Member News July 2020


Randall Beckett

Randall Beckett shares tips for self care and stress management. In his video, Beckett encourages providers to practice self-compassion as they confront a pandemic.


Jayme Donaldson and Heather Judkins honored by the University of Wyoming. Donaldson received the DNP Project Excellence Award and the Susan McCabe Psychiatric/Mental Health Graduate Award. Judkins received the Dr. Patsy Hesen Haslam Leadership Award.

Amy Field

Amy Field and Leslie K. Robbins discuss University of Texas El Paso’s new PMHNP program. Field (pictured left) and Robbins believe this program will increase access to mental health care.

Karen Foli

Karen Foli shares research on insufficient resource trauma. Foli's work centers on this new form of trauma as a result of resource shortages during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Deborah Johnson

Deborah Johnson and Havilyn Kern discuss University of California San Francisco’s new online NP program. Johnson (pictured left) and Kern also comment on California's shortage of mental health professionals.



Bari Platter shares her background as a PMHCNS. In an interview with SpinDigit, Platter discusses her work with individuals with substance use disorders.

Mary Sturdy-Martin


Mary Sturdy-Martin addresses mental health stigma during COVID-19. Sturdy-Martin encourages all healthcare providers to understand how stigma can impact care-seeking and address it to promote wellness.



Crystal Willson profiled by Willson shares her journey of becoming a psychiatric-mental health nurse.

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