The resourcing experience of children attending EMDR therapy


This workshop incorporates the findings of a descriptive phenomenological study which investigated the resourcing experiences of four children and youth, who participated in EMDR resource development while attending trauma treatment. The findings contribute to an understanding of the resourcing experience of youth in EMDR therapy, by adding the client’s voice to the therapeutic process. A historiography of resourcing will be presented along with practical suggestions for clinical practice, implications within the AIP model and further research potentials. An experiential exercise for workshop participants will also be offered.

Learning objectives:
1. To gain an understanding of alternative research methods for EMDR research 2. To gain an understanding of the child/youth client’s experience of resource development during EMDR therapy. 3. To transfer research findings relating to the client’s view of the role of the therapist to clinical practice. 4. To gain an experiential understanding of a resourcing exercise that can be used in the therapist’s office.






Rochelle Sharpe Lohrasbe

Original Work Citation

Lohrasbe, R. S. (2012, April). The resourcing experience of children attending EMDR therapy. Presentation at the EMDR Canada Annual Conference, Montreal, QC



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