Agricultural Behavioral Health: Brief Interventions within a Medical Setting
Having difficulty talking to an agriculture-based patient about behavioral health concerns?
Driven by positive feedback from farmers and ranchers, this module proposes cultural adaptations to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy designed for clinical use with members of the agricultural community. Based on the agrarian imperative (the notion of protecting the land at all costs), clinical techniques and skills are proposed that intentionally incorporate a client’s attachment to the land to improve therapeutic trust, client engagement, and promote positive behavioral health outcomes.
After completing this module, the learner should be able to:
- Define key terms such as cultural adaptations of evidence-based practices, ecological validity, and agrarian imperative as they relate to agricultural-based patients.
- Discuss the impact of the agrarian imperative as a cultural consideration when building therapeutic rapport with agricultural-based patients.
- Demonstrate three evidence-based brief interventions for use with patients with an agricultural background utilizing The LandLogic Model℠.
Who Should Complete this Module?
This information in this module is valuable for physicians, advanced practitioners, social workers, psychologists, therapists, and others.