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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28
Pre-Conference Sessions

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

1011
Practice Track


RN, APRN

Tricorders to Baymax: Enhancing Patient Care Through Technology
7:15am – 9:15am

This presentation will discuss methods for combining personalized technology and social media with Focused Acceptance Commitment Therapy (FACT), which utilizes action oriented values base behavior strategies, to enhance communication between patients and their treatment team, increase compliance with recommendations and improve patient self efficacy.   Abstract

Speaker: Megan OConnell, PMHCNS-BC

1012
Education Track


RN

Defining and Using Psychiatric Mental Health (PMH) Skills in Undergraduate Nursing Education
7:15am – 9:15am

The Undergraduate Branch of the Education Council has been defining the core skills necessary in undergraduate curricula.  This workshop will provide educators with a summary of the core PMH skills and provide them with the opportunity to identify where and when these skills will be taught within their nursing program.   Abstract

Speakers: David Sharp, RN, PhD;  Diane Esposito, PhD, ARNP, PMHCNS-BC

1013
Child & Adolescent Track


RN, APRN

PART I:  COPE A Brief Evidence-Based Cognitive- Behavioral Skills Building Intervention for Children and Adolescents with Anxiety and Depression. Incorporating a CBT based intervention into brief 20-30 minute visits
7:15am – 9:15am

COPE - a Brief Evidence-Based Intervention for Children & Adolescents with anxiety and depression.  This Cognitive Behavioral Therapy based intervention is a 7 session program - that can be delivered in 20-30 minute outpatient visits in busy Practices. Evidence to support the intervention, and videotaped sessions will be presented.   Abstract

Speakers: Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, PNP, CPNP, FAAN, FAANP;  Pamela G. Lusk, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP

1014
Addictions Track


RN, APRN

Sex, Gambling and the Internet:  Drawing the Line Between Normal and Addictive Behaviors
7:15am – 9:15am

Behavioral addictions such as sex addiction, gambling, video-gaming, and others are quickly becoming known to other mental health professional who are treating these disorders. Nurses need to have education on behavioral addictions and treatment options.   Abstract

Speakers: Diane M. Wieland, PhD, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC, CNE;  Cindy H. Kerber, PhD, APRN

1015
Psychopharmacology Track



RN, APRN

Evidence-Based Prescribing Practices for Treating PTSD in Military Combat Veterans
7:15am – 9:15am

Combat related PTSD symptomatology can result in significant and pervasive functional impairment. Identifying and utilizing evidenced-based psychopharmacological interventions can reduce the severity of symptoms associated with PTSD. A reduction in symptoms can provide clients/patients with an opportunity to participate in and potentially benefit from evidence-based non-pharmacological treatment interventions.   Abstract

Speaker: Jess Calohan, DNP, MN, PMHNP-BC

1016
Suicide
Assessment
& Management


6 hour course!

RN, APRN

Competency Based Training for Suicide Prevention – Inpatient Settings*
7:15am – 3:15pm

This competency based training is a 2-part interactive educational activity consisting of an online module and a live preconference training. The live training will include small group work and return demonstration. The program is designed to interpret the nine Psychiatric Nurse Essential Competencies for Assessment and Management of Individuals at Risk for Suicide and demonstrate the systematic approach for applying the competencies in nursing practice. The online prerequisite must be completed prior to the conference and evidence of completion will be required in order to participate in the live training.

*Note: This course will take place during pre-conference blocks 1, 2, and 3, for a total of 6.5 contact hours. Contact hours for the online portion will be issued as a part of the total contact hours earned for the course.

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

  2.0 Contact Hours
 

1021
Practice Track


RN, APRN

Solution Focused Therapy, a Unifying Framework for Recovery Oriented Inpatient Practice
9:30am – 11:30am

You are an expert in problem identification.  What if your inpatients became experts in solution identification?   Solution Focused Therapy facilitates you and your inpatient team to assist your patients to identify treatment goals and leave with an action plan for recovery. Learn how your practice can facilitate recovery.   Abstract

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

1022
Education Track


APRN

Creating Standardized Patient Simulations for Interprofessional Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, Pharm.D, and OT Education and Collaborative Team-Based Care
9:30am – 11:30am

This workshop demonstrates the “how tos” of developing, implementing, and evaluating simulations using standardized patients who demonstrate psychiatric disorders to teach and assess health care professional students’ interprofessional clinical interviewing skills and team-based mental health care.   Abstract

Speakers: Merrie J. Kaas, Ph.D, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN;  Barbara L. Peterson, Ph.D, RN, PMHCNS-BC;  Jane L. Miller Ph.D

1023
Child & Adolescent Track


RN, APRN

PART II:  COPE A Brief Evidence-Based Cognitive - Behavioral Skills Building Intervention for Children and Adolescents with Anxiety and Depression. Incorporating a CBT based intervention into brief 20-30 minute visits.
9:30am – 11:30am

PART II COPE  -  This Cognitive Behavioral Therapy based intervention is a 7 session program, with child, teen and college age manuals. In this workshop there will be videotapes of sessions (child, teen), role modeling, discussion, and an opportunity to practice delivering a COPE session, with workshop leader feedback/ support.   Abstract

Speakers: Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, PNP , CPNP, FAAN, FAANP;  Pamela G. Lusk, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP 

1024
Addictions Track


RN, APRN

Integrating Dialectical Behavior Therapy with the Twelve Steps: A Non-Pharmacologic Approach to Managing Emotion Dysregulation in Early Recovery
9:30am – 11:30am

This presentation will focus on the curriculum the presenter has developed to address emotion dysregulation in early recovery. Innovative approaches that integrate Dialectical Behavior Therapy concepts with Twelve Step philosophy and literature will be discussed and participants will have the opportunity to practice some of these approaches.   Abstract

Speaker: Bari K. Platter, MS, RN, PMHCNS-BC

1025
Psychopharmacology Track



RN, APRN

Illicit Drug Use:  What You See and What You Get May Not Be What You Expected
9:30am – 11:30am

Mental health providers are increasingly encountering individuals with symptoms / signs typically associated with mental illness but whose etiology rests in illicit drug use. This talk sheds light on the emergency assessment and treatment of these individuals.  Psychoactive agent use in patient management is described.   Abstract

Speaker: Larae I. Huycke, DNP, PMHNP-BC, ACNS-BC

 
   
   Symposium Luncheon
       11:30am - 1:00pm
 1.5 Contact Hours*
Evidence-Based Treatment Approaches in Bipolar Depression: A Patient Spotlight
The symposium will include presentations that focus on best evidence for diagnosis and management of bipolar depression, with patient case vignettes interwoven with the content.

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

Supported by an educational grant from Sunovion.
*The CE provider for this symposium is Postgraduate Institute for Medicine. Detailed information will be provided on-site on how to complete your evaluation and receive your separate symposium CE Certificate.

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

  2.0 Contact Hours
 

1031
Practice Track


RN, APRN

Facebook, MySpace, Blog or Tweet, What You Say May Not Be Sweet:  Professional Boundaries and Social Media  
1:15pm – 3:15pm

The intersection of Social Media and Professional Boundaries is an important consideration in nursing practice but hasn’t received sufficient attention, resulting in nurses being caught in HIPAA and professional boundary violations. This presentation will highlight ways to stay safe in personal and professional use of social media.   Abstract

Speaker: Nancy B. Dillon, Ph.D, RN, PMHCNS-BC

1032
PTSD Track


APRN

Stabilization Approaches to the Treatment of Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders in Adults
1:15pm – 3:15pm

This workshop focuses on stabilization skills for Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders. The widely accepted treatment for PTSD emphasizes immediate working through of traumatic memories. However, patients with complex developmental trauma require an approach that first emphasizes stabilization and relational and skills building. Participants will learn specific and practical strategies.   Abstract

Speaker: Kathy Steele, MN, PMHCNS-BC

1033
Child & Adolescent Track


RN, APRN

Differential Diagnosis of Delirium in the Medically Ill Child - Diagnostic and Treatment Challenges  
1:15pm – 3:15pm

Delirium is a serious psychiatric emergency requiring quick recognition and treatment interventions to prevent long-term cognitive sequelae.  This lecture will discuss an evidence-based assessment tool and treatment interventions necessary to effectively identify and treat pediatric delirium. This will improve cognitive long-term outcomes for the child.   Abstract

Speaker: Nancy S. Noyes, MS, PPCNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC

1034
Addictions Track


RN, APRN

Using Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment in Practice:  A Skills Building Workshop  
1:15pm – 3:15pm

Screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) is an evidence based model for intervention in persons with substance use problems.  The program involves learning to screen individuals for alcohol and substance related behaviors, and completing a Brief Negotiation Interview (BNI) using principles of motivational interviewing in case based skills sessions.   Abstract

Speaker: Joanne DeSanto Iennaco, PhD, PMHNP-BC, APRN

1035
Psychopharmacology Track



RN, APRN

Doctor Shopping: What You Need to Know to Understand, Identify and Manage It
1:15pm – 3:15pm

This presentation will define prescription drug abuse and doctor shopping and discuss the experience of patients and prescribers related to doctor shopping. How to identify and manage patients at high risk for engaging in doctor shopping will be included as well as a review of evidence based measures to take when controlled drugs are prescribed. 

Speaker: Julie Worley, PhD, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

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

  2.0 Contact Hour
 

1041
Practice Track


RN, APRN

Differentiating Medical and Psychiatric/Mental Health Symptoms Using Physical Assessment Skills
3:30pm – 5:30pm

Psychiatric and medical symptoms frequently overlap and the nurse needs to assess and differentiate these symptoms for optimum treatment. This presentation uses physical assessment skills to differentiate symptoms of  seizure vs. psychogenic non-epileptic seizure;  skin rash vs. rash from psychotropic medication and change in mental status: delirium vs. depression.   Abstract

Speaker: Mary Ann Foley-Mayer, DMH, RN, PMHNP-BC

1042
PTSD Track


RN, APRN

Caregiver Occupational Stress First Aid (COSFA):  A Potentially Life-saving Tool
3:30pm – 5:30pm

Like first aid for physical injuries, stress first aid is a set of tools with three aims—to preserve life, prevent further harm, and promote recovery. The types of harm that stress first aid address are different from those targeted by physical first aid, but the intended outcomes are the same.   Abstract

Speakers: Jean Fisak, MSN, PMHCNS-BC;  Sean P. Convoy, PMHNP-BC, DNP

1044
Addictions Track


RN, APRN

Marijuana and Mental Health:  Risks and What Nurses Need to Know
3:30pm – 5:30pm

This educational presentation focuses on research linking cannabis use with mental health risks, especially for adolescents. Content includes the following: cannabis plant description; history of medicinal cannabis use; cannabis use epidemiology; the human endogenous cannabinoid system, including roles in neurodevelopment; and research linking cannabis use with mental health problems.   Abstract

Speaker: Matthew Tierney, APRN

1045
Psychopharmacology Track

TBD
3:30pm – 5:30pm

 

Speakers: TBD

1046
Suicide
Assessment &
Management


RN, APRN

Competency Based Training for Suicide Prevention – Facilitator Course – Part 1**
3:30pm – 5:30pm

This course is the first in a series of live and virtual trainings for individuals who wish to become certified facilitators for the APNA Psychiatric Nurse Essential Competencies for Assessment and Management of Individuals at Risk for Suicide. In order to participate in this course, individuals must have completed the Competency Based Training for Suicide
Prevention and the required online components. Nurses who wish to become certified facilitators must have experience in psychiatric-mental health and teaching, commit to learning in-depth knowledge of suicide assessment and prevention, and be prepared to demonstrate skills acquired through the competency based facilitator trainings.

**You must be registered for Session 1016 (the full-day Competency Based Training for Suicide Prevention) in order to participate in the Facilitator Training.

   

CONFERENCE COURSE: Psychotherapy for Advanced Practice Nurses  
Session 1: 3:30pm – 5:30pm

New Uses of Psychotherapy: CBT, Psychodynamic and Motivational Interviewing Models in Real World Treatment Settings

Cost and outcomes of mental health treatment have driven dramatic shifts in psychiatric nursing practice. The "Decade of the Brain”, a shortage of prescribers, new populations of insured and returning veterans, and the IOM's push towards measurement are realities of a new world of psychiatry. Despite these changes, the foundation of advanced practice psychiatric mental health nursing still lives in the therapeutic patient alliance. The purpose of this 5-hour multi-day course is to demonstrate effective uses of psychotherapy regardless of the fixed constraints of the practice setting. Using one clinical case scenario, we will demonstrate how to use concepts from three theoretical approaches in the delivery of care: Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The course will take place throughout the conference during the following times:

  • Wednesday, October 28: 3:30pm – 5:30pm
  • Thursday, October 29: 5:00pm – 6:30pm
  • Saturday, October 31: 10:15am – 11:45am

Register for this course using the “Conference Plus! with Psychotherapy Course” option for an additional fee. Registration for pre-conference courses earlier in the day on Wednesday is included. Your online registration experience will be tailored to the conference course schedule when you select this option.

Speakers: Rita Haverkamp, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, CNS; Barbara J. Warren, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN; Jennifer Scroggie