APNA 35th Annual Conference

October 13, 2021 - 9:00 am to October 16, 2021 - 5:00 pm

APNA Conferences

BH WELL will be participating in the American Psychiatric Nurses Assocation's (APNA) 35th Annual Conference held virtually October 13-16, 2021.

BH WELL will present the following:

Podium Presentations:

1. The Work Learning Program (WLP): Supporting career development in psychiatric-mental health nursing.

  • Authors: Heather Robertson, Sarret Seng, Dr. Janet Otachi, Dr. Zim Okoli
  • Friday, October 15, 1:10 - 1:35 PM EST

2. Parental barriers to seeking mental healthcare for Saudi children at risk of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. 

  • Authors: Amani Kappi, Dr. Zim Okoli, M. Rayens, A. Linares
  • Friday, October 15, 1:10 - 1:35 PM EST

3. Assertive Community Treatment Services and Substance Use Outcomes: A Systematic Review. 

  • Authors: Bassema Abu Farsakh, Amani Kappi, Kylie Pemberton, Dr. Zim Okoli
  • Friday, October 15, 4:05 PM - 4:30 PM EST

4. Enhancing behavioral health promotion through tailored comic books: When Nicotine Attacks-Fight the Crave.

  • Authors: Dr. Zim Okoli, Heather Robertson, Dr. Janet Otachi, Bassema Abu Farsakh, Kylie Pemberton, Dr. Lovoria Williams
  • Thursday, October 14, 4:04 - 4:30 PM EST



1. Factors influencing Arabs' attitudes toward mental health care and their intentions to seek mental health services: A systematic review.

  • Authors: Ohoud Alosais, Bassema Abu Farsakh, Dr. Zim Okoli

2. Supporting tobacco treatment delivery by mental healthcare providers through simulated substance use treatment scenario training.

  • Authors: Dr. Zim Okoli, Janet Otachi, A. Carmichael

3. What is the relationship between the experience of trauma and substance use among healthcare workers? 

  • Authors: Dr. Zim Okoli, Sarret Seng