Southeast Nebraska EMDRIA Regional Network

Regional Network Meeting - "Informing the EMDR Treatment of Very Early Trauma & Neglect"

  • August 24, 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • SCC Entrepreneurship Center (Classroom 214) - 285 S. 68th Street Place; Lincoln, Nebraska
  • 19


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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  "Informing the EMDR Treatment of Very Early Trauma & Neglect"

 12:00 pm  -  Discussion about the webinar

 12:30 pm  -   workshop ends  

    Approved for 2 EMDRIA credits 

Webinar Presenter


Sandra Paulsen, Ph.D.  is a clinical and consulting psychologist and a senior practitioner and instructor of advanced EMDR therapy trainings. She is an EMDR Institute facilitator and EMDRIA Approved Consultant and advanced specialty workshop instructor. Dr. Paulsen is a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) and teaches advanced EMDR therapy workshops in the United States, Canada, Asia and Europe, to include workshops based on her book, "When There Are No Words: EMDR for Very Early Trauma from the Attachment Period." Dr. Paulsen published "Looking Through the Eyes of Trauma and Dissociation: An Illustrated Guide for EMDR Therapists" in 2009. She co-authored a book published in 2012 "Neurobiology and Treatment of Traumatic Dissociation: Towards and Embodied Self" by Lanius, Paulsen, and Corrigan. With Ana Gomez, she co-authored "All the Colors of Me: My First Book on Dissociation" in 2017.

Dr. Paulsen was invited faculty to the 1st World Congress on Ego State Therapy in Germany and the 3rd World Congress on Ego State Therapy in South Africa. She presented at an invited pre-conference workshop on EMDR therapy and dissociation for the ISSTD Conference in 2010 and was the invited Master Series Lecturer at the 2004 EMDRIA Conference in Montreal, Canada.

Description of the Webinar


Dr. Paulsen discusses how developments in neurobiology of attachment and affect (Lanius, Paulsen & Corrigan, 2014) are foundational to clinical advances in repairing early trauma and neglect. Innovations in the EMDR field (O'Shea & Paulsen, 2007; Paulsen & O'Shea, in press) for repairing trauma and neglect in infancy are built on this foundation of neurobiological developments. These include: subcortical affective circuits, gestational learning, the amygdale and other basal ganglia as the locus for object relations affect processing, polyvagal theory of resources and social engagement, the right hemisphere locus of somatic, implicit and relational memory, mirror neurons and clinical intuition, and more.

Facilitator of Regional Network Meeting. The meeting will be facilitated by our Regional Coordinator, Brenda Rohren, MA, MFS, LIMHP, LADC, MAC who is a Certified EMDR therapistEMDRIA Approved Consultant, 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 35 years (all levels of care from outpatient to inpatient.)

Workshop Objectives:    coming soon

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:    coming soon

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 this event as published on 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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