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Changes needed in rural communities

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Interview with George W. Doherty

Topics of conversation:

  • Mental health, crisis, stress and cross-cultural variables in rural areas
  • Culture and Rurality
  • Disaster and Crisis Impacts in Rural Areas
  • Rural medical doctors, medical staff, and mental health professionals
  • Changes needed in rural communities
  • Aftercare of first responders

George Doherty resides in Laramie, WY where he founded the Rocky Mountain Region Disaster Mental Health Institute, Inc. He is currently employed as the President/CEO of this organization and also serves as Clinical Coordinator of the Snowy Range Critical Incident Stress Management Team. He has been involved with disaster relief since 1995, serving as a Disaster Mental Health Specialist with such incidents as the UP train wreck in Laramie, Hurricane Fran in North Carolina, the Cincinnati floods in Falmouth, KY and Tropical Storm Allison in Southeast Texas. Doherty is also a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice and has been an adjunct instructor for a number of colleges, including Northern Nevada Community College, Warren National University and the University of Wyoming.

Crisis In The American Heartland: Disasters & Mental Health in Rural Environments: An Introduction (Volume 1)

George W. Doherty, MS, LPC
Rocky Mountain DMH Institute Press (2011)
ISBN 9781615990757
Reviewed by Richard R. Blake for Reader Views (5/11)

Read the review on ReaderViews.com