Integrated Care in Rural Practice
Friday, October 24, 2014
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CDT in Restoration Hall Rm 23
For the second year in a row, Lincoln Christian University’s Master of Arts in Counseling (MAC) program will be a group webcast site for the Annual Rural Behavioral Health Practice Conference. The purpose of the Rural Behavioral Health Practice Conference is to make quality continuing education available to behavioral health professionals about the particular practice issues involved in working with rural people and communities. The conference is coordinated by the Minnesota Psychological Association, which will award up to 7.0 continuing education hours as an APA-approved CE sponsor. This conference will originate at the University of Minnesota-Morris, with three presenters webcasting in and options to attend at group webcast sites or by individual webcast. The keynote session will be rebroadcast at the end of the conference to accommodate participation by people in Pacific and Alaska time zones.
Health care reform is emphasizing the integration of behavioral and medical health care. The research basis for integrated care is convincing, and it is even more critical in rural areas, with their relative shortages of health and behavioral health providers. There are both advantages and challenges specific to rural settings in providing integrated care. This conference is intended for the full range of behavioral health professionals. It will provide a knowledge base at the intermediate to advanced level for implementing rural integrated services.
Here is the link to the registration site and the conference http://www.mnpsych.org/3786-2