Southeast Nebraska EMDRIA Regional Network

Introduction to EMDR Therapy & Addiction Protocols

  • April 17, 2015
  • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 301 S 68th Street Place; Lincoln, Nebraska 68510

EMDR therapy is an evidence-based practice (SAMHSA) that is accepted by the American Psychiatric Assoc., American Psychological Assoc., World Health Organization, the US Dept. of Veterans Affairs and Dept. of Defense, and many inter-national health organizations. Despite the well-documented effectiveness of EMDR therapy, many clinicians are not aware of the approach or do not have an accurate understanding of EMDR therapy, especially as related to the treatment of addictions. The topic is also important because of misinformation about required training and how to identify a competent EMDR therapist.

Objectives.  As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Learn the origin, history, and definition of EMDR therapy
  • Discuss the primary national and international EMDR organizations
  • Recognize levels of training required to be an EMDR therapist (e.g., Basic Training)
  • Describe ways to find qualified EMDR therapists
  • Discuss the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) model
  • Identify the 8 phases and Three-Pronged Approach of EMDR therapy
  • Recognize how EMDR therapy can be used in the treatment of substance use disorders
  • Describe the Feeling State Addiction Protocol (FSAP) and the Desensitization of Triggers and Urge Reprocessing (DeTur) Protocol


Click here for the workshop flyer.  The training is sponsored by Training for Addiction Professionals (TAP).  Click here to register for the event.  


About the Instructor: 

Brenda Rohren has over 30 years of management and clinical ex-perience in the behavioral health field and is a Certified EMDR therapist. Brenda serves on the Board of Directors for the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA), is the Regional Coordinator for the Southeast Nebraska EMDRIA Regional Network, and is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant-in-Training (CIT). In addition, she is President of Behavioral Health Resources, LCC (a CARF-accredited organization). 
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