BHECN hosts partners from across Nebraska
Second Annual Meeting of the Minds
BHECN hosted the 2nd Annual Behavioral Health Education Seminar on April 12 bringing together more than 70 faculty members and students from behavioral health training programs across Nebraska. (See map locations below.)

There are 88 of Nebraska’s 93 counties recognized as mental health professional shortage areas by the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. BHECN was created to develop a statewide workforce solution for the shortage of licensed behavioral health professionals. Read more and See the Photo Album on Flickr
Nebraska Behavioral Health Training Programs
BHECN Annual Awards 2019
BHECN announced the 2019 Annual Awards honorees, recognizing individuals who make a significant impact in the behavioral health field in the categories of distinguished service, ambassadorship, and courage.

Dr. Marley Doyle, BHECN Director presents the award for Distinguished Service to Dr. Howard Liu, past Director of BHECN and current Chair of the UNMC Department of Psychiatry.
Dr. Marley Doyle, BHECN Director presents the award for Distinguished Service to Dr. Susan Boust, past Director of BHECN and enthusiastic supporter of behavioral health education and awareness in northeast Nebraska.
Dr. Tina Chasek presents the courage award to Emily and Ryan Kaufman. Through their organization, Resilient Endeavors, the Kaufmans are making an impact for consumers, organizations and the citizens of Nebraska to understand behavioral health and veterans issues.
Ann Kraft presents the Ambassador Award to Ciera Afra nk. Ciera was chosen to receive the Ambassador Award because of her dedication to building awareness for the behavioral health care field and the need for behavioral health care in rural Nebraska.
You're invited to join BHECN at a
Panhandle Networking Event!
Friday, May 10 is the last day to register!!
Join us for a time to gather information,
earn continuing education and network
with other rural providers.
School Based Mental Health
Working with Native American Populations
Building Resiliency for Behavioral Health Providers

We hope you can join us!
Continuing education credit will be available for LMHP's. For Psychologists, this program is co-sponsored by the Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN) and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Psychology. The UNL Department of Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The department maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Participants attending this program can receive 2 CEs.
BHECN Ambassador Career Engagement Awards
Do you feel alone in rural Nebraska with no help and no funding for your projects?

Does your project revolve around behavioral health?

At BHECN we're passionate about building awareness around behavioral health and careers in Nebraska. So much so, that we offer financial assistance to groups and organizations willing to get involved!

The deadline to apply for an award of funds is May 31, 2019 .
BHECN Spotlights

Congratulations to
Dr. Cate!

Photo: Dr. Cate Jones-Hazledine at a ceremonial dinner for the 2 JG Elliot award winners. She sat next to Chancellor Gold and mentioned Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI) and BHECN in her thank you response.
Three were honored during UNMC Omaha commencement ceremony including Catherine Jones-Hazledine, Ph.D.

Excerpt: Dr. Jones-Hazledine, was honored for her contribution to the state's rural mental health needs. "Dr. Cate," as her client families know her, is a leader in providing behavioral health services in Nebraska's rural and underserved areas. As owner of Western Nebraska Behavioral Health, she and her staff currently provide care in eight primary care-based clinics located in Alliance, Bridgeport, Chadron, Crawford, Gordon, Rushville, Scottsbluff and Valentine, Neb. Read more.
BHECN Video Spotlight
BHECN Spotlights
Shanna Rosentrater, MA, LMHP
Shanna has been working with BHECN since 2013 on several projects in the Nebraska Panhandle, such as Frontier Area Rural Mental Health Camp (FARM CAMP), and the Rural Provider Support Network. She has also participated in the ambassador programs for high school students in both Kearney, and South Sioux City, Nebraska. Shanna was recently offered and has accepted a genetics coordinator position with UNMC in Gordon, Nebraska. 
Shanna is a licensed mental health practitioner who specializes in working with children, adolescents, and adults, from all backgrounds and diagnoses. She provides individual, family & couples therapy services and previously worked under the Munroe-Meyer Institute Americorps program.
Shanna’s training includes a B.A. in Sociology with minors in Psychology and Family Consumer Sciences and a Master’s in Community Counseling from Chadron State College.
Shanna’s most recent accomplishment was being a recipient of BHECN’s Ambassador Award for 2019.

Training Opportunities
Learn more and register for Project ECHO calls .
Upcoming Project ECHO Calls
May - June


Thursday, June 6
(Register by June 2)
Presenter Dr. Todd Stull

Thursday, June 20
(Register by June 16)
Presenter Dr. Ken Zoucha
BHECN Updates
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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 underserved 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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