4035-17: Freud's Couch in the Sim Lab: Psychotherapy Training of PMHNP Students Using Simulated Clinical Events

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4035-17:  Freud's Couch in the Sim Lab:  Psychotherapy Training of PMHNP Students Using Simulated Clinical Events

This presentation will demonstrate novel approaches to train students to perform psychotherapy using simulated clinical encounters. Video recordings will illustrate how to use specially-trained actors to conduct individual, couples and family assessments; and provide successive sessions of integrated med management and psychotherapy. Will include development of scenarios and evaluation tools.


Presenter: Michael Terry, DNP, FNP, PMHNP

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


Session Length:
  47 minutes

Target Audience:  APRN


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

  1. Understand simulation in APRN training and the use of standardized patients and list three types of clinical events suitable for training PMHNP students using simulated encounters.
  2. Describe three ways that psychotherapy simulation scenarios differ from standardized patient scripts, and how to use these scenarios to train actors and conduct the simulations.
  3. Recall four components necessary to design, set up and deliver quality simulated encounters for training and for evaluation.

Keywords: Certified Simulation Lab


Continuing Nursing Education:
0.75 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 as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


Originally Presented
APNA 31st Annual Conference
Phoenix, Arizona
Saturday, October 21, 2017
12:15pm - 1:00pm


The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2019

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