Sessions by Topic


Pre-Conference Sessions

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

1011
Recovery Track


RN, APRN

The Community Resiliency Model (CRM):  Mental Wellness Self-Care
7:15am – 9:15am

The Community Resiliency Model will be presented by 2 certified CRM trainers.  The audience will become acquainted with the entire model, as well as the rationale for its use. Three basic CRM skills will be taught and practiced by members of the audience.  Abstract

Presenter: Linda Grabbe, PhD, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC;  Dorothy Jordan, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC

   

1012
Education Track


RN, APRN

Implementation and Evaluation of a Clinical Hybrid Program in a Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Undergraduate Course
7:15am – 9:15am

The implementation and evaluation of an innovative mental health clinical hybrid program in a baccalaureate nursing program will be presented. Highlights include core clinical concepts, outline of each clinical simulation day and learning outcomes. In addition, a variety of self-reflective exercises, interactive learning activities and resources are discussed and facilitated.  Abstract

Presenter: Nancy Meierdierks Bowllan, EdD, CNS, RN

   

1013
Psychotherapy Track


APRN

EMDR Therapy for Pain and Fibromyalgia
7:15am – 9:15am

Eye movement desensitization & reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is included in many national and international practice guidelines for the treatment of acute and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The phases and protocol for EMDR therapy will be presented for the treatment of pain and fibromyalgia.   Abstract

Presenter: Kate Wheeler, Ph.D., PMHNP-BC, APRN, FAAN

   

1014
Child & Adolescent Track

RN, APRN

CBT for Child/Adolescent Inpatient Groups and Brief Outpatient Visits.  An In-depth Training Workshop for Psychiatric RNs & APRNs to implement a Cognitive Behavioral Skills Building Intervention (COPE) with Children and Adolescents in their Treatment Settings
7:15am – 9:15am

COPE  - A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) based program for Child/ Adolescent inpatient groups and brief individual sessions .  An in-depth training workshop for Psychiatric RN's and APRN's  to implement COPE. Workshop includes the basics of CBT adapted for children/ teens,  implementation of  the COPE program with demonstrations/ videos.   Abstract

Presenter: Pamela Lusk, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC

   

1015
Psychopharmacology Track*



APRN

Pharmacology of Medical Cannabis
7:15am – 9:15am

Introduction to the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of medical cannabis, review of current research on its action in multiple organ systems, discussion of potential drug-drug interactions, use vs. abuse, and considerations in providing health risk and benefit advice to clients.   Abstract

Presenter: Caroline Tassey, MSN PMHNP-BC

   

1016
Advanced Practice Psychotherapy Full Day Course



RN, APRN

Advanced Practice Psychotherapy:  Next Steps to Develop Intensive Treatment Approaches - Part 1:  Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
7:15am – 9:15am

This pre-conference course will demonstrate the effective use of psychotherapy, regardless of  fixed constraints of a practice setting. Using one clinical case scenario, we will demonstrate how to use concepts from three theoretical approaches in the delivery of care.   Abstract

Presenters: Jennifer Scroggie, APRN, BC

  Pre-Conference Sessions
      Block 2: 
9:30am – 11:30am

  2.0 Contact Hours
 

1021
Recovery Track


RN

This session has been cancelled by the presenter.
DBT for Inpatient Psychiatry, a Tool for Recovery Programming
9:30am – 11:30am

Inpatient Nurses, tired of scrambling for group content?  Dialectical Behavioral Therapy isn't just for borderline personalities anymore. Mindfulness and Distress Tolerance Skills will help your inpatients to their recovery goals while increasing outcomes and patient satisfaction. Leave this session ready to implement DBT groups and basic principles for your patients. 

Presenter: Judy S. Linn, BSEd, BSN,MSN, RN

   

1022
Education Track


RN, APRN

Brain Stimulation – Best Clinical Practices, Research and Integration into a PMHNP Program
9:30am – 11:30am

The field of brain stimulation represents a therapeutic class that has shown safety and efficacy in patients who are refractory to standard treatments. We analyze evidence for a range of approaches, examine nursing-led research and advanced practice roles and the perspectives of students and faculty concerning brain stimulation learning opportunities.  Abstract

Presenters: Mary Rosedale, PhD, PMHNP-BC;  Donna Ecklesdafer, MSN, RN;  Paula Bolton, MSm ANP-BC;  Nicole Cerussi, BS, RN;  Florence Leighton, BS, RN;  Anthony DeDonatis, BS, RN;  Janet Standard, DNP, PMHNP-BC;  Danielle Conklin, MSN, PMHNP-BC;  Candice Knight, PhD, EdD, PMHNP-BC

   

1023
Psychotherapy Track


RN

Psychotherapeutic Modalities for the Psychiatric Nurse:  Application of Motivational Interviewing and Behavioral Activation
9:30am – 11:30am

This presentation will provide knowledge about motivational interviewing (MI) as an evidenced based technique. In this presentation, the audience will learn about MI, see a demonstration of an interview using MI techniques and obtain resources for reference.   Abstract

Presenters: Dawn Vanderhoef, PhD, DNP, PMHNP/CS-BC;  Rita Haverkamp, PMHCNS-BC;  Barbara Warren, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FNAP, FAAN

   

1024
Child & Adolescent Track


APRN

Childhood Trauma:  Advances in Neuroscience and Innovative Therapeutic Interventions  
9:30am – 11:30am

Childhood trauma significantly impacts the biopsychosocial development of children and has lifelong ramifications for mental and physical health.  New knowledge regarding neurobiological changes following childhood trauma calls for a paradigm shift in APN practice. Come explore new approaches and interventions which promote child and adolescent emotional regulation, resilience, and recovery.   Abstract

Presenters: Joy Ann Lauerer, DNP PMHCNS BC;  Kathleen C. Gaffney, MSN, PMHCNS, CPNP, PMHS-BC;  Linda Grabbe, PhD, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC

   

1025
Psychopharmacology Track*



APRN

Risk Management Considerations When Prescribing Controlled Substances
9:30am – 11:30am

This presentation defines risk management and liability exposures that APRN's may face when prescribing controlled substances. Potential liability exposures will be illustrated through the use of case examples, discussion and Q &A. Risk mitigation strategies will be presented to help lessen the identified liability exposures.    Abstract

Presenter: Moira K. Wertheimer, Esq., RN, CPHRM

   
1026

Advanced Practice Psychotherapy Full Day Course

APRN

Advanced Practice Psychotherapy:  Next Steps to Develop Intensive Treatment Approaches - Part 2:  Dialectical Behavior Therapy - An Approach to Psychotherapy
9:30am – 11:30am

This pre-conference course will demonstrate the effective use of psychotherapy, regardless of  fixed constraints of a practice setting. Using one clinical case scenario, we will demonstrate how to use concepts from three theoretical approaches in the delivery of care.    Abstract

Presenters: Barbara J. Limandri, PhD, PMHCNS-BC

   
1027
Publication Skills Track


APRN

Learning the Nuts and Bolts of Reviewing Scholarly Journal Submissions
9:30am – 11:30am

This workshop will offer education about the process of reviewing a peer reviewed manuscript.  It will also allow participants to engage in small group activity aimed at conducting a mock peer review of a paper and then discussing with other group members.    Abstract

Presenter: Geraldine S. Pearson, PHD, PMH-CNS, FAAN

   

  Pre-Conference Sessions
      Block 3: 
1:15pm – 3:15pm

  2.0 Contact Hours
 

1031
Violence Track


RN, APRN

Technology Dependence and Its Impact on Anxiety and Depression, Violence and Predatory Behavior  
1:15pm – 3:15pm

This session examines the basis of technology dependence and its similarities to addictive behavior. Participants will examine current research on its effect on the brain and the connection to anxiety and depression, the potential for violence and how this increases the vulnerability of individuals to predators and radical groups.   Abstract

Presenter: John Kriger, MSM, LCADC, CPS

   

1032
Graduate Education Track


APRN

Teaching Psychotherapy in Graduate PMHNP Programs: Part I   An In-Depth Workshop for Faculty   (The 5 W's of the 4th P: Who, What, When, Where, Why of Teaching Psychotherapy in Graduate Schools)
1:15pm – 3:15pm

Psychotherapy, a foundation of advanced practice psychiatric nursing is ‘our fourth P.’ This in-depth, interactive workshop will feature a panel of expert 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

Presenters: Pamela Lusk, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP;  Kathleen Wheeler, Ph.D., PMHNP-BC, APRN, FAAN;  Candice Knight, PhD, EdD, APN, PMHNP-BC, PMHNP-BC;  Mary Moller, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC,CPRP, FAAN

   

1033
Psychotherapy Track


APRN

Neuroscience & Psychotherapy:  Implications for Practice  
1:15pm – 3:15pm

Neuroscience provides understanding of the interconnectedness of an individual’s lived experience with their genetic and epigenetic self and has the potential to provide the clinician insight into the patient’s present condition presenting a clearer path to treatment and recovery by providing rationale and guidance regarding psychotherapy selection and application.   Abstract

Presenter: Kathrene Carter Brendell, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC

   

1034
Addictions Track


RN, APRN

Psychiatric Nurses: Empowered to Treat Opioid Use Disorder in the Current Epidemic. Part 1: Epidemiology & Assessment  
1:15pm – 3:15pm

In this first part of a two-part presentation, nurses will gain knowledge of epidemiological evidence regarding opioid use disorders, and will also learn best treatment approaches.   Abstract

Presenters: Matthew Tierney, MS, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC;  Laura G. Leahy, DrNP, APRN, PMH-CNS/FNP, BC;  Mary Kastner, PMHNP-BC;  Carolyn Baird, DNP, MBA, RN-BC, CARN-AP, CCDPD, FIAAN;  Susan Caverly, PhD, ARNP, BC, PLLC

   

1035
Psychopharmacology Track*



RN, APRN

T-3 + T-4: Do You Know Your Patient's Score? The Importance of Thyroid Function in the Management of Mood Disorders 
1:15pm – 3:15pm

Confused by the alphabet soup associated with thyroid tests?  Did you know that inadequate thyroid function can negate the effect of antidepressants? Do you feel less than confident in explaining thyroid function and medications to patients?  Come and learn the ins and outs of understanding the major thyroid disorders.   Abstract

Presenter: Mary Moller, DNP, ARNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, CPRP, FAAN

   
1036
Advanced Practice Psychotherapy Full Day Course


APRN

Advanced Practice Psychotherapy:  Next Steps to Develop Intensive Treatment Approaches - Part 3:  CBT / PST Treatment - Brief Therapy
1:15pm – 3:15pm

This pre-conference course will demonstrate the effective use of psychotherapy, regardless of  fixed constraints of a practice setting. Using one clinical case scenario, we will demonstrate how to use concepts from three theoretical approaches in the delivery of care.   Abstract

Presenters: Rita Haverkamp, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, CNS

   
1037
Publication Skills & Leadership Track


RN, APRN

Writing for Publication:  Getting Your Abstract Ready for Developing of a Manuscript
1:15pm – 3:15pm

This workshop is aimed at helping nurses review an abstract and strategize developing a publication, use peers for support and guidance, and plan for developing a manuscript. This will occur with didactic and small group work.  All participants are encouraged to bring an abstract or idea for sharing.   Abstract

Presenter: Geraldine S. Pearson, PHD, PMH-CNS, FAAN

  Pre-Conference Sessions
      Block 4: 
3:30pm – 5:30pm

  2.0 Contact Hours
 

1041
Violence Track


RN, APRN

What We Don't Know Can Hurt Us:  A Comprehensive Model for Managing Violence & Aggression on Psychiatric Inpatient Units
3:30pm – 5:30pm

Effective management of aggression and violence in acute inpatient settings is critical.  A comprehensive model that has successfully reduced aggression and injuries to staff includes research on use of emerging technology, administrative support, staff training, interdisciplinary collaboration and alliances with law enforcement.   Abstract

Presenters: Diane E. Allen, MN,RN-BC, NEA-BC;  Lisa A. Mistler, MD, MS;  Alexander deNesnera, MD;  Frank N. Harris, Lt

   

1042
Graduate Education Track


APRN

Teaching Psychotherapy in Graduate PMHNP Programs: Part II   An In-Depth Workshop for Faculty   (The 5 W's of the 4th P: Who, What, When, Where, Why of Teaching Psychotherapy in Graduate Schools)
3:30pm – 5:30pm

Psychotherapy, a foundation of advanced practice psychiatric nursing is ‘our fourth P.’ This in-depth, interactive workshop will feature a panel of expert 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

Presenters: Pamela Lusk, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP;  Kathleen Wheeler, Ph.D., PMHNP-BC, APRN, FAAN;  Candice Knight, PhD, EdD, APN, PMHNP-BC, PMHNP-BC;  Mary Moller, DNP, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, CPRP, FAAN

   
1043
Psychotherapy Track


RN, APRN

The Elephant in the Therapy Session:  Treating Abortion-Related Trauma and Grief
3:30pm – 5:30pm

One in four women are post-abortive. This practical Jungian, vignette-based workshop demonstrates gently uncovering, bringing hope and healing to the two-pronged hidden grief and trauma that accompanies abortion in two of three people: Connecting symptoms to PTSD; transforming complicated grief; normalizing and reframing counter-transference as helpful in the therapeutic relationship.   Abstract

Presenter: Diane L. Sellers, MA, PMHRN-BC, LMFT

   

1044
Addictions Track


RN, APRN

Psychiatric Nurses: Empowered to Treat Opioid Use Disorder in the Current Epidemic. Part 2: Treatment
3:30pm – 5:30pm

In this second part of a two-part presentation, nurses will gain knowledge of evidence-based treatments for opioid use disorders, and will be encouraged to provide leadership to help patients and communities increase access to treatment to reduce the morbidity and mortality of the current "opioid epidemic."   Abstract

Presenters: Matthew Tierney, MS, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC;  Laura G. Leahy, DrNP, APRN, PMH-CNS/FNP, BC;  Mary Kastner, PMHNP-BC;  Carolyn Baird, DNP, MBA, RN-BC, CARN-AP, CCDPD, FIAAN;  Susan Caverly, PhD, ARNP, BC, PLLC

   

1045
Psychopharmacology Track*

Pharmacogenomics Nursing:  Personalized Health Care
3:30pm – 5:30pm

Pharmacogenomics nursing is about the relationship between an individual's genes and drug response. Nurses already use knowledge about drug to drug interactions to promote safe, efficacious medication outcomes. Pharmacogenomics takes this knowledge a step further by matching a drug treatment to a patient's genotype.   Abstract

Presenter: Julie Anne Follett, MSN, PMHCNS-BC

   

1046
Advanced Practice Psychotherapy Full Day Course


APRN

Advanced Practice Psychotherapy:  Next Steps to Develop Intensive Treatment Approaches - Part 4:  Panel Discussion
3:30pm – 5:30pm

This pre-conference course will demonstrate the effective use of psychotherapy, regardless of  fixed constraints of a practice setting. Using one clinical case scenario, we will demonstrate how to use concepts from three theoretical approaches in the delivery of care.   Abstract

Presenters: Sattaria Dilks, DNP

   
1047
Publication Skills & Leadership Track


RN, APRN

Toolkit for New Leaders in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
3:30pm – 5:30pm

This presentation is designed to provide new and emerging leaders with a set of competencies that will allow them to effectively transition into their leadership role. Through didactic discussion participants will understand the basics of finance, employee engagement, customer service, quality and patient safety, and conflict management.   Abstract

Presenters: Avni Cirpili, RN, DNP, NEA-BC;  Kathy S. Lee, MS, PMHCNS-BC, APN

   
*This session’s contact hours pertain to pharmacology. Because states' requirements may vary, contact your Board of Nursing for more information.
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