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Two WVU School of Nursing faculty to present at Social Work Summer Institute

Two WVU School of Nursing faculty members, Amy Ankrom and Mike Bellisario, will be presenting workshops at the 18th Annual Social Work Summer Institute. Both Ankrom and Bellisario will be presenting in areas that represent unique perspectives that will inform the work of social service and community health workers throughout Vietnam.

Ankrom, a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with over 20 years of experience treating patients with mental health conditions, will present “Calming the Anxious and Depressed Mind, One Pill at a Time: A Mental Health Clinician’s Guide to Antidepressants and Antianxiety Medications” on Thursday, May 23 at 8 p.m. EST.

Ankrom is also the coordinator of the Post-Masters Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program, and also treats patients with mental health conditions in a private practice setting.

Bellisario, an instructor of psychiatric and mental health nursing and is presently pursuing a graduate degree in nursing, will present “Using Healthy Conflict Resolution to Improve

Relationships” on Thursday, May 30 at 8 p.m. EST. Bellisario has also worked in various community and hospital environments over the past 30 years, specializing in milieu management, de-escalation skills, and building healthy relationships.

Presenters for the Social Work Summer Institute are invited based on their expertise and ability to present content to an international audience with diverse backgrounds.

“I am excited to have the representation of two of our faculty members at this year's workshops which are co-sponsored by the School of Nursing,” added Dr. Susan Newfield, Associate Professor.

To learn more or register to attend, visit the Pacific Links Foundation site.


CONTACT: Wendy Holdren

Director of Communications and Marketing

WVU School of Nursing