BHECN Receives $250,000 Grant!
The UnitedHealthcare Empowering Health grant will enhance BHECN's mission to recruit, train and maintain a quality behavioral health workforce in Nebraska by providing additional funding support for BHECN's Ambassador and Nebraska Behavioral Health Education Partnership (NeBHEP) programs. 

Continuing Education Credit Now Available
for Tele-Behavioral Health Series
Tele-Behavioral Health Primary Care Webinars
Behavioral Health (BH) Screening in Primary Care
presented by Therese Mathews.
Management of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in Primary Care presented by Cynthia R. Ellis.
Anxiety in the Pediatric Primary Care Setting: An Overview of Expert Tips presented by Ryan T. Edwards.
Our Newest BHECN Employee - Erin Schneider
We are glad to introduce our newest Outreach Coordinator, Erin Schneider, who joined the team last month! She has had 12 years experience working in the field of social work & behavioral health.

We are happy to have her as apart of the BHECN team.

Munroe-Meyer Institute
Offers Free Consultative Clinics
Munroe-Meyer Institue Offer Free Consultative Clinics
The MMI Psychology Department at UNMC is offering free behavioral telehealth consultation. Psychology faculty Jennifer Burt, PhD (Top Picture), and Alison Grennan, PhD (Bottom Picture), are spearheading the effort.

This service is available for families regardless of insurance coverage. Consultation services are offered via Zoom (a free teleconferencing platform via smartphone, tablet, or computer) or by phone.

To schedule an appointment call 402-559-6408. State that you are interested in scheduling an appointment with the free telehealth consultation clinic.

"This clinic will allow people to access short-term, quality support by licensed providers to assist with a specific challenge that they're experiencing right now," Dr. Burt said. "It's not designed to be ongoing, long-term therapy -- it's designed to meet families where they're at with a challenge and provide them some guidance during this difficult time."

This is a non-emergency service. If your family is experiencing an emergency please contact the Nebraska Family Helpline at 888- 866-8660 or 911.

Mountain Plains MHTTC Presents Farm Stress
Facts, Impact of COVID-19, and Resources
and Training Needs of Mental Health Care Providers
Read this brief put together by the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network (MHTTC) to learn more about how stress affects farmers, ranchers and hoe mental health care providers are putting in their efforts to help out.

Lasting Hope Recovery Center Resident of the Year Award Ceremony - February 2020
A throwback event to Tuesday, February 25 th , the Lasting Hope Recovery Center hosted their sixth annual Resident of the Year award ceremony. 

The Resident of the Year was chosen by Lasting Hope staff for excellence in clinical skills and abilities, fostering an environment of teamwork and communication, seeking and providing mentoring opportunities, responsiveness and collaboration in patient care, and putting the patients’ interests first. Our three nominees for 2019 Resident of the Year were Dr. Alex Dragic, Dr. Emily Hochstetler and Dr. Justin Romano. Dr. Romano was presented as the winner.   A full script with bios on each candidate is attached for your review.
(from left) Dr. Justin Romano- PGYII, Dr. Alex Dragic- PGYII and Dr. Emily Hochstetler- PGYI.
(seated) Dr. Emily Hochstetler, Dr. Alex Dragic and Dr. Justin Romano.
(back row from left): Dr. Syed Qadri, Dr. Maria McGee, Marilyn Rhoten,
Robin Conyers, Christine Johnson, Dr. Nargis Azizi, Dr. Andrew Smith and
Dr. Hudson Hsieh. 
FREE Online Training with Project ECHO
Project ECHO is Here for You!
ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is an opportunity for providers across the state to get specialist knowledge, clinical advice, and recommendations from substance use and pain management specialists in a virtual learning network.

BHECN has several
online training opportunities
see below for more information.
Opioid Use Disorder
Training Modules Available Online Now!
A free training series, the Opioid Use Disorder Training Modules are designed for Physicians, psychologists, advanced practice providers, nurses, licensed mental health therapists, LADC, and social workers.
Core Topics Webinars for Behavioral Health Providers are online now!
A free webinar series, Core Topics are designed to educate behavioral health trainees on a variety of practical behavioral health topics, including schizophrenia, forensic issues and more.
Enduring Credits Now Available
for Online Training!
The Intersection of Brain Injury and Behavioral Health Needs  is a two-part webinar series that will provide an overview of brain injuries, how to screen for them, and the effects of physical and emotional trauma on the brain.

Project ECHO
Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is an opportunity for providers across the state to get specialist knowledge, clinical advice, and recommendations from substance use and pain management specialists in a virtual learning network.

Project ECHO uses videoconferencing technology to connect addiction and pain management specialists with providers to discuss de-identified cases related to substance use disorders. Each ECHO call consists of a brief didactic presentation followed by a clinical case discussion from a provider and recommendations from the team for treatment.
Watch the new Project ECHO Video!
FREE Virtual Yoga & Wellness Videos
Join us for the BHECN Serenity Project! A series of FREE online breathing, meditation, yoga and wellness videos. Thank you to Lotus House of Yoga for their partnership in bringing this FREE resource to BHECN's audience.
Looking for a job in the behavioral health field? List your resume on this behavioral health focused job website for FREE!
Need to hire someone for a behavioral health position? List your job opening and search posted resumes for FREE on!
BHECN's Mission
The Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN), pronounced “beacon”, was established in 2009 by a legislative bill to address the shortage of behavioral health professionals in rural and under-served areas of the state. It is a unique partnership among the state legislature, academic institutions, and community partners
to create a statewide workforce solution to increase the number of licensed behavioral health professionals.

View our video to learn more about our mission, programs and initiatives.
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