Changes are on the horizon for the Rural Behavioral Health Practice Conference! 

For our 11th year, we are changing the format from a one day, all day conference to SIX 1-1.5 hour webinars over the course of the year. Offerings may be live or prerecorded on the initial streaming date and also available for purchase after the initial streaming for view at any time. With smaller servings spread out over the year we feel we will be able to better meet the interests and needs of rural behavioral health providers and researchers in an accessible, affordable fashion. To that end we have polled previous participants in order to identify topics of interest for upcoming webinars.

The top results are:

  • Coping with trauma in a rural setting
  • Telehealth
  • Ethics
  • Child and family
  • Aging populations
  • Integrated Care

Be on the lookout for future proposal calls on these topics!


“Establishing an Ethical Prime Directive: A Proactive and Informed Approach to Navigating Ethical Dilemmas”
Presented by Jeffrey Leichter, Ph.D., LP

Registration information coming soon.


Click here to submit a presentation proposal form for one of our webinars over the course of the year.

Click here to submit a poster proposal form. See more info on poster presentations below.

  • We will be seeking proposals for poster presentations on research relevant to rural practice in behavioral health. 
  • Presentations will be pre-recorded and will play before our session presentations. 
  • Poster presentation to be no longer than 7 minutes. 
  • Dates to be determined soon.



Brief overview of opportunities and benefits:

Conference Sponsor - $500

Conference Sponsor Benefits:

  • Your logo prominently displayed on the agenda and conference website and before all speaker sessions
  • Recognition as a conference sponsor at the opening of the conference in each time zone

More information on sponsorship coming soon.


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