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Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Podcasts

64 EpisodesProduced by Anna Sanchez, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, FNP-CWebsite

Psych Nurse Practitioner podcasts discuss topics related to mental health. It is important that we continue our advocacy, education, stigma reduction and leadership in the realms of mental health. Listen in weekly for up to date research, conversations and stories. Nurse practitioners are expertise … read more

64 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

What is does it mean to be a Holistic Nurse Practitioner

December 29th, 2022


Holistic nurse practitioner is a provider who uses a comprehensive approach and address the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.

Nurse Practitioner in business

December 9th, 2022


This episode is about a Nurse Practitioner who challenged herself, followed her passion and is a very successful business woman. Mrs Victoria Randle, …

Strength-Based Therapy

November 20th, 2022


Strength-based therapy is focusing on your patient’s resourcefulness and internal strengths but not focus on their psychiatric diagnosis and …

Benefits of Telepsychiatry

November 18th, 2022


Telepsychiatry has been shown to be effective for patients and providers. With the use of telegealth, there is an increase in the access for patients who have mental health issues. Today telehealth is used in a variety …

SSRI - Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors

November 14th, 2022


SSRI’s are you first line antidepressants that are used because of its tolerability, efficacy and safety. SSRI’s are also indicated for anxiety, …

Importance of Social Support in Mental Health & Wellness

November 9th, 2022


According to research, social support is critical in the maintenance of mental wellness. Have a good support system helps cope with stress and daily …

Military Sexual Trauma

September 4th, 2022


What is military sexual trauma? Military sexual trauma refers to a service members experience with sexual assault or sexual harassment during his or …

September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month

September 3rd, 2022


September is suicide prevention and awareness month! In this podcast we will talk about the risk factors of suicide in the individual, relationship, community and societal levels. We will also talk about risk factors …

Benefits of Yoga

September 2nd, 2022


Yoga is a common practice that integrates the mind, body and movement to promote health. Yoga utilizes the control of breathing, poses and …

Intimate Conversations with Ms Ally and Ms Angel Castillo, transgender sisters.

December 9th, 2021


Ms. Ally and Ms. Angel Castillo are Filipina-American Transgender sisters who have made their mark as immigrants here in the United States. The word “transgender” or “trans” is a term for people whose gender identity is …

Intimate Conversation with Myra Smith, MSN, RN

September 3rd, 2021


Myra Smith MSN, RN currently works in Hospice Care intimately shares her experiences as a Nurse Midwife, her illness, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, depression and her resiliency through the help of Equine Assisted …

Intimate Conversation - Anna Hurlebaus, DNP, APRN BC, CNS

September 2nd, 2021


Dr. Hurlebaus is an experienced provider and has been working in healthcare for 30 plus years and is focused in Psychiatry. In this episode, she will share her insights in patient care, her approach, the importance of a …

Carl Rogers - Person-Centered Therapy

July 24th, 2021


Carl Rogers was a psychologist with a humanistic approach in Person-Centered Therapy where the practitioner provides an environment of acceptance, …

Dr. Alfred Adler

July 21st, 2021


Dr. Alfred Adler was born in Vienna Austria and a family of seven children. He had multiple serious health conditions that led to his feelings of …

Mental Wellness

June 27th, 2021


Mental wellness is actively having the awareness of of your physical, social, mental, and spiritual pillars of health. Mental Wellness is dynamic, that mitigates the chances of exacerbation of mental illness. Mental …

Gender Based Violence

June 19th, 2021


Gender based violence is directed to his or her biological sex or gender identity. Gender based violence includes physical, sexual, emotional, …

Imposter Syndrome

June 13th, 2021


Imposter syndrome is a phenomenon that is common amongst high achievers. Those who have symptoms of this phenomenon attribute their successes due to lock rather than their ability to succeed. This phenomenon is very …

Mental Health and COVID-19

June 13th, 2021


Covid19 has impacted the world due to increased morbidity and mortality. It has disrupted our way of life that increased isolation, family dynamics, …

Viktor Frankl - Logotherapy

May 19th, 2021


Viktor Frankl, Austrian neurologist, philosopher, author, psychiatrist and a Holocaust Survivor. His memoir, “Man’s Search for Meaning” was about his …

Who is Dr. Hildegard Peplau?

May 16th, 2021


Dr. Hildegard Peplau is known as the “Mother of Psychiatric Nursing.” She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Interpersonal psychology. She graduated in …

Interview: Dr. Maureen Vidrine, Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychiatry

April 19th, 2021


In this episode, Dr. Maureen Vidrine, a Certified Clinical Specialist (CNS) in Psychiatry talks about her education, her innovation in the field of psychiatric nursing. She thinks outside of the box and finds many …

Education: Asian Hate Crimes

April 4th, 2021


The recent report by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at the California State University in San Bernardino Asian hate crimes have increased by 150% during the Covid 19 pandemic. According to AAPI or the …

Impact - Nurse Practitioners Turned Entrepreneur, Dr. Patrice Little

March 25th, 2021


Nurse Practitioners are making impact in their communities by utilizing innovation in healthcare and business. NP’s are finding their niche in the communities they live in. Professional satisfaction and a growth mindset …

Intimate Conversation: Abbigail Abraham, LCSW

March 3rd, 2021


On this podcast, Abbigail Abraham will share with us her expertise on how she approaches a patient who is in crisis in the emergency department. She brings to light the connection of the mind, body and spirit. She has …

Neurobiology of Trauma

March 3rd, 2021


According the the APA, trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event like a natural disaster, death of a loved one, mass shootings, accidents, …

Compassion Fatigue

February 20th, 2021


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and those who work in healthcare may be at risk to compassion fatigue. Compassion fatigue are the physical, emotional and spiritual distress that you may feel from one exposure from a …

Opioid Epidemic

February 20th, 2021


According to the CDC, 128 people die everyday from an opioid overdose. Currently, there are 1.6 million people who have Opioid Use Disorder. Opioids are natural or synthetic chemicals that relieve pain. Opioids are …

Cultural Psychiatry

February 10th, 2021


Cultural Psychiatry is a thorough understanding of the patient population that we treat. We treat patients from a culturally diverse populations from …

Intimate Conversations: Arielle Banks, DNP, MSN, FNP-C

January 30th, 2021


This episode is a heartfelt deep conversations from the perspective of Dr. Arielle Banks, an African-American Family Nurse Practitioner as she shares her experiences as a provider. She treats her patients medically but …

Intimate conversation with Brennan Warren, BSN, CRRT, Medical ICU nurse during Covid-19 pandemic

January 29th, 2021


Ms. Brennan Warren, BSN, CRRT shares the rollercoaster of emotions that many nurses and those who work in healthcare go through during this Covid-19 …

Dialogue: Army Veteran, Samuel Walley

January 24th, 2021


As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, you will care for veterans due to the invisible wounds of war. We have a special guest, Mr. Samuel Walley, an Army Veteran who shares his experiences during Operation Enduring …

Racial Disparities in Healthcare

January 18th, 2021


Racial disparities in mental and medical care are understood within the context of racial inequities in societal institutions. Systematic …

Avoidant Personality Disorder

January 17th, 2021


Avoidant personality disorder or AVPD have chronic feelings of inadequacy, have feelings of extreme social inhibition, and sensitivity to negative criticism and rejection. It is more than being shy or socially awkward. …

Histrionic Personality Disorder

January 17th, 2021


Histrionic personality disorder is one of a group of conditions called "Cluster B" or "dramatic" personality disorders. They have an intense, unstable emotions and distorted self-images and have an intense need for the …

Antisocial Personality Disorder

January 17th, 2021


Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) is dysfunctional rigid thought processes, a pattern of socially irresponsible, delinquent, exploitative, guiltless & criminal behavior that begins in childhood or early …

Prochaska: Transtheoretical Model of Change

January 14th, 2021


Transtheoretical Model of Change is a biopsychosocial model of change for intentional behavior change. It is integrative and can be applied to a …

Dependent Personality Disorder

January 12th, 2021


Less than 1% of the general population have Dependent Personality Disorder (DPD). Those with DPD are not able to make decisions, are clingy and very …

Interview: Postpartum Depression with Theresa Thomas, LPC

January 5th, 2021


Intimate interview about Postpartum Depression with Army Veteran Theresa Thomas, now a Licensed Professional Counselor. She discussed her suicidal thoughts, bad thoughts to her baby, her symptoms, her fears, her …

Interview: PTSD from Army Veteran, Dan Solla, JD

January 3rd, 2021


Dan Solla, is a veteran of the United States Army Infantry served as rifleman in the 1st Armored Divisions 1/36 Infantry Battalion from Ray Barracks …

Narcissistic Personality Disorder

January 2nd, 2021


Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) affects more males at 7.7% and females at 4.8%. There is a high rate of mood disorders, substance use disorder with those who have NPD. The patient will have an inflated and …

Autism Spectrum Disorder

December 31st, 2020


Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD affects one in 54 children. ASD is more common in boys than girls. In the past ASD were classified as autistic disorder, Asperger Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder. Combination …

Teen Depression

December 26th, 2020


According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 13.3% of teens ages 12 to 17 had a least one major depressive episode. 20% of females and 6.8% of males ages 12-17 suffered a depressive episode which is about 3.2 …


December 23rd, 2020


Suicide is a major public health concern. According to the CDC, in 2018 suicide is the 10th leading cause of death that had claimed the lives of over 48,000.


December 19th, 2020


Delirium is a common clinical syndrome usually caused by a physical illness or by a general medical condition, drugs, substance intoxication or …

Military Sexual Trauma

December 11th, 2020


Military Sexual Trauma are experiences of sexual assault that occurs to those who serve. The continuum of harm starts as jokes, demeaning comments, …

Medical and psychological care for our Veterans

December 7th, 2020


Currently, there are 1.3 million Active Duty service members, 800,000 Ready Reserve Forces, and 17.4 million veterans. You will have the honor as a Nurse Practitioner, to be caring for our Veterans. They have very …

Complex PTSD

December 1st, 2020


Complex PTSD are caused by traumatic events that may start early in childhood from abandonment, neglect, physical, emotional, sexual abuse. The abuse …

What is Bipolar Disorder?

November 30th, 2020


Bipolar Disorder also know. As manic-depressive disorder has dramatic mood shifts that affects 2.8% of men and women equally. Patients with Bipolar …

What is ADHD?

November 29th, 2020


Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is characterized by hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention. About 8.8% of children and 4.4% of adults …

Postpartum Depression

November 29th, 2020


Many women experience the “baby blues” after giving birth. “Baby blues” are very common. Postpartum depression extends beyond the two weeks after childbirth that is more severe and some may develop psychosis. Some women …

What is CBD or Cannabidiol?

November 28th, 2020


CBD is now legal in the United States. The CBD market is a booming industry that reached up to $2 billion in sales of CBD products! Currently, CBD is …

What is an APRN, roles and why patients are choosing NP’s as their providers.

November 21st, 2020


We will discuss what a Nurse Practitioner can do in healthcare, the roles in different healthcare settings, specialties and why patients are choosing …

Disease Prevention & Health Promotion

November 21st, 2020


As the Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, you have a very important role in advocating for your patients. By having that therapeutic alliance with your …

Sleep Issues

November 14th, 2020


50 million Americans have chronic sleep disorders. Sleep problems are linked to both medical and mental disorders. About 1/3 of adults report …

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD

November 3rd, 2020


A person may be exposed to a traumatic event. These events may ne an actual or threatened event. Listen to this episode and learn how patients who have been diagnosed with PTSD. Educate your patient regarding their …

How does Covid-19 affect mental and physical health?

October 25th, 2020


Covid-19 pandemic has affected the physical and mental health for many people. Tune in to learn how to manage anxieties and uncertainties by learning …

History and role of the Nurse Practitioner.

October 17th, 2020


In this episode, the history of the Advanced Practice Registered Nurse is highlighted.

Intellectual Disabilities

October 17th, 2020


Intellectual disability involves problems in two areas: intellectual functioning and adaptive functioning. It is diagnosed not based on I.Q. level …

Psychosis and Schizophrenia

October 17th, 2020


Schizophrenia is the most common psychotic disorder that affects 2 million people in the United States.


October 17th, 2020


Depression is a common mental health disorder that affects 17.3 million adults in the U.S. Anna Sanchez, PMHNP-BC, FNP-C will discuss how to assess , …

CAM Complimentary Alternative Medicine

October 13th, 2020


CAM or Complimentary Alternative Medicine is usually used in addition to standard treatments. Talk to your provider before starting any kind of CAM for management of your symptoms.

What is Anxiety?

October 13th, 2020


According to NAMI, Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health concern in the United States. There are Over 40 million adults in the U.S. …

Stigma Reduction in Mental Health

October 12th, 2020


Tips on stigma reduction in Mental Health.
According to NAMI:
1 in 5 U.S. adults experience …

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