discounts on all other registrations and purchases made through USPRA.

The Annual Conference is an investment in yourself, in your career, and in your organization. During your three and a half days with us you’ll hear from three compelling keynotes, including the esteemed advocate for mental health, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter; select from an assortment of sessions in six different tracks that will make you a more effective psych rehab professional; network with your peers who have traveled to Atlanta from across the country and hear what they’re doing at their organizations to improve the lives of people with mental illness; and much, much more.

In addition to advancing your career, at the 2013 conference you can unwind and relax in and around the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, ideally located in downtown Atlanta. And we’ve planned some great activities<https://netforum.avectra.com/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=USPRA&WebCode=specialevents&msm=bd73ec7a-75d0-4295-b2cf-1e7ceb491009&cst=56d40e3d-a212-42d4-b01e-075f4c35de14&ent=f82f1f45-3b92-40d3-9ae2-acbbfcbd5245> for you! You’re sure to have a great time with your colleagues while attending our conference and exploring the sites.

I’m excited to reconnect with all of my USPRA friends and meet new friends in just a month and a half. I hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

Lisa Razzano, PhD, CPRP USPRA National Chair

View the conference website<https://netforum.avectra.com/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=USPRA&WebCode=annual_conference&msm=bd73ec7a-75d0-4295-b2cf-1e7ceb491009&cst=56d40e3d-a212-42d4-b01e-075f4c35de14&ent=f82f1f45-3b92-40d3-9ae2-acbbfcbd5245> for more details and the full schedule<https://netforum.avectra.com/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=USPRA&WebCode=confsessions&msm=bd73ec7a-75d0-4295-b2cf-1e7ceb491009&cst=56d40e3d-a212-42d4-b01e-075f4c35de14&ent=f82f1f45-3b92-40d3-9ae2-acbbfcbd5245>.

Visit this site<http://attend.atlanta.net/> to start planning your time in Atlanta. Make sure to reserve your hotel room by May 14th to receive the special discounted rate<https://netforum.avectra.com/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=USPRA&WebCode=conference_location&msm=bd73ec7a-75d0-4295-b2cf-1e7ceb491009&cst=56d40e3d-a212-42d4-b01e-075f4c35de14&ent=f82f1f45-3b92-40d3-9ae2-acbbfcbd5245>. These rates are based on availability and will only be valid until May 14, 2013. Space is limited, so make your reservations now!

Questions about the Annual Conference? Contact us at info at uspra.org<mailto:info at uspra.org>, or call 703-442-2078 for more detailed information.

Sponsorship opportunities of key events are available. Please contact Amy Lestition, vice president of strategic communications and outreach, at alestition at uspra.org<mailto:alestition at uspra.org> or 703-506-3263.

Call for nominations! Awards of Distinction: The 2013 Awards of Distinction honor the industry's best at the 2013 Annual Conference. Review the award criteria and submit a nomination<https://netforum.avectra.com/public/DocumentGenerate.aspx?wbn_key=776a0ac5-eef8-4bc1-b02e-339904619ee4.pdf&msm=bd73ec7a-75d0-4295-b2cf-1e7ceb491009&cst=56d40e3d-a212-42d4-b01e-075f4c35de14&ent=f82f1f45-3b92-40d3-9ae2-acbbfcbd5245> for an industry colleague to ensure recognition for their great work by April 26, 2013.

USPRA Dincin Fellows Program: USPRA Dincin Fellows<https://netforum.avectra.com/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=USPRA&WebCode=fellows&msm=bd73ec7a-75d0-4295-b2cf-1e7ceb491009&cst=56d40e3d-a212-42d4-b01e-075f4c35de14&ent=f82f1f45-3b92-40d3-9ae2-acbbfcbd5245> are members who have reached a level of distinction in the professional practice of psychiatric rehabilitation and advancement of the field. Nominate a member<https://netforum.avectra.com/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=USPRA&WebCode=FellowsNominations&msm=bd73ec7a-75d0-4295-b2cf-1e7ceb491009&cst=56d40e3d-a212-42d4-b01e-075f4c35de14&ent=f82f1f45-3b92-40d3-9ae2-acbbfcbd5245> by May 10, 2013 for consideration by the Committee.

*USPRA is your go-to source for continuing education credits. USPRA is an approved provider of continuing education through the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC); by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) for occupational therapists; social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards; by NAADAC for continuing education for addiction professionals , and by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. In addition, we will provide certificates of continuing education for the Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP) and certificates of attendance to non-licensed individuals who so request.

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