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Access to Behavioral Healthcare for Rural People
Friday, August 19, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT
Category: In-Person Continuing Education Event


Access to Behavioral Healthcare for Rural People, 1.0 CE

Presented by Diana Prescott, Ph.D. 

Live on Zoom - Friday, August 19, 2022 from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST

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Workshop Description:

Providing access to behavioral healthcare for rural populations is a critically important initiative shared by psychologists worldwide. Integrated behavioral healthcare provides a mechanism to access psychological services for the underserved, including those living in rural, less populated areas.

Workshop Objectives:

Based on the content of this workshop, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe an example of rural psychology practice and articulate how rural psychological practice can be integrated into the provision of healthcare;
  • Discuss how depression, suicide, and other mental health problems in high-risk populations such as rural farmworkers can be effectively addressed through integrated behavioral healthcare
  • Explain how telepsychology can be utilized in rural areas to address these and other important behavioral health issues, such as obesity;
  • Identify ways the rural practitioner can engage in self-care.

About the Presenter: 

 Diana Prescott, Ph.D. (she/her) completed her BA at Butler and Ph.D. in Psychology at UNL after her APA-approved predoctoral internship at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Prescott is licensed as a psychologist in Indiana and Maine. She has been employed at St. Mary’s Medical Center and The Acadia Hospital and has worked contractually for the University of Evansville and Eastern Maine Medical Center. Dr. Prescott directs a rural health consulting practice, evaluating and treating women and children, Hampden Psychological Consultation, PLLC. She has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Maine-Orono. She has presented internationally on rural integrated care practice.


This workshop is appropriate for Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals.

Registration Fees: 

     Registration Type     Fees
     Regular Registration     $55
     KPA Member Rate     FREE


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Event Location
Virtual - via Zoom

It is important to note that APA continuing education rules require that KPA only give credit to those who attend the entire workshop.  An evaluation of the workshop must be completed. Those who sign in more than 15 minutes after the scheduled start time or leave before the workshop is completed will not receive CE credit. Partial credit may not be given.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received on/before August 18, 2022, will receive a 90% refund. No refunds available after August 18, 2022. All refund requests must be in writing to KPA, 8004 Lyndon Centre Way, Suite 202, Louisville, KY 40222, or [email protected]

CE Credits/Attendance

This program has been approved for 1.0 CE credits by the Kentucky Psychological Association (KPA). 

KPA is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. KPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content. KPA is also an approved sponsor for the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology. 

Social Workers & Art Therapists:
KPA is an approved sponsor for the Kentucky Board of Social Work, the Kentucky Board of Professional Art Therapists. (Provider #1004)

Pastoral Counselors: 
KPA is approved to offer Continuing Education to Pastoral Counselors as stated in 201 KAR 38:070, Section 3(1)(b) as an approved KBEP provider.