Kentucky Rural Behavioral Health Symposium

On Friday, October 7, 2016, the NE KY AHEC, together with St. Claire Regional Hospital, will host the 3rd 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, which must be received by September 30, 2016.  A light breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack will be provided.  Payments accepted via Paypal, check or money order.  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 September 30 will qualify for a full refund of fees.  Cancellations made after this deadline are non-refundable.


Learning Objectives

  • Explain the potential uses of pharmacologic agents in developing a patient-centered treatment for the behavioral and neuropsychiatric manifestations of dementia.
  • Describe at least three functional competencies that qualified behavioral health consultants must demonstrate to be effective with patients and providers in primary care settings.
  • Discuss current research related to the cause of schizophrenia.
  • Identify Community Mental Health centers and their role in providing services across the state.
  • Discuss understanding of the warning signs of suicidal behavior and identification of individuals who are at greatest risk of completing a suicidal act.
  • Describe specific assessment/screenings tools available for the older adult population experiencing issues related to alcoholism.


Slides will be made accessible here when available.
8:00 - 8:30 am  Registration / Breakfast 
8:30 - 8:40   Welcome
8:40 - 9:40 Management of Behavioral and Psychiatric Symptoms in Alzheimer's Dementia - Gregory Jicha, MD, PhD
9:40 - 10:55 Population Based Care Through Integrations: Wellness, Prevention, and Intervention in Community Health - Brittany Tenbarge, PhD
10:55 - 11:10 Break
11:10 - 12:10 pm Schizophrenia - Barbara Lang, RN, BC
12:10 - 12:40 Lunch
12:40 - 1:40 Overview of Kentucky Services for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities - Crystal Shadd, MS
1:40 - 2:40 Suicide Prevention - Carol Barnett, PhD, LCSW
2:40 - 2:55 Break
2:55 - 3:55 Alcoholism in the Older Adult Population - Geoff Wilson, LCSW, LCADC
3:55 - 4:00 Closing


Disclosure Statement

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 were included in participant materials or given prior to the start of the activity. Dr. Gregory Jicha disclosed the following financial relationships: paid honoraria by Alltech for speaking and Lilly as a consulting fee; paid salary support by Esai, Lilly and Toyama for contract research. These relationships and Dr. Jicha’s presentation have been reviewed and any conflict of interest resolved per the NE KY AHEC policy. All other planners, speakers, authors, reviewers and staff members disclose they have nothing to disclose.

Successful Completion

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


Continuing Medical Education

The Northeast Kentucky Area Health Education Center is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Northeast Kentucky AHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.25 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 offered for a maximum of 7.5 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. Offering number KBN 4-0006-12-16-135. Expiration 12/2016. 

Social Work Education

This activity has been approved for 6.25 credit hours by the Kentucky Board of Social Work.  Provider Number KBSW 2016097.
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.