November 2016 Member News
Diane Allen presents at the American Psychiatric Association's Institute for Psychiatric Services' Mental Health Services Conference. Allen, who chairs the Institute for Safe Environments, presented in Washington, DC on October 7, 2016. She was joined by her colleagues Dr. Alexander deNesnera, Dr. Lisa Mistler, and Lieutenant Frank Harris. They conducted a symposium on a comprehensive model for managing violence and aggression in psychiatric inpatient settings.
Jeanne Amerine joins Trinity Wellness Center. Amerine, a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner who specializes in the management of psychiatric problems across a lifespan, brings 25 years of expertise to her new role.
Susan Calloway named Texas Nurse Practitioner of the Year. Calloway's award is bestowed to a distinguished nurse practitioner who demonstrates excellence in her field of work and is thought of as a role model.
Valerie Hayes receives Nurse.com GEM Award. Hayes was given the GEM Award for Excellence in Community Care 2016 for her work with homeless veterans in Los Angeles.
Lori Johnson profiled for completion of suicide prevention training. Johnson is among the first class of newly trained facilitators of APNA's Competency Based Training for Suicide Prevention.
Amy Larson profiled by Des Moines Register. Larson discussed her role as a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner, her background, and her achievements.
R. John Repique has been appointed by the American Nurses Association's Minority Fellowship Program National Advisory Committee. Repique has been appointed by the American Nurses Association Board of Directors to the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) National Advisory Committee for a two-year term starting January 2017. The MFP is one of the nation’s most successful programs for the education of ethnic/minority nurses for advanced study in mental health and psychiatric research and clinical service. It provides opportunities for ethnic/minority nurses to attain a doctoral degree, with certification in mental health and substance abuse disorders prevention, treatment, and recovery across the life span.
Mona Shattell pens blog on the Affordable Care Act and police response to mental health crisis. In the former, Shattell argues that despite its flaws, the Affordable Care Act has still had a positive impact on healthcare access. In the latter, she explores training to support how police officers respond to individuals in mental health crisis.