National datasets show a severe shortage of mental health providers in rural communities. The presenters will discuss current trends in the delivery of counseling and other mental health services to rural clients and communities. Current literature suggests the needs of rural clients are as diverse as those faced by clients from the inner city. This session will help counselors to connect with the most current and up- to-date practices for the delivery of evidenced-based mental health services for clients in rural areas.
Identify models for delivery of mental health services in rural areas and critically examine current literature on rural mental health.
Explore challenges faced by clients and providers within rural populations and develop stronger working relationships with rural mental health providers.
Understand diversity issues and multicultural needs of mental health clients in rural areas and generalize findings to better mental health service delivery in other rural areas.
Associate Professor for the Department of Educational Psychology and Leadership,
Texas Tech University
Behavioral Health Specialist,
Central Plains Center
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12/15/18 10:02 am
I thought it was odd and didn't hear or see additional information other than the mentioning on and around the time of discussion of the handout on page 13 that talks about **Medication Management as a part of what they are providing.
12/15/18 10:02 am
I thought it was odd and didn't hear or see additional information other than the mentioning on and around the time of discussion of the handout on page 13 that talks about **Medication Management.
12/16/18 3:02 pm
I was intrigued by the topic and interested in what best practices the presenters had to share. What surprised and disappointed me was the caliber of the content and their challenges with pronouncing words/terms while being doctoral candidates. The words were exponential and hypocrisy. That issue, right at the beginning of the presentation made everything else that followed suspect. I do feel, however, that rural, blended, or urban, we as masters level clinicians should be professionals who have the capacity to speak and write articulately and clearly.
I also was left wondering on the practical side, how the Telemental Health was set up and secured, ie., VPN, VOIP, DSL, etc. and being so rural, through what digital company.
12/20/18 2:52 pm
I have served rural populations and I was hoping for more in this presentation.
12/21/18 12:33 pm
The ACA continues to disappoint by offering CEU's that convey a sense of "who is minding the store?" The handout provided with this training is comprised of 66 pages... the vast majority of which contain photos of the presenters. What exactly is the point of providing a handout that contains scores of photos of the presenters? Who is reviewing these trainings for validity and benefit? This training is a perfect example of why I reconsider renewing my membership year after year. There was some helpful and supportive information provided as a support to those who work in or are considering rural work.
12/25/18 7:48 pm
The handout isn't actually useful; it's a PDF of the video. Can the handout be given please?
12/28/18 11:44 am
"Who is minding the store" indeed. I don't think anyone for ACA ever reads these comments. We have complained repeatedly about useless/no handouts and transcripts. HPSO sponsors the CE so perhaps complaining to them may help, but only if you could ever identify the correct person. It's clearly not about what the members want as much as what the ACA wants in front of us.
12/31/18 12:33 am
I would kindly like to comment in response to Anita. Both presenters acknowledged coming from rural areas. In these towns, people are raised to communicate in a different way. The presenters, yes, may be doctoral candidates, but I do not believe mispronouncing a word should default their credibility. I consider this an opportunity to acknowledge multiculturalism, that word pronunciation is more valued in some cultures than others. I myself hold a doctorate degree and in my humanity find myself nervous speaking at large conferences, where here and there I mispronounce a word. In general, I think these speakers did an eloquent job speaking about their sincere experiences working in rural areas, which in turn enhanced my own awareness about some of these issues with further consideration for how to solve them. I agree with the feedback about the handouts for these CEUS; They could be greatly improved.