Southeast Nebraska EMDRIA Regional Network

EMDR Therapy Basic Training - Part 1 & 2 w/ consultation

  • July 24, 2015
  • 8:30 AM
  • September 13, 2015
  • 4:00 PM
  • 4600 Valley Road, Lincoln Nebraska 68510
       The dates of the training are July 24-26 and September 11-13, 2015  
This is the complete EMDR Therapy Basic Training approved by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA) and includes an additional 10 hours of consultation.  Participants will learn the EMDR therapy approach, the basic eight-phase EMDR protocol, the Adaptive Information Processing Model, and how to incorporate EMDR into your practice.  This course will consist of didactic presentations, live demonstrations, supervised practicum, and case consultations. Participants must attend the full training and participate in 10 hours of consultation to receive a certificate of completion in EMDR Basic Training.  Five 2-hour consultation groups will be provided by the trainer, included in the cost of the training. If other dates or times are needed to make up for the consultation hours, attendees can either schedule separate consultation with the trainer (or an EMDRIA approved Consultant or Consultant-in-Training with prior approval of the trainer, typically at the attendees cost).  Approval of partial programs will not be granted.
Cost.  The cost of the training is $1,550 and includes both weekends (Part 1 and Part 2) and 10 hours of required consultation.  (Early Bird discount of $100 if registered by June 12.) 
What is an EMDR Therapy Basic Training?  Prior to 2007, clinicians were identified as Level I EMDR therapists after completing the first weekend of training and identified as Level II EMDR therapists after completion of the second weekend of training.  The requirements changed in 2007 and now a clinician cannot be identified as an EMDR therapist until completion of both weekends of training as well as 10 hours of consultation with an Approved Consultant (and received the certificate of completion from the trainer).  For information about the EMDRIA approved Basic Training curriculum, click hereNOTE:  Beginning January 1, 2017 participants who begin the EMDR Thrapy Basic Training must complete the entire training within 24 months from their initial start date unless there are extraordinary circumstances.
Eligibility Requirements for Attendees.  This training is appropriate for licensed mental health professionals as well as graduate students and interns.  (Acceptance of graduate students will be determined by the presenter of this Basic Training, DaLene Forester, after verification of eligibility has been received.)  To obtain specific information about eligibility, click here
Workshop Sponsor.  The workshop is sponsored by Behavioral Health Resources, LLC.  For questions, contact Brenda Rohren at (402) 486-1101 or   



CEUs. Perhaps unique to this EMDR therapy workshop is that 40 CEUs are available for alcohol and drug counselors through a contract with the Training for Addiction Professionals (TAP) program.  (TAP is a NAADAC provider).  Availability of other CEUs is described in the workshop brochure.   Note:  As of May 26, the workshop has been approved for criminogenic CEUS for Registered Service Providers.

REGISTRATION.  Registration and workshop coordination is provided by the Training for Addiction Professionals (TAP) Program.  Click on the button below to access the Online Registration link located on the left side menu of the TAP website.  You will need to create an account by using your e-mail address and password, then select "Special Trainings."  Registration is limited to 20 participants

Note.  The registration limit of 20 participants was met on May 20.  To add your name to the wait list in the event of a cancellation, click on the button below.   

Brochure.  For the workshop brochure, click here

Cancellation Policy
  • Full refund if cancel within 72 hours of registration
  • Refund less $100 if cancel after 72 hours of registration
  • No refund if cancel after the training begins          

Workshop Schedule.  July 24-26 and September 11-13, 2015.  Friday & Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.   Registration is from 8:00 to 8:30 a.m. each day. 

Required Reading.  Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures (2nd Ed.) by Francine Shapiro, Ph.D.  (Read at least Chapters 3-8.)  Click here for purchasing information.
EMDRIA Website.  This event is also listed on the EMDRIA website.  Click here for information.        

Consultation Sessions via Teleconference.   The cost of registration includes five 2-hour consultation sessions with the trainer, Dalene Forester, and will occur between the first and second weekends of training.  Participants will discuss their use of EMDR therapy and receive feedback from the trainer.  The available dates and times for consultation are listed below.  Following registration, participants will be contacted by Brenda Rohren (workshop sponsor) to schedule five consultation sessions (i.e., one per week). 

Session 1:

  • August 4 (T) - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (CDT)       
  • August 5 (W) - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (CDT)                       

Session 2:

  • August 11 (T) - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (CDT)       
  • August 13 (Th) - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (CDT)       

Session 3:

  • August 18 (T) - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (CDT)       
  • August 20 (Th) - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (CDT)     

Session 4:

  • September 1 (T) - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (CDT)     
  • September 3 (Th) - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (CDT)       

Session 5:

  • September 8 (T) - 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (CDT)     
  • September 9 (W) - 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. (CDT)      
About the Trainer.  DaLene Forester Thacker, PhD, LMFT, LPCC is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Trainer.  She is currently on the EMDRIA Board of Directors and holds the position of President-Elect.  DaLene is the Director of the Advanced Education Institute (AEI).  She also has a successful private practice in Redding, California where she supervises pre-licensed clinicians and specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and PTSD.  In addition to her psychotherapy practice, DaLene is a CAMFT Certified Supervisor, an approved CEU provider with the California BBS, California Board of RN’s, EMDRIA, and CPA for Psychologists. For more information, call (530) 245-9221.  
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