Innovative Recruitment Strategies for Behavioral Health Careers

Growing More Than Corn: Nebraska Behavioral Health Workforce Development:


Join us to learn about best practices involving retention efforts within the behavioral health workforce. This webinar discusses recruitment strategies that are essential to enhance behavioral health pathways for a successful career while addressing the shortage of this specialty in rural communities.  Many resources will be explored to assist with recruitment of behavioral health students in rural communities through academic training programs, rural partnerships to collaborate on common goals, and support networks through residences, internships, and practicum placements within a community. Discussion will explore the options available for students to engage within student advisory boards, the BHECN app, and other engagement opportunities in the effort to maintain and strengthen the rural behavioral health care workforce throughout the states.


Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the importance of retention within the behavioral health workforce and what resources are accessible to support these health care professionals.
  • Explain best practices for improving staff retention rates within behavioral healthcare as derived from BHECNs' ongoing efforts to maintain and strengthen rural partnerships and satellite locations.  
  • Identify how opportunities for networking amongst community members and other behavioral healthcare professionals can enhance retention in health care and benefit the community.




Christine Chasek, PhD, LIMHP, LADC, LPC

Christine Chasek

Dr. Tina Christine Chasek is an Associate Professor at the University of Nebraska Omaha and Associate Workforce Director for UNMC’s Behavioral Healthcare Center of Nebraska. Dr. Chasek is a practicing mental health and addictions counselor with over 20 years of experience in treating substance use disorders. Dr. Chasek serves on the Nebraska Alcohol and Drug Licensing Board, Past President of the International Association of Alcohol and Drug Counselors, and coordinates Project ECHO in Nebraska.





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The University of Nebraska Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center designates this activity for 1.0 ANCC contact hour. Nurses should only claim credit for the actual time spent participating in the activity.

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibility for the content of the programs. This activity has been approved for 1.0 credit hour of continuing education credit.

Starts: Apr 19, 2022 12:00 pm
Ends: Apr 19, 2022 1:00 pm
Registration Deadline
April 19, 2022
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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