Kentucky Rural Behavioral Health Symposium

On Friday, October 12, 2018 the NE KY AHEC, together with St. Claire HealthCare, will host the 5th Annual Kentucky Rural Behavioral Health Symposium at the CHER building in Morehead, KY.  The KRBHS is a full-day conference targeted to physicians, physician assistants, nurses, social workers, therapists, mental health administrators, and other interested health care professionals.  If special services for this activity are required, please indicate this at the time of registration or contact the continuing education coordinator, KaSandra Hensley, by email or at 606.783.6830.  


Pre-registration for this event is required.  The cost to register is $30. Breakfast and lunch are provided.  Payments accepted via Paypal, check or money order.  Electronic payments through PayPal must be submitted at least one week before the event. Checks or money orders must be received by the AHEC office two weeks before to the event date. Please submit check or money order payments to:  

Northeast Kentucky AHEC

ATTN: KaSandra Hensley
316 W. Second Street, Suite 203
Morehead, KY 40351

Any cancellations made before October 1, will qualify for a full refund of fees.  Cancellations made after this deadline are non-refundable.



Click here to view brochure!


To view the presentations, click on title below.
Session 1 A Crisis of Faith / Michael Anderson, ThB, MCE, DD
Session 2 Let's Talk About the Kids: A Look at How Addiction Affects Families / Kristen Kusterer, MD
Session 3 Working with Children and Families in Appalachia / Carolyn Sie Powell, MA, LPA
Session 4 Making Our World A Softer Place for LGBTQ+ People / Beck Whipple
Session 5 Working with Dementia / Aaron M. Gustin, LPN, RSD
Session 6 De-Escalation in the Health Care Setting / Emily Caldwell, AT


The Northeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentation is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.
All planners, speakers, authors, reviewers, and staff members involved with content development for continuing education activities sponsored by the Northeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center are expected to disclose any real or perceived conflict of interest related to the content of the activity. Detailed disclosures will be included in participant materials or given prior to the start of the activity. All individuals disclosed that they have nothing to disclose.

Continuing Medical Education
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Northeast Kentucky AHEC and the University of Kentucky. The Northeast Kentucky AHEC is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association (KMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Northeast Kentucky AHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Nursing Education 
St Claire Regional Medical Center is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN).   KBN approval of a continuing nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content nor commercial sponsors.  This educational activity is currently pending for a maximum of 7.2 KBN contact hours for nurses.  In order to receive credit for this session, participants must complete the entire CNE activity and submit an evaluation form. 

Social Work
This activity is currently pending for 6.0 credit hours by the Kentucky Board of Social Work.  Provider Number KBSW 2017098.


For successful completion of this continuing education program, participants must sign appropriate attendance roster, be present for the duration of the program, and complete the online evaluation within 7 days. Nurses must complete and return a paper evaluation before leaving. A statement of credit will be issued within two weeks following completion of all required documentation.