2018 Rural Provider Conference


The first annual Rural Provider Support Network Conference hosted by the Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska was held on May 18, 2018, at the Harms Center in Scottsbluff, NE. To read about the conference click here.

May 18, 2018
8:45 am – 2:45 pm (MDT)

The Harms Center
2620 College Park (WNCC Campus)
Scottsbluff, NE

8:45-9:15 am  Check-in
9:15 - 9:30  Welcome
9:30 – 10:30  Ethics for Rural Behavioral Health Providers (1 hour)
10:40 – 11:40 Panel Discussion: Ethical and Scope of Practice Issues (1 hour)
11:45 – 12:30  Lunch
12:30 – 1:30 Reflective Practice (1 hour)
1:40 – 2:40 Integrating Behavioral Health into Primary Care in Rural Nebraska (1 hour)

The majority of the state of Nebraska is considered a shortage area for behavioral health providers of all types. Particularly hit by this are our rural areas. Research indicates that this problem is furthered by difficulties with recruitment and retention of providers in our most isolated areas. The Rural Provider Support Network is intended to develop support systems for providers in rural practice, in order to increase our ability to retain providers in these most needed areas.

This first annual conference will provide information for rural mental health providers on a variety of relevant topics: ethical practice, integrative care in rural areas, using reflective practice to prevent burnout and compassion fatigue, and understanding consumer issues. There will also be opportunities to get to know other nearby providers and discussion of ways to network effectively. 

Continuing Education for LMHPs:
This program meets the criteria of an approved continuing education program for mental health practice. 

Continuing Education 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 3 CEs. All questions, comments regarding CEs should be directed to the UNL Psychological Consultation Center at (402) 472-2351.

If you have questions, contact Ann Kraft