"Hospital trauma" in children: When hurting is actually helping
"Hospital trauma" may result when medical procedures are painful or frightening, making a child feel threatened or helpless. This presentation will describe three cases of trauma resulting from necessary medical treatment. Participants will watch videos of clinical sessions and view slides which demonstrate ways to integrate EMDR with stories, artwork, and play for treating "hospital trauma." Treatment is aimed at reframing painful and frightening medical interventiions as actually helpful and important. Participants will be able to trace behaviors to their traumatic beginnings and to use EMDR-facilitated stories, plays, and artwork to help children recover from "hospital trauma."
Original Work Citation
Lovett, J. M. (2002, June). "Hospital trauma" in children: When hurting is actually helping. Presentation at the 7th EMDR International Association Conference, San Diego, CA
“"Hospital trauma" in children: When hurting is actually helping,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed January 19, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/15864.