Agricultural Behavioral Health: Brief Interventions within a Medical Setting

Module Materials

Having difficulty talking to an agriculture-based patient about behavioral health concerns? 

You are not aloneThis module discusses the ‘agrarian imperative’ (the notion of protecting the land at all costs) as a common motivator driving the risk-taking behaviors among agricultural-based patients. Three brief nonpharmacological interventions are also introduced to promote patient engagement when discussing behavioral health topics. NOTE: This module is not intended to address behavioral health concerns with Severe and Persistent Mental Illnesses (SPMI). 

Learning Objectives

After completing this module, the learner should be able to:

  • Discuss the impact of the agrarian imperative as a cultural consideration when building therapeutic rapport with agricultural-based patients. 
  • Demonstrate the use of three evidence-based non-pharmacological brief interventions when engaging with farming patients. 

Who Should Complete this Module?

This information in this module is valuable for physicians, advanced practitioners, social workers, psychologists, therapists, and others. 

Disclosure Statement 

The following module is owned by developer, Kaila S. Anderson, LMSW, and it is a part of a contract agreement between entities.  This module is not a part of The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus curriculum.  

CME credit available.

Approximate Time: 60 minutes

Agricultural Behavioral Health: Brief Interventions within a Medical Setting