Improving Mental Health Services in Rural Long-Term Care

$3.00 | CE Hours:1.00 | Intermediate

Approved by Oregon DHS for AMH, APD and DD


CE Course Description

This CE course explores novel practices that hold promise for increasing the quality, quantity, and accessibility of mental health services in rural long-term care.  Also examined is how collaboration among rural health and human service providers and other stakeholders will be a key to success in building the capacity of rural health systems to deliver mental health services to long-term care recipients.

Article Author:  Jean A. Talbot, Ph.D., MPH and Andrew F. Coburn, Ph.D.
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CE Course Objectives

1.  Discuss the obstacles that impede access to mental health care for rural residents.

2.  Explain what provider sites must offer in order to qualify for participation in the National Health Service Corps program.

3.  Investigate the reason why independent practitioners and mental health provider organizations are reluctant to deliver off-site services.

4.  Identify the most common mental health condition among both nursing home residents and community-dwelling long-term care recipients.

5.  Describe the hinderances to conducting mental health interventions via videoconferencing in rural areas.

Social Work Approval

Social Work CE Credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Provider Approvals by state and license type can be found here.

  • Quantum Units Education is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #89970, to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
  • Florida board for Social Workers CE Provider #50-8650 (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees) 
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, License No. 159.001261 approved CE Sponsor
  • Ohio CSWMFTB #RCST091701 approved CE Provider
  • Texas Board of SWE #5070 approved CE Provider
  • ACE credit is not offered for this course. A list of courses offering ACE credit can be found here.

To see approvals for a different license type in your state, visit our state by state provider approval listings here.


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Added On: 2015-06-26

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