Southeast Nebraska EMDRIA Regional Network

Regional Network Meeting - "EMDR Therapy: Working With Grief"

  • October 27, 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 12:45 PM
  • 4830 Wilshire Blvd; Lincoln, Nebraska
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Meeting Agenda 

  9:45 am  -  Registration w/ refreshments

 10:00 am  -  Welcome & Overview of our Regional Network

 10:15 am  -  "EMDR Therapy:  Working With Grief"

 12:45 pm  -  workshop ends

    Approved for 2.5 EMDRIA credits  (Approval #RC15001-05)  

Agenda.  During the workshop, we will view the 50-minute video, "EMDR Therapy:  Working With Grief" which is an EMDR therapy session demonstration with an actual client.  The EMDR therapist is the Francine Shapiro, Ph.D. (i.e., the founder of EMDR therapy).  Prior to viewing the video, we'll first review the EMDR therapy Standard Protocol (i.e., 8-Phase Protocol and 3-Prong Approach), then apply this knowledge to a critique of the video following the viewing.  This is an excellent refresher for all EMDR therapists regarding effective application EMDR therapy.

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 therapy, 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.  From 2016-2017, she served on the Veteran's Task Force and has served on the Regional Network Task Group since early January 2018.  Brenda is also a member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD). 

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 32 years (all levels of care from outpatient to inpatient.)

Description of the EMDR Therapy Session

Dr. Shapiro demonstrates the 8-Phase Protocol with Angie, a recovering addict struggling with the sudden loss of her lover.  As the session opens, Angie, a real client, believes that she is to blame for her lover’s death. By its close, she has made significant strides toward her own goal of lessening the pain without numbing herself with more drugs.  At the heart of the interviews is Dr. Shapiro’s use of EMDR therapy for linking past experiences, present-day triggers for the memories, and the new learning that needs to occur for adaptive resolution of the trauma. Viewers watch as Dr. Shapiro encourages Angie to call up target memories, hold them, allow associated thoughts and feelings to surface, and then let them go.

Francine Shapiro, PhD, the originator and developer of EMDR therapy, is:  Senior Research Fellow Emeritus at the Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, California; Executive Director of the EMDR Institute in Watsonville, California; and founder and President Emeritus of the Trauma Recovery/EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs, a nonprofit organization that coordinates disaster response and pro bono trainings worldwide. She is a recipient of the International Sigmund Freud Award for distinguished contribution to psychotherapy, presented by the City of Vienna in conjunction with the World Council for Psychotherapy; the Award for Outstanding Contributions to Practice in Trauma Psychology from Division 56 of the American Psychological Association; and the Distinguished Scientific Achievement in Psychology Award from the California Psychological Association. Dr. Shapiro was designated as one of the “Cadre of Experts” of the American Psychological Association and the Canadian Psychological Association Joint Initiative on Ethnopolitical Warfare and has served as advisor to a wide variety of trauma treatment and outreach organizations and journals. She has been an invited speaker at psychology conferences worldwide and has written and coauthored more than 90 articles, chapters, and books about EMDR therapy.

  1. Review of the EMDR therapy 8-Phase Standard Protocol, 3-Prong Approach, and AIP model.
  2. How to identify an appropriate core Negative Cognition (NC) and the first target for EMDR therapy reprocessing. 
  3. Identifying an appropriate Present Trigger and Future Template
  4. Identify 9 obstacles to EMDR therapy reprocessing.
  5. How to identify and address blocking beliefs
  6. Learn one method for note-taking during an EMDR therapy reprocessing session

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 12 attendees.  

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The Regional Network meeting will be held in the conference room at the Wilshire Business Suites located at 4830 Wilshire Blvd. (Lincoln, Nebraska).  Click Click herehere to view a map.   (The building is located about .5 mile north of the intersection of 48th & O Streets.)


Note:  Due to the closure of the Training for Addiction Professionals (TAP) program on June 30, 2018, we are no longer able to reserve rooms on Saturdays at the Lincoln Medical Education Partnership (LMEP) location at 4600 Valley Road (Lincoln, Nebraska) where our Regional Network meetings have been held since 2015.

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.

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