Southeast Nebraska EMDRIA Regional Network

Regional Network Meeting - "Treating Children w/ Complex Trauma & Attachment Disruptions"

  • June 01, 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • SCC Entrepreneurship Center (Classroom 214) - 285 S. 68th Street Place; Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 21


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Meeting Agenda 

  9:45 am  -  Registration w/ refreshments

 10:00 am  -  Welcome, Overview of our Regional Network, Introductions of Attendees

 10:30 am  "Treating Children w/ Complex Trauma & Attachment Disruptions"

 12:00 pm  -  Discussion about the webinar   -  facilitated by Tanya Randolph-Elgin

 12:30 pm  -   workshop ends  

    Approved for 2 EMDRIA credits 

Webinar Presenter

Sally Popper, Ph.D.  has worked as a researcher and therapist exploring the impact of attachment disruption and early trauma on the development of children and working with their families to help them heal.  She is co-clinical director of the Northampton, Massachusetts  chapter of A Home Within.  As a Board member of the national parent/professional organization, ATTACh, she worked to bring information from new research to the clinical practice and parenting of members and helped to write the ATTACh publication, Attachment-Focused Therapy: A Professional Practice Guide. She is also author and co-author of a number of journal articles, most recently on clinical competencies needed to treat children in the foster care system.  Recently, Dr. Popper has taught at local clinics and at the Smith College School of Social Work. She is an active volunteer both at the Treehouse community and in their Reenvisioning Foster Care in America task force in Western Massachusetts.      

Description of the Webinar  

Complex trauma that occurs within the care giving environment in the first years of life has multiple, enduring costs to the child. Not only is the child dealing with the legacy of trauma, but almost every area of development is stopped or skewed. This webinar will review the seven domains of impairment caused by early complex trauma, and their importance for later development and will also focus on the impact of attachment, especially as children later move to another family or remain with birth-parents who have recovered from their own disturbances.      

Facilitators of Regional Network Meeting. The meeting will be facilitated by our Co-Regional Coordinators, Brenda Rohren and Tanya Randolph-Elgin.

Brenda Rohren, MA, MFS, LIMHP, LADC, MAC who is a Certified EMDR therapistEMDRIA Approved Consultant, and our lead 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.  Brenda is a licensed mental health and substance abuse professional who has worked in the behavioral health field for 35 years (all levels of care from outpatient to inpatient.)

Tanya Randolph-Elgin, Psy.D. has been a member of our 12Steering Committee since September 2, 2016 and our Co-Regional Coordinator since November 2, 2016.  Tanya is an Certified EMDR Therapist and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in private practice at Foundations Counseling, Inc. located in Stromsburg, Nebraska.  Tanya’s clinical areas of expertise include cognitive approaches to help people with decision making skills, depression, and anxiety, as well as issues related to trauma and adoption (using TBRI). 

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

Handouts:    PowerPoint and other handouts will be sent to registered attendees via e-mail several days prior to the workshop. 

EMDRIA Credits and Certificate of Completion:   Certificates of completion for 2 EMDRIA credits will be provided to attendees at the conclusion of the workshop.  (PDF copies of the certificates will be sent via e-mail attachment following the Regional Network meeting.)   To view the event posting on the EMDRIA website, click here.

Partial credit will not be provided.  Attendees need to be present for the entire 2 hours in order to be eligible for EMDRIA credits and certificates of completion. 


The Regional Network meeting will be held in Classroom 214 at the SCC Entrepreneurship Center located at 285 S. 68th Street Place (Lincoln, Nebraska).  Click here to view a map.   (The building is located at 68th and O Streets.)


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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