New Podcast Episode Explores Integrating Telehealth in Rural Areas
August 14, 2023
In the latest episode of Disruptors at Work: and Integrated Care Podcast hosts Dr. U. Grant Baldwin, Jr., DBH, Director of the Doctor of Behavioral Health (DBH) program at Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies (CGI), and Dr. Larry Ford, DBH, Member of the CGI Board of Directors, lead an insightful discussion with a panel of experts discuss how telehealth is helping to improve access to healthcare services for people living in rural areas. Tune in to learn how healthcare providers can best leverage telehealth to improve access to and quality of care in rural communities.
Thank you to our panel of experts:
About the Panelists:
Dr. Leslie Earl, DBH, LPC
Dr. Leslie Earl, DBH, LPC, DBH program Alumna at Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, certified trauma specialist, clinical specialist in Autism Spectrum Disorder, and licensing supervisor for LPC candidates serving Oklahoma City, OK and surrounding areas. Dr. Earl initially pursued a career in education, where she discovered a desire to make an impact on patients in a clinical healthcare setting. She earned her master’s degree focused on Human Relations in Counseling from the University of Oklahoma and soon began working with Dr. Larry Ford, DBH, at Hands To Guide You, where she fully realized her passion for becoming a changemaker in healthcare. Dr. Earl is known for her work in the women’s health field in the greater Oklahoma City area. Dr. Earl believes integrated care is the key to identifying the root cause of illness, therefore gaining insight on how to best treat the whole person.
Dr. Amanda Barnard, DBH, LCSW, MSW
Dr. Amanda Barnard, DBH, LCSW, MSW, DBH program Alumna at Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies, received her Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Wyoming in 2014. She worked at the Wyoming Department of Family Services, providing families with ongoing case management and reunification services. She completed her Master of Social Work from the University of Wyoming in 2018 and began working with patients experiencing serious mental illness in Dickinson, ND. Dr. Barnard started to take note of deficits in healthcare delivery and decided to increase her knowledge to improve healthcare in rural areas, which inspired her to pursue the Doctor of Behavioral Health degree. While enrolled in the DBH program, she earned full independent licensure as a Clinical Social Worker in North Dakota and established her business, Kahanalo Consulting, LLC, in 2020. Her venture provides clinical and consultation services to citizens of rural North Dakota.