Using EMDR with young adoptive children who have attachment disorders
Many children and adolescents who present for serious behavior problems have been adopted both from here and from other counties. Parents and teachers are not prepared to deal with the attachment disorders that are part of the child. This workshop will present the symptoms of attachment disorders, as well as highlight those that are different for the Reactive Attachment Disorder. Use of EMDR protocols will be reviewed as they apply to working with young children who have experienced serious trauma and neglect at any early age and have not way to share these experieces except through their behaviors. Part of this presentation will address areas to assess with the parent regarding their own attachment issues that often get in the way of successful treatment. Finally, case review of several children will be presented that gives practical,hands on protocols that can be used to treat these children using EMDR.
Original Work Citation
Becker-Fritz, T. (2003, September). Using EMDR with young adoptive children who have attachment disorders. Presentation at the 8th EMDR International Association Conference, Denver, CO
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