NMHC is a privately-owned outpatient mental/behavioral health clinic that provides services within populated city limits and underserved rural settings in eastern and southeastern Nebraska. A broad ethnic and culturally diverse population is provided services in each of our clinical sites. Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of behavioral health issus and neuropsychological conditions are provided to children, adolescents, adults and seniors. All services are provided under the direction of the Internship Program Training Director and the NMHC Clinical Director.
Our primary site in Lincoln, NE provides services for a population center of 277, 00 and is located in a building shared with East Lincoln Family Health Professionals. A cooperative and collaborative working relationship with this medical practice and with NMHC’s part time psychiatric service provider enriches the internship training experience.
Satellite clinics are located in the communities of Fremont, Wahoo, and Beatrice, Nebraska. Within each of the locations come their own socioeconomic, cultural, and community resource considerations for treatment services. In addition to the office settings, clinicians also provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment within long-term care and assisted living facilities. Additionally, Interns have the opportunity to provide services on-site in a public school setting, such as behavioral health interventions in the classroom in order to address the needs of the interdisciplinary educational teams. We are also participating in a grant with Beatrice Public Schools to provide Parent-Child Interaction Training (PCIT). Interns also have the opportunity to provide supervised leadership for group therapy focusing on adults within the probation system with anger and impulse control challenges, as well as a Domestic Violence group for male batterers that utilizes the Duluth Model of power and control.
Lincoln is the capital city of Nebraska and home to the largest campus of the state’s four-campus University system. The city has a thriving economy, with unemployment hovering near 2 percent for several years and the cost of living is about 10 to 12 percent below the national average. Lincoln has an excellent education system and is ranked among the top 25 cities in the nation for affordable housing. Lincoln has the most city park land per capita in the United States, with 10 lakes and over 98 miles of bike paths and trails. Lincoln’s 200 acres of city park land and 15,000 acres of recreational areas nearby make the outdoors an enjoyable attraction.
With a population of approximately 232,000, Lincoln offers the benefits of metropolitan living and the advantages of small-town life. Lincoln, Nebraska has been designated as “refugee friendly” due to its’ stable economy, educational institutions, and size. Lancaster County, in which this city is located, is the nations’ 18th largest resettlement community for refugees and immigrants. Since 1983, more than 5,500 individuals from over 40 countries have settled in Lincoln.