NMHC is a private, 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 cultural diverse population is provided services in each of the clinic sites. Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of behavioral health disorders and neuropsychological conditions are provided to children, adolescents, adults and seniors. All services are provided under the direction of the Internship Program Director and the NMHC Clinical Director.
The 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 and Beatrice, NE. Within each of the locations comes their own socioeconomic, cultural, and community resource considerations for treatment services. The clinic in Fremont, NE serves a community of approximately 26,000 and has a rural catchment area of the surrounding small communities and extended Omaha suburb. In addition to the office setting, clinicians also provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of behavioral health disorders and neuropsychological conditions within an area long term care and assisted living facility. The Beatrice satellite clinic serves a rural community of approximately 13,000 and the surrounding communities that contain a large population of socially and economically challenged families. Clinicians provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of behavioral health disorders and neuropsychological conditions for individuals and families within the office setting and also within three long term care and assisted living facilities. Interns also provide contracted services with the Beatrice Public Schools that include behavioral health interventions in the classroom in order to address the needs of the interdisciplinary educational teams. The agency is 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. Interns are also provided the opportunity to co-facilitate a group for men with histories of committing adult domestic violence.
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.