EMDR for a child (EMDR training on the River Kwai)


During the EMDR training session, organized in Thailand by Trauma-Aid, HAP Germany and «Terre des Hommes» Germany , psychologist, Dagmar Eckers treated a young Indonesian boy called Ooz, who suffered from the Tsunami. His symptoms showed nightmares and a lack of concentration. This documentary film presents two sessions of EMDR on the 10 year-old child. It also shows the efforts of the EMDR trainers who, with the help of charitable organizations, trained the Burmese, Chinese, Indian, Indonesian and Thai therapists to become autonomous in practicing and teaching EMDR.

Learning objectives: 1. How to use EMDR to relieve the traumatic consequences of a disaster 2.The use of EMDR with a child in a different social and cultural setting. (the 8 phases of EMDR in this context)






Michel Meignant

Original Work Citation

Meignant, M. (2012, April). EMDR for a child (EMDR training on the River Kwai). Presentation at the EMDR Canada Annual Conference, Montreal, QC



“EMDR for a child (EMDR training on the River Kwai),” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed August 6, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/21413.

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