BHECN hosted the
1st Annual Behavioral Health Education Seminar on April 13. There are 15 graduate mental health training programs spanning the state from the Panhandle to Omaha, and this occasion marked the first time all programs gathered at one event for training and networking.
“By bringing all of the academic training programs together, we are creating a collaborative effort to train students in Nebraska and hopefully keep many of them here,” said
Dr. Joe Evans, BHECN's clinical director who also advises the consortium. “This group represents the future of our mental health workforce in Nebraska.”
The goals of the collaboration are to strengthen relationships among all of the programs, create a unified voice among the diverse professions, and develop more interprofessional training opportunities for students across the state.
“I’d like to thank the more than 60 graduate students and faculty members who participated in valuable interprofessional discussions and networking,” said BHECN’s Director,
Howard Liu, M.D. “To solve access issues, we must unite all professions.”