July 2018 Member News


Randy Beckett

Randy Beckett pens op ed for addressing off-label use of antipsychotics in nursing homes. Randy discusses the role of Gradual Dose Reduction in geriatric psychiatric care. https://www.mcknights.com/guest-columns/gdrs-antipsychotics-and-prns-oh-my/article/774201/

Linda Beeber

Linda Beeber’s research on mother and child mental health featured in UNC’s Endeavors. Linda's work develops mental health interventions to treat both new mothers and their children as a unit. https://endeavors.unc.edu/like-mother-like-child/


Rodalind De Lisser

Erica Castro, Rosalind De Lisser, and Cedric Thurman help address mental health crisis after Sonoma County wildfires. Rosalind (pictured left) helped form a group of psychiatric-mental health professionals, including Erica and Cedric, to provide care to those impacted by the wildfires. https://scienceofcaring.ucsf.edu/community/north-coast-fires-spark-mental-health-crisis-ucsf-responds

Bernadette Melnyk

Bernadette Melnyk selected for Women of Impact. Bernadette was selected in recognition of her commitment to creating a measurable impact in healthcare. https://nursing.osu.edu/news/college-of-nursing-news-headlines/melnyk-selected-for-women-of-impact.html

Maria Ordonez Bobbie Posmontier
Caroline Stephens Matthew Tierney


Maria Ordonez, Barbara “Bobbie” Posmontier, Caroline Stephens, and Matthew Tierney named to 2018 Class of New Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing. In June, Maria (top left), Bobbie (top right), Caroline (bottom left), and Matthew (bottom right) were named new Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing.  https://higherlogicdownload.s3.amazonaws.com/AANNET/c8a8da9e-918c-4dae-b0c6-6d630c46007f/UploadedImages/docs/Press%20Releases/2018/2018_New_Fellow_PR-Final-revised-071018.pdf

Wayne Steller

Wayne Steller on the importance of psychiatric-mental health nursing graduates. Wayne discusses a new online MSN program at a local university as it plays a role in the training of new psychiatric-mental health nurses. https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2018/05/23/1510635/0/en/New-Graduate-Online-Nursing-Program-at-Husson-University-Focuses-on-Educational-Leadership.html


Christine Tebaldi

Christine Tebaldi emphasizes the importance of mental health in whole body health and breaking down stigma. Christine stresses behavioral health services within primary care and in emergency departments. https://freepressonline.com/Content/Features/Andy-O-Brien-Archives/Article/Breaking-the-Stigma-of-Addiction-Mental-Illness/52/777/59787


Mary Wunnenberg

Mary Wunnenberg incorporates trained actors in student training on suicide prevention. Mary's program allows students to get feedback on how to therapeutically communicate with individuals. https://news.camden.rutgers.edu/2018/07/rutgers-university%E2%80%92camden-trains-nurses-to-identify-people-at-risk-of-suicide/

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