Behavioral Health Care Needs of Rural Women – New 1-Hour Web-Based Online CE Course

Behavioral Health Care Needs of Rural WomenCourse Abstract:

This is a web-based course requiring an internet connection to access the required online reading materials. Course instructions provide a direct link to the public-access online document. This report attempts to direct attention to this underrepresented group and presents a review of the literature related to the behavioral health care needs of rural women. With this knowledge, psychologists and other health professionals will be able to more effectively plan and deliver services to this population. Additional goals for this report include identifying those questions, which still remain unanswered, and providing recommendations for future research, action, and advocacy related to addressing the needs of this underserved population. Course #10-40 | 2011 | 7 posttest questions | 3 page course download includes instructions, link to online document, and posttest questions

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify demographic issues that place rural women at risk for various psychological disorders
  2. List psychological disorders and other chronic illnesses commonly identified in rural women
  3. Identify special populations of rural women in need of psychological treatments
  4. List barriers to treatment, including cultural, fiscal, and attitudinal considerations
  5. Identify recommended strategies for psychologists in rural communities

About the Author(s):

The American Psychological Association (APA), located in Washington, D.C., is a professional organization with more than 150,000 members, including researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants, and students. All of the documents on which this course is based were compiled and written by members of the American Psychological Association. Full lists of authors are available in the documents.

Accreditation Statement:

Professional Development Resources is recognized as a provider of continuing education by the following:
AOTA: American Occupational Therapy Association (#3159)
APA: American Psychological Association
ASWB: Association of Social Work Boards (#1046)
CDR: Commission on Dietetic Registration (#PR001)
NBCC: National Board for Certified Counselors (#5590)
NAADAC: National Association of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors (#00279)
California: Board of Behavioral Sciences (#PCE1625)
Florida: Boards of SW, MFT & MHC (#BAP346); Psychology & School Psychology (#50-1635); Dietetics & Nutrition (#50-1635); Occupational Therapy Practice (#34). PDResources is CE Broker compliant.
Illinois: DPR for Social Work (#159-00531)
Ohio: Counselor, Social Worker & MFT Board (#RCST100501)
South Carolina: Board of Professional Counselors & MFTs (#193)
Texas: Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists (#114) & State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#5678)