CareLink is proud to announce that Melissa Lambert, Program Supervisor at the agency’s Perkiomenville and Hill Road residences in Perkiomenville, PA, recently became a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP).

“Working with this population has been such an amazing learning experience,” says Lambert, a graduate of Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, ID. “I have spent what seems like my whole life working with folks with some sort of ID diagnosis, but finding a recovery program for individuals with ID and mental health diagnoses really seemed to reignite what I didn’t even know I was missing.”

The CPRP credential is a test-based certification that fosters the growth of a qualified, ethical, and culturally diverse psychiatric rehabilitation workforce through enforcement of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (PRA) code of ethics. CPRPs share a commitment to the fundamental principle that recovery from serious mental illness is possible, and strive to demonstrate how psychiatric rehabilitation positively changes the lives of individuals with serious mental illness to one of hope, self-determination, empowerment, and recovery.

Lambert, who joined CareLink in 2017, looks forward to continuing her professional development. “I’m excited to take part in other training and educational opportunities that will make me better equipped to serve the folks I work with,” she explained. “This is all for them. I want to be the best I can be for them.”