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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23

    Product Theater Breakfast       
     
  6:00am – 7:30am


    Registration Open
        
       
7:30am – 6:00pm

 

  Keynote Presentation
      8:00am – 9:00am
  1.0 Contact Hour

Andrew Solomon
Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity

  About Andrew Solomon

  Concurrent Sessions
      Block 1:  9:15am – 10:00am
  .75 Contact Hour


2011
Undergraduate
Education


RN, APRN


Integrating Psych Throughout the Curriculum: the Why, the What, the How
9:15am – 10:00am

The Sentara College of Health Sciences has taken a new approach to the education of nurses in the area of mental health. Mental health/psychiatric nursing education has been integrated throughout the nursing curriculum maximizing resources and enhancing a holistic nursing education. Benefits, challenges, and integration strategies are discussed.   Abstract

Speakers: Linda Jean Etchill-Ewald, MS, PMHCNS-BC; Patricia M. King, PhD, RN-BC


2012
Psycho-
pharmacology


APRN



 

Integrating Psychotherapy and Medication Prescribing in Advanced Practice
9:15am – 10:00am

This presentation is planned to address the concern of the Graduate Council regarding the separation of therapy skills and prescribing both in the curriculum and in practice. The types of psychotherapy that can be incorporated into 15-20 minute medication appointments will be reviewed and discussed with examples given.   Abstract

Speaker: Susan Dawson, EdD, PMHCNS/NP-BC


2013
Child &
Adolescent


RN, APRN

Exploring Brain-behavior Relationships to Disrupt the Cycle of Sexual Abuse
9:15am – 10:00am

This study’s purpose was to explore brain-behavior relationships of sexual offending in male adolescents using functional neuroimaging. Preliminary analysis shows ASOs to have significantly greater activity in the fusiform and left inferior frontal gyrus during an empathy task, but greater deactivation in the latter during an emotion regulation task.   Abstract

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


2014
Military


RN, APRN

Psychological Well-Being in a Deployed Setting
9:15am – 10:00am

The Navy Mobile Care Team, a surveillance team deployed to Afghanistan to evaluate the psychological health and readiness of expeditionary Sailors by conducting mental health surveillance with a focus on mental health problems, stigma, combat exposure, and associated deployment related stressors. Participants will understand the unique stressors of this population.   Abstract

Speaker: Jean Fisak, PMNCNS-BC


2015
Suicide
Assessment


RN, APRN

Nightmares and Suicide: What is the Link?
9:15am – 10:00am

This presentation will describe an evidence-based practice project about the association between nightmares and suicide. The presenters will review the evidence that supports the understanding of nightmares as a risk factor for suicide. Implications for education and practice will be discussed.   Abstract

Speakers: Jane S. Mahoney, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC; Bethany Sphar, BSN, RN; Audrey Pyle, BSN, RN

2016
Recovery


RN

Bridging the Gap to Wellness
9:15am – 10:00am

The VNA Psychiatric Bridge Program was developed to provide in-home psychiatric care and support to patients that reside in Cuyahoga County who are discharged from the state hospital. Bridge services ensure the clinical stability of recently-discharged patients until the first appointment at their assigned community mental health center   Abstract

Speakers: Amy Silbaugh, BSN, RN; Tom Huggins, RN

2017
Administration


RN, APRN

Lean Behavioral Health Nursing - Learning from a Car Company
9:15am – 10:00am

Lean is a performance improvement process that can be used in healthcare. Psychiatric care can be viewed as a flow across a continuum. Lean provides a process for clarifying roles, preparing the necessary standard work, eliminating wasteful overlap, cutting time from overworked schedules and clarifies roles for the patient.   Abstract

Speaker: Linda Paradiso, RN, MSN, NPP, NEA-BC


2018
Mindfulness


RN, APRN

Minding the Space- Kindling Presence and Compassion in Clinical Practice
9:15am – 10:00am

This course will introduce “spaciousness” and “the pause” as fundamental concepts which lie at the core of the mindfulness experience. Course participants will use mindfulness techniques that include the body and the mind to experience exactly what mindfulness is, why it works, and how to use it.   Abstract

Speaker: Maryanne J. Godbout, DNP, PMHCNS-BC
 


  Poster Presentations Open   
        10:00am

 

  Concurrent Sessions
      Block 2:  10:15am – 11:00am
  .75 Contact Hour


2021
Undergraduate
Education


RN


Exploring the Placement and Teaching of Psychiatric Mental Health Content within Nursing Curricula
10:15am – 11:00am

Survey data will be used to explore current practice in delivering PMH content within undergraduate curricula. There is a paucity of information available on where this content is located and who teaches it. This presentation will highlight the unique contribution of PMH nursing in developing undergraduate nursing skills.   Abstract

Speakers: David M. Sharp, RN, MA, RPN, RGN, RNT, MSc, PhD; Diane Esposito, ARNP, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
 


2022
Psycho-
pharmacology


RN, APRN


Enhancing Cultural Competence with Cultural Neuroscience and Ethno-Psychopharmacology: Starting an Interdisciplinary Dialogue
10:15am – 11:00am

Emerging academic fields, cultural neuroscience and ethno-psychopharmacology, indicate culture can shape the neurobiological underpinnings of issues critical to psychiatric nursing such as psychopathology, psychopharmacology, the self, cognition and emotion. Incorporating findings from these new fields into psychiatric nursing could improve our cultural competence when working with diverse client populations.   Abstract

Speaker: Jason F. Earle, PhD, PMHNP-BC
 


2023
Child &
Adolescent


RN, APRN

An Ounce of Prevention: Psychiatric Nursing's Role in Child Abuse
10:15am – 11:00am

This presentation will review the current state of child abuse in the U.S., identify psychiatric nursing roles and responsibilities in recognition and intervention of child abuse, and discuss Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), one of the few evidence-based modalities for preventing future child abuse occurrences.   Abstract

Speakers: Amy S. Perry, BSN, RN-BC; Erin Ellington, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC
 


2024
Military


APRN

Moral Injury in Returning Veterans: Concept and Emerging Treatments
10:15am – 11:00am

Posttraumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury are the signature mental illnesses afflicting Veterans of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Advances in the treatment of trauma have led to the conceptualization of moral injury as a state distinguished from PTSD. The concept, treatment strategies, and research will be discussed.   Abstract

Speaker: Doris C. Vallone, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
 


2025
Suicide
Assessment


RN, APRN

The Journey towards Competency Based Suicide Training for PMH Nurse Generalists
10:15am – 11:00am

The purpose, journey and development of suicide specific competencies for the PMH nurse generalist will be discussed and identified.   Abstract

Speaker: Cheryl A. Puntil, MN, APRN, PMHCNS, BC
 


2026
Recovery


RN, APRN

Building Connections in Borderline Personality Disorders for Improved Recovery Outcomes in an IMPACT Setting
10:15am – 11:00am

Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder can be frustrating in outcomes. Their achievement of treatment goals appears to be nonexistent. Treatment in recent years has focused on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy practice and techniques and this has been useful. However, these outcomes are small steps forward in patient’s personal journey of recovery.   Abstract

Speaker: Dale Knode, RN, BS, HSAD
 


2027
Administration


RN

Decreasing Seclusion and Increasing Restraint and Seclusion Documentation Compliance using LEAN Processes
10:15am – 11:00am

Sheppard Pratt utilizes LEAN methodology to decrease the use of seclusion by 50% and increase documentation compliance to 100%. Two inpatient psychiatric units built bridges with their stakeholders to engage staff and make real changes in safety and compliance.   Abstract

Speakers: Rick M. Wallace, MSN, RN; Jackie Williams-Porter, MBA, RN
 


2028
Mindfulness


RN, APRN

Mindfulness Based Interventions: Mindful Integration in PMH Nursing Practice
10:15am – 11:00am

Mindfulness-based interventions have proliferated in the past decade. It is important that PMH nurses understand the underlying theory, mechanisms, and evidence regarding efficacy of these interventions for stress management and for specific psychiatric problems. This presentation will explore mindfulness, its application in evidence-based interventions, and its usefulness in PMH practice.   Abstract

Speaker: Janice H. Goodman, PhD, PMHCNS-BC
 

 

  Mini Concurrent Sessions
      11:15am – 12:00pm
  .75 Contact Hour


2031
Undergraduate Education


RN
APRN


Feasibility and Acceptability of Psychiatric Nursing Simulation for Nursing Students
11:15am – 12:00pm

The presentation will describe the format, contents, and outcomes of psychiatric nursing simulation using standardized patients that is designed to enhance therapeutic communication skills among nursing students.  Abstract

Speaker: Heeseung Choi, PhD, MPH, RN


A Systematic Review of Classroom Pedagogy in Undergraduate Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Courses
11:15am – 12:00pm

The Taxonomy of Significant Learning (Fink, 2003) provides a conceptual framework for systematic evaluation of teaching and learning strategies employed in the classroom. This review revealed current pedagogy to be limited to Foundational Knowledge and Application. Evidence gaps exist in higher levels of learning for PMH undergraduate nursing courses.  Abstract

Speaker: Marian L. Farrell, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, CRNP
 


2032
Roles in Integrated Care


RN, APRN
 

The Newly Created Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Role within the Sex Offender Division of the Judicial Branch
11:15am – 12:00pm

Within the Judicial Branch Sex Offender Program clients have served prison time for pedophilia. The Program is designed to help offenders admit their crime of pedophilia. At times the clients have deep rooted psychiatric problems that need to be addressed. The APRN's role in the program is discussed.  Abstract

Speakers: Jill Espelin, DNP, PMHNP-BC, CNE, APRN; Lucia DeVivo Catalano, MSN, APRN

Integration of Mental Health into Primary Health Care Setting: What is the Role of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses?
11:15am – 12:00pm

This presentation highlights the significant role Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses (PMHNs) play in the delivery of mental health care at the primary care level. It presents findings from a study that evaluated an Australian government initiative aimed at having PMHNs work within general practice along side Family Physicians.  Abstract

Speaker: Michael Olasoji, PhD, RN, RPN, BNurs(Hons), PGDip MHN, MACMHN
 


2033
Child & Adolescent


APRN
RN, APRN

Going Back to School: APRNs Find Ways to Improve Access to Mental Health Care
11:15am – 12:00pm

The CDC estimates 13-20% of children/adolescents have some form of mental health issue. Only 21% receive services. Schools are often places where symptoms are identified as needing intervention. Increasing compliance with treatment is key to addressing these mental health issues. This presentation reviews features of different school based programs.  Abstract

Speakers: Linda Lazar, MSN, PMHNP-BC, PNP-BC; Deborah S. Miller, MSN, PMHCNS-BC
 

Processes of Disease Management and Treatment Use in Adolescent Depression
11:15am – 12:00pm

The results of a grounded theory study that explores how African American adolescents understand and manage their depressive symptoms will be presented. Young adults who were depressed as adolescents and adolescents currently in treatment for depression will be interviewed, and a theoretical framework describing their experiences will be developed.  Abstract

Speaker: Halima Al-Khattab, BSN, RN


2034
Military


RN
 

Transforming to a Recovery-oriented System of Care in an Psychiatric ICU: The Risks, the Rewards, and the Role of Nursing
11:15am – 12:00pm

Recently, institutions developed initiatives to improve the quality of care in the inpatient psychiatric unit setting. Patient-centered care (PCC) and recovery-oriented care (ROC) are two concepts upon which these initiatives are based. This presentation outlines one VA's psychiatric ICU's transformation from baseline practices to their implementation of PCC/ROC.  Abstract

Speakers: Jennifer S. Birch, MA, RN, MSN, PMHNP-BC; Abbey Day, RN, BSN; Erik Lee, RN, PHN, MSN
 

Impact of Deployment on Women's Mental Health
11:15am – 12:00pm

Deployed women comprise approximately 15% of the military force and have unique mental health needs. Assessment of suicide, depression, and PTSD should be included in nursing assessments. This presentation describes the factors that underlie these emerging mental health issues and implications for nursing practice.  Abstract

Speakers: Mary Ann Boyd, PhD, PhD, PMHCNS-BC; Wanda Bradshaw, BSN, MSN, RN-C


2035
Research


RN
RN, APRN

Impact of Primary Nursing in a High Dependency Psychiatric Care Unit in Singapore: Patients’, Caregivers’ & Nurses’ Perspectives
11:15am – 12:00pm

In this mixed methods study, Primary Nursing (PN) was introduced into the High Dependency Psychiatric Care Unit to manage acutely disturbed patients. The impact of PN was examined from the patients’, caregivers’ and nurses’ perspectives. PN fostered close patient relationships, trust and satisfaction.  Abstract

Speaker: Kalaivanan Dakshnamoorthy, RN, RMN, B Sc Nursing
 

Behavioral Health Nurses and the Initiation and Sequelae of Rapid Response Team (RRT) Calls
11:15am – 12:00pm

Rapid Response Teams are widely used in medicine, but what about psychiatry? This session will discuss the implementation of the RRT in a 222 bed inpatient behavioral health facility, and the IRB approved study to measure the impact of RRT on the transfer of patients between medicine and psychiatry.  Abstract

Speakers: Kristy Loewenstein, MSN, RN-BC, PMHNP-BC; Marybeth McManus, MPA, BSN, RN-BC


2036
Graduate Education


RN, APRN
APRN

Launching Professional Development via a PMHNP Residency: A Partnership between a VAMC and School of Nursing
11:15am – 12:00pm

An innovative PMHNP residency is being undertaken via partnerships with four VAMCs who have partnered with schools of nursing. The Institute of Medicine’s report on the Future of Nursing recommends residencies for advanced practice nurses. The goal of the residency is to promote the professional development of recently graduated PMHNPs.  Abstract

Speakers: Teena M. McGuinness, PhD, CRNP, FAAN; Savannah Wilhite, MSN, PMHNP-BC, CRNP; Kara Tucker Carter, MSN, PMHNP-BC, CRNP; Jessica R. Waldrop, MSN, PMHNP-BC, CRNP; Audry G. Gorman, DNP, PMHNP-BC, CRNP
 

The RIDE: Graduate Students Team Up for Recovery-based, Interprofessional Distance Education
11:15am – 12:00pm

This federally funded Interprofessional Educcation project brings together graduate students in psychiatric mental health nursing, pharmacy and exercise and nutritions sciences with the purpose of learning to work together as teams to promote wellness in persons with mental health problems. We report on the design and outcomes of first cohort.  Abstract

Speaker: Marian W. Roman, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC


2037
Addiction


RN, APRN
 

Building Relationships through Collaboration: An Interprofessional Project Impacting Substance Use in Rural Areas
11:15am – 12:00pm

This presentation describes an online intervention for the healthcare workforce to learn an evidence-based practice reducing risks associated with substance use, abuse, and dependence. A psychiatric-mental health nurse-led team collaborated with practitioners in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.  Abstract

Speaker: Kathy Puskar, DrPH, RN, FAAN
 

An Education Program to Address Patient and Colleague Substance Misuse in Anesthesia
11:15am – 12:00pm

This presentation describes an example of building knowledge connections and communication strategies for articulating psychiatric-mental health nursing issues with patients and colleagues. The implementation protocol and results described in this presentation contribute to patient safety from both personal and practitioner levels.  Abstract

Speaker: Ann M. Mitchell, PhD, RN, FAAN


2038
Team-based Care


RN, APRN
APRN

The Tidal Model: A New Perspective for Psychiatric Nurses
11:15am – 12:00pm

The Tidal Model was developed in 1998. Its usefulness has been demonstrated across the continuum of care. The Tidal Model has not been influential on the research and practice of psychiatric nursing in the United States, but appears to have a great deal to offer our discipline in the future.  Abstract

Speaker: Julie M. Brandy, PhD, RN, FNP-BC

Interprofessional Model of Geropsychiatric Care in a Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly
11:15am – 12:00pm

This presentation describes a successful interdisciplinary Geropsychiatric care model developed to meet the needs of 430 members of a Program of All-Inclusive Care of the Elderly (PACE). Members have a mean age of 79.4, female (80.1%), diagnosis of dementia (42.5%) and/or depression (38.9%) and SMI (7.4%).  Abstract

Speaker: Pamela Z. Cacchione, PhD, CRNP, BC, FAAN

 

  Symposium Luncheon – Schizophrenia
     
12:15pm – 1:45pm
  1.5 Contact Hours

In this live continuing education initiative, learn how to increase adherence and reduce relapse rates through motivational interviewing strategies, therapeutic alliance  improvements, and individualized treatment. Engage in interactive presentations of challenging schizophrenia cases from real-world practice settings.

Chair: Joyce Shea, DNSc, APRN, PMHCNS-BC
Faculty: Leslie Citrome, MD, MPH

Supported by an educational grant from Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC


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

 

  Interactive Panels
     
4:30pm – 6:00pm
  1.5 Contact Hours


2041
Administration


RN, APRN


The 6th Annual Institute for Mental Health Advocacy Interactive Panel
4:30pm – 6:00pm

Psychiatric nurses are becoming increasingly visible and effective as advocates and experts in healthcare policy. In this interactive panel we discuss the function of APNA's Institute for Mental Health Advocacy. Expert panel members from various states will discuss grassroots initiatives with relevance to psychiatric nurses and psychiatric nursing care.   Abstract

Speaker: Margaret Halter, PhD, APRN;  Christine Tebaldi, MSN, APRN-BC
 


2042
Advanced
Practice


APRN

APRN Council Interactive Panel
4:30pm – 6:00pm

This presentation will engage audience members in sharing recent developments surrounding APRN practice in their states, advise about upcoming legislative issues and guide attendees to strategize next steps in breaking down barriers to practice.   Abstract

Speaker: Kathryn Johnson, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC;  Sattaria Dilks, DNP
 


2043
Child &
Adolescent


RN, APRN

APNA Child & Adolescent Council Interactive Panel
4:30pm – 6:00pm

Child and Adolescent Council activities over the past year will be discussed highlighting work across advocacy, education, research, service, and policy. Members will have the opportunity to connect with others within the council and to dialogue with council leadership around needs of members.   Abstract

Speaker: Julie A. Carbray, PhD, FPMHNP, PMHCNS, BC;  Diane M. Wieland, PhD, MSN, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CNE
 


2044
Recovery


RN, APRN

Recovery Council Interactive Panel – Creating a "Culture" of Recovery: Connecting Cultural Contexts and Recovery for Psychiatric Mental Health Nurses
4:30pm – 6:00pm

Because mental health and illness exist within a cultural context, so should strategies for implementation of Recovery practices. The Recovery Council will share endeavors and seek feedback to provide PMH nurses meaningful opportunities to discover best practices for culturally competent recovery principles within a multitude of practice settings.   Abstract

Speaker: Jennifer K. Barut, MSN, RN-BC;  Kris Lambert, PhD, RN
 


2045
Addiction


RN, APRN

Tobacco Dependence Council Interactive Panel: Virtual Nursing Academy of APNA Champions for Smoking Cessation
4:30pm – 6:00pm

This interactive panel will feature the work of our Virtual Nursing Academy of APNA Champions for Smoking Cessation each of whom was selected via a competitive call for applications in December 2013. Funding for the Academy was provided by the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center in partnership with APNA.   Abstract

Speaker: Daryl L. Sharp, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, NPP