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Saturday Program

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Virtual Livestream Program

Symposium Breakfast
7:00am – 8:30am ET | Learn More
Coffee & Chat with APNA Councils
9:00am – 10:15am ET | Learn More
Concurrent Sessions
10:30am – 11:15am ET | Browse Sessions
11:30am – 12:15pm ET | Browse Sessions
12:30pm – 1:15pm ET | Browse Sessions
Symposium Lunch
1:30pm – 3:00pm ET | Learn More
Annual Meeting & Town Hall
3:00pm – 4:00pm ET | Learn More

 = Sessions also available via livestream

Symposium Breakfast | 1.0 Contact Hours
7:00AM – 8:30AM Eastern

Realizing the Potential of Rapid-Acting Treatments for Depression: Key Clinical Evidence, Practical Considerations, and Best Practices for Individualized, Patient-Centered Care
Sponsored by PeerView Institute for Medical Education, supported by an educational grant from Sage Therapeutics and Biogen


Coffee & Chat with APNA Councils
9:00AM – 10:15AM Eastern

Start your day with the APNA Councils! Fuel up with coffee while connecting with the councils and chatting with likeminded colleagues with expertise in addictions, administration, children & adolescents, education, mental health advocacy, practice, safe environments, recovery, and research & scholarship.

Concurrent Sessions | 0.75 Contact Hours
10:30AM – 11:15AM Eastern
9:30AM CT | 7:30AM PT


4012:  Culture
10:30am – 11:15am Eastern
Implementing a Safe Space for African American Employees to Develop Individualized Racism Recovery Plans – APRN

This presentation introduces the purpose of implementing safe spaces for Black employees in health care organizations that can reduce racial tension, decrease mental stressors, and promote healthy work environments.

Presenter: Deanna Stewart, DNP, RN

4013:  Advanced Practice
10:30am – 11:15am Eastern
“Not a Real Doctor”: Reducing Professional Stigma of Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners – APRN

This presentation describes the ongoing exclusion and discrimination of PMHNPs by other health care professionals. Learners will gauge the severity of the problem and feel empowered with new knowledge of how to be an effective leader and intervene against incivility and hostility against our profession.

Presenter: Lisa Anderson, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC

4014:  Substance Use
10:30am – 11:15am Eastern

It’s My Secret: Shame as a Barrier to Care in Individuals with Substance Use Disorder – RN APRN

Establishing trust/rapport, addressing stigma, providing education, and offering support and resources, is imperative to help patients manage SUD and to achieve optimal health outcomes. Through focus group interviews, we explored the concept of shame as a barrier to seeking health care and found four major themes and associated subthemes.

Presenter: Valerie Seney, PhD, MA, LMHC, PMHNP-BC

Available to virtual livestream attendees.

4015:  Trauma Informed Care
10:30am – 11:15am Eastern

Veterans and Military Sexual Trauma: A Trauma Informed Care Approach for Hope and Recovery – RN APRN

Veterans who experienced military sexual trauma seldom seek treatment and are at high risk for poor mental health outcomes including death by suicide. Using a Trauma Informed care approach that includes awareness, preparedness, and action can improve mental health outcomes and create a safe, whole-person, patient-centered avenue to recovery.

Presenters: Brenda Lee Mayfield, DNP, CRNP, PMHNP-BC; Emily Woods, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC; Christopher Atchison, MSN, CRNP, PMHNP-BC
Available to virtual livestream attendees.

 4016:  Forensic
10:30am – 11:15am Eastern

Assessing The Risk of Violence in UK Prisons: Advanced Nursing Skills – APRN

This interactive presentation features the latest about violence and a guide to its assessment and management in practice. A film will be shown illustrating the skills under discussion. Participants will leave with a clearer understanding of assessing and managing the risk of violence in secure and other settings.

Presenter: Chris Hart, MA RMN RGN

4017:  Research & Practice
10:30am – 11:15am Eastern

Recovery Resilience ReCreation (RRR): A Group Facilitator Training Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and the Arts as Medicine Created by Self Discovery Through Art (SDTA), a Non-profit Organization in Hilo, Hawaii – RN APRN

This presentation introduces a novel group facilitator training called Recovery Resilience ReCreation. Trainees are prepared in support group skills using CBT and the arts as medicine to strengthen resilience in individuals recovering from loss after adverse events. Demonstration of a symbolic art expression of a resilience skill will be presented.

Presenter: Nidhi A Chabora, MSN, APRN-BC; Nancy Jo Moses, BS, MA

Concurrent Sessions |  0.75 Contact Hours
11:30AM – 12:15PM Eastern
10:30AM CT | 8:30AM PT


4021:  Psychopharmacology Perspectives
11:30am – 12:15pm Eastern

Benzos — Past and Future Considerations – APRN
This presentation will stimulate and challenge your current understanding of how you can appropriately use benzodiazepine medications. Participants will leave this presentation with the most up-to-date information on how to use this class of medication to help without hurting your clients.

Presenter: Daniel Wesemann, DNP, PMHNP-BC, ARNP
Available to virtual livestream attendees.
This session may be eligible for pharmacology contact hours.

 4022:  Culture
11:30am – 12:15pm Eastern

Development and Evaluation of a Training of Trainers Intervention for Nursing Professionals during the COVID-19 Pandemic in India – RN APRN
This interactive presentation introduces a practical and feasible self-care module using videos and case vignettes to illustrate how psychiatric-mental health nurses can demonstrate and empower professionals within the discipline as well as other disciplines in the promotion of mental health and self-care.

Presenters: Sailaxmi Gandhi, PhD, MSN, RN RM; Manjula Munivenkatappa, PhD, MPhil, MSc

4024:  Substance Use
11:30am – 12:15pm Eastern

Evaluating Cholesterol Biomarker, Treatment, and Socio-Demographic Factors as Indicators of Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Retention – RN APRN
This interactive presentation introduces supporting evidence on clinical use of cholesterol biomarker and integrated health service provision in opioid treatment program to promote retention of minority patients. Additionally, this study substantiates the use of the Roy Adaptation Model to generate new knowledge in promoting inclusion and equity and mitigating disparities.

Presenter: Fernand A. De Los Reyes, PhD, RN, PMH-BC

4025:  Trauma Informed Care
11:30am – 12:15pm Eastern

Clinical Practice Guidelines in Treatment of Mental illnesses in the International War Survivors, Internally Displaced Persons, and International Refugees in the Community Mental Health Clinic (CMHC). – RN APRN

This presentation delivers clinical practice guidelines in treatment of mental illnesses in the international war survivors, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and international refugees in the community mental health clinic. Emphasis would be placed on the Ukrainian refugees who arrived in the United States due to the war in Ukraine.

Presenter: Tatayana Maltseva, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC

4026: Forensic
11:30am – 12:15pm Eastern

Retrospective Study on the Effects Of Extended-Release Naltrexone (XR-NTX) Injection Among Justice-Involved Adults Misusing Opioids Released from Correctional Facilities In Louisiana – RN APRN

This presentation highlights the results of the first retrospective study on extended-released naltrexone offered by the Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program by the Department of Corrections in Louisiana. Participants will learn how XR-NTX impacted treatment retention, relapse, and recidivism among justice-involved individuals misusing opioids released from correctional facilities in 2018 and 2019.

Presenters: Isabelle Dubois, RN BSN MSc PMHNP student; Sara Jones, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP
This session may be eligible for pharmacology contact hours.

4027:  Research & Practice
11:30am – 12:15pm Eastern

ENCODE: Enhancing Cognitive Domains After ECT, a Pilot Study Validating the Utility of Adjunctive Group Therapy to Support Cognitive Health for Patients Receiving Electroconvulsive Therapy – RN APRN
Adjunctive group therapy focused on cognitive strengthening and coping mechanisms for patients receiving electroconvulsive therapy encourages optimal recovery and continuity of care. In addition to enhancing the patient experience, the pilot study for the ENCODE program indicates preliminary evidence of clinical utility and improvements in subjective memory complaints.

Presenters: Teresa Henderson, BSN, RN; Paula Bolton, MS, CNP, ANC-BC

Concurrent Sessions | 0.75 Contact Hours
12:30PM – 1:15PM Eastern
11:30AM CT | 9:30AM PT 


4031:  Psychopharmacology Perspectives
12:30pm – 1:15pm Eastern

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Mental Health Medications in Crisis Care – RN APRN
Hear more about the perspective of the lived experience; the value of a mental health crisis plan; consideration for LAIs; treating individuals with recent-onset psychosis; and consideration of medications to utilize with individuals in crisis.

Presenters: Donna Rolin, PhD, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC; Robert Cotes, MD, DFAPA; Charles Browning, MD
Available to virtual livestream attendees.
This session may be eligible for pharmacology contact hours.

 4032:  Culture
12:30pm – 1:15pm Eastern

Evaluating the Impact of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Certification on Filipino Nurses’ Self-Care And Referral of Others for Mental Health Support – RN APRN
This presentation features evidence from a study examining Filipino nurses attitudes and behaviors regarding working with persons with mental illness. It explains the impact of MHFA training for nurses to increase self-care and their ability to refer others for support and help.

Presenter: Maria Elena Holguin, RN, DNP; Faith Ikarede Atte, PhD, RN; Brenda Marshall, EdD, PMHNP-BC, ANEF, FAANP

4033:  Advanced Practice
12:30pm – 1:15pm Eastern

Developing Psychotherapy Skills at Any Stage of Your PMH-APN Career and Offer Your Diverse Patients More – APRN
This presentation will offer a discussion on the benefits of adding a variety of psychotherapies to your treatment toolbox. Providing more options at the point of care for your diverse and vulnerable patient populations may improve treatment retention and patient outcomes. Free and for-fee psychotherapy training options will be explored.

Presenter: Linda Romines, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, CNE, PMHNP-BC

 4034:  Substance Use
12:30pm – 1:15pm Eastern

Learn, Earn, & Share with Digital Badges: An Addictions-Focused Exemplar – RN APRN
This presentation will describe the evolution of an addictions-focused digital badge developed in partnership with the peer recovery community – from inception to evaluation. The value of digital badges in validating observable and measurable competencies is explored, with a unique emphasis on the portable and shareable features.

Presenters: Kathleen Schachman, PhD, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, PPCNP-BC, FIAAN, FAANP; Trisha Charbonneau-Ivey, BA, MSHAL; Kimberly Martini, LMSW, CPC, QIDP

4035:  Trauma Informed Care
12:30pm – 1:15pm Eastern

Improving Knowledge and Awareness of Trauma Informed Care of Clinical Staff in an Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital: A Quality Improvement Study – RN APRN
This interactive and didactic presentation features a research study in which trauma informed care training was demonstrated to direct patient care workers in an inpatient psychiatric hospital. Participants will be able to identify signs of trauma in patients and apply TIC principles to their own practice.

Presenter: Ariana Rick, DNP, PMHNP-BC, BSN, APRN-BC, RN-BC

4036:  Forensic
12:30pm – 1:15pm Eastern

Improving the Patient Experiences of African Caribbean Men Detained Under the Mental Health Act: Working Towards a Co-produced Intervention Using the Silences Framework (IMPROVE-ACT) – RN APRN

The negative and disproportionate experience of BAC men detained under mental health legislation demonstrates the need for approaches that promote shared decision making and prevents systemic injustices. Our project uses innovative methods to co-produce a balanced understanding of the issues faced and culturally driven approaches to improve experiences and care.

Presenters: Joy Duxbury, PhD MA BSc RN OBE; Alina Haines Delmont, PhD

4037: Research & Practice
12:30pm – 1:15pm Eastern

IDEAS Brought to Scale: Integrating Evidence-Based Mental Health Intervention for Pregnant/Postpartum Women into a National Nurse Home-Visiting Program – RN APRN
Join Nurse Home Visitors, educators, and PMH-APRN researchers as they showcase the integration of a non-stigmatizing evidence-based mental health intervention into a national home visiting program for 35,000 health-hardshipped women and families. This Nurse-Family Partnership Mental Health Intervention effectively reduced both depressive symptoms and anxiety in pregnant and postpartum women.

Presenters: Linda S. Beeber, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN; Sharon Sprinkle, MBA, MHA RN
Available to virtual livestream attendees.

Symposium Lunch | 1.0 Contact Hours
1:30PM – 3:00PM Eastern 

Targeting Novel Pathways to Address Unmet Needs in Schizophrenia Treatment
Provided by Vindico Medical Education
Presenters: Josh Hamilton, DNP, RN/PMH-BC, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, CNE, CTMH, CLNC, FAANP; Laura G. Leahy, DrNP, APRN; Lisa Abrams, MSN, PMHCNS-BC; John Krystal, MD

Annual Meeting & Town Hall 
3:00PM – 4:00 PM Eastern 
2:00PM CT | 12:00 PM PT 

 Hear about APNA’s past year, present status, and future goals. During the Town Hall, take advantage of the exclusive opportunity to speak directly to the APNA Board of Directors to help inform the direction of your organization and ensure that APNA meets your needs.
Available to virtual livestream attendees.

APNA reserves the right to make program changes as necessary and the right to cancel sessions if minimum enrollment has not been met or events occur beyond reasonable control of APNA.

Same Contact Hours, Two Different Experiences

Group of happy people at conference receptionIn-Person Experience

Available for: Full Conference & One Day Registrations
Add-On: Wednesday Pre-Conference Sessions
Contact Hours: Up to 27.75 live, 90+ on demand (includes pre-conference add-on)

  • Take your pick of sessions presented in each time block at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort: In-Person Program
  • Engage with colleagues and speakers during sessions, breaks, and special events.
  • Browse and evaluate poster presentations in the poster hall; meet the poster presenters.
  • Enjoy meal sessions with industry-sponsored Product Theaters and Symposia.
  • Two-3 months after the conference, access podcast recordings of the sessions presented on the days you are registered. Earn up to 90+ more contact hours for these sessions any time until September 30, 2024.

A note about safety

Note: Poster presentations and industry-sponsored product theaters and symposia only available during conference, not on demand.

Virtual Livestream Experience

Available for: Full Conference & One Day Registration
Add-On: Wednesday Pre-Conference Sessions
Contact Hours: Up to 27.75 live, 90+ on demand (includes pre-conference add-on)

  • Select one of two livestream session options for each time block: Virtual Livestream Program
  • Use the live chat feature to ask questions and connect with fellow virtual attendees.
  • Browse and evaluate poster presentations in the online poster gallery.
  • Two-3 months after the conference, access podcast recordings of the sessions presented on the days for which you registered. Earn up to 90+ more contact hours for these sessions until September 30, 2024.

Note: Virtual livestream package does not include access to industry-sponsored product theaters. Symposia and poster presentations will not be available on demand after the live conference.