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Mental Health Issues and Psychopharmacological Treatments

Live Online via Zoom
Tuesdays, March 19 - April 30, 6:00 - 8:00 pm ET (7 sessions*)

Registration Fee: $699
Contact Hours: 14
Pharmacology Hours: 9

* Must attend 6 of the 7 sessions for successful completion of this course.

Course Description:

This course is designed to provide clinicians with the opportunity to review essential, evidence-based psychopharmacological treatments used when working with individuals across the lifespan who are experiencing common psychiatric-mental health symptoms and diagnoses. 

Who Should Attend:

  • APRNs, RNs, and BSN students with an interest in mental
    health nursing
  • Social Workers
  • Medical Personnel: MDs, DOs, PAs, including
    Fellows/Residents across all specialities
  • Psychologis​ts
  • Hospital/Practice Administrators
  • Caregivers

Session Topics:

  • Trauma-informed Care and Issues Regarding Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB), Brenda Lormil-Raymond, MSN, FNP-C
  • Depressive Disorders, Shari Harding, DNP, PMHNP-BC, CPRP
  • Bipolar Disorder, Shari Harding, DNP, PMHNP-BC, CPRP
  • Anxiety Disorders and Compulsive Behaviors, Danielle T. Walker, MSN, PMHNP-BC
  • Eating and Personality Disorders, Julie Dunne, Ph.D., RN, PMHNP-BC
  • Common Mental Health and Behavioral Issues of Childhood and Adolescence, Carol Marchetti, Ph.D., RN, PMHNP-BC
  • Substance Use Disorders and Medication-Assisted Treatments, Taylor W Gray, PMHNP-BC, LICSW

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss common mental health issues treatments among individuals across the lifespan.
  • Explain the influence of developmental and DEI issues when treating individuals who are experiencing mental health symptoms and illnesses. 
  • Identify evidence-based and "off-label" psychopharmacological treatments for specific mental health symptoms and disorders.
  • Demonstrate the application of psychopharmacological treatments through the use of clinical case studies.



Carol Marchetti, Ph.D., RN, PMHNP-BC

Carol Marchetti, Ph.D., RN, PMHNP-BC

Carol Anne Marchetti, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC is an Adjunct Faculty member at the Boston College William F. Connell School of Nursing; and a Curriculum and Hawaii Keiki Program Consultant and Visiting Scholar at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Nancy Atmospera-Walch School of Nursing. Dr. Marchetti is the Massachusetts Representative and former President of the New England Chapter of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, and she practices as a PMHNP at LifeStance Health in Newton, where she provides psychotherapy and medication management for individuals across the lifespan.


Julie Dunne, Ph.D., RN, PMHNP-BC

Julie Dunne, Ph.D., RN, PMHNP-BC 

Dr. Dunne is an associate professor of the practice at the William F. Connell School of Nursing and a Teaching Associate at Harvard Medical School. She is a certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and the founder of Drishti Holistic Wellness. Her research and clinical work focuses on mindfulness and mental health, with specializations in eating disorders and clinician wellness.

Taylor W. Gray, PMHNP-BC, LICSW

Taylor W. Gray, PMHNP-BC, LICSW 

Taylor  is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner and licensed independent clinical social worker in Massachusetts, specializing in treating mood and substance use disorders with an eclectic therapeutic lens that incorporates time-limited and psychodynamic approaches. Taylor has worked in many treatment settings including inpatient, intermediary, emergency, and community-based behavioral health. He is the Owner & Founder of Gray Matter Behavioral Health, works as an Attending Nurse Practitioner at Bournewood Health Systems, and is an Advanced Practice Clinical Instructor at Boston College School of Nursing. Taylor earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Suffolk University, a Master of Social Work (MSW) from Simmons University, a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) from Boston College, and is currently completing a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree at Boston College.

Shari Harding, DNP, PMHNP-BC, CPRP

Shari Harding, DNP, PMHNP-BC, CPRP  

Dr. Shari Harding is a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) with an active clinical practice in an integrated primary care setting. She is an associate professor and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) coordinator at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, Tan Chingfen Graduate School of Nursing. She is also a certified psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner (CPRP) and emphasizes person-centered practices. Her scholarly focus is on translational research and evidence-based practice in areas including integrated care, mental health care delivery models, and physical and mental health promotion.

Brenda Lormil - Raymond, MSN, FNP-C

Brenda Lormil-Raymond, MSN, FNP-C

Brenda Lormil-Raymond is the Equity Nurse Practitioner at the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center in Boston, MA. Within this pivotal role, she dedicates a significant portion of her clinical hours to delivering patient-centered care to individuals actively undergoing treatment as part of Phase 1 Clinical Trials. Brenda is the Founder of the Haitian American Medical Association (HAMA), where she leads a team of dedicated individuals to provide culturally specific health education to enhance the health literacy and health outcomes of the Haitian community. Since its inception in 2017, HAMA has made a profound impact, reaching over 3,500 Haitian individuals and families through health education workshops, community events, and annual academic scholarship opportunities. 

Danielle T. Walker, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Danielle T. Walker, MSN, PMHNP-BC    

Danielle T. Walker is an Instructor in the School of Nursing at MGH Institute in the Psychiatric/Mental Health Lifespan NP Specialty track. Danielle is a board certified Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who has experience in working with diverse populations, including children and adolescents.Danielle maintains a clinical practice at Boston Medical Center and in a private practice in the Boston area. Her previous experience includes inpatient psychiatry, home care nursing, case management, and community crisis stabilization.