Southeast Nebraska EMDRIA Regional Network

Regional Network Meeting - "Use of Cognitive Interweaves in EMDR Therapy"

  • December 02, 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • 4600 Valley Road, Classroom 1 - Lincoln Nebraska
  • 17


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Meeting Agenda 

  9:00 am  -  Registration w/ refreshments

  9:15 am  -  Welcome & Overview of our Regional Network

  9:30 am  -  "Cognitive Interweaves in EMDR Therapy" - Brenda Rohren

 12:30 pm  -  workshop ends

(5 minute break at 10:45 am) 

    Approved for 3 EMDRIA credits  (Approval #RC15001-03)   

Agenda.  During the workshop, we will view the 1-hour video, EMDR with Phobia, which is an EMDR therapy session demonstration using Cognitive Interweaves.  Prior to viewing the video, we'll first review the EMDR therapy Standard Protocol and Cognitive Interweaves, then apply this knowledge to a critique of the video.  During the workshop, we'll also review specific case situations that can occur during EMDR therapy sessions and attendees will be able to practice identifying effective Cognitive Interweaves.

Information from the resource book, "The Therapeutic Interweave in EMDR" will be presented during the workshop. 

(Unfortunately, the book is no longer in print and is not available for purchase in the United States.  For purchase from a company in Canada, click here.)


  1. Review of the EMDR therapy 8-Phase Standard Protocol, 3-Prong Approach, and AIP model.
  2. Identify 9 obstacles to EMDR therapy reprocessing.
  3. Learn about Cognitive Interweaves as well as guidelines for when, why, and how they are used.
  4. Identify sources of Cognitive Interweaves.
  5. Learn about the Informational Plateaus and how to identify the appropriate Cognitive Interweave.
  6. Identify 16 categories of Cognitive Interweaves.
  7. Identify 8 Cognitive Interweave strategies.
  8. Identify at least 2 Cognitive Interweaves for blocked processing during desensitization phase.

Presenter Brenda Rohren, MA, MFS, LIMHP, LADC, MAC is a Certified EMDR therapist, EMDRIA Approved Consultant-in-Training, and our Regional Coordinator.  She has been a member of EMDRIA since 2010.  Because of her commitment to the practice and advancement of EMDR, Brenda was active on several EMDRIA Administrative Committees until her election to the EMDRIA Board of Directors.  (This includes Chair of the Membership Committee and Chair of the Public Practice & Diversity Subcommittee.)  Brenda served on the EMDRIA Board of Directors from 2014-2016 and served several Board committees: Chair of Structure, Function, & Bylaws (SF&B) Committee; Audit Committee; and Ownership Linkage Committee.  She was the Secretary of the Board of Directors in 2015. 

Brenda is the President of Behavioral Health Resources, LLC located in Lincoln, Nebraska. Services include management consulting for CARF accreditation and outpatient treatment for co-occurring disorders. (The outpatient programs are CARF-accredited.  The organization is a licensed Substance Abuse Treatment Center.)  Brenda is a licensed mental health and substance abuse professional who has worked in the behavioral health field for 30 years (all levels of care from outpatient to inpatient.) 

Eligibility Requirements.  This workshop is limited to partially and fully trained EMDR therapists.  All members of our Regional Network are eligible to attendFor other attendees, If verification of completion of the EMDR Therapy Basic Training cannot be obtained from the EMDR Institute's website, participants will need to fax, mail, or e-mail a copy of the certificate of completion to the Regional Coordinator:  Brenda Rohren; c/o 7441 O Street, Suite 107; Lincoln, Nebraska 68510; Tel: (402) 486-1101; Fax: (402) 486-4342;

Cost and Registration.  Thanks to our corporate sponsor (Behavioral Health Resources, LLC), there is no cost for this event.  To register, click on the "Register" icon to the left.  If you are already a Regional Network member, login to your account before registering.   Registration is limited to 30 attendees.   

Need a Hotel?  Because we contract with the Training for Addiction Professionals (TAP) Program for the workshop site, 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. 


The Regional Network meeting will be held in Classroom 1 at 4600 Valley Road (Lincoln, Nebraska).  Click here to view a map. 


For more information, contact our Regional Coordinator, Brenda Rohren, at (402) 486-1101 or

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.

updated 11-29-17

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