Rural Behavioral Health Telehealth Challenges and Opportunities (1 CE)
Course Level: Intermediate
This Course Is For: behavioral health practitioners and other professionals concerned with mental health, such as attorneys, behavioral health training program faculty, clergy, pharmacists, and primary care practitioners.
Content by: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2016). Rural Behavioral Health: Telehealth Challenges and Opportunities. In Brief, Volume 9, Issue 2.
Course Description: First, a brief summary of telehealth, using telehealth in the behavioral health field, and barriers in using this method of treatment is presented. Then an overview of ways to address accessibility barriers in telehealth is discussed and additional challenges related to implementing telehealth services, especially in rural areas, are examined. Finally, suggestions for various professionals who influence mental health in their communities are provided with various behavioral health information, resources, and steps to promote telehealth in rural communities is presented.
1. To cite key research findings on telehealth for behavioral health, especially as it relates to rural populations.
2. To summarize the various factors that contribute to acceptability barriers and challenges with implementing telehealth in rural communities.
3. To provide information and resources on behavioral health to other professionals who influence rural community members.
|Board Approvals||American Psychological Association (APA), Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), NBCC, Florida Board - Social Work, MFT, Counseling, and Psychology, NYSED - Social Work, MFT and Counseling Only, American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders|
|CE Format||Online, Text-Based|