• Educating Students

    Educating Students

    BHECN provides support to students and trainees in behavioral health fields.

  • Recruiting Students

    Recruiting Students

    Ambassador Program helps students explore careers in Behavioral Health.

  • Training Professionals

    Training Professionals

    BHECN offers a variety of trainings to professionals statewide.

  • Workforce Reports

    Workforce Reports

    BHECN studies the behavioral health workforce in Nebraska.

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The Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN) recruits & educates students in behavioral health fields and trains & retains professionals already in the workforce. Learn more

2014 BHECN Annual Conference

Over 150 behavioral health professionals and administrators joined BHECN for the 2014 Annual Conference on Friday, June 20 at the Embassy Suites-La Vista. This year’s theme – Innovative Models of Primary Care Integration and Behavioral Health – featured insights, lessons learned, and outcomes from three models of integrated behavioral health both nationally as well as in Nebraska. 

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Integrating Primary Care Conference

By integrating mental health, substance abuse, and primary care services we can produce better outcomes for people with complex healthcare needs. Our three presenters shared models for primary care integration happening in Nebraska and across the country.


Alexander Blount, Ed.D. – Integration of Behavioral Health and Primary Care
Anna Ratzliff, M.D. – Collaborative Care: Evidence-Based Mental Health Care in Primary Care Settings
Joseph H. Evans, Ph.D. – Integration of Behavioral Health into Primary Care: What’s Happening in Nebraska


About Behavioral Health Careers

Behavioral Health Careers

Our quick guide to the most popular careers and education needed to pursue them helps high school and college students figure out some of the next steps on their educational path. View the Behavioral Health Career Guide.

The brochure is set up for legal-sized paper, so just about anyone can download, print and share a copy. Need more than a copy or two? Email bhecn@unmc.edu and we will be happy to mail them to you.


Announcing BHECN Kearney

BHECN Kearney Advisory MeetingAs part of the Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska’s strategy to grow Nebraska’s rural behavioral health workforce, we are proud to announce the launch of our presence at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. More...