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

Project ECHO Pain & Substance Use Disorder Calls Provide Virtual Learning
Providers from across Nebraska can access expert knowledge, clinical advice and recommendations from pain and substance use disorder experts via videoconferencing. Next ECHO call is Friday, March 30, 12 – 1:15 p.m. (CDT)

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Sexual Health Webinar Webinar Series: Addressing the Needs of LGBTQA+ Clients - April 19
Join us for the final webinar in the series: Incorporating Sexuality & Gender Concepts into Mental Health Practice, April 19, 12 - 1 p.m. Learn more and register here.

Awards banner Resident of the Year - Spencer Gallner, M.D.
Lasting Hope Recovery Center (LHRC)awarded the 4th Annual Resident-of-the-Year Award to Spencer Gallner, M.D ., a third-year resident from Omaha. The other nominees included Alyssa Hickert, M.D. and David Marshall, M.D. Read more. 

Awards banner Professional Spotlight - Susan Feyen-Reay
As a 20-year veteran in social work, Susan Feyen-Reay has contributed to the profession through her work in clinical practice, administrative programs and educational programs. Read more.

SOC Web page Nebraska System of Care Website Offers Training Resources
Providers, students, and families can find numerous free training resources covering a wide variety of topics from introductions to the System of Care model to specific treatment considerations within a System of Care at the SOC training website here.

Dr. Howard Liu Dr. Liu Named Interim Chair, Dept. of Psychiatry
Howard Liu, M.D. , has been named the interim chair of the UNMC Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Liu, who has been at UNMC for eight years, is a nationally recognized educator, behavioral health workforce expert and practicing child psychiatrist. During his time at UNMC, he has served as the assistant vice chancellor for faculty development, and he will continue as the director of the Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska. Read more.

Legislative Reports BHECN Legislative Report Shows Gains in BH Workforce
The Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN) recently released its legislative report that highlights a nearly 15 percent increase in behavioral health providers in Nebraska from 2010 - 2016. 

"Rural families may have to travel long distances to see a provider or may only have access to a primary care doctor in their community," said Howard Liu, M.D., director of BHECN. "It's crucial to address mental health concerns as they arise, so improving access is a priority." Read more.
View the legislative report .

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