Florence Roberts, PhD, PMHCS-BC (Originating Workbook Author), earned her BSN at the University of Texas Medical Center in Galveston, Texas, her MN in Maternal and Child Health at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, her MSN in Mental Health Nursing at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and her PhD in Child and Family Studies at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She has taught both pediatric and psychiatric nursing, but her focus for the past 13 years has been psychiatric nursing. She has served as an individual and family therapist and as a PRN staff nurse at a crisis stabilization unit. She is certified as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in adult psychiatric nursing. She is currently professor of nursing at Brenau University in Gainesville, Georgia.
Claire M. Olivier, PMHNP, CNS-BC, PC (3rd Edition Workbook Editor), is a psychiatric nurse practitioner with more than 25 years of experience providing mental health services to patients of all ages. She graduated from Boston College with a bachelor of science degree in nursing and worked in numerous inpatient facilities for more than ten years. Upon completing her master of science degree in nursing at Oregon Health & Science University, Claire worked as a consultation-liaison in a large urban medical facility. She established Olivier Group, PC, in 2001 to provide diagnostic assessments, individual therapy, and psychopharmacology medication management in an outpatient setting in southeastern Massachusetts. She has taught mental health nursing in clinical settings and guest-lectured in psychopharmacology and child and adolescent mental health at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. She has served as a preceptor to graduate nursing students at Rivier College in Nashua, New Hampshire, and Regis College in Weston, Massachusetts. Additionally, Claire presents in her local area on various mental health issues to professional and lay groups.