EMDR and traumatized children/adolescents: Systemic affect regulation
Developmental and systemic perspectives support incorporating the caregiver/family in EMDR treatment of children and adolescents to maximize efficacy and minimize risks. Participants will learn to: 1) identify multiple options, risk factors, and guidelines (eg, for timing, sequencing, identifying the need for EMDR/RDI in the traumatized parent/caregiver as well as the child); 2) identify strategies to maximize vicarious processing, and promote resource development and affect regulation in the caregiver/family; 3) define with the family ways to provide safety, take rerponsibility and guide choices; and 4) utilize the nartural relational context to develop affect regulation in the child/adolescent.
Original Work Citation
Donovan, L. (2002, June). EMDR and traumatized children/adolescents: Systemic affect regulation. Presentation at the 7th EMDR International Association Conference, San Diego, CA
“EMDR and traumatized children/adolescents: Systemic affect regulation,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed February 25, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/15849.