WSC Behavioral Health Professional Development Day Scheduled For August 26

WAYNE – A free conference will focus on a Behavioral Health Professional Development Day in northeast Nebraska later this month.

According to a release from Wayne State College, the conference is open to the public and presentations will be approved for continuing education in the state of Nebraska. The event will take place inside the Kanter Student Center on the campus of Wayne State College on Friday, August 26 from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. Those who attend are invited to park in lot 10 on the campus.

These presentations will address issues specific to rural multi-disciplinary behavioral health, including clinical supervision, school counseling, professional ethics, multicultural competency, trauma-informed care, legal / law enforcement issues and addiction recovery.

Sponsored by Health Resources and Services Administration – Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training Program (HRSA-BHWET), Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN) and Wayne State College, pre-event consultation is scheduled from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. on August 26.

Following a conference check-in between 9 – 9:30 a.m. an opening and welcoming will take place from 9:30 – 10 a.m. Morning breakout sessions are slated for 10 a.m. until noon, a free lunch for pre-registered attendees from noon until 1 p.m., conference keynote presentation between 1 – 2:30 p.m., afternoon breakout sessions from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. and conference poster sessions for those who submitted their posters from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

There’ll also be a conference reception and employer job fair between 5 – 7 p.m. on August 26.

Complete list of events.

Dr. Alexandra Hulst will be the featured keynote speaker during the morning pre-event BHECN Region 4 consultation session from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Dr. Hulst is an expert in team-based integration of physical and behavioral health care who will share her expertise in a dialogue to discuss the unique needs of Region 4. To attend the consultation, register for the conference and RSVP to Tobin Streff at for the consultation.

Dr. Hulst will then provide the keynote presentation from 1 – 2:30 p.m. of “Towards Better Care for All: Integrating Physical and Behavioral Healthcare” on August 26.

Reach out to Dr. Jeff Peterson, assistant professor for counseling at Wayne State College by calling 402-375-7210 or emailing