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NPA August, 2014 Member Spotlight

Brenda Rohren

Brenda Rohren

Brenda Rohren, M.A., MFS. LIMHP, LADC, MAC has been an Associate Member of APA since 1989 and an Affiliate Member of NPA since 1990. (She first joined APA as a Student Member in 1985.) 
Brenda is a licensed mental health and substance abuse therapist who has worked in the behavioral health field for 30 years (all levels of care from outpatient to inpatient.)

Brenda is a Registered Service Provider for criminal justice clients and an EMDR therapist (Level II). Her areas of expertise include domestic violence, trauma, mental illness, and addiction. Brenda taught for 18 years at the Lincoln campuses of the College of Saint Mary (CSM) and Southeast Community College (SCC). As an educator and clinician, Brenda has mentored and supervised numerous graduate students. She is also an experienced surveyor for an international accreditation organization (CARF) and has conducted surveys in the U.S. and Canada, to include at VA facilities.

Brenda is the President of Behavioral Health Resources, LLC (a company she founded in 2011). In addition to providing outpatient treatment for co-occurring disorders, Brenda is an international management consultant. She assists behavioral health organizations in the U.S. and Canada to obtain or maintain CARF accreditation. 

In January 2014, Brenda began a 4-year term on the Board of Directors for the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). Career achievements also include as a Collaborating Investigator for the DSM-5 Field Trials in Routine Clinical Practice (2011-2012), an ASAM Field Reviewer for The ASAM Criteria (2012-2013), and Research Associate for the Institute of Medicine (National Academy of Sciences; 1988-1989). Brenda is a military veteran (U.S. Navy). Her last duty station was in the Pentagon (Surface Warfare Division, OP-32). Her husband is a retired LCDR (Navy), and her daughter is also a Navy veteran.

Previous NPA Member Spotlight

July, 2014 — Heath Hodges

June, 2014 — April Davis

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