NEW! Webinar Series

FREE for members, a new webinar will be offered the 3rd Friday of every month. Attend live or view the recording. CEUs will be given!

A Day in the Life of a Rural Community Psychologist: A Smorgasbord of Clinical Practice Issues

You are invited to join the class of Rural Community Psychology for a symposium on issues that face rural community psychologists.  They will present some broader practice issues followed by some concerns with working with a few specific populations. They will open with a few words from our discussant followed by a series of 15 minute presentations. 

Chair and Discussant:  

S. Jean Caraway, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Psychology, University of South Dakota


Yodit Denu,  Public Health, Morality, and Rural Communities: A Proposed Theoretical Lens.

Rachel Bock: Help-Seeking in Rural America: Unique Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Kiva Mosca-Sam.  This is America! Why culture matters!

Mahsa Mojallal: Burnout in Mental Health Providers in Rural Areas: Causes and Solutions

Emma Shaughnessy: Challenges for Interpersonal Violence Survivors in Rural Areas and Guidelines for Clinical Practice

Lucas D. Baker:  Helping the Helpers: Health and Wellness of Rural Police Officers

Blake Warner:  Impacts of COVID-19 on Families of Children with ASD

Registration Fee:

Non-Members – $30
SDPA Members – FREE

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Student presentations by the students in: Dr. Jean Caraway’s Rural Mental Health class


Dr. Kari Scovel presents on Autism


The Circle of Courage: Raising Resilient Kids

Presented by Larry K. Brendtro, PhD