Advancing Psychiatric and Psychosocial Care: Person-Centered Perspectives




Nurses in psychiatric-mental health settings and in non-psychiatric settings will find the content offered at this conference relevant to their practice.  Other professionals may also find the content meaningful.

We are fortunate to feature Victoria Soltis-Jarrett, PhD, PMHCNS/NP-BC, FAANP, Carol Morde Ross Distinguished Professor of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing in the School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill. Our Keynote Speaker for the day, Dr. Soltis-Jarrett has devoted much of her extensive career to improving rural mental health care and integrating behavioral health into a variety of settings. Dr. Soltis-Jarrett will discuss “Advancing Whole Health Care is the Future: How Nurses and NPs Can Lead the Way in North Carolina," sharing her significant expertise in the topic of integrated care.

We are excited to have a number of other expert clinicians presenting other highly timely topics:

Deborah Shelton, PhD, RN, NE-BC, CCHP, FAAN and Ramesh Upadhyaya, MSN, MBA, RN, CRRN will address the mental health needs of individuals involved in the justice system.

Michael Baca-Atlas, MD will discuss the opioid epidemic, emphasizing the approaches used in medication-assisted treatment.

Debbie Granick, MPH, LCSW, PMHNP-BC will introduce participants to motivational interviewing.

Nancy Berson, MSW, LCSW will review trauma across the lifespan.

Annie Snyder, AA will present “Purpose in the Pain, Empathy=Empowerment.


Please refer to the “Speaker” section for more details regarding our presenters.

Accreditation Statement

The UNC Hospital Nursing Practice and Professional Development Department (NPPD) of the University of North Carolina Hospital (UNCH) is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.



NCPD: 6.25 Contact Hours will be awarded to participants who attend 90% of this educational activity. Submission of a completed evaluation within 30 days is required to receive certificate of attendance.​

UNCH Nursing Continuing Education

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