This year, the American Journal of Nursing named eight of our books as winners of the 2014 AJN Book of the Year awards in their respective categories. Thanks to our nursing authors, Springer Publishing had more individual books honored this year than any other winning publisher, and tied for the most awards won by a single publisher. This weekly feature showcases our winning authors and their outstanding titles.

Winner, Second Place, Advanced Practice Nursing

Psychotherapy for the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse, Second Edition

"Wheeler offers the field a scholarly training manual. . . grounded in Shapiro's (2001) adaptive information processing paradigm . . .(where) the brain is viewed as an information processing system with innate self-healing mechanisms that regulate its internal environment to survive and to maintain a stable, constant condition through dynamic regulation."

--Robert M. Greenfield, PhD
Journal of Trauma & Dissociation

This book is a how-to compendium of evidence-based approaches to practicing psychotherapy for both the experienced and neophyte advanced practice psychiatric nurse. Learn More

About The Author


Kathleen A. Wheeler

Kathleen Wheeler, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC, APRN, FAAN, is a professor and coordinator of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program at Fairfield University School of Nursing in Fairfield, Connecticut. She has practiced as an advanced practice psychiatric nurse specializing in trauma for the past 30 years. She is certified as a clinical specialist in adult psychiatric-mental health nursing and a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner. She has additional certifications in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, hypnosis, and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). Dr. Wheeler served as co-chair of the national panel that developed the 2003 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Competencies and is the president of the EMDR International Association. The first edition of her book, Psychotherapy for the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse, was awarded an AJN Book of the Year Award and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) Media Award. She has also received awards from APNA for Excellence in Practice and Excellence in Education; is a distinguished alumna of Cornell University–New York Hospital School of Nursing where she received her BSN; and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.