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March 20, 2023
March 21, 2023
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Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn, NY United States

Approved for 12 EMDRIA Credits

When child and adolescent therapists complete training in EMDR therapy, they sometimes find it challenging to integrate EMDR into their current work and are often looking for ways to deliver the 8 phase EMDR protocol in more developmentally sensitive ways. This workshop will help clinicians integrate play therapy principles with EMDR for children to increase the confidence of the clinician and make EMDR therapy possible in a child friendly setting. Children learn best through the tactile/kinesthetic or full body learning of play, thus making the integration of play therapy and EMDR therapy an important component of effective treatment for traumatized children. We will master a variety of preparation phase interventions and explore how to invite children into re-processing phase in the context of their play. We will expose participants to titration of trauma content in using EMDR with play-based trauma narratives using some video examples and discussion. We will demonstrate how to respect the child’s movement towards and away from the trauma content using storytelling, especially children with more complex trauma and attachment wounds. Case examples will illustrate how to integrate parents into this work.

Presenters: Annie Monaco & Ann Beckley-Forest

EMDRIA is not involved with the registration of this event. Please click the Register Here button below to visit the registration website. If you have any questions regarding the training, please use the contact information available on that site.