University of Nebraska Medical Center

Education and Training

BHECN is committed to interprofessional behavioral health training and curriculum development for practitioners and trainees in the state of Nebraska.

A key aspect in BHECN’s workforce development effort is helping professionals have access to continuing education and training that keeps them up to date on the latest best practices. Check out the education and trainings we offer to behavioral health providers and others. 

Nebraska Behavioral Health Education Partnership

BHECN partners with the 19 academic institutions providing graduate-level behavioral health education in Nebraska to track the number of students graduating and staying in Nebraska.

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Webinars and Online Training Modules

Core Topics

These accredited continuing education activities are designed for Behavioral Health providers to include psychologists, advanced practice nurses, nurses, licensed mental health therapists and social workers.


Revisions from the DSM-5 to the DSM-5-TR will be reviewed in this webinar with a focus on understanding how the changes will impact diagnosing, billing practices, strategies to address cultural changes, and application to real-world cases.

Project PEACE

Project PEACE (Psychiatric E-modules Advancing Clinician Education) is a series of web-based modules to teach and support primary care providers caring for patients in their practice with behavioral health conditions.

Sexuality and Sexual Health

"Incorporating Sexuality & Gender Concepts into Mental Health Practice" is a 2018 series that offers continuing education credits via Grace Abbott School of Social Work.

Regulations Update

In this webinar, Dr. Tara Wilson, Dr. Susan Reay and Dr. Tina Chasek outline and discuss the changes made in the Mental Health and Social Work Practice Regulations and the Alcohol and Drug Counselor Regulations.


Panhandle Annual Conference 2024

The BHECN Panhandle Annual Conference will be held on the Chadron State College campus on June 14, 2024. This conference will provide information for rural behavioral health providers on a variety of relevant topics. Click to learn more.

Heal the Healer

Heal the Healer is a free webinar series that addresses incivility and bullying in the workplace designed for nurses and interested health care professionals.

Nebraska Behavioral Health Workforce Development

This series illustrates the strategies necessary to address the behavioral health workforce shortage throughout Nebraska and other states.

Telebehavioral Health

Telehealth Training

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, day-to-day use of telehealth allows people to connect safely and effectively to mental health services no matter where they are located.

mHealth Training

The e-learning modules on Digital Navigation were developed to provide information for behavioral health professionals who want to use mobile applications and smart phone devices as part of their integrated care repertoire and promote access to psychiatric care.

Training Partnerships

These partnerships aim to help bolster the behavioral health workforce in these rural and underserved communities while also connecting students and trainees with career opportunities in these parts of the state.

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The BHECN Serenity Project

Access free wellness training for behavioral health professionals.

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