Psychological providers are sparse in geographically rural or remote locations. The authors review models of remote professional supervision and the experiences of psychological providers practicing in remote locations. A mixed-methods systematic review is used to identify strengths/weaknesses of remote professional supervision for psychology trainees.
**This course is based on the reading-based online article, Models of Remote Professional Supervision for Psychologists in Rural and Remote Locations: A Systematic Review created by Sharon M. Varela, PhD, et al.
Aust J Rural Health. 2021;29:211–225. 2021
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Sharon M. Varela, PhD
Dr Sharon Varela has worked in the health industry as a psychologist for over 14 years, with experience in clinical, forensic, disability, and health. Her research focuses on resilience, wellbeing (community and individual), mental health and supervision. She has published work in multiple peer reviewed journals.
Catherine Hays, BA
Catherine is a research officer at the Center for Rural and Remote Health, James Cook University, Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia. She has 7 works published in peer reviewed journals.
Sabina Knight, RN, MTH
Professor Sabina Knight is an experienced leader and manager in the health and higher education sectors with expertise in rural, remote and Indigenous health, health workforce, policy and education. Her research focuses on sustainable communities and health inequalities - remote, isolated, vulnerable populations and rural health. Her work has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals.
Paul Pawlicki, PsyD, received his degree in clinical psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, IL, in 2005. From 2004-2006, he taught courses in general psychology, abnormal psychology, and human sexuality at Collin College in Plano, TX. He currently practices individual therapy at the Department of Sexual Medicine at Park Nicollet Health Health Services near Minneapolis, MN.
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
Name at least three factors contributing to the need for remote supervision in rural areas
Name at least three areas of growth for remote supervision of psychology trainees in rural areas
Identify the names of at least two different types of remote supervision identified by the authors
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