Wayne State College
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WSC Behavioral Health Professional Development Day: Aug. 26, 2022

A conference designed for behavioral health professionals working in the field.

2022 WSC Behavioral Health Professional Development Day

Presentations will focus on 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. The conference is free of charge, open to the public, and presentations will be approved for continuing education in the state of Nebraska. 

The conference is 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.


Conference Details

When: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2022

Cost: Free

Location: Kanter Student Center

Register Today

Capacity is limited. Pre-registration is strongly recommended by July 1. Those who register prior to July 31 will be invited to attend the free on-site conference luncheon.


Pre-event consultation with keynote speaker Alexandra Hulst, Ph.D.
Join us from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Aug. 26 for the BHECN Region 4 consultation session. Alexandra Hulst, Ph.D., an expert in team-based integration of physical and behavioral health care, will be sharing her expertise in a dialogue to discuss the unique needs of Region 4. To attend the consultation, please register for the conference and RSVP to Tobin Streff at [email protected] for the consultation.

Basic schedule of events:

8:30-9:30 a.m.
Pre-event Consultation

9 - 9:30 a.m.
Conference Check-in

9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Conference Opening and Welcome

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Morning Breakout Sessions

12 - 1 p.m.
Free Lunch for Pre-registered Attendees

1 - 2:30 p.m.
Conference Keynote Presentation

2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Afternoon Breakout Sessions

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Conference Poster Sessions
Submit Your Poster

5 - 7 p.m.
Conference Reception and Employer Job Fair

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Conference Location: Kanter Student Center

Wayne State College
1111 Main St.
Wayne, NE 68787

Parking: Please park in Lot 10.


For more information about the Behavioral Health Professional Development Conference, contact:

Dr. Jeff Peterson
Assistant Professor of Counseling
[email protected]

Continue Your Education

Interested in getting a master's degree in counseling? Wayne State College offers several options for an MSE in Counseling, including:

  • Clinical Mental Health
  • School Counseling
  • Student Affairs and College Counseling

Learn More

Did you know we offer:

  • a 3-credit-hour graduate level course for continuing education that is aligned with the NSCA School Counselor Academy each fall? Watch for more details to be given at the conference.
  • a 1-credit-hour graduate course geared toward counselor education supervision? CSL696: Supervision Foundations in Counseling (will be CSL610 in Fall 2022) is a brief introduction to counseling supervision in practice. Many counseling professionals are supervising future counselors but may be missing the key steps to make their supervision effective. This 1-credit-hour graduate course can be taken in any semester and used for CEUs in counseling or a related profession (Nebraska permits 15 CEs per 1-credit-hour graduate course).