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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 22
Pre-Conference Sessions

  Pre-Conference Sessions (Morning)
      Block 1: 
7:15am – 9:15am
  2.0 Contact Hours
 

1011
Therapy


APRN

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Nuts & Bolts for Beginners and Expert Clinicians
7:15am – 9:15am

CBT's portability links well with other approaches. High reimbursabilty provides tangible benefits. Use of both case conceptualization models and the CTRS will helps APPNs measure their own success using CBT. APNs increase their treatment options, skill, career satisfaction and patient outcomes by using CBT skillfully.  Abstract

Speakers: Kathleen T. McCoy, DNSc APRN-BC FAANP;  Ruth Milstein, DNP APRN-BC PMHNP LPC;  Pamela Lusk, DNP APRN-BC PMHNP
 


1012
Integrated
Care


RN, APRN

Collaborative Primary Care and Behavioral Health Care
7:15am – 9:15am

Research has shown that collaborative care programs have evidenced based success over other models of integrated care. This presentation will discuss the collaborative care tasks that are needed to have an effective program and discuss the steps to get this type of program set up.   Abstract

Speaker: Rita M. Haverkamp, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
 


1013
Addiction


RN, APRN

Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment Mental Health and Substance Abuse
7:15am – 9:15am

Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment is evidence-based practice that improves outcomes with co-occurring severe mental illness and substance use disorders by combining substance abuse and mental health services. The model uses multidisciplinary team approach to coordinate every aspect of recovery. IDDT emphasizes that individuals achieve sobriety, symptom management, and independent living.   Abstract

Speaker: Judith W. Magnon, RN-BC, BS, CAC
 


1014
Practice


RN, APRN

Co-morbidities of Diabetes and Hypertension in Adult Patients with Bipolar Illness and Schizophrenia: Medical Considerations. Using Motivational Interviewing to Help these Patients
7:15am – 9:15am

Psychiatric nurses work with patients with diabetes and hypertension who have Bipolar Illness and Schizophrenia. This presentation will review new national standards for these illnesses; pathophysiology; epidemiology; and treatments for these illnesses and how antipsychotic medications impact these illnesses. Motivational interviewing will be reviewed as a method to help patients.   Abstract

Speaker: Laureen S. Froimson, RN MSN PMHCNS, GNP
 

1015
Research


RN, APRN

Welding Strong Connections Between Research and Practice: PhD and DNP Partnerships to Generate Knowledge and Improve Care
7:15am – 9:15pm

Close collaborative relationships between PMH clinical nurse leaders (NPs and DNPs) and nurse researcher (PhDs) is essential to building new knowledge and translating knowledge into practice settings. This program explores role preparation, design options, and strategies to establish effective, collaborative working relationships to conduct research and implement findings in practice.   Abstract

Speakers: Marianne Smith, PhD, RN;  Andrea Kwasky, DNP, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC;  M. Jane Suresky, DNP, PMHCNS-BC;  Jaclene Annette Zausaniewski, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN


1016
Suicide
Assessment
& Management


APRN
        
      

Training in the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS)
7:15am – 3:15pm

The purpose is to train advanced practice nurse in the Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS), a structured clinical framework for assessing, monitoring, and intervening with a patient at risk for suicide, including the use of problem-focused interventions and a multi-purposed clinical tool, the Suicide Status Form (SSF).   Abstract

Speaker: Janet A. York, PhD, PMHCS, BC, FAAN


1017
Psychopharmacology


APRN


 

Collaborative Care: Developing Roles and Organizing Psychiatric Nursing Based Treatment Options and Psychopharmacology in Integrated Mental Health Settings
7:15am – 9:15am

PMH-APRNs understanding of integrated mental health is evolving. Discussing clinical roles, boundary of clinical responsibilities of patient care, management of co-morbid illnesses, and presenting cases with psychopharmacology options is important to validate practice. Introduction of holistic approaches need to be introduced to patients as we assess, diagnosis, triage and prescribe.   Abstract

Speaker: Sharon R. Katz, FPMH-APRN, CRNP
 

 

  Pre-Conference Sessions (Morning)
      Block 2: 
9:30am – 11:30am
  2.0 Contact Hours
 

1021
Therapy


APRN

Mind Your Non-verbals!: An Introduction to Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy
9:30am – 11:30am

Advances in neuroscience are creating a paradigm shift in psychotherapy, reuniting body and mind. Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy (DSP) is a novel Gestalt approach addressing relational history as it is embodied in the present. This highly experiential workshop will introduce basic concepts of DSP, working relationally with gesture, posture and breath.   Abstract

Speakers: Kirste L. Carlson, DNP, PMHCNS-BC;  Deborah J. Schneider-Murphy, LISW
 


1022
Integrated
Care


RN, APRN

What’s a Psychiatric Nurse to Do? Exploring Roles and Competencies in Integrated Care
9:30am – 11:30am

Various models of Integrated Care (IC) have recently emerged; however little is known about roles for psychiatric nurses within IC or the competencies they need. This session will present examples of current IC initiatives and evidence-based resources; attendees will help to clarify the roles and competencies needed by psychiatric nurses.   Abstract

Speakers: Joyce M. Shea, DNSc, APRN, PMHCNS-BC;  Angelina G. Manchester, MSN, RN;  Lourdes C. Pineda, MSN, RN-BC, CCM;  Amanda L Schuh, MS, RN, PMHNP-BC
 


1023
Addiction


RN, APRN

Tobacco Treatment for Persons Living with Mental Illness: Building Connections between Education and Practice
9:30am – 11:30am

This presentation will provide participants with practical strategies to facilitate the use of tobacco cessation interventions in the clinical setting. This presentation provides participants an opportunity to learn effective tobacco treatment strategies and learn about outcomes of recent studies implementing these strategies within academia and healthcare systems.   Abstract

Speakers: Carol A. Essenmacher, MSN, DNP(c), PMHCNS-BC;  Rhonda G. Schwindt, DNP, RN, PMHCNS-BC
 


1024
Practice


RN, APRN

Therapeutic Neuromodulation: Implications for Psychiatric Mental Health (PMH) Nurses
9:30am – 11:30am

Neuromodulation induces changes in neurons and neuronal circuits to alleviate psychiatric conditions. We will explore the mechanisms of action, safety and efficacy of deep brain stimulation (DBS), electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), magnetic seizure therapy (MST), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), deep TMS, vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS).   Abstract

Speakers: Donna J. Ecklesdafer, MSN, BSN, RN;  Julie Ann Mulder, MS, BA, BSN, RN-BC;  Dawn Miller, RN, BSN;  Mary Rosedale, PhD, PMHNP-BC, NEA-BC
 


1025
Research


RN, APRN

The Making of a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Scientist
9:30am – 11:30am

Are you dreaming about becoming a psychiatric nurse researcher? Studying to be one? Are one? Meet a Rock Star of Psychiatric Mental Health research and examine your needs at your point along the journey! You can network with established scientists and those who share your issues as well.   Abstract

Speakers: Linda S. Beeber, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN;  Bernadette Mazurek, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FAAN

1027
Psychopharmacology


APRN

Conquering Clinical Conundrums: Psychopharmacology in the 21st Century
9:30am – 11:30am

This session will provide the PMH APRN with real life prescriptive challenges and offer new and innovative ways to address them. Utilizing psychopharmacogenetics, laboratory studies, review of systems, symptom evaluation and observation as clinical tools, this presentation will guide PMH APRNs in how to personalize psychopharmacological treatments for their patients.  Abstract

Speaker: Laura G. Leahy, DrNPc, APN, PMH-CNS/FNP


 

  Pre-Conference Sessions (Afternoon)
      Block 3: 
1:15pm – 3:15pm
  2.0 Contact Hours
 

1031
Education


APRN

The Making of a Therapist: How Are We teaching Psychotherapy in Graduate Psychiatric Nursing Curriculums? from the APNA Education Council, Graduate Branch
1:15pm – 3:15pm

Psychotherapy, a foundation of advanced practice psychiatric nursing is ‘our fourth P.’ This interactive workshop will feature a panel of graduate faculty in PMHNP programs discussing how they incorporate psychotherapy content and creatively leverage community psychiatric resources to provide quality clinical experiences for their graduate psychiatric nursing students.   Abstract

Speakers: Pamela Lusk, DNP, PMHNP-BC;  Candice Knight, PhD, EdD, APN, PMHNP-BC, PMHNP-BC;  Richard Pessagno, DNP, PMHNP-BC;  Mary D. Moller, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC,CPRP, FAAN
 


1032
Integrated
Care


RN, APRN

The Transition to Behavioral Health Consultant: Successes and Missteps
1:15pm – 3:15pm

Working as a Behavioral Health Consultant requires the PMH-APRN to re-conceptualize assessment and intervention techniques in a manner congruent with the culture of primary care. This practical presentation discusses a PMH-APRN's transition into the BHC role and addresses lessons learned both in the exam room and at the systems-level.   Abstract

Speaker: Joseph Wolf Schatz, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC
 


1033
Advanced
Practice


APRN

Risk Management Considerations When Treating Suicidal and Violent Patients
1:15pm – 3:15pm

This program will explore the liability risks inherent in treating suicidal/violent patients, as well as the types of claims brought against mental health providers. This program will discuss strategies designed to minimize risks encountered by mental health providers when treating these patients.   Abstract

Speaker: Moira K. Wertheimer, BSN, JD
 


1034
Practice


RN, APRN

Creating an Inpatient Treatment Program to Instill Hope and Provide a Continuing Path to Recovery
1:15pm – 3:15pm

Are you feeling limited by the problem-focused medical model? Do you want to provide more than safety and medications for your patients? This is the "how to" for creating an inpatient recovery program, offering specific tools and strategies.   Abstract

Speaker: Judy S. Linn, BSEd, MSN
 


1035
Research


APRN

Understanding the Funding Landscape
1:15pm – 3:15pm

The session will provide words of wisdom to successfully navigate the challenging funding landscape of research. There will be opportunities to pose questions to representatives of federal and non-governmental organizations to highlight funding options that can be of direct support to research by psychiatric-mental health nurses.   Abstract

Speakers: Debra J. Barksdale, PhD, FNP-BC, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN;  Tonna Thomas, MS;  Valerie Maholmes, PhD, CPS
 


1037
Nurse
Leadership &
Self-Care


RN, APRN

Nuts and Bolts of Board Leadership: Get Ready to Nominate Yourself
1:15pm – 3:15pm

In this presentation, the "nuts and bolts" of board leadership will be summarized through an interactive dialogue and a review of the literature on board leadership. This presentation will assist participants to identify their strengths and empower them to consider a role in governance through board leadership in APNA.   Abstract

Speakers: Diane M. Wieland, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE;  Leslie Oleck, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC, LMFT
 

 

  Pre-Conference Sessions (Afternoon)
      Block 4: 
3:30pm – 5:30pm
  2.0 Contact Hour
 

1041
Education


RN

Transforming Culture: Building Appreciative Connections
3:30pm – 5:30pm

Respectful communication can transform culture and build a healthy workplace. Research indicates that a happy workforce has less staff turnover, is more productive, and makes fewer mistakes. By educating ourselves and our students to engage in and expect respectful behavior, we are improving the future of nursing (IOM, 2010).   Abstract

Speakers: Rebecca B. Harmon, PhD, RN;  Anita Thompson-Heisterman, MSN, PMH CNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
 


1042
Integrated
Care


RN, APRN

Integrating Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing and Palliative Care Nursing: Building Bridges to Improve Outcomes
3:30pm – 5:30pm

Participants will examine a framework for integrating psychiatric & mental health nursing and palliative care to improve patient outcomes, to save costs, and to better serve a high-risk community of persons living with SPMI, including strategies for implementing the framework in practice and nursing preparation programs.   Abstract

Speaker: John D. Chovan, PhD, DNP, CNP, CNS, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, ACHPN, AHN-BC
 


1043
Advanced
Practice


APRN

The Missing Vital Sign: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Impact on the Epigenome, Behavioral Health and the Critical Need for Nurses to Practice Trauma Informed Care
3:30pm – 5:30pm

Experiences that change the epigenome early in life can have a powerful impact on physical and mental health for a lifetime. The often “invisible” nature of trauma’s effects and emerging research in the fields of genetics, epigenetics, and neuroplasticity make a rapid translation of findings into practice of critical importance.   Abstract

Speakers: Joy A. Lauerer, DNP PMHCNS BC;  Colleen C. Williams, DNP, PMHNP-BC;  Kathleen C. Gaffney, APN, PMHCNS, CPNP, PMHS-BC
 


1044
Practice


RN, APRN

Caring for the Hallucinating Patient: Non-Pharmacological Interventions
3:30pm – 5:30pm

Hallucinations are a common manifestation of many psychiatric and medical disorders. They can increase consumer distress and cause significant safety risks. This presentation discusses the causes and lived experience of hallucinations and provides many practical, concrete interventions for improving reality testing, coping, and safety for persons experiencing hallucinations.   Abstract

Speaker: Edward A. Herzog, MSN, APRN-CNS
 


1045
Research


RN, APRN

Depression Recognition, Assessment and Intervention: Emerging Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Research
3:30pm – 5:30pm

Depression and the depressive symptom spectrum affect more than 15 million American adults and constitute the leading cause of disability for adults aged 15-44 years of age. Three psychiatric mental health nursing researchers will present findings on new assessment approaches, innovative ways of avoiding stigma to intervene and woman-specific risks.   Abstract

Speakers: Linda S. Beeber, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN;  Carla J. Groh, PMHNP-BC, FAAN;  Jaclene A. Zauszniewski, RN-BC, PhD, FAAN


1046
Suicide
Assessment &
Management


RN

The Phenomenon of Suicide: Competency Number One for the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Generalist
3:30pm – 5:30pm

The PMH nurse will be able to understand the difference between the No Harm Contract and Safety Plan. The nurse will learn the reasons that the Safety Plan is the best intervention to utilize to reduce a patient's suicidal drive. The Safety Plan will be demonstrated.   Abstract

Speakers: Pamela E. Marcus, RN APRN/PMH-BC;  Amanda L. Schuh, PhDc, RN, PMHNP-BC;  Eric C. Arauz, MA, MLER
 


1047
Nurse
Leadership &
Self-Care


RN, APRN

Compassion Without Fatigue
3:30pm – 5:30pm

Do you feel like a teddy bear with all the fuzz rubbed off? Have you found yourself emotionally depleted by the work? This workshop will address vicarious trauma, burnout and compassion fatigue: how to recognize it, and how to deal with it.   Abstract

Speaker: Michael E. Holtby, LCSW, BCD