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Behavioral Healthcare Workforce Development Survey

Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare has partnered with the Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BEHCN) to complete a behavioral healthcare workforce development survey.  The survey was distributed to mental health, substance abuse, and prevention professionals in Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, and Washington counties.  Recent findings from the survey suggest …

  • The top 3 suggested ways to improve staff retention are more frequent salary increases, decreased paperwork requirements, and burnout prevention.
  • The top 3 reasons professionals leave the behavioral healthcare field are burnout, low salary, and low growth opportunity.
  • The top 5 requested training topics are evidence-based, culturally competent interventions; supervision and management training; trauma informed care; integration of primary care and behavioral health care; principles of recovery and resiliency.
  • Behavioral health professionals would like to see less restrictive reimbursement requirements and collaborative strategic planning.
  • Behavioral health professionals would like to learn more about Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strengthening Families Program, and Motivational Interviewing.

To view the full survey summary, click here.

Workforce Advisory Team

The Behavioral Healthcare Workforce Advisory Team is an interdisciplinary group dedicated to building and enhancing the behavioral healthcare workforce. The team is supported by Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare and the Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska (BHECN). The provision of effective, efficient, and accessible consumer recovery services relies on a professional and skilled workforce.  This team will provide leadership and guidance in the areas of recruitment, retention, and staff development; monitor workforce trends and needs in our area; and utilize workforce data to identify priorities.  For more information about this group, contact Stacey Brewer.

 Additional Workforce Development Resources

For additional resources visit our Community Resources page and these websites.