Program takes a deep dive into psychopharmacology, including basic principles and terminology on treatment, disease states, and medication classes.

MALVERN Pa., (December 13, 2022) — Nurse practitioners in the psychiatric field have a robust new opportunity to grow their knowledge of psychopharmacology through the Psych Congress NP Institute In-Person event, featuring an interactive educational program which takes a deep dive into foundational principles and terminology on treatment, disease states, and medication classes.

The inaugural Psych Congress NP Institute In-Person event will take place April 28 – May 1 in Boston. This essential educational experience is crafted by the world-class experts of Psych Congress, the United States’ largest independent mental health educational conference and a forum for the entire mental health team.

“With the increased need for mental health and psychiatric services, we are working to ensure that psychiatric nurse practitioners receive the tailored education they want to provide the best possible care for all their patients,” said Steering Committee member Andrew Penn, RN, MS, NP, CNS, APRN-BC, clinical professor, University of California, San Francisco. “NPs leave school still hungry for knowledge and wanting to learn. This event will feed that hunger and connect NPs with colleagues and experts in the field.”

The four-day event is designed and accredited specifically for psychiatric nurse practitioners (including general, primary care, and family practice NPs), and intended for clinicians in their early years of practice or for experienced NPs seeking updates and continuing psychopharmacology education. The educational program will focus on:

  • Traditional medications and what’s new on the market, filling any educational gaps NPs may have experienced since graduation;
  • Classes of medications including antidepressants, antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, and stimulants; how to choose between different medications and when to prescribe them;
  • Psychiatric disorders such as ADHD, anxiety, bipolar, depression, and schizophrenia;
  • And important practice management topics including common billing errors, documentation best practices, and more, along with implementation in your own practice.

“In our field there is always more to learn,” said Steering Committee member Julie Carbray, PhD, FPMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, APRN, clinical professor of psychiatry and nursing, University of Illinois Chicago, and director, Pediatric Mood Disorder Clinic. “New nurse practitioners are eager to jump into their practice while still wanting more confidence and clarity on how their learning translates to their professional environments. The Psych Congress NP Institute In-Person event will help grow that confidence and a solid footing for building their psychopharmacological practice and provide resources for ongoing education for years to come.”

The event website will be a year-round resource to supplement the learnings from the meeting. For more information or to register, visit



For 36 years, Psych Congress has delivered practical, case-based education to an exceptional community of mental healthcare providers across the U.S. The annual national meeting serves as a unique, integrated forum to connect members of the entire mental health team — bringing together psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, psychologists, primary care physicians, and other mental health professionals for practical education to improve patient care. For more information, visit



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