Southeast Nebraska EMDRIA Regional Network

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

  • June 24, 2016
  • 8:30 AM
  • October 02, 2016
  • 4:00 PM
  • 4600 Valley Road, Classroom 1 - Lincoln Nebraska
        Early Bird Discount Ends on May 27  

The dates of the training are June 24-26 and September 30 - October 2, 2016

The training will not be held in western Nebraska as previously advertised.

About the Trainer. Jordan Shafer, MS, LPC, is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Trainer.  He has a successful private practice in Plano, Texas, supervises interns, and specializes in the treatment of PTSD, addictions, performance enhancement, and other issues.   Jordan is also the Regional Coordinator for the North Texas EMDRIA Regional Network.   Jordan's  organization, CompassionWorks, partners with Advanced Education Institute (AEI) to present the Basic Training curriculum that was developed by DaLene Forester, Ph.D.  (DaLene presented two Basic Trainings held in Nebraska in 2015.)          
This is the complete EMDR Therapy Basic Training  (Parts 1 & 2) 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 therapy 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 $1,450 ended on May 27   
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, Jordan Shafer, 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).  Criminogenic CEUs have been approved for Nebraska Registered Service Providers and EMDRIA credits.  CEUs are also available for mental health clinicians as described in the workshop brochure.    

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.  (There are 15 attendees registered to-date.)      

Brochure.  For the workshop brochure, click here.   

Need a Hotel?  Because of our contract with the TAP Program, attendees at our workshops are eligible for discounted rates at the New Victorian Inn & Suites, located in close proximity to the workshop site (at 225 N. 50th Street).  Mention that you are attending a TAP training when you register and you will receive the discounted rates:   $54.99 + taxes for a King Suite and $64.99 for a Double Queen Suite. 

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.  June 24-26 and September 30 - October 2, 2016.  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.  To view the posting on the EMDRIA website, click here. 

Consultation Sessions via Teleconference or Videoconference.   The cost of registration includes five 2-hour consultation sessions with the trainer, Jordan Shafer, and will occur after the first and second weekends of training.  Consultation provides an opportunity for the integration of the theory of EMDR along with the development of EMDR therapy skills. During consultation, trainees receive individualized feedback and instruction in the areas of case conceptualization, client readiness, target selection, treatment planning, specific application of skills, and the integration of EMDR therapy into clinical practice. Consultation is about real cases and not experiences that occur in practicum. 

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 2 (T) - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (CDT)  
  • August 4 (Th) - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (CDT)                       

Session 2:

  • August 16 (T) - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (CDT)   
  • August 23 (T) - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (CDT) 

Session 3:

  • September 1 (Th) - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (CDT)   
  • September 8 (Th) - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (CDT)     

Session 4:

  • September 13 (T) - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (CDT)    
  • September 15 (Th) - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (CDT)       

Session 5:

  • October 18 (T) - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (CDT)   
  • October 20 (Th) - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (CDT)    

A 1-year membership in EMDRIA will be donated by our corporate sponsor

The drawing will only occur if at least 10 fully trained EMDR therapists are in attendance at the meeting.  Individuals eligible to enter the drawing need to provide verification of completion of an EMDRIA Approved Basic Training.  If the winner is not already a member of our Regional Network, s/he is asked to join.  (Individuals who have won a membership in the past 12 months and Behavioral Health Resources personnel are ineligible for this drawing.) 

This meeting is held in facilities which are in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act.  Please contact Brenda Rohren at if special accommodations are required.

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