William Leiner, Jr. to Present at 2016 American Psychiatric Nurses Association Pennsylvania Chapter Annual Conference

February 1, 2016

New Vitae Wellness and Recovery is happy to announce that Bill Leiner, Jr., MS, RN, BC, one of the organization's Directors of Wellness, has been selected as a speaker for the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) Pennsylvania Chapter conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Scheduled for April 23, 2016, the conference will focus on providing training and thought leadership for psychiatric nurses.  This year's theme, The Psychiatric Nurse's Role in the Identification and Treatment of Vulnerable Populations, will share information to highlight the challenges associated with participating in recovery services based on one's association with a number of demographic groups.

Leiner's presentation, entitled, "The New Pentateuch," will examine the importance of incorporating five heavily favored concepts into behavioral healthcare, including: brain wellness, the Recovery Model, the Sanctuary Model, Motivational Interviewing, and the Stages of Change.  The discussion will facilitate a better understanding of these concepts, emphasize the interplay between these broad ideas, and review ways to apply these ideas with those who participate in services and in the larger community.

"I am excited to be able to bring these concepts to the APNA," Leiner notes.  "Using these ideas as a foundation for providing services has heightened the emphasis on holistic health at New Vitae Wellness and Recovery.  I look forward to being able to provide examples to facilitate the application of these concepts to other health and human services organizations."

About New Vitae Wellness and Recovery: New Vitae Wellness and Recovery offers a variety of behavioral health outpatient clinic services, including psychiatry, one-to-one therapy, family therapy, group therapy and partial hospital, as well as integrated and holistic healing options and Certified Peer Supports.  The continuum of housing options in Bucks and Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, includes personal care homes, 24/7 staffed apartments, and supported independent living apartments.  Our innovative, integrated model blends clinical care with residential assistance so every person receives the support they need throughout their treatment.  New Vitae Wellness and Recovery facilities include the New Vitae Wellness and Recovery Center, Mount Trexler Manor, Quakertown House and multiple Young Adult and Pathways apartment locations.  New Vitae Wellness and Recovery offers specialized treatment programs tailored to the unique needs of veterans, of young adults ages 18 to 25, and, through our innovative Action Recovery Brain Injury Services, of those who have sustained brain injuries.  New Vitae Wellness and Recovery is proud to assist individuals and their families from Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and other states across the country. 

"As a staff member, I have learned a lot about mental health and I have witnessed many residents transform from a place of fear and paranoia to becoming outgoing, secure, content and able to hold a job in the community and much more.”

- Cathy K. (staff)