Welcome to the EMDR Support Network

Training and consultation with experienced and supportive EMDR consultants

A few words about us

EMDR Support Network is proud to offer Basic Training in EMDR.  The Basic Training is approved by EMDRIA, the primary professional organization for EMDR therapists.  After completing the training and accompanying consultation, a practitioner is an “EMDR Trained” therapist.  Therapists who have completed basic training can attend advanced trainings offered by EMDRIA, the EMDR Institute, EMDR Trauma Recovery-HAP, and private trainers.

We are happy to work with individual therapists, private practices, non profit agencies, hospitals and other groups to provide the Basic Training in EMDR.  Please contact us to discuss how we can work with you to meet the goal of bringing effective trauma therapy to therapists and clients

Our Team

Jill Archer, MS, NCC, LIMHP

Jill Archer, MS, NCC, LIMHP

Jill is an experienced EMDR clinician, consultant, and trainer, with EMDRIA approved EMDR Basic Training as well as "Basics of EMDR with Children and Adolescents". She has been the EMDRIA Peer Study Group Coordinator in Omaha since 2012 and the EMDR Nebraska Regional Network Coordinator since 2014. She completed EMDR training in 2004 and has used it with children, adolescents and adults. Jill draws on attachment theory, ego state therapy, play therapy, filial therapy and other approaches to support a rich therapeutic process. Jill was Coordinator of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Community Counseling Clinic from 2000-2003 and has worked in private practice since 2003.

Gary Scarborough, MEd, LPC, LIMHP

Gary Scarborough, MEd, LPC, LIMHP

Gary has over 20 years as a Therapist and has been using EMDR since 2002. He has put EMDR into use extensively in a play therapy environment with ‘littles’, children 12 and under primarily, as well as with adolescents, adults and clients diagnosed with Serious Mental Illness. Gary has worked in a wide variety of environments: private practice, community mental health agency, human service settings, court referred clients, school based, and day treatment, the majority in rural environments. He has extensive experience with EMDR Basic Training. As well, in conjunction with Jill, developed the curriculum and taught “Basics of EMDR with Children and Adolescents”. Gary also has taught the Integrative Group Treatment Protocol (IGTP or Butterfly Hug Protocol) and the Protocol for Recent Critical Incidents (PRECI).

Trainings and Consultation

EMDR Basic Training

Basic Training Overview

Weekend 1: The Foundations of EMDR

Understand the Adaptive Information Processing Model AIP.
Understand how to appropriately screen and prepare Clients for EMDR Therapy.
Be able to identify Client’s core issues and develop an EMDR Treatment Plan to address them.
Understand and be able to apply the Standard 8 Phase 3 Prong EMDR Protocol.
Understand how to begin integrating the AIP and EMDR Therapy into one’s Clinical Practice.

Weekend 2: Building on the Foundations of EMDR

An in depth review of the Standard EMDR protocol and the AIP
Applying EMDR to Complex Cases and Complex Clients
Using Extended Resourcing and other techniques and strategies for Client stabilization
Using Cognitive Interweaves to get blocked processing going again
Using EMDR with Special Populations including Children, Dissociation and Dissociative Disorders, Medical Issues and Pain, Phobias, and Grief

Consultation: 10 hours of Consultation are Required

Consultation is included in the price of the Basic Training.
Consultation hours will be offered via phone, teleconferencing, or face to face as is practical for presenter to provide.
Only EMDR Support Network Approved Consultants may provide Consultation for this Basic Training.


DAY 1: 8:00AM- 5:00PM
DAY 2: 8:00AM- 5:00PM
DAY 3: 8:00AM- 4:00PM

All Workshops will be held in facilities that are understood to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Contact EMDR Support Network if special accommodations are required.


Required Reading:

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing 2nd Edition, by Francine Shapiro.

Recommended Reading:

Getting Past Your Past, by Francine Shapiro

Complete the Registration Form below:

Registration form

Attendance is limited to:

Mental Health Professionals with a Masters
Degree or Higher and are Licensed by a State
or National Board to practice psychotherapy including:

  • Licensed Counselors
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Clinical Nurses

Interns must have completed an accredited school program and be on a licensing track & have a letter from their supervisor.
Graduate Students must be in a practicum or internship experience and have a letter from their Supervisor.

What to Bring:

Based on participating in many training events we offer some suggestions. Please bring comfortable clothing and shoes. It is a good idea to bring a sweater/something warm to cover up with-temperatures get a little iffy at times-particularly over the weekends. We are all professionals- dress for your comfort and well being. Feel free to bring your laptop, pad or device for note taking. As therapists we understand that any one of us might receive urgent communications during the training. However for the best possible learning experience for you, and possibly those around you, broad scale multitasking is quite likely to impair your learning experience.

Bring your business cards. Training is a good place to meet others, network and form informal support groups. Peer support, learning and encouragement is one of the biggest helps to successfully implementing, skill building and sustaining practice with EMDR.

Basic Training


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