Adapting EMDR for children with reactive attachment disorder behaviours
The EMDR approach is extremely helpful for treating problems in children exhibiting behaviours associated with Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD). However, children with early pathological care frequently suffer from severe emotion dysregulation. They lack adaptive information or insights, and they feel alienated from others. All of these problems lower the child's ability to cope, and they become easily overwhelmed and shut down during EMDR. This presentation will help the clinician adapt the standard EMDR protocol for this difficult population through creative methods to overcome resistance, provide a secure holding environment, and assist reprocessing, leading to improved behaviours, coping, and relationships.
Original Work Citation
Wesselmann, D. (2010, June). Adapting EMDR for children with reactive attachment disorder behaviours. Preconference presentation at the 11th EMDR Europe Association Conference, Hamburg, Germany
“Adapting EMDR for children with reactive attachment disorder behaviours,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed July 30, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/19547.