Southeast Nebraska EMDRIA Regional Network

Breaking the Cycle: A Comprehensive EMDR Therapy Approach to Problem Behaviors

  • November 13, 2015
  • 8:30 AM
  • November 14, 2015
  • 4:30 PM
  • 4600 Valley Road, Lincoln Nebraska 68510
The dates of the training are November 13-14, 2015  
One attendee will receive a 1-year membership in EMDRIA 
Mark NickersonEMDR therapy offers unique potential for clients who struggle with a range of problem behaviors across a spectrum of severity. This training will feature in-depth coverage of treatment for problematic anger, hostility and related behaviors.  Treatment approaches for other types of acting out behavior and ways to target behavioral addictions will also be presented, to include methods for targeting the triggers, urges, and the positive feeling-state associated with compulsive behaviors. Practical topic-related clinical knowledge and strategies from other fields will be integrated within the EMDR therapy model.  Participants will learn special EMDR protocols that are effective with these clinical issues. Key points throughout the training will be illuminated with case examples including multiple video clips from actual clinical sessions. 
This workshop has been presented by Mark around the world, to include
Brazil, Italy, the United Kingdom, and other countries. 

Learn about EMDR-integrated intervention strategies including:

  • The Cycle Model for assessment and intervention     
  • Specific considerations throughout 8-Phase treatment protocol  
  • Client engagement and motivation  
  • Tactical target selection
  • Reprocessing acting-out experiences
  • Truck metaphor for case formulation
  • Resources including redefining personal power
  • EMD and contained reprocessing
  • Integrating skill development
  • Behavior reinforcing, rescripting and rehearsing
  • Problem solving protocols     
Explore topic-related clinical concepts including:
  • Ego Syntoic/dystonic problem behaviors  
  • Addressing secondary gain
  • Locus of control
  • Externalized negative cognitions
  • State and trait driven behaviors
  • Psychophysiology of the acting out response
  • Managing arousal levels              

The presentation will teach a step-by-step procedure which actively engages the client in facing their difficulties. This assessment tool builds motivation, guides treatment planning priorities, and provides a road map to specific EMDR therapy protocols and procedures which can address a client’s individual needs.

Cost.  The cost of the training is $450.  (Early Bird discount of $50 if registered by September 18.) 
Eligibility Requirements for Attendees.  This workshop is limited to EMDR trained therapists who have completed EMDR Therapy Basic Training (Part 1 & Part 2, w/consultation) from an EMDRIA Approved trainer (to include the EMDR Institute and HAP/Trauma Recovery).  Note:  If verification of completion of the EMDR Therapy Basic Training cannot be obtained from the EMDRIA or EMDR Institute’s websites, participants will need to fax, mail, or e-mail a copy of the certificate of completion to the workshop sponsor:  Brenda Rohren; Behavioral Health Resources, LLC; 7441 O Street, Suite 107; Lincoln, Nebraska 68510; Tel: 402.486.1101; Fax: 402.486.4342;
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 13 CEUs are available for alcohol and drug counselors through a contract with the Training for Addiction Professionals (TAP) program.  (TAP is a NAADAC provider).  In addition, the workshop has been approved for criminogenic CEUs for Nebraska Registered Service Providers.  Availability of other CEUs is described in the workshop brochure (to include 13 EMDRIA continuing education credits).  

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

Brochure.  Click here to obtain the brochure.   

Cancellation Policy:  
  • Full refund if cancel within 72 hours of registration
  • Refund less $90 if cancel after 72 hours of registration
  • No refund if cancel or no show after the training begins          

Workshop Schedule.  November 13-14, 2015 (Friday & Saturday) 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  (Registration is from 8:00 to 8:30 a.m. each day.)

EMDRIA Website.  This event is posted on the EMDRIA website.        

About the Trainer. Mark Nickerson, LICSW is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Trainer.  He serves on the EMDRIA Board of Directors and holds the position of immediate Past President.  Mark co-founded the Men’s Resource Center of Western MA, a unique organization which developed state-certified domestic violence intervention services.

Mark lectures, trains and consults locally, nationally, and internationally on topics including treatment for problematic anger, hostility & violent behavior; problem behaviors; trauma; family conflict; men’s issues; the needs of combat veterans and their families; and the impact of social stigma and oppression.  Mark is the author of The Wounds Within, an expose on the challenges for war veterans and their families.  

To order the book on-line from Mark's website:  

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