Rural Practice Webinar Series 2023

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January 13  |  January 20  |  January 27 | NEW! **February 17 ** 

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The 2023 Rural Practice Series: Continuing to Grow as Rural Providers is a BHECN Panhandle webinar series of three one-hour-long webinars presented every Friday starting January 13, 2023, through January 27, 2023. The series focuses on helpful information for developing behavioral health providers in a rural setting. 

Our goal is to highlight different topics regarding behavioral practice for students, early career practitioners, or those looking to enhance their practice.  Each week our presenter(s) will be professionals experienced in behavioral health practice and able to speak to the challenges of work in rural settings. 

Three Hour-long Webinars
Presentations will include 45 minutes of content, with a 15 min Q & A to follow.  Webinars will be recorded and available on the BHECN website following the live presentation.

Certificates
Certificates of Completion will be provided by BHECN for attendance at the live webinar only.


January 13, 2023

The Benefits and Roles of Rural Providers in Professional Organizations

Each behavioral health discipline has its own professional organization – within the state and at a national level- to provide guidance and resources to its members.  Dr. Anne Talbot and Kristen Rose, LIMHP, will present in this webinar on the advantages that membership and leadership in these organizations can bring to rural providers.

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Anne Talbot, PsyD
Co-owner Options in Psychology, LLC
Scottsbluff, Nebraska

Dr. Anne Talbot is a licensed psychologist and co-owner of Options in Psychology, LLC in Scottsbluff, a private, multi-service mental health clinic treating adults, adolescents, and children over the past three decades. Options in Psychology includes both psychologists and masters-level clinicians and is a training center for psychology interns and post-doctoral psychologists as well as masters-level graduate students and PLMHPs. Dr. Talbot remains actively involved on the executive board of the Nebraska Psychological Association as the current Legislative and Government Affairs Co-Chair and as past president and former Executive Director. As a representative of her professional association, she has testified extensively in the Nebraska State Legislature on numerous bills promoting professional practice and access to care for underserved Nebraskans, including prompt pay, insurance reimbursement, interstate compacts (PSYPACT), Medicaid issues, and Prescriptive Authority for Specially Trained Psychologists. As a representative of NPA, Dr. Talbot has also met with Nebraska congressional leaders in Washington DC over many years in advocating for professional practice at the Federal Level and with Nebraska State legislators both in Lincoln and in invited sessions in Scottsbluff. She is passionate about membership in your professional association as well as collaboration with other professional provider associations on shared concerns and legislative issues, most recently on ARPA funding advocating for recruitment and retention of Behavioral health providers in rural areas such as western Nebraska.

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Sidney Regional Medical Center
Sidney, Nebraska

Kristen Rose is a licensed professional counselor and licensed independent mental health practitioner at Sidney Regional Medical Center in Sidney, NE. Before coming back to Nebraska in 2020, she had eclectic experience in equine-assisted therapy, intensive outpatient and partial hospital programs, and outpatient therapy around Fort Bragg, North Carolina. She has training and experience in multiple modalities and treats a variety of diagnoses, specializing in the treatment of eating disorders. Recently, she became the Public Policy & Legislation Chair for the Nebraska Counseling Association. Her previous speaking experiences include the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, the Nebraska Counseling Association, Nebraska Healthcare Marketers, the National Association of Social Workers Nebraska Chapter, and Panhandle CASA.


January 20, 2023

Ethics: What Rural Providers Need to Know

Behavioral health work in Rural Settings is complicated by several unique ethical challenges in addition to the normal ethical considerations of any clinical practice. In this webinar, Dr. Catherine Jones-Hazledine and Dr. Tara Wilson will discuss aspects of rural practice that create ethical issues, examples of how these impact clinicians, and guidelines and solutions for maintaining ethical practice.

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Presented by:
Catherine Jones-Hazledine, PhD
Licensed Psychologist, Western Nebraska Behavioral Health Clinics
Co-Director, BHECN Panhandle
Rushville, Nebraska

Cate Jones-Hazledine, PhD is a clinical psychologist from Rushville, Nebraska, who returned home 18 years ago to provide services in the Panhandle and Sandhills areas of the state.  She currently owns Western Nebraska Behavioral Health Clinics, with eight different service sites in Sheridan, Dawes, Sioux, Box Butte, Cherry, and Scottsbluff Counties.  In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Jones-Hazledine is actively involved in training new providers and mentoring young people exploring careers in behavioral health.  She has collaborated for a number of years with the Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska and is now the Co-Director of BHECN Panhandle.  Dr. Jones-Hazledine is an adjunct faculty with Chadron State College and the Munroe-Meyer Institute. Prior to starting WNBH in 2011, Cate served as an Assistant Professor with the Munroe-Meyer Institute at UNMC for seven years.  Dr. Jones-Hazledine’s training includes a BA in Psychology from the University of Chicago, an MA in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Tara Wilson, PhD, NCC, LMHP
Associate Professor, Chadron State College
Co-Director, BHECN Panhandle
Chadron, Nebraska

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 BA 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.


January 27, 2023

Important Considerations in Documentation from an Ethics Board Perspective

Completing ethical and appropriate documentation is a common stressor for rural providers. In this webinar, Dr. Susan Reay will present on important considerations in clinical documentation. Dr. Reay’s experience comes from 28 years in social work practice and 13 years on the Nebraska Board of Mental Health Practice.

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Susan Reay, EdD, LICSW
Assistant Professor, Grace Abbott School of Social Work
Omaha, Nebraska

Susan Reay is an Assistant Professor at the Grace Abbott School of Social Work in Omaha, Nebraska. Dr. Reay received both her bachelor’s and masters in Social Work from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She received her Doctorate in Education from the College of Saint Mary. For 25 years, Dr. Reay practiced as a clinical social worker in the role of non-profit clinical director and administrator of multiple behavioral health education programs. Dr. Reay served on the Nebraska Board of Mental Health Practice and held leadership positions for nine of her 13 years on the board. Dr. Reay was the Training and Technical Assistance Project Coordinator for the Nebraska System of Care SAMHSA grant and coordinator for a $1.3 million HRSA grant for social work education. Dr. Reay specializes in ethics, licensure, and children’s mental health, including evidence-based mental health practices for treating youth psychopathology. She writes exam questions for the Association of Social Work Boards exam, used across North America. Dr. Reay frequently speaks on ethics in behavioral health, regulation, wellness, and eating disorders. She provides clinical and programmatic consultation for providers supporting individuals with developmental disabilities and outpatient mental health therapy services focusing on eating disorders and women's issues.

February 17, 2023

Ethics: What Rural Providers Need to Know: Part 2

This a continuation of the conversation from January 20, 2023. Behavioral health work in Rural Settings is complicated by several unique ethical challenges in addition to the normal ethical considerations of any clinical practice. In this webinar, Dr. Catherine Jones-Hazledine and Dr. Tara Wilson will discuss aspects of rural practice that create ethical issues, examples of how these impact clinicians, and guidelines and solutions for maintaining ethical practice.

Click Here to Register

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Presented by:
Catherine Jones-Hazledine, PhD
Licensed Psychologist, Western Nebraska Behavioral Health Clinics
Co-Director, BHECN Panhandle
Rushville, Nebraska

Cate Jones-Hazledine, PhD is a clinical psychologist from Rushville, Nebraska, who returned home 18 years ago to provide services in the Panhandle and Sandhills areas of the state.  She currently owns Western Nebraska Behavioral Health Clinics, with eight different service sites in Sheridan, Dawes, Sioux, Box Butte, Cherry, and Scottsbluff Counties.  In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Jones-Hazledine is actively involved in training new providers and mentoring young people exploring careers in behavioral health.  She has collaborated for a number of years with the Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska and is now the Co-Director of BHECN Panhandle.  Dr. Jones-Hazledine is an adjunct faculty with Chadron State College and the Munroe-Meyer Institute. Prior to starting WNBH in 2011, Cate served as an Assistant Professor with the Munroe-Meyer Institute at UNMC for seven years.  Dr. Jones-Hazledine’s training includes a BA in Psychology from the University of Chicago, an MA in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago, and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Tara Wilson, PhD, NCC, LMHP
Associate Professor, Chadron State College
Co-Director, BHECN Panhandle
Chadron, Nebraska

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 BA 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.


Previous BHECN Panhandle Rural Practice videos can be found here.