Scientific Program

Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend 16th World Congress on Psychiatric & Mental Health Nursing Vancouver, Bahamas.

Day 1 :


Kwarteng Yeboah who was  student in Astrakhans state university (АГУ), he received Mental Health Nursing. He  has worked  as a  Campaign  Manager  for Showers of  Blessing  Savings and  Loans   before  proceeding  to Study  Mental  Health at  Ankarful  Psychiatric  Training Collage. He has also worked as chief Coordinator in Ghana Methodist Students Union. after he completed his diploma in psychiatric nursing , he also worked with several hospitals and NGO foundation as health service provider, in Ghana, Ankaful psychiatric  hospital for two year, ST Patrice hospital two years and finally settled in Kumasi south hospital as  psychiatric nurse and now he completed his BSc in psychology in Russia and working as mental health nurse and serve a counselor to Bibiani municipal hospital and it communities.



Concept of mental illness like schizophrenia is increasing and is particularly severe for people living in rural
communities. Ghana adopted a community-based rehabilitation (CBR) for persons with mental illness to address
the problem comprehensively. However, negative attitudes towards the mentally ill, stigmatization and
discrimination constitute a serious barrier to CBR. The objective of the study was to assess societal beliefs and
perceptions about people with schizophrenia, among the adult population in a rural community (Offinso, Obuasi and Nkawie other communities in the Ashanti Region. The study used a mixed method where both qualitative and quantitative techniques
were employed. A sample size was determined using a systematic approach. The respondents held fairly positive
views about the mentally ill, despite a few negative authoritarian surroundingly restrictive attitudes and views.
Though participants appeared to be knowledgeable about the possible physical, social and environmental causes
of mental illness such as accidents and genetic factors, 96% of all participants thought mental illness could be
due to witchcraft/evil spirits, and 60% felt that it could be a consequence of divine punishment. This is an
indication that stigma and discrimination against the mentally ill were still widespread among the respondents.
The widespread belief in supernatural causes is likely to act as a barrier to designing effective anti-stigma
educational programs and as a result frustrating the implementation of CBR. There is a need in the
Ashanti Region and elsewhere to develop strategies to change stigma attached to mental illness at both
the rural and urban community levels. This paper is one of the first to report to be made on attitudinal research on mental illness in the Ashanti Region by selected areas and the places are offinso municipal, Obuasi municipal and Nkawie district and other communities. 

  • Mental Health
Location: Vancouver, Bahamas

Session Introduction

Clarisa Yos

Brandman University Irvine , CA 92618, USA

Title: Adding a Walking Program to Depressed Adults Taking Antidepressants

Clarisa Yos is currently pursuing a doctor degree in nursing from Brandman University.  She is expected to graduate May 2020.  Clarisa holds a masters degree in nursing from the University of Southern Caliornia (USC, 1998) and a bachelors degreee in nursing from California State University Dominguez Hills (1996). Clarisa has worked for Kaiser Permanente for the last 21 years in a variety of roles.  Her current position is proving depression care in a collaborative based practice. Clarisa is married, has 2 adult boys, who are both in college.  During her free time, she enjoys pilates, watching movies, decorating her home, and simply enjoying her surroundings


Depression is a devastating illness that affects millions of Americans. The need to implement evidence-based practices is imperative since current standard care is not enough. The two most common forms of treatment are antidepressants and psychotherapy. Despite these two treatments, the remission rate is low. Depression, at its worse, contributes to suicide, and it is the leading cause of disability worldwide. In this clinical project, a walking program was added to depressed adult patients already on antidepressants, and after eight weeks, there was over a 2.78-point decrease in PHQ 9 scores. A paired sample t-test was used for the analysis, t (4.93) = -2.78 (SE = 2.39),  p < 0.5.


  • Depression and Anxiety
Location: Vancouver, Bahamas

SueMcWilliams is a Clinical Professor at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff. She will complete her Doctorate in Nursing Practice in May of 2020 along with a Garduate Certificate from the University of South Florida Institute for Translational Research Education in Adolescent Drug Abuse. She has completed research in


The project introduced the concept of CF and the development of a program for family caregivers of AMHD. The program utilized a validated screening tool and educational intervention and materials for family caregivers of adolescents receiving care at a residential treatment center (RTC) for adolescent girls with mental health disorders. A pre/post-Continuing Professional Development Reaction Questionnaire (CPD Reaction Questionnaire) was used to measure the intention of staff to  change practice. Family caregivers attended a one-hour group session led by a staff therapist and completed a Family Quality of Life (FQL) survey a modified Professional Quality of Life Survey. Interventions include knowledge, coping strategies, peer support programs, self-help, guided self-help.

Results: Comparing the pre-post scores of the CPD reaction questionnaire the most significant for the construct of intention and beliefs about capabilities. FQL survey included twenty-one respondents, 18 reporting a moderate level of burnout, and 17 reporting a moderate level of secondary traumatic stress, which are indicators of CF. Follow up survey, 60.5 % who received the information on CF reported considering implementation or implemented an intervention. 50% reported sharing information with someone they trusted, 37 % reported making sleep a priority, eating a healthy diet, and learn to relax and meditate.

The CPD reaction questionnaires indicate the staffs' intention to change  practice. The results of the FQL survey suggest that family caregivers are at risk for CF. The families who participated and received information on CF gained a new understanding and considered or had implemented one or more interventions.

  • Nursing practitioners
Location: Vancouver, Bahamas

Session Introduction

Ms.Samantha Sheaffer

MCPHS University

Title: Evaluation of Sexual Assault Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Treatment

Time : 09:00 - 09:30


Ms.Samantha Sheaffer,MCPHS University


Sexual assault includes child, adolescent, and adult sexual abuse, rape, and intimate partner sexual violence. o It is often associated with consequential mental health ailments including, but not limited to depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). o Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that nearly 1 in 5 women have experienced completed or attempted sexual assault in their lifetime 1 . o A study traumatic events (TE) in women identified sexual assault as a TE with an average PTSD prevalence of 20.2% 2 . o American Psychological Association (APA) guidelines identify cognitive behavioral therapy and cognitive processing therapy as recommended treatment intervention for PTSD.