Wednesday Friday

Saturday


THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29

Product Theater Breakfast
    7:00am – 8:30am    

No contact hours provided

Approaches in the Management of Schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling brain disorder that affects an estimated 2.4 million American adults. The objective of this program will be to review an approach for healthcare professionals to support those living with this lifelong, debilitating disease.

Presenters: Mary Moller, DNP, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, CPRP, FAAN, Associate Professor, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA; Dean Visk, MSN, BSN, RN, Director of Behavioral Health Services, Lutheran Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH 

Registration Open        
    8
:30am – 6:00pm

 

  Keynote Presentation
      9:00am – 10:00am

  1.0 Contact Hour

Brian Cuban
Step By Step:  Turning Your Worst Moments Into Your Greatest Achievements

Brian Cuban, the best-selling author of "Shattered Image, My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder", talks about his descent into the abyss of Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Addiction and Eating Disorders, taking him to the brink of suicide. Using his philosophy of just "one step forward" he was able to achieve recovery and turn his worst moments in life into his greatest life achievements.

  About Brian Cuban

  Concurrent Sessions
      Block 1:  10:15am – 11:00am

  .75 Contact Hours
   

2011
Practice Track


RN

Necessity Promotes Innovation: Developing and Providing Telemental Health to United States Veterans From a Novel Setting 
10:15am – 11:00am

The VA seeks innovative methods which increase both mental health practitioners and access to care. Challenges, logistics, stakeholder buy in, ethical implications, and tools recommended for studying the evidence of one telemental health (TMH) practitioner's innovative experience are discussed. Differences between TMH provided by a government versus civilian agency are highlighted.   Abstract

Speaker: Kathleen Carroll, DNP, PMHNP-BC, NCC

2012
Integrated Care Track


RN, APRN


 

Integrating Care in a Community Mental Health Center for Persons with Serious Mental Illness:  A Case Study
10:15am – 11:00am

In this age of healthcare reform, more and more community mental health centers are looking for ways to effectively and efficiently provide integrated care.  This presentation provides a program evaluation, data analysis, and lessons learned from one community mental health center's efforts to provide integrated care in a resource-strained environment.   Abstract

Speaker: Kathleen M. McDermott, DNP, RN, MSN, PMHNP-BC

2013
Child & Adolescent Track


RN, APRN

"United We Stand, Divided We Fall":  The Development of a New Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit in a Large Tertiary Pediatric Facility  
10:15am – 11:00am

The opening of a new 16 bed inpatient behavioral health unit in a general pediatric hospital is multifaceted - learn from our experience to plan for yours.   Abstract

Speakers: Sue Timan, APN, MS;  Jenifer Smith, RN, BSN

2014
Education Track


APRN

Developing a Roadmap for Interprofessional Education in Community-Based Mental Health Sites:  Learning the Landscape, Signposts, Detours, and Reaching the Destination
10:15am – 11:00am

Mental health administrators and clinical staff of two community-based mental health sites and U of MN faculty learned “about, from and with” each other through focus groups, simulated learning experiences, and IP workshops to establish shared language and prepare for clinical IP education of PMHDNP, Pharm D, and OT students.   Abstract

Speakers: Barbara L. Peterson, Ph.D., PMHCNs-BC, RN;  Merrie J. Kaas, Ph.D., PMH-CNS-BC, FAAN, RN

2015
Substance Use Track


RN, APRN

Update on Tobacco Dependence Champion Projects:  Moving Forward with Collaborative Opportunities
10:15am – 11:00am

This presentation revisits two successful projects from the 2014 Virtual Nursing Academy of APNA Champions for Smoking Cessation. The focus emphasizes applicability of individuation of treatment, the collaborative and powerful effects of a nursing-driven facility wide treatment model helping patients quit tobacco, and aiding facilities meet national performance measures.   Abstract

Speakers: Carol A. Essenmacher, DNP, C-TTS;  Bridgette Michaelle Vest, DNP, PMHNP-BC, GNP-BC;  Chizimuzo (Zim) T. C. Okoli PhD, MSN, MPH, RN

2016
Genetics Track


RN, APRN

Schizophrenia Genetics:  Quest for the Holy Grail  
10:15am – 11:00am

There continues to be great progress in identifying schizophrenia risk genes. The emerging genetic architecture contributes to our understanding of etiology. Genetic findings may provide a comprehensive understanding of schizophrenia, refine diagnosis, identify new treatment targets, and predict response. There is the potential to revolutionize drug discovery and personalize care.   Abstract

Speaker: Nancy Buccola, MSN, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE

2017
Older Adults Track


RN, APRN

Nonpharmacological Management of Behavioral Symptoms in Neurocognitive Disorders
10:15am – 11:00am

Behavioral symptoms of neurocognitive disorders such as agitation and aggression are often reported in the elderly. Nonpharmacologic management is recommended as a first line treatment to decrease the frequency and intensity of these challenging behaviors. Common behavioral symptoms and strategies for selecting evidence-based nonpharmacologic treatments for neurocognitive disorders will be reviewed.   Abstract

Speaker: Deborah Klaszky, MSN APN-C

  Concurrent Sessions
      Block 2:  11:15am – 12:00pm

  .75 Contact Hours
   

2021
Practice Track


RN, APRN

Promoting Staff Resilience in Stressful Situations: The RISE Team
11:15am – 12:00pm

Learn about the Resilience in Stressful Events Team and how psychiatric-mental health nurses use their expertise and skill to help fellow professionals cope with stress after a patient-related event by offering non-judgmental support to individuals and groups of colleagues.   Abstract

Speaker: Joyce Parks, DNP, RN-BC, PMHCNS-BC

2022
Integrated Care Track


APRN

 

Differential Diagnosis in the Integrated Care Setting for Anxious Woman with Visual/tactile Hallucinations: A Case Review
11:15am – 12:00pm

A case review will stimulate thinking and discussion about differential diagnosis and treatment for a complex patient with anxiety and visual/tactile hallucinations in an integrated setting. Relevant integrated care concepts and the importance of collaboration by PMHNPs and medical providers in the medically oriented clinic will be discussed.   Abstract

Speaker: Pamela R. Stover, DNP, ARNP, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC

2023
Child & Adolescent Track


RN, APRN

Creating an Innovative Inpatient Program for Pediatric Medical Psychiatric Patients
11:15am – 12:00pm

This purpose of this presentation is to describe an innovate program developed to meet the needs of pediatric patients with medical and psychiatric illnesses.  The program implementation, therapeutic modalities, program schedule and multidisciplinary team members roles will be described. Additionally, implications for nursing practice, education and research will be addressed.   Abstract

Speakers: Francine R.B. Pingitore, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC;  Jenifer LaRose, BSN, RN, CPN

2024
Education Track


APRN

Development of a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Residency Program within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Healthcare System
11:15am – 12:00pm

This presentation describes the development and implementation of an academic residency for Psychiatric Mental Health (PMH) nurse practitioners funded by the VA Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA). A formal structure, process and evaluation are necessary to assure a quality educational experience and the desired outcome of competent, practice ready practitioners.   Abstract

Speakers: Mary B. Dougherty, PhD, MBA;  Carole F. Hair, PhD, RN, GNP-BC

2025

Substance Use Track



RN, APRN

The Invisible Nature of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Can Result in Unintentional Abuse by the Mental Health System:  How to Identify this Patient and Make the Referral!
11:15am – 12:00pm

The invisible nature of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and diagnostic difficulty can ultimately result in unintentional mental health patient abuse. Identify patient characteristics associated with FASD to assess referral need and develop appropriate interventions. Learn why a paradigm shift in thinking from “won’t” to “can’t” improves care and reduces frustration.   Abstract

Speaker: Colleen C. Williams, DNP, FPMHNP-BC

2026
Genetics Track



RN, APRN

Clinical Application of Pharmacogenomics’ Testing as a Tool for the Nurse Practitioner in the Treatment Co-Occurring Disorders
11:15am – 12:00pm

Client with co-occurring disorders benefit from client-centered care that offers individualized treatment. Genotyping is a valuable tool for the prescribing NP. The benefits of pharmacogenomics are evident in clients’ responses to treatment.  In more than a year of utilizing this tool, there is continued  treatment success across the lifespan.   Abstract

Speakers: Patricia M. Allen, MSN PMHNP-BC;  Greg Gilbert, BSN RN

2027
Older Adults Track


APRN

The Missing Link:  Palliative Mental Health Expertise at End of Life, Developing a Model for a Good Death
11:15am – 12:00pm

Death is the ultimate taboo in Western Medicine. The problem isn't just with the dying but to our medical community's approach to death. Psychiatric APN's have unique education and experience to assist and support patients and families to see beyond the finality of death and see the beauty of life.   Abstract

Speaker: Mark A. Curtis, PMHCNS-BC, ACHPN, LMT

 

Symposium Luncheon
    12:15pm – 1:45pm

  1.5 Contact Hours*

Depression: Optimizing Outcomes for the Individual Patient
Faculty: William M. Sauve, MD;  Tammy J. LeBlanc, NP-P

Supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.
*The CE provider for this symposium is Neuroscience Education Institute. Detailed information will be provided on-site on how to complete your evaluation and receive your separate symposium CE Certificate.

 
  Exhibit Hall Open
   
        1:30pm – 5:00pm
 
 

  Poster Presentations Open   
        1:30pm – 5:00pm

up to 4.0 Contact Hours*

*Poster Presentations will be open for viewing in the poster presentation are of the exhibit hall on Thursday 1:30pm – 5:00pm and Friday 10:00am – 12:30pm. Attendees can earn up to 4.0 contact hours for time spent reviewing & evaluating the posters on Thursday and Friday combined.

  Mini Concurrent Sessions
      4:00pm – 4:45pm

  .75 Contact Hours
     

2031
Practice


RN

RN, APRN

Successful Creation of a Violence Risk Assessment Tool:  Utilizing Collaboration Across Disciplines and Departments in a Health Care Organization
4:00pm – 4:45pm

This session will include a description of a violence risk assessment tool, its development and implementation throughout an entire health care continuum. MIAHTAPS, an acronym for seven points of assessment, gives the assessor an immediate idea of the violence risk potential of a patient.   Abstract

Speakers: Gayle E. Godfrey, MS, BSN, RN-BC;  Angela M. Thomas, MSN, BSN, PHN, RN

Mary Marshall Assisted Living:  A Partnership to Improve Outcomes of Seniors with Mental Illness
4:00pm – 4:45pm

Severely mentally ill seniors have few appropriate housing choices as they age. Mary Marshall Assisted Living utilizes an interdisciplinary team of nurses, social workers, and psychiatrists to meet the needs of low-income seniors with mental health and cognitive disorders.   Abstract

Speaker: Pamela R. Jones, PhD, MPH, RN

2032
Access


RN, APRN

APRN
 

Improving Access and Communication through Web based Programs and Secure E Mail Messaging  
4:00pm – 4:45pm

Using Electronic Systems and Secure Messaging to Improve Access and Communication in the MH Patient Population.  Abstract

Speaker: Deborah S. Plageman, NP

Implementation of a Telemental Health Service to Improve Access to Psychopharmacological Services for Native Americans at a Rural, Tribal Outpatient Mental Health Clinic in Oklahoma
4:00pm – 4:45pm

This presentation will identify mental health access restrictions for Native Americans seeking outpatient mental health services at a tribal clinic in Oklahoma and identify TMH as an evidence based alternative for populations with access restrictions.  Abstract

Speaker: Karen Ann Taylor, MSN, APRN-CNP, PMHNP-BC

2033
Child & Adolescent



RN, APRN

The Transformation of Pediatric Psychiatric Nursing Practice to Enhance Therapeutic Outcomes
4:00pm – 4:45pm

Identifying behavior that most often results in agitation and aggression among pediatric psychiatric inpatients has led us to examine our interactions with them. Adopting a more proactive approach to provide supportive nursing interventions has been extremely effective in reducing the use of seclusion and restraint in this vulnerable population.  Abstract

Speaker: Thomas M. Houston, RN, BSN

REAACH - Recognizing Every Adolescent's Ability to Climb Higher - A Therapeutic Framework for Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatry Units
4:00pm – 4:45pm

A synopsis of a therapeutic framework created for an inpatient adolescent psychiatry unit which promotes therapeutic interactions between staff and patients, increases social and life skills, and guides adolescents to reach short and long term goals.  Abstract

Speaker: Christina Marie Gormly, BSN, RN-BC

2034
Education & Practice


RN, APRN

APRN

Building Collaborative Academic-Practice Research Teams
4:00pm – 4:45pm

This presentation will examine models for academic-clinical research partnerships geared for smaller academic units and clinical agencies that do not have the research oriented resources large medical centers provide. Intra and inter professional, ethical and legal considerations for developing collaborative research endeavors will be explored.  Abstract

Speaker: Lory Clukey, PhD, PsyD, RN, CNS

An Education and Practice Collaboration to Build Nurse Practitioner Capacity in Integrated Care Delivery
4:00pm – 4:45pm

An expanded education and practice collaborative relationship between a nursing school and primary care and behavioral care settings will be addressed. The presentation will focus on the  doctoral prepared nurse practitioner education and training to deliver integrated behavioral and primary care to individuals with physical and mental health problems.   Abstract

Speaker: Anita Davis Boykins, DNSc, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC

2035
Military


RN, APRN

APRN

Adversity in Childhood Changes Everything: Veterans and Later Mental Health
4:00pm – 4:45pm

Twenty-two Veteran suicides occur each day. One predictor of suicide is adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Recent studies show that Veterans are significantly more likely to have experienced ACEs in all categories. Thus, ACEs confer additional risk for the mental health of Veterans and should be routinely included in psychiatric assessments.  Abstract

Speakers: Teena M. McGuinness, PhD, CRNP, FAAN;  Jessica R. Waldrop, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC

Specification of Veteran-centric Competency Domains in Training PMHNP Residents
4:00pm – 4:45pm

This presentation describes the identification of Veteran-specific competencies/domains in an innovative residency for psychiatric nurse practitioners sponsored by the VA Office of Academic Affiliations. The focus will be on the identification, adoption, and application of these Veteran-specific domains, including integration into the Residency competency (SAMSHA Integrated Care Competencies) evaluation tool.  Abstract

Speaker: Janet Ann York, PhD, PMHCS-BC, FAAN

2036
Culture


RN, APRN

APRN

Screening for Depression at a Nurse-Managed Diabetic Community Health Center:  A Retrospective Study
4:00pm – 4:45pm

This descriptive correlational study is a retrospective chart review of 265 health care records of adults 18-85 years of age and brings to light the value of screening for depression in community health clinic populations. Relationships between the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) and selected  variables are presented and interventions discussed.   Abstract

Speaker: Beth M. King, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC

Cultural Competence in Nursing Undergraduate Education and its Relation to Mental Health Care
4:00pm – 4:45pm

Cultural competence in nursing favors the patient as the coauthor of one´s health - disease process. This qualitative study identifies and describes strategies for curriculum development and proposes key factors of adaptive coping strategies, enhancing autonomy and empowerment for nursing students in providing mental health care. Abstract

Speaker: Olga Stella Diaz, MED, Nurse RN, BPSY

2037
Non-pharmacologic Interventions


RN, APRN

Using CBT Workbook on Depression with Women Receiving Treatment in a Rural Primary Care Health Clinic
4:00pm – 4:45pm

Women living in rural communities experience a lack of options when seeking treatment for depression in primary care. This project used a cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) self-guided workbook in conjunction with brief CBT sessions and pharmacology management for women with depression in a rural clinic and achieved positive outcomes. Abstract

Speakers: Yolanda Bone, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC;  George Byron Peraza-Smith, DNP, GNP-BC, AGPCNP-C, CNE

The Use of Nurse-led Motivational Interviewing to Promote Medication Adherence in Clients with Bipolar Disorder  
4:00pm – 4:45pm

This presentation will explore the feasibility and effectiveness of a four week Motivational Interviewing intervention to improve patient medication adherence in the management of bipolar disorder in outpatient psychiatry.  The findings from recent Pilot study will be reported and implications for practice discussed.   Abstract

Speaker: Kristin D. McKenzie, DNP, PMHNP-BC

  Interactive Panels
      5
:00pm – 6:30pm  1.5 Contact Hours

   

2041
Institute for Safe Environments


RN, APRN

Institute for Safe Environments Interactive Discussion Panel
5:00pm – 6:30pm

Participants will be encouraged to engage in discussions about safety related topics and to contribute their ideas about practice models and interventions that promote caring within the least restrictive setting possible.   Abstract

Speakers: Diane E. Allen, MN, PMHRN-BC, NEA-BC;  Kathleen R. Delaney, PhD, PMH-NP, FAAN;  Michael J. Polacek, MSn, RN-BC;  Richard E. Ray, MS, PMH-BC;  David Sharp, RN, PhD

2042
Administrative Council


RN, APRN

Administrative Council Interactive Panel
5:00pm – 6:30pm

Understanding the nature and prevalence of aggression directed at staff and patients is a major responsibility of any nurse leader working in psychiatric settings.  A systematic review of the literature will be presented and recommendations of the administrative council on this concern will be discussed.   Abstract

Speakers: Avni Cirpili, DNP, RN, NEA-BC;  Kathy Lee, MS, APN, PMHCNS-BC

2043
Institute for Mental Health Advocacy


RN, APRN

The 7th Annual Institute for Mental Health Advocacy Interactive Panel  
5:00pm – 6:30pm

Overview of Institute for Mental Health Advocacy.  Panel discussion on advocacy including grassroots initiatives, policy topic and legislative themes.  Review of new tools available on the IMHA website.   Abstract

Speakers: Kathy E. Brotzge, MSN, APRN - BC;  Christine M. Tebaldi, MSN, APRN-BC

2044
Forensic Council


RN, APRN

The Scene of the Crime: A Foray into the World of Crime Scene Investigation
5:00pm – 6:30pm

Photos of 1 to 2 teaching vignettes used for training of death investigators, medical examiners, police and others responding to crime scenes will be utilized such that participants can "sleuth" the crime scene to determine critical questions to ask, and note findings that are relevant/important in assessing  the scene.   Abstract

Speaker: Carrie M. Carretta, PhD, APN-BC, AHN-BC, FPMHNP

2045
Research Council


RN, APRN

A Fresh, New Agenda for the APNA Research Council: Take Part in Shaping the Council's Goals and Activities!
5:00pm – 6:30pm

We Need You! In order to create a Research Council action plan that reflects the diverse research needs of APNA members, this presentation will engage attendees' in shaping the next agenda of the APNA Research Council.   Abstract

Speaker: Linda S. Beeber, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN

CONFERENCE COURSE: Psychotherapy for Advanced Practice Nurses
Session 2: 5:00pm - 6:30pm

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
 

  Chapter Meetings
    6:30pm - 7:30pm

   

Product Theater Dinner
    7:45pm - 9:15pm

 

Sponsoring Company: Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A, Inc. & Lundbeck

No Contact Hours Provided