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SPAPN Professional Education Day

  • 10/26/2012
  • 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Bally's Resort and Casino 1900 Pacific Ave Atlantic City, NJ 08401


  • Fee includes 1 year Associate Membership. Proof of Student status must be faxed to (877) 727 6283 by Oct 15, 2012

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PMH-APN  Professional Education Day


To provide psychiatric advance practiced nurses with the most up-to-date information on psychotherapy and psychopharmacology.

Program Objectives:
  • Discuss contemporary developments in evidence-based psychotherapy practice 
  • Discuss new knowledge in genetics and psychopharmacology

Keynote Presentation:

“Psychotherapy Practice: What Does the Future Hold for Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses?” 

Kathleen Wheeler, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN - Author of the award winning Textbook: "Psychotherapy for Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses" 


  • “Beyond Rogers, Perls, Maslow, & May: New Frontiers in Humanistic-Existential Psychotherapy” Candice Knight, PhD, EdD, APN, PMHNP/CNS-BC, PMHCNJ
  • “Let’s Re-Group: Evolving Trends in Group Psychotherapy for Psychiatric APNs” Richard Pessagno, DNP, APN, PMHNP/CNS-BC
  • “Personalized Psychotropic Regimens: Matching Receptors, Genotypes, and Sypmtoms” Laura Leahy, MS, APN, PMHNP/CNS-BC
  • “Benzodiazepines: A Primer” Dorothy Borresen, PhD, APN, PMHNP/CNS-BC
  •  “Metabolic Syndrome: What Every Practitioner Needs to Know” Deborah Drumm, MS, APN, PMHNP-BC, 

Target Audience: 

Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses, Advanced Practice Nurses, Psychiatric Nurses, Graduate Students, Nurse Educators, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers and Counselors.

This event offers 6.75 CE credits to attendees. 

CE accredited by: The Institute for Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA. Accredited status does not imply endorsement by the Institute for Nursing, FNAP, or ANCC of any commercial products or services.

Speakers and Planners have declared that they have nothing to disclose.  There is no commercial support for this activity.

Preliminary Details:

Registration, exhibits and breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 8:15. Program from 8:15 - 4:30 pm.  

Continental Breakfast and Lunch are included. A brief SPAPN Business Meeting will be held during lunch.

Hotel Accommodations: 

A special Summit rate  of $99

Click Here to make hotel reservations online
Phone Reservations: Call 888-516-2215 - MUST use group code: SBNJSN to receive discounted room rate


Click Here   for Directions to Bally's 

Don't miss our    40th           Anniversary Gala 

Thursday evening, Oct 25th 2012: Anniversary Gala honoring our longstanding members and Award recipients. 

Online Registration for the Thursday October 25th Gala can be done separately.



Society of Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses

Tel/Fax: (877) 727-6283

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West Caldwell, NJ 07006
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