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CPI: Psychotherapy insights to enhance your practice

CPI: Psychotherapy insights to enhance your practice

“There is a powerful synergy that happens with combining psychotherapy with psychopharmacology.”
–Sattaria (Tari) Dilks, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP

Integrating psychotherapy in prescribing practices is foundational to psychiatric-mental health nursing, but limited training is available for student nurses. The APNA 22nd Annual Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute Pre-Conference Add-on session: Enhancing Psychopharmacology through Psychotherapy is your source for expert guidance from Sattaria (Tari) Dilks, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP and Sara L. Jones, PhD, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN to strengthen this approach to better understand the patient, as well as yourself.

According to Dilks, enhancing the technique of combining psychotherapy with prescribing is valuable. “The combination can be enormously helpful to getting our clients well,” Dilks says. “Many of them refuse to go to psychotherapy alone. This provides a huge opportunity to at least begin to utilize some psychotherapeutic techniques that fit into their lives.”

Psychotherapy continuing education can help bridge the gap between knowledge and application of these techniques.

APNA’s position paper, APNA Position: Psychotherapy and the Psychiatric-Mental Health Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Role, underscores the importance of additional training to enhance this essential practice component. While nurses graduate with an introduction to infusing psychotherapy into treatment, additional training opportunities such as this CPI session will broaden understanding, proficiency, and improve outcomes.

>>> This is just one of the sessions in this year’s APNA 22nd Clinical Psychopharmacology Institute program. CPI features a stellar faculty of experts sharing research and updates in psychopharmacology targeted to advance person-centered care.
>>> Register for CPI.  

Published March 2024