On October 26th 2012, The Society held it's first annual PMH-APN Professional Ed Day. The goal of the conference was to provide psychiatric advance practiced nurses with the most up-to-date information on psychotherapy and psychopharma-cology. Discussion included contemporary developments in evidence-based psychotherapy practice, and new knowledge in genetics and psychopharmacology.
Kathleen Wheeler, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN set the tone for a mind opening day with her a compelling keynote address on Psychotherapy Practice: What Does the Future Hold for Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses?
Candice Knight, PhD, EdD, APN, PMHNP/CNS-BC, PMHCNJ presented an engaging talk on, "Beyond Rogers, Perls, Maslow, & May: New Frontiers in Humanistic-Existential Psychotherapy"
Richard Pessagno, DNP, APN, PMHNP/CNS- BC drew a hearty applause with his affable delivery of "Let’s Re-Group: Evolving Trends in Group Psychotherapy for Psychiatric APNs"
Laura Leahy, MS, APN, PMHNP/CNS-BC gave an interesting and informative presentation on Personalized Psychotropic Regimens: Matching Receptors, Genotypes, and Symptoms
Dorothy Borresen, PhD, APN, PMHNP/CNS-BC presented a wonderful primer on the love / hate relationship we have with Benzodiazepines
Deborah Drumm, MS, APN, PMHNP-BC helped us to increase our understanding about the essentials of managing Metabolic Syndrome
The well attended conference concluded with overwhelmingly positive feedback for the scholarly presentations and praise for our talented and learned colleague/presenters.
The Society of Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the New Jersey State Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA