American Holistic Nurses Association

Kathleen Kendall-Tackett Endnote Speaker at American Holistic Nurses Association Conference


Topeka, KS -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/29/2014 -- The American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) has announced Kathleen Kendall-Tackett PhD., as the endnote speaker for their 35th Annual Conference, being held June 12-17, 2015 at the Chateau on the Lake Resort Spa & Convention Center in Branson, Missouri.

About Kathleen Kendall-Tackett
Dr. Kendall-Tackett, who bills herself as a combination “Author, editor, publisher, speaker, and science chick,” is a health psychologist, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, and the owner and Editor-in-Chief of Praeclarus Press, which focuses on women’s health issues.

A Fellow of the American Psychological Association in both the Divisions of Health and Trauma Psychology, Dr. Kendall-Tackett is the author of more than 320 journal articles, book chapters and other publications. She has also author and/or edited 22 books in the fields of trauma, women’s health, depression, and breastfeeding.

Among her published works are The Well-Ordered Office and The Well-Ordered Home, both of which draw upon her experience as an organizer and practicing psychologist to discern sources of procrastination and distraction and provide legitimate, effective strategies for overcoming such issues with confidence and grace. Since publishing these volumes, she has regularly heard from readers who enjoy greater peace of mind and have saved time, money, and aggravation.

Dr. Kendall-Tackett is Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Lactation magazine; is a founding officer of the American Psychological Association’s Division of Trauma Psychology; and is currently President-Elect of that organization.

She has also won several awards, including the Outstanding Research Study Award from the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, and was named Distinguished Alumna, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, California State University, Chico. She received the 2011 John Kennell and Marshall Klaus Award for Excellence in Research from DONA International, as well as the Community Faculty Award from the Department of Pediatrics, Texas Tech University School of Medicine.

More information about Dr. Kendall-Tackett is available at

About the AHNA Annual Conference
The AHNA 35th Annual Conference, Healthcare: Grounded in Holistic Nursing, will be held June 12-17, 2015 at the Chateau on the Lake Resort Spa & Convention Center in Branson, MO. It will enable participants to integrate the historical foundations of holistic nursing into the creation of strategies designed to support the transformation of contemporary healthcare into a practice grounded in holism.

Attendees will learn about holistic nursing practice, education and research from a variety of health experts. 30+ contact hours will be available for nurses, and more information about the conference can be found at

“AHNA’s objective with our annual conference is to provide the greatest collection of alternative healthcare minds in a single location,” says AHNA’s President Peggy Burkhardt PhD, FNP, AHN-BC. She adds, “Holistic nursing is grounded in caring and we are fortunate that Dr. Kendall-Tackett will be sharing her extensive knowledge that is of such critical importance to the nursing community and lay-people alike.”

The conference will offer attendees an enticing and informative schedule of nursing educational workshops, speakers, networking opportunities and exhibitors.

AHNA conferences can always be counted upon to engage nurses in an understanding of rootedness and how their practice reflects the origins of holism, holistic nursing and caring as foundational basis of nursing care.

Along with pre-conference and full nursing continuing education sessions, attendees will enjoy early morning activities such as Yoga and Qigong and have the opportunity to participate in a “Zen Raffle and Auction,” explore Branson, and attend a variety of exciting optional tours.

All are welcome to attend: nurses, educators, students, administrators, and other healthcare practitioners from all specialties. Come and experience the healing value of a holistic community, networking, sharing circles and mentorship.

Those interested in attending this presentation and other portions of the AHNA conference can do so online at

About AHNA
Since its founding in 1981, the American Holistic Nurses Association (AHNA) – a non-profit professional membership organization headquartered in Topeka, KS - has increasingly become the definitive global voice for holistic nursing for registered nurses and other holistic healthcare professionals around the globe.

The organization’s primary mission is to advance holistic healthcare by increasing awareness, education and both professional and personal community-building among nurses, other healthcare professionals, and the public.

Over the past 34 years AHNA has consistently delivered valuable resources, improved educational tools, and offered superior networking opportunities to a vibrant and expanding universe of healthcare professionals. AHNA currently services almost 4,500 members through 130 local chapters/networks both in the U.S. and abroad.

Holistic nursing is recognized by the American Nurses Association as an official nursing specialty with both a defined scope and standards of practice.

The American Holistic Nurses Association’s Education Provider Committee is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission (ANCC) on Accreditation.