BHECN is committed to increasing the number of students training for behavioral health careers in Nebraska.
BHECN’s commitment to training started with a focus on increasing the number of psychiatry residents, particularly those with exposure to rural issues.
The psychiatry residence training is sponsored by the Departments of Psychiatry at Creighton University and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha, Nebraska. The Creighton-Nebraska Psychiatric Residency Training Program includes fully accredited training in General Psychiatry along with Fellowships in Geriatric and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
All psychiatry residents receive training in rural mental health practice. In the second year of training, residents spend one week in a rural community to improve collaboration with local services and become familiar with the communities they serve. In the third and fourth years of training, residents conduct rural outreach through telehealth facilities. Through this process, all of our psychiatry residency graduates will have exposure to rural Nebraska and the behavioral health needs of its residents.