1043-19: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners Taking a Bottom up Approach in Helping to Heal Anxiety, Inattention and other Common Ailments of Children; Discovering Trauma as a Factor Feeding into their Presentation

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1043-19: Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners Taking a Bottom up Approach in Helping to Heal Anxiety, Inattention and other Common Ailments of Children; Discovering Trauma as a Factor Feeding into their Presentation

This presentation will engage learners in concepts of trauma focused screening and psychotherapy of the PMHNP. Through the use of videos and photos displaying real live cases, the presenters will activate the learning environment to allow for the visualization of theory to practice using key EMDR concepts to help children


Presenters:  Anka Roberto, DNP, PMHNP-BC, APRN, MPH; Pamela Lusk, DNP, RN, FAANP

Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label use of medications will not be discussed during this presentation.


Session Length:
  1 hour 48 minutes

Target Audience:  APRN


Learning Outcome:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify at least 3 trauma focused techniques that assist with caring for the traumatized child.

Keywords: Children, Trauma, EMDR


Nursing Continuing Professional Development:
1.75 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Originally Presented
APNA 33rd Annual Conference
New Orleans, Louisiana

The contact hours for this session expire:  November 30, 2022

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