Continuing Education

Mr Penn is available to present on a variety of topics to your meeting

Cannabis Pharmacology

“Medicine or Menace? Working with cannabis use in a time of legalization.” – Invited Faculty Presentation, US Psychiatry Congress, Orlando, FL, Sept 2014

 

 “Cannabis: What do Mental Health Professionals Need to Know?” - Invited Faculty Presentation, US Psychiatry Congress, San Antonio, TX –October 2016

“Cannabis and Bipolar Disorder: What do we know, what do we still need to know?” – Invited presentation, International Bipolar Foundation webinar, October 2016

 

“Understanding the Psychiatric Effects of Cannabis: a Primer for Primary care” – invited Presentation, Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Santa Cruz, CA, May 2017

 “Understanding the Psychiatric Effects of Cannabis” – Grand Rounds, Santa Cruz Mental Health Department, Santa Cruz, CA, August 2017

”A Walk on the Wild Side or the Right Side? The Role of Psychedelics, Cannabinoids, and Opioids in Psychiatric Treatment,” - invited Faculty Presentation in collaboration with Charles Raison, MD and Vladimir

Maletic, MD – Psych Congress, New Orleans, LA September 2017

“Cannabis and bipolar disorder: What’s helpful? What’s harmful? What’s unknown?”  – Invited presentation, International Bipolar Foundation webinar, April 2018

 

“Working with psychiatric clients who use cannabis: a focus on harm reduction ” – Grand Rounds, Santa Cruz Mental Health Department, Santa Cruz, CA, May 2018

 

“Working with patients clients who use cannabis: a focus on harm reduction”  – NP Convocation,Kaiser Redwood City, September 2018

“Working with psychiatric clients who use cannabis: a focus on harm reduction” – Invited Keynote address, New Jersey Society of Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses, Monmouth University, November 2018

"Cannabis and Psychiatry: an American Perspective” – Invited keynote address, Medical Cannabis & Cannabinoids EU: Where Do We Go From Here, Frankfurt, Germany, Scheduled November 2018 
 

“Working with clients who use cannabis: a practical, harm reduction focused approach” - Invited lecture with Maria Mangini, PhD, FNP, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT -March 2019 

"Confused about Cannabidiol? A Scientific and Rational Examination of its Risks and Benefits in Psychiatry” - ” – Psych Congress, San Diego, CA, October 2019 

“The Endocannabinoid system in the PACU” – Invited talk, UCSF PACU Nursing Conference, November 2019 


“Cannabis and young people: working from a harm reduction perspective” – with Jennifer Fernandez, PhD Children’s Health Council, Palo Alto, CA, March 2021
 

“Understanding Cannabis in Psychiatric Nursing Practice: A harm reduction approach” – Invited talk, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, New Orleans, LA, Scheduled June 2021
 

Psychedelic Assisted Therapy

“Future Frontiers in Mood disorders: Depression, Inflammation, and Ketamine” – Faculty Presentation,  Contemporary Forums Psychiatric Nursing Conferences, New Orleans, LA and Philadelphia, PA, March 2013

”(Brave New World revisited) Can psychedelics be catalysts for therapy?” – Invited Faculty Presentation, US Psychiatry Congress, San Diego, CA, Sept 2015

“The Ghost in the Machine? Understanding change phenomena in psychedelic assisted therapy” – Invited presentation, ERIE Symposia, Nov 2015

“The Ghost in the Machine? Understanding change phenomena in psychedelic assisted therapy” – Invited Faculty Presentation in collaboration with Charles Raison, MD, US Psychiatry Congress, San Antonio, TX – October 2016

“Elevated, Not High: The Promise of Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy” – Invited Faculty Presentation in collaboration with Charles Raison, MD, Elevate –San Francisco, CA, March 2017

“Navigating the Landscape of Grief in Psychedelic Sessions” – Invited Presentation, California Institute for Integral Studies Certificate in Psychedelic Therapies and Research program, September 2018

“Tantalizingly close: an update on emerging psychedelic research and a report from a psychedelic psychotherapist trainee” - Invited Faculty Presentation, Psych Congress, Orlando, FL, October 2018

Psychedelic Assisted Therapy in the Geriatric/Palliative Care Setting – Invited Hartford Trailblazing lecture with Brian Anderson, MD, Center for Gerontological Excellence, UCSF School of Nursing, October 2019 

“Psychedelic Assisted Therapies as Novel Treatments for Depression, Anxiety and PTSD” – 18th Annual Psychopharmacology Update, Cincinnati, OH, October 2019 

"Getting Unstuck: The Future of Psychedelic Therapies" co presentation with Patricia Penn, PhD, California Association of Clinical Social Work, September 2020

 

“Nursing: Caring Science meets Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy for Depression

and PTSD”– Accepted workshop with Bruce Pouter, MSN, RN, American Association of Psychiatric Nurses National Conference, Scheduled September 2020

 
“What can nursing teach us about how to be a psychedelic therapist?” – Invited talk, Hospice Foundation of the Monterey Bay, Monterey, CA, Scheduled April 2021 

Bipolar Diagnosis and Treatment

“Bipolar Spectrum Disorders: diagnosis and pharmacology”

– UC San Francisco School of Nursing Guest lecture 2007 - 2016

“Stop the swings: using off label medications to treat bipolar disorder” – faculty presentation, Contemporary Forums Psychiatric Nursing Conferences, Nashville, TN, Philadelphia, PA, & La Jolla, CA March-April 2009

“Bipolar Spectrum Disorders: Concept and Controversy” – plenary presentation, Contemporary Forums Psychiatric Nursing Conference, La Jolla, CA April 2009

“Walking the Line: Working with Cyclical Mood Disorders, Impulsive Personality Structure, and History of Trauma”

– faculty presentation, April 2010, Las Vegas, NV

“It’s Cycling, Not Polarity: Understanding and Diagnosing the Bipolar Spectrum” – American Psychiatric Nurses Association National Conference, October 2010, Louisville, KY

 

“The Bipolar Spectrum: improving diagnosis and treatment

– presentation to Kaiser Permanente Northern California Region Psychology Interns and Postdoctoral Fellows, April 2011-2018

“Differentiating bipolar disorder from borderline personality disorder”

– Psychiatry Grand Rounds presentation, The Permanente Medical Group, June 2011, Redwood City, CA

“The Bipolar Spectrum: improving diagnosis and treatment” –Faculty Presentation, US Psychiatry Congress, November 2011, Las Vegas, NV

 

“Revisiting Old Friends: Helping your patients with first generation antipsychotics, tricyclic antidepressants, and lithium” – Faculty Presentation, Contemporary Forums Psychiatric Nursing Conferences,

Philadelphia, PA and Las Vegas, NV – April/May 2012

“Future Frontiers in Mood disorders: Bipolar Update” – Faculty Presentation, Contemporary Forums

Psychiatric Nursing Conferences, New Orleans, LA and Philadelphia, PA, March 2013

The Art of Psychiatric Practice

“Why won’t they take their meds – understanding and preventing medication non-adherence” – faculty presentation, Contemporary Forums Psychiatric Nursing Conference, La Jolla, CA April 2009

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“To Treat or Not to Treat: A Rational Approach to Management of Anxiety” – faculty presentation, April 2010, Las Vegas, NV

“Untying the Gordian Knot: Strategies for Optimizing and Simplifying Medication Regimes” – faculty presentation, April 2010, Las Vegas, NV

"Lies, damn lies, and statistics: making sense of clinical research to improve patient care" - faculty presentation, Contemporary Forums Psychiatric Nursing Conference, May 2011, San Francisco, CA

"Chronic pain and Mental Health: What are the boundaries for practice?" - faculty presentation, Contemporary Forums Psychiatric Nursing Conference, May 2011, San Francisco, CA

 

“Understanding the placebo effect: helping the mind to heal itself”

– faculty plenary presentation, Contemporary Forums Psychiatric Nursing Conference, May 2011, San Francisco, CA

“Why won’t they take their meds? Utilizing motivational interviewing to prevent medication nonadherence” – Faculty Presentation, US Psychiatry Congress, November 2011, Las Vegas, NV

“More than Just the Blues: How Catching Depression Saves Lives”

– invited presentation, Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Nursing Conference, September 2012

“Understanding the placebo effect: helping the mind to heal itself”

– invited presentation, Oregon Psychiatric Association annual meeting, March 2013

”Psychopharmacology refresher for therapists”

– Invited presentation, The Well Clinic, San Francisco, CA March 2016

“Understanding the placebo effect: helping the mind to heal itself”

– Invited presentation, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Gastroenterology Grand Rounds–Sept 2016

”It Takes a Village: Collaborative Mental Health Care for the 21st Century Clinician” – Invited Faculty Presentation in collaboration with Marc Agronin, MD; Saundra Jain, PsyD; W Clay Jackson, MD, Catherine Judd, PA-C, US Psychiatry Congress, San Antonio, TX – October 2016

“Rethinking our relationship to sadness: therapeutic importance of differentiating grief from depression” - Invited Faculty Presentation, Psych Congress, Orlando, FL, October

“Demystifying Acute Psychosis and Psychotic Disorders: The Case of Emperor Norton” – Faculty Lecture, N257 (Assessment and Management of Common Psychiatric Conditions), UCSF School of Nursing, San Francisco, CA – October 2019, 2020  Links to : Case & Diagnosis

“Gabapentinoids: safe anxiolytic or active placebo?” - ”– Invited talk, SF VA/UCSF NP/MD residency program, February 2020 

“The Self-Diagnosing Patient: How do you work with them?” – Invited talk, Elevate, Las Vegas, NV, Scheduled March 2020 

Andrew Penn, NP

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