Treating preverbal trauma with EMDR: Two child cases
Two child cases will be presented illustrating implementation of EMDR to treat children with severe symptoms and behaviors and a history of preverbal trauma. An EMDR child therapist and a parent therapist collaborated in the treatment of an eight-year-old child who had a liver transplant at age one and resided in the hospital until age two. An EMDR child therapist and family therapist collaborated in the treatment of a twelve-year-old child who spent the first 8 months of life in orphanage care. The presentation includes pre-treatment and post-treatment scores on several child and parent measures as well as video footage.
Original Work Citation
Wesselmann, D., Armstrong, S., Schweitzer, C., & Potter, A. (2013, September). Treating preverbal trauma with EMDR: Two child cases. Presentation at the 18th EMDR International Association Conference, Austin, TX
“Treating preverbal trauma with EMDR: Two child cases,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 18, 2021, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/22261.