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September 19th Meeting Reminder | MAAPPN

This is a quick reminder that our next meeting will be on Monday, September 19, 2016 at Scarlet Oak Tavern in Hingham, Massachusetts.

***  REMINDER: Pre-registration is necessary due to space limitations. ***

This meeting we have the pleasure of having one of our very own founding MAAPPN members Dr. Maureen Beirne Streff, EdD, RN, MSN, PMHCNS, BC, joining us to discuss the earlier challenges, and historical accomplishments of the organization and share insights about our current mission and aspirations

*** Great networking opportunities as well as appetizers, wine and visiting with sponsors from 5:45 – 7:00 prior to dinner and speaker. ***

Agenda

5:45 pm – 7:00pm – Networking, appetizers, and visit the display tables!
7:00pm – 7:15pm – Welcome & Introductions
7:15pm – 7:45pm – Dinner and Speaker Dr. Maureen Beirne Streff *
7:45pm – 9:00pm – Business Meeting

* CEU’s offered

Location: Scarlet Oak Tavern, 1217 Main Street, Hingham, MA
Date: Monday, September 19, 2016
Time: 5:45pm – 9:00pm

September 19th membership meeting registration for members is $25.00, to register click on the following linkMEMBER MEETING RATE.

September 19th membership meeting registration for non-members is $75.00. to register click on the following link – NON-MEMBER/GUEST MEETING RATE.

Thanks to our wonderful and generous sponsors!  We extend our sincere appreciation to our sponsors, who play an integral role in our quarterly meetings.  Please be certain to visit them during the event and join us in thanking the following organizations (click the link to learn more about each contributor).  Together we are all helping to make a difference in the lives of many.

Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. & Lundbeck
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Shire Pharmaceuticals

We look forward to seeing you at the MAAPPN Quarterly meeting at Scarlet Oak Tavern in Hingham, Massachusetts on Monday, September 19, 2016.

Student Membership | The Massachusetts Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses (MAAPPN)

If you’re in graduate school studying for a career as an advanced practice psychiatric nurse, joining The Massachusetts Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses (MAAPPN) as a student member is a smart move. Membership in MAAPPN provides many benefits including access to helpful resources, networking, job boards, legislative representation and updates, and information that isn’t taught in the classroom.

The student membership provides all the benefits of professional membership at a special student rate.  Student members must be enrolled full-time in a graduate psychiatric nursing program at an accredited college or university, or a part-time student who is not engaged in full-time employment as a certified professional.

As an introduction to MAAPPN we invite you to join us on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 for a very special evening.  Our guest speaker will be founding MAAPPN member, Dr. Jeanne Watson Driscoll, PhD, PMHCNS-BC.  If you have not had the opportunity to hear Jeanne present previously we promise that you are in for a very special evening on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at Papa Razzi in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

The cost for this event for students is $25.00 and includes dinner.  This special event will give you the opportunity to network with established Psychiatric CNSs and NPs, as well as the opportunity to listen to one of the most respected women in the field of psychiatric-mental health nursing.  To register click on the following link http://maappn.com/product/one-time-non-member-student-fee-june-7-2016/.

 

About Dr. Jeanne Driscoll

Dr. Jeanne Driscoll is a Board Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult psychiatric-mental health. She is President and owner of JWD Associates, Inc., as well as a member of The Mica Collaborative in Wellesley, Massachusetts. She provides psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy for women who experience mood and/or anxiety disorders through the childbearing years.

She is co-author with Deborah Sichel, MD of Women’s Moods: What every woman must know about hormones, the brain, and emotional health. (1999) New York: William Morrow Publishers. She is known for her videos “Postpartum: A Bittersweet Experience”; “Breastfeeding: Better Beginnings”; “Fragile Beginnings: Understanding postpartum mood and anxiety disorders”; “Taking Care of Mom”; and “Staying Sane”. She is co-author with Cheryl Tatano Beck, DNSc, CNM, FAAN, 2006 by Jones and Bartlett entitled, Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders: A clinicians’ guide. (2006) Jones and Bartlett Publishers. The book was awarded Book of the Year by the American Journal of Nursing.

 

MAAPPN Agenda

5:45pm – 7:00pm – Networking, appetizers, and visit the display tables!
7:00pm – 7:15pm – Welcome & Introductions
7:15pm – 7:45pm – Dinner and Speaker Dr. Jeanne Watson Driscoll*
7:45pm – 9:00pm – Business Meeting

* CEU’s offered

Location: Papa Razzi
Date: Tuesday June 7, 2016
Time: 5:45pm – 9:00pm

About MAAPPN

MAAPPN (The Massachusetts Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses) is a non- profit organization in the state of Massachusetts that exclusively represents the interests of advanced practice psychiatric nurses – both psychiatric clinical nurse specialists and psychiatric nurse practitioners.

Our mission includes legislative goals promoting access to sustainable fiscal policies that support the advanced practice psychiatric nurse as high quality, affordable and accessible providers.

Please register early as space is limited. 

Students who want to become a member of MAAPPN, please click on the following link http://maappn.com/product/maappn-student-annual-membership/.

Student Membership Basics

Cost: $60.00
Length of Membership: 12 months

Student Membership Requirements:

  • You must be a full or part-time graduate school student studying for a career as an advanced practice psychiatric nurse (as considered by your college or university) or enrolled to be a full-time or part-time student within the calendar year.
  • Proof of enrollment is necessary, which could be:
    • Current College ID
    • Tuition invoice for the current or upcoming semester/quarter
    • Copy of your upcoming class schedule

If you are not a student and are interested in joining MAAPPN click on the following link http://maappn.com/product/maappn-annual-membership/.

We look forward to seeing you at the MAAPPN Quarterly meeting at Papa Razzi in Wellesley, Massachusetts on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.

 

Jean Watson Driscoll, PhD, PMHCNS-BC

MAAPPN June 2016 Quarterly Meeting Announcement

Join us for an evening of colleagueship, networking, education, job opportunities, legislative updates and a great dinner. The Massachusetts Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses (MAAPPN) will hold our next quarterly meeting on Tuesday, June 7th at 5:45 at Papa Razzi 16 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02481 from 5:45pm – 9pm.

Our guest speaker will be founding MAAPPN member, Dr. Jeanne Watson Driscoll.  Please save the date and plan to come out on June 7th to acknowledge and celebrate Jeanne’s most recent distinction as a Living Legend.

About MAAPPN

MAAPPN (The Massachusetts Association of Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses) is a non- profit organization in the state of Massachusetts that exclusively represents the interests of advanced practice psychiatric nurses – both psychiatric clinical nurse specialists and psychiatric nurse practitioners.

Our mission includes legislative goals promoting access to sustainable fiscal policies that support the advanced practice psychiatric nurse as high quality, affordable and accessible providers.

MAAPPN Quarterly Meeting Announcement | June 7, 2016

5:45 pm – 7:00pm – Networking, appetizers, and visit the display tables!
7:00pm – 7:15pm – Welcome & Introductions
7:15pm – 7:45pm – Dinner and Speaker Dr. Jeanne Watson Driscoll*
7:45pm – 9:00pm – Business Meeting

* CEU’s offered

Location: Papa Razzi
Date: Thursday June 7th, 2016
Time: 5:45pm – 9:00pm

Please register early as space is limited.

June 7th membership meeting registration for members is $25.00, to register click on the following link http://maappn.com/product/maappn-meeting-june-7-2016-members/.

June 7th membership meeting registration for non-members is $75.00, to register click on the following link http://maappn.com/product/non-member-registration-for-maappn-quarterly-meeting-june-7-2016/.

MAAPPN Quarterly Meeting Announcement

If you have items that you would like to have addressed at the meeting, please contact MAAPPN Chair, Diane Grimaldi at dlgrimaldi@comcast.net so she can add them to the agenda.

If you are a company interested in having a display table at the MAAPPN quarterly meeting go to MAAPPN Meeting Sponsorship Booth Space.

For more information visit our website at http://maappn.com/.

We are interested in having new and existing members join our committees, volunteer as guest speakers and make recommendations for topics you would like to hear about at future meetings.  Please help us spread the word by encouraging others to become members and by inviting colleagues to attend quarterly MAAPPN member meetings.

We look forward to seeing you at the MAAPPN Quarterly meeting at  Papa Razzi in Wellesley, Massachusetts on Tuesday, June 7, 2016.

 

MAAPPN Quarterly Meeting

MAAPPN Meeting Reminder | Thursday, April 7, 2016

This is a reminder that the next MAAPPN Quarterly Meeting will be held this Thursday (April 7) at the Tuscan Kitchen in Burlington, MA at 5:45 pm.  Representative Kay Khan who is a Clinical Specialist in Psychiatric Nursing as well as a state legislator serving in the Massachusetts House of Representatives will be our speaker.

Seating is limited; if you are interested in attending the April 7th meeting please pre-register no later than Wednesday, April 6th with the links provided below.

April 7th membership meeting registration for members is $25.00, to register click on the following link http://maappn.com/product/maappn-meeting-april-7th-2016/

April 7th membership meeting registration for non-members is $75.00, to register click on the following link http://maappn.com/product/non-member-registration-for-maappn-quarterly-meeting-april-7th-2016/

MAAPPN Meeting Reminder | Thursday, April 7, 2016

5:45 pm – 7:00pm – Networking, appetizers, and visit the display tables!
7:00pm – 7:15pm – Welcome & Introductions
7:15pm – 7:45pm – Dinner and Speaker Kay Khan*
7:45pm – 9:00pm – Business Meeting

* CEU’s offered

Location: Tuscan Kitchen
Date: Thursday April 7th, 2016
Time: 5:45pm – 9:00pm

We look forward to seeing you there.

MAAPPN responds to MA Attorney General report on Health Care Costs

MAAPPN expressed congratulations to the MA Attorney General for the report  on June 30th, 2015 identifying the impact of “historically low reimbursement rates” as undermining our states’ health care reform goals including access to behavioral health services and the impact on overall medical expenditures for consumers with behavioral health disorders.  In addition, the process of rate determination was taken to task as a possible parity violation.

In a letter to the AG, MAAPPN along with other Mental Health Coalition members stated: 
“We are concerned that the historically low reimbursement rates that you reference may in part be the result of a process of determining reimbursement rates for behavioral health services that are qualitatively different than the process used for setting reimbursement rates for medical and surgical services.  If this concern is valid, then we speculate that this may represent a violation of state and/or federal mental health parity laws.
 
We understand that your office has some responsibility with regard to enforcing mental health parity laws.  We urge you to consider whether to use your investigative powers to determine whether mental health parity laws are being violated with regard to how health plans, and their respective managed behavioral health organizations, are setting reimbursement rates for behavioral health services and to take whatever steps necessary to enforce these laws.
 
Again, we commend you and your Health Care Division for this important report.  We believe it is a vital step towards addressing behavioral health services access and understanding that increasing expenditures for behavioral health services is instrumental in containing overall healthcare expenditures.  We hope that you will follow up on the spirit of this report with appropriate investigative and enforcement actions, and we would be pleased to provide any assistance that may be helpful to your work on behavioral health issues.
MAAPPN has further suggested to the AG that they hold a “Listening Session ” with the Mental Health Coalition to further identify the our specific concerns about parity violations in rate setting.

 

Transform Deep Brain Stimulation – Mass General Hospital

The Psychiatric CNS and Psychiatric NP working in Massachusetts have opportunities to inform and refer our most challenging clients with severe lifelong depression to those who are on the cutting edge of treatment.  The Psychiatric CNS and Psychiatric NP will be encountering clients with implants in the near future. We have a role in continuing therapy and conventional treatment in those with implants who can now expect a higher quality of life.   Psychiatric APRN’s will have opportunities to help clients form new life goals that they might have not imagined and use their capabilities to live the life they always intended to live.  Novel treatments provide the opportunity to reduce the burden of illness. Psych APRN’s will be key in giving therapy and care  to those emerging from a painful past and reducing the impact of depressive habits that could  interfere with achieving optimum outcomes.