Rural Practice Webinar Series


Establishing a Behavioral Health Practice in a Rural Setting is a BHECN Panhandle webinar series focused on helping students, early-career practitioners, or entrepreneurs looking to expand or develop a behavioral health practice in a rural setting.

Five hour-long presentations highlight different models of behavioral health practices. Presenters are behavioral health professionals experienced in creating and managing various types of rural practices. 

This series was recorded over the span of Five Fridays from February 5 through March 5, 2021.

Webinar Series

Considerations in Establishing Integrated Behavioral Health in Primary Care Settings 

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Presented by: 
Holly Roberts, PhD 

Holly J. Roberts, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at the Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a licensed psychologist in Nebraska. She received her PhD in school psychology from Illinois State University. Dr. Roberts completed her internship and post-doctoral training at the Munroe-Meyer Institute. Read more.


Solo Behavioral Health Practices in Rural Settings

Presented by:
 Caporaso, MSW, LIMHP


Karla Thompson-Hall, MA, LIMHP  


Developing a Group Behavioral Health Practice in a Rural Setting

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Anne Talbot, PsyD


Collaborative Behavioral Health Practice in Rural Schools 

Presented by:
Angela Snyder, MA, LMHP


Lori Liggett, Superintendent Gordon/Rushville Schools


Essential Considerations in Establishing a Rural Behavioral Health Practice

Presented By:
Catherine Jones-Hazledine, PhD


Dr. Jones-Hazledine has been collaborating with BHECN for several years on projects in the Nebraska Panhandle, such as FARM CAMP and the Rural Provider Support Network. She formally joined BHECN ranks in 2018. Her other roles currently include Supervising Psychologist/Owner at Western Nebraska Behavioral Health (WNBH) Clinics (with integrated care sites around the Sandhills and Panhandle of Nebraska), adjunct faculty with Chadron State College, and the Munroe-Meyer Institute, and training and supervising early career clinicians in rural mental health. Read more.

Tara Wilson, PhD


Dr. Tara Wilson is an Associate Professor at Chadron State College in the Professional Studies department. Before working at Chadron State College in 2016, Tara was on faculty at Wayne State College. Her past clinical experience includes working in integrated behavioral care at Western Nebraska Behavioral Health Clinics, providing mental health counseling in schools while interning with Oceti Sakowin Education Consortium (OSEC), and working as a school counselor at Red Cloud Indian School.

Dr. Wilson's training includes a B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, an M.A.E. in Community Counseling from Chadron State College, and a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Wyoming. Her research interests focus on rural mental health.

Please Note: Certificates were available only if you attended the live sessions and are not available for the recorded sessions.