Psychotherapy for Advanced Practice Nurses – A Conference Course
  5.0 Contact Hours
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 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


Registration Open

        6:30am – 6:30pm

  Pre-Conference Sessions*
      7:15am – 11:30am
Up to 4.0 Contact Hours

Session Tracks: Practice, Education, Child & Adolescent, Addictions, and Psychopharmacology

  Morning Sessions
      Block 1: 
7:15am – 9:15am
      Block 2:  9:30am – 11:30am

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*The Pre-Conference Sessions require an additional fee.  Select the “Conference Plus! with Pre-Conference” option when you register.

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: Evelyn Parrish, PhD, APRN-BC;  Terence A. Ketter, MD

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*
      1:15pm – 5:30pm
Up to 4.0 Contact Hours

Session Tracks: Practice, PTSD, Child & Adolescent, Addictions, and Psychopharmacology

   Afternoon Sessions
      Block 3: 
1:15pm – 3:15pm
      Block 4:  3:30pm – 5:30pm

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  *The Pre-Conference Sessions require an additional fee.  Select the “Conference Plus! with Pre-Conference” option when you register.


Conference Course: Psychotherapy for Advanced Practice Nurses*
     Session 1: 3:30pm - 5:30pm 

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   *The Conference Course requires an additional fee.  Select the “Conference Plus! with Conference Course” option when you register.

     Orientation for Newcomers, Volunteers and New Members (all attendees welcome)    
        5:45pm – 6:10pm


  Opening Program and President's Address
      6:15pm – 8:00pm
  1.0 Contact Hour

Collaborating in an Evolving Health Care System: Opportunities for Redesigning Health Care Delivery

This presentation will discuss psychiatric nurses' opportunities for collaboration in creating systems of care that integrate mental health and physical health care services from a wellness and recovery context.

APNA President: Susie Adams, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, FAANP

     Product Theater Dinner 
        8:15pm – 9:45pm

     Sponsoring Company: Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.