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Trauma has been documented for hundreds of years. Anyone can experience symptoms of trauma. Wamser-Nanney and Vandenberg (2013), discuss different types of trauma including, physical, sexual, domestic, medical, natural disaster, and terrorism…

When a traumatic event occurs, parents can serve as partners in the reprocessing and integration of trauma content. Self-regulation develops as an outgrowth of co-regulation as attuned caregivers raise children. Practitioners of both play therapy and…

Making safe therapeutic space for the activation and the adaptive processing of traumatic memories has long been a central theme in play therapy literature. [Excerpt]

Integration of play/art therapy throughout each of the 8 phases of EMDR Therapy is a powerful healing process for children experiencing simple/complex trauma. This workshop provides justification for and examples of how to integrated play/art therapy…

When a traumatic event occurs, parents can serve as partners in the reprocessing and integration of trauma content. Self-regulation develops as an outgrowth of co-regulation as attuned caregivers raise children. Practitioners of both play therapy and…

American psychologist, educator, and founder of EMDR, Francine Shapiro’s adaptive information processing (AIP) model proposes that the integration of both positive and negative experiences into our nervous system is the healthy process by which we…

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In this chapter I will describe how Simon, a five-year old boy suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), was able to make sense of a serious car accident with the use of EMDR.

Description:As a social worker in the child maltreatment field, there are a great deal of challenges throughout the investigation and treatment stages while working with children and their families. This case study will demonstrate the complexities…

Children heal through play; it is their work. With posttraumatic stress, however, a child can be so shutdown and isolated within himself or herself that even the safe, welcoming environment of the play therapy room is not enough to unlock her chains.…

Childhood trauma is a pervasive social issue with profound consequences. Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an effective treatment for children. Challenges can arise when using EMDR with children, such as difficulty…

Young children who are not yet fully developed mentally can not differentiate the past traumatic memory from the present reality and in metabolising disturbing trauma memories. Children usually mix their past experience and the present through play…

As holistic medicine is finding its place in conventional health centers, there is a parallel movement toward integrative psychotherapy within the world of mental health. In the 1970's clinicians who drew from more than one school of thought were…

The purpose of this exploratory study was to see whether EMDR could he incorporated into a Client-Centred model of Play Therapy, to enable children and adolescents to more rapidly process traumatic memories, thereby enhancing the therapeutic process.…

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Integrating Play Therapy and EMDR with Children is a reference book for clinicians who have been formally trained in both EMDR and Play therapy techniques. Creative and safe methods teach clinicians how to weave experiential play therapy and EMDR…

When children are too anxious, afraid, or traumatized to play, they can't utilize this natural resource of childhood to relieve a painful emotional state. Child therapists can help children reclaim this vital feature of emotional self-regulation by…

Evidence Based Practice is the new standard in the field. However, the evidence base regarding trauma treatments for children, particularly young children, is in the early stages of it's evolution. Recent research related to the neurobiology of…

Traumatized and neglected children are likely to have deficits that results in low affect tolerance, leading to a tendency to become overwhelmed and dissociate during trauma processing. This workshop will describe the impact of the abuse and neglect…

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This chapter presents favorite activities for the preparation stage of the protocol that interweaves EMDR principles into art, play, and storytelling to build safety, develop affect tolerance, and engage children in their own healing. Therapists who…

This study investigated the differences between play therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) when applied to children. Eleven participants from Homan Elementary School, Fresno, California, participated in this study. The…

Despite the prevalence of childhood trauma, studies regarding psychotherapy for children suffering from PTSD are scarce, especially regarding the treatment for pediatric PTSD following single-incident trauma. Treatment practices for this population…

This workshop is intended to teach specific ways to use storytelling, metaphors and play therapy techniques within the context of the EMDR protocol. Participants will learn play therapy techniques to use during the target identification phase.…

Children vary greatly in their ability to tolerate focusing on “the problem.” The wise EMDR therapist has various ways of approaching a traumatic memory or a current day problem to fit the tolerance level of the client. EMDR and the process of…

Participants will learn to: 1) select patient who could benefit from this method; 2) treat school-aged children with diffuse worries; 3) use narrative therapy techniques to externalize "The Worries," and to desensitize targets with EMDR; and 4)…

Participants will learn: 1) to recognize a range of posttraumatic symptoms of young children who are neonatal intensive care nursery graduates; 2) to integrate EMDR into play therapy to address these posttraumatic symptoms; 3) to identify parental…
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