Integrating Health & Wellness into Psychiatric Rehabilitation Programs

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Instructor: Lisa Razzano, PhD, CPRP
Length: 90 Minutes
Opens: November 30, 2017
Closes: August 31, 2024


A brief overview of health disparities that affect individuals in recovery and the ways in which psychiatric rehabilitation (PSR) programs can address physical health and wellness. Information will include discussion of programming and activities that can easily be integrated at PSR programs, including strategies and tools for prevention and screening of common physical health conditions, including high blood pressure/hypertension, diabetes, and heart attack.

Date Recorded: October 29, 2013

Learning Objectives

  • Review health disparities and physical health needs among individuals in recovery
    Discuss ways to integrate health and wellness activities within PSR programs
    Examine tools that can be used to identify and manage health conditions common among individuals in recovery
    Summarize ways to sustain long-term activities that promote health and wellness


  • Intermediate

Course Completion Requirements

In order to complete this course, participants must view the presentation, successfully pass a post-test, and submit an online evaluation.  Upon completion, CE Certificates will be available to print directly from the site.

Registration and Refund Policy

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Lisa Razzano, PhD, CPRP

Lisa Razzano is a tenured Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Deputy Director of the Center on Mental Health Services Research and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). Dr. Razzano also serves as the Director of Research for Thresholds where she oversees all externally-funded research programs underway within the agency, including studies funded by the NIH, SAMHSA, PCORI, SSA, and NIDILRR, among others. She is recognized internationally for her work in mental health, with particular expertise in psychiatric rehabilitation, physical health co-morbidities, mental health aspects of HIV/AIDS, and services research. Dr. Razzano is a past board member for both PRA/PRF; currently, she is co-Chair for the Academy of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery. 

Continuing Education Information

The Academy of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Recovery, provider #1975, is approved by the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (PRA) to provide continuing education to Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioners (CPRPs) and CPRP candidates.

This activity is approved for a maximum of 1.5 contact hours of continuing education in psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery in the following CPRP Focus Domain(s): II - Professional Role; VII - Supporting Health & Wellness.  CPRPs and CPRP candidates should only claim credit commensurate with their participation in the activity.