Looking for ideas?

Here are some suggestions from psychiatric mental health nurses and past conference attendees:
  • Models of private practice
  • Hildegard Peplau and the nurse-patient relationship
  • Teaching PMH nursing innovations - team-based learning, problem-based learning, using clickers in the classroom
  • Integration of mental health care into primary and specialty care
  • Difficult patient scenarios and therapy approaches that were successful
  • Criminal Justice and mental health
  • The role of informatics and technology in PMHN
  • Peers in recovery
  • PMHN advocacy
  • LGBT issues
  • Preserving the RN-PMHN staff nurse role
  • Preventing workplace violence
  • New or non-traditional ways of dealing with aggression, self-injury, etc.
  • Management and treatment of addictive disorders


  • Evidence based decisions for each diagnostic category
  • Bipolar or Borderline treatment modalities
  • Child and adolescent topics
  • Practical application of recovery principles in the inpatient nurses world
  • Process and nursing practice - the nuts and bolts of how to operationalize a change in a process
  • Ways to teach and communicate with consumers besides verbally or in writing
  • Health care policies
  • Competencies of a new psychiatric mental health nurse
  • Quality initiatives to improve care
  • Mental Health inpatient care for involuntary, more aggressive patients
  • Health Care Reform
  • Psychotherapeutic interventions
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Suicide prevention



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