SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22
 

    Registration Open   
         8:30am – 2:30pm

 

APNF Keynote Presentation
      9:00am – 10:00am
  1.0 Contact Hours
  Gail Stuart


Presenter: Gail Stuart, PhD, RN, FAAN

About Gail Stuart

  Concurrent Sessions
      Block 1:  10:15am – 11:00am
  .75 Contact Hours
 

4011
Inpatient Track


RN

Nurses Initiating Change:  Engaging Nurses in Development of Unit Orientation Pathways and Processes at an Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital
10:15am – 11:00am

Due to mental-health nursing shortages, an effective orientation program is paramount to retention and nursing satisfaction. Presenters will discuss nurse empowerment resulting from an orientation program driven and developed by nurses and review strategies of continual best-practice based on identified needs of new staff and the ever-changing mental healthcare system.  Abstract

Presenters: Gina M. Miglore, BSN, RN;  Marissa E. Boeding, BSN, RN;  Jennifer K. Barut, PhD(c), MSN, RN-BC

   

4012
Graduate Education Track


APRN

Preparing Future PMHNPs to care for Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Needs through a Novel Core Competency and Specialized Practice Model
10:15am – 11:00am

Graduate nursing programs grapple with providing adequate learning content and practicum opportunities in child psychiatry within a lifespan context. A model from the Oregon Health Science University that meets generalist competencies while allowing further specialization and sub-specialization through focused coursework, clinical work, and the DNP project is presented.  Abstract

Presenters: Tina Walde, DNP, PMHNP-BC;  Margaret Scharf, DNP, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC;  Nicole Bennett, MN, PMHNP-BC

   

4013
Research Track


APRN

Report on the National Psychiatric Mental Health Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Survey
10:15am – 11:00am

Presentation of workforce data derived from the 2016 APNA sponsored National Psychiatric Mental Health (PMH) Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) survey.  Based on survey responses, the current PMH APRN workforce is described, its size, distribution, types of services provided and therapeutic modalities utilized. Implications for workforce development are discussed.   Abstract

Presenters: Kathleen R. Delaney, PhD, PMHNP-BC;  Barbara L. Drew, PhD, PMHCNS-BC;  Amy J. Rushton, MSN, PMHCNS-BC

   

4014
Substance Use Track


RN, APRN

 

The Explosion of a New Designer Drug - Flakka:  Implications for Practice
10:15am – 11:00am

Nurses need to be aware of a new synthetic designer drug, Flakka and how to manage the patients in the acute phase of the drug’s ingestion.  Designer drugs are continuously hitting the market, nurses play key roles in prevention, education, detection and removal of these dangerous agents to avoid death.  Abstract

Presenters: Deborah Ann Salani, DNP, PMHNP-BC, ARNP;  Laura Dean Albuja, DNP, FNP-C, MS.Ed

   

4015
Psychotherapy Track


APRN

Responding to the IOM (2015) Report on Psychosocial Interventions:  Application of the Perspectives of Psychiatry  
10:15am – 11:00am

This presentation provides an introduction to the Perspectives of Psychiatry and how they provide a rational approach to person-centered care.  Participants will discuss ways that psychiatric mental health nurses can lead initiatives to identify key elements of evidence-based psychotherapeutic interventions and develop improved standards of care.   Abstract

Presenters: Karan S. Kverno, PhD, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC;  Tamar U. Rodney, MSN, PMHNP-BC

   

4016
Recovery Track


RN, APRN

Integrating Stages of Change into Day to Day Practice
10:15am – 11:00am

Stages of change is an evidenced based practice that enhances nursing skills and increases positive outcomes.  Being able to identify what stage a person is in allows nurses the ability to provide appropriate interventions.  This model helps nurses understand and deal with resistance, resolve ambivalence and move into action stage.   Abstract

Presenter: Judith Wing Magnon, BS, RN-BC, CAC

   

4017
Trauma Track

RN, APRN

Historical Trauma and Mental Health among Native Americans
10:15am – 11:00am

This presentation will explore historical trauma among Native Americans and its associations with psychopathology. We will then discuss a conceptual model for nursing in Native American individuals, specific assessment tools, and questions regarding historical trauma. Lastly, we will explore “retraditionalization” as a way to facilitate recovery from historical trauma.   Abstract

Presenter: Nicholas Guenzel, PhD, APRN-NP

   
 
  Concurrent Sessions
      Block 2:  11:15am – 12:00pm
.75 Contact Hours
 

4021
Inpatient Track


RN

Novelties and Innovations in Assessing Competency in Psychiatric Mental Health Staff Nurses
11:15am – 12:00pm

This presentation describes in detail the steps that were taken in the development of a unique process at RWJUH-Somerset to assess competency in the psychiatric mental health staff nurses with the development of a competency based orientation manual specifically for this specialty and a skills fair day.   Abstract

Presenters: Nellie Sun, MSN, RN;  Kathleen Zavotsky, PhD, RN, CCRN, CEN, ACNS-BC

   

4022
Graduate Education Track


RN, APRN

Enhancing Child and Adolescent Content & Clinical Training in Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nursing Programs:  A Joint Workshop from the APNA Child & Adolescent Council and the APNA Education Council, Graduate Branch
11:15am – 12:00pm

Child / adolescent psychiatric/ mental health content is now required in all PMHNP programs. This interactive workshop will feature a panel of graduate faculty in PMHNP programs discussing how they incorporate child/ adolescent content and creatively leverage community psychiatric resources to provide quality clinical experiences for their graduate students.  Abstract

Presenters: Pamela Lusk, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC;  Jason Earle, PhD, PMHNP-BC;  Erin Ellington, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC

   

4023
Research Track


RN, APRN

Florence Nightingale Meets the New Generation of Evidenced-Based Practice:  A Tale of Collaborative Inquiry  
11:15am – 12:00pm

As evidence-based practice becomes integral to nursing, nursing participation in a larger culture of inquiry is essential. This session highlights one facility’s journey from initial inquiry to implementation of an innovative evidenced-based protocol, manipulating sleep and wake cycles to treat adolescent depression, and its final approval for clinical research.   Abstract

Presenters: Diane Thomas Hurd, BSN, RN-BC;  Keri Cross, BSN, RN-BC;  Heather Landon, BSN

   

4024
Substance Use Track


APRN

Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS):  Information and Discussion on Electronic Cigarettes and “Vape Pens”
11:15am – 12:00pm

This presentation is about electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), known as e-cigarettes or vape pens.  Nurses are responsible to acquire and translate new information into practice. As the largest category of clinicians, nurses see patients in a variety of setting and should provide patients with current information on ENDS.   Abstract

Presenters: Carol A. Essenmacher, PMHCNS-BC, DNP, CTTS;  Carolyn Baird, DNP, MBA, RN-BC, CARN-AP, CCDPD, FIAAN

   

4025
Psychotherapy Track


APRN

Ending the Identity Crisis:  The Resurrection of Psychotherapy in Contemporary PMH-APRN Practice
11:15am – 12:00pm

Applied psychotherapy by PMH-APRNs is on a steady decline. This presentation will review the history and use of psychotherapy throughout the evolution of the PMH-APRN role in mental health service delivery and will re-emphasize the effective use of dynamic and supportive psychotherapies in both advanced  education and clinical practice.   Abstract

Presenters: Donna  Rolin, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC;  David R. Goen, MSN, PMHNP-BC;  Sherrie Margiotta, MSN, RN;  Angela Retano, RN, PMHNP-BC

   

4026
Recovery Track


RN, APRN

The Importance of Patient Engagement to Achieving Recovery  
11:15am – 12:00pm

Meaningful engagement between staff and patient is at the heart of psychiatric nursing and is vital to patient recovery, yet seemingly it is often missing from today's patient experience. This presentation will discuss factors that affect engagement and potential solutions for making therapeutic engagement the norm rather than the exception.   Abstract

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

   

4027
Trauma Track


APRN

The Assessment and Management of Impulsive and Compulsive Phenotypes of Severe Trauma-related Disorders
11:15am – 12:00pm

This presentation will examine the impact across the lifespan of impulsive/compulsive symptomatology with severe trauma-related disorders. Three case studies will be presented to illustrate the neurobiological underpinnings and longitudinal course of this impulsive/compulsive symptom cluster. Current evidence and consensus-based treatment modalities for assessment/management of these symptom clusters will be discussed.   Abstract

Presenters: Aaron M. Miller, MS, RN, PMHNP-BC;  Rosalind De Lisser, MS, RN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC

   
  Concurrent Sessions
      Block 3: 12:15pm – 1:00pm
.75 Contact Hours
 

4031
Inpatient Track


RN

"Leading Through the Night"  How an Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital Successfully Engaged and Empowered their Night Shift Staff
12:15pm – 1:00pm

The need for engaged, empowered and highly qualified nurses is no less important on the night shift.  This presentation will describe one hospitals journey to successfully engage, empower and transform their night shift nurses.  This is a journey of re-igniting passion through transformational leadership, shared governance and valuing our staff.   Abstract

Presenters: Joyce Streeter, BSN, RN-BC;  Nancy Moore, MSN-BC

   

4032
Graduate Education Track


APRN

Integrating Mental Health Topics into a Family Practice Primary Care Curriculum
12:15pm – 1:00pm

This presentation will examine a very successful Family Nurse Practitioner Program and discuss the integration of mental health topics throughout the curriculum through collaboration between Psychiatric and Family Nurse Practitioner faculty.   Abstract

Presenters: Shonda Phelon, DNP, APMHNP-BC, FNP-BC, GNP-BC;  Sueanne Davidson, DNP, FNP-BC

   

4033
Research Track


RN, APRN

Assessing the Mental Health Needs of First Responders:  A Systematic Review  
12:15pm – 1:00pm

Duty-related traumatic exposures put first responders at high risk for developing mental disorders. A systematic review showed rates of PTSD, depression, suicide, anxiety, binge drinking, and sleeping problems to be significantly greater among first responders compared to general populations. Future research will explore the mental health needs of first responders.   Abstract

Presenter: Sara Jones, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC

   

4034
Substance Use Track


APRN

Practice and Dissemination of EBP:  Behavioral Couples Therapy for Alcohol/Drug Dependence in the Veterans Administration
12:15pm – 1:00pm

Behavioral Couples Therapy for Alcohol/Drug dependence is an evidenced based practice developed by O'Farrell with an extensive research program. The 12 week program will be described. The VA is teaching, disseminating and evaluating this psychotherapy as a primary treatment for veterans with SUD's. Therapists include psychologists, nurses, and social workers.   Abstract

Presenter: Steve Gentz, MSN, PMHCNS, NP

   

4035
Psychotherapy Track


APRN

Self-reflective Practice:  A Critical-reflection Workshop for Building Reflective Skill in Clinical Practice and Training
12:15pm – 1:00pm

Self-reflective practice is linked to increased empathy, engagement, improved awareness of biases, and better communication. Critical-reflection is a technique used to build self-reflective practice and is well documented in the literature. In this workshop we will present two experiential exercises for engaging in critical reflection: a verbal and written critical-reflection.   Abstract

Presenters: Rosalind DeLisser, MS, FNP, PMHNP;  Aaron Miller, MS, PMHNP

   

4036
Recovery Track


RN

From Command and Control to Celebrating the "WE" in Wellness and Recovery:  Inspired Culture Change in Acute Mental Health
12:15pm – 1:00pm

Have we disenfranchised our patients by discounting their self-determination and feedback based on mental illness? Nursing leaders challenged staff of a 48-bed acute mental health hospital to examine illness-centered unit customs and folklore influencing daily practice. Recovery to Practice (RTP) training emphasizes hope and paradigm shift from deficits to strengths.   Abstract

Presenters: Mary Laufer, DNP, RN, NE-BC;  Amy Monger, RN-BC;  Ramona De La Cruz, RN

   

4037
Trauma Track


RN, APRN

Young Urban Female Survivors of Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking:  Complex Trauma and An Integrated Model of the Path to Recovery
12:15pm – 1:00pm

A multidimensional model of trauma recovery in female survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and domestic trafficking is presented. Clinical implications surround complex trauma and the non-linear nature of recovery. Based on a grant funded research partnership between Columbia University and the Girls Education and Mentoring Services (GEMS) in New York.   Abstract

Presenter: Joan A. Kearney, PhD PMHCNS APRN

   

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