Lincoln Christian University will be hosting a remote webcast for the 5th annual “Advances in Rural Practice,” a behavioral health conference co-sponsored by the Minnesota Psychological Association and the Illinois Psychological Association. “Advances in Rural Practice” will be held on Friday, October 11, 2013. The conference will physically take place in Morris, Minnesota at the University of Minnesota campus, but there will be remote webcast sites in Fargo, North Dakota, St. Cloud, Minnesota, McHenry, Illinois and here in Lincoln, Illinois.
Attendees at the Lincoln Christian University site will be able to participate in the conference workshops live from Restoration Hall, and interact with the speakers. Dr. Ronald Manderscheid, Executive Director of the National Association of rural County Behavioral Health & Developmental Disability Directors will be the keynote speaker addressing “Extending National Healthcare Reform to Rural America.” Other speakers include Paul Heyl on “The Rural Illness Management Recovery model (IMR),” Dr. Willie B. Garrett on “Psychotherapy with Rural African Americans,” and Dr. Daniel Burow on “Therapeutic Techniques for Rural Older Adults.” Posters will be on site at the Morris campus, but will be available for viewing at the remote sites via slides of the poster content during the morning and afternoon breaks.
The conference will start at 8 a.m. and end at 4:30 pm. Conference registration is available online and must be completed by September 20, 2013. Registration for this conference is $100. Professional membership discounts are available. Students interested in rural mental health may attend for only $20. Registration includes a continental breakfast, snacks during the afternoon break at the webcast sites, and conference materials.
Up to seven hours of continuing education credit is available.