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Citation:  Riding-Malon, R., & Werth, J. L. Jr. (2014). Psychological practice in rural settings: At the cutting edge.. Professional Psychology: Research & Practice, 45 (2), 85-91.
Title:  Psychological practice in rural settings: At the cutting edge.
Authors:  Riding-Malon, R., & Werth, J. L. Jr.
Year:  2014
Journal/Publication:  Professional Psychology: Research & Practice
Publisher:  American Psychological Association
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Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Not reported

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Purpose:  The purpose of this article is to review how psychologists working in rural areas have to leaders in the field due to the issues inherent in rural communities: poverty, unemployment, transportation issues, education, substance abuse, lack of health care providers, and lack of insurance. The authors also provide three areas of emphasis that rural psychologists are on the cutting edge of: integrated care, use of technology, and prescription privileges.
Conclusions:  The authors conclude the article with implications for psychological practice. These include adopting the changes in the field such as training in telehealth technology, investigating advocacy, benefits of possible collaboration with rural training and research programs, and prescription privileges.

Disabilities served:  Chronic mental illness
Populations served:  Rural and remote communities
Strategies:  Psychological counseling


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