Speciality topics on using EMDR with children


This workshop focuses on specialty topics for children under ten including the advanced application of EMDR with other clinical, behavioural, regulatory, medical, and educational issues with recommendations for procedural considerations and additional treatment modalities used in conjunction with the EMDR protocol. Information will be provided through handouts, case presentations, and videos on how EMDR can be used to assist the child in lessening, managing, or eliminating symptomatology in these following areas: 1. Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)—information will be presented on targeting social and academic challenges that can reduce anxiety and improve focus and self-control), 2. Sensory Integration Dysfunction (SID)—identifying and reprocessing sensory difficulties will be taught to help the child achieve reduction in hypersensitivity, 3. Tics—targeting the child’s anxiety can result in the reduction of tics, 4. Trichotillomania—a specific procedure will be presented to assist in decreasing or eliminating the incidence of hair-pulling, 5. School refusal behaviour—case conceptualization will be explored to assist in targeting behaviour and improve school attendance, 6. Gifted and talented—techniques for reprocessing emotional and sensory targets will be demonstrated to assist the child in bridging their intellectual, emotional, and social challenges, 7. Regulatory issues—skills for combining EMDR with behavioural and educational techniques will be discussed to help the child reduce or eliminate eating, sleeping, or urinary/bowel difficulties, 8. Traumatic brain injury—targeting the 22 precipitating event and the ongoing medical traumas utilized with a parent narrative protocol can reduce the child’s anxiety and improve functioning.






Carolyn Settle

Original Work Citation

Settle, C. (2008, June). Speciality topics on using EMDR with children. Presentation at the 9th EMDR Europe Association Conference, London, England




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