QUINCY, IL – Dr. Andrea Fifield and Dr. Ken Oliver have been published in the Journal of Rural Mental Health. Their article, “Enhancing the Perceived Competence and Training of Rural Mental Health Practitioners”, outlines the pros and cons of rural practice, as well as issues related to competency and training of rural mental health practitioners. Results of the Rural and Small Community Counseling Needs Survey are highlighted, along with suggestions for counselor preparation programs and professional organizations. The Journal of Rural Mental Health is a publication of the American Psychological Association. The abstract and access to the full article can be found here.