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  Office of Education and Regional Programming (OERP)

The Office of Education and Regional Programming (OERP)  is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art training and technical assistance to mental health service providers throughout western Pennsylvania and beyond.  Utilizing the knowledge and expertise of Staff and Faculty who are leaders in clinical care and research, the OERP strives to assist providers in achieving and maintaining the highest level of quality standards in the services provided to mental health consumers and family members.

The OERP has implemented several approaches to achieve these goals:

Crisis  and Disaster Training Institute

Family Based Mental Health Training Institute

Mental Health Conference Planning

Online Trainings



Coming Soon . . . New and improved OERP website!


The fall 2016 OERP videoconference schedule is now available:  For more information, please click here.



For more information on The Center for Public Service Psychiatry fellowship and educational offerings, please click here.


Upcoming Conferences:

The '33rd Annual Pittsburgh Schizophrenia Conference' will be on Friday, November 18, 2016 at Sheraton Station Square. Please go to https://upmc.asapconnected.com/CourseDetail.aspx?Courseld=113640 for information and to register, or http://www.yftipa.org/pages/western-psychiatric-institute-and-clinic-office-of-education-and-regional-programming-oerp for the brochure.

To Learn More

To learn more about our programs, please contact Doreen H. Barkowitz at barkowitzdh@upmc.edu.

To be added to our e-mail list, please complete the form below or contact Alex Knapp at knappac2@upmc.edu.


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This page last updated 10/13/2016