EMDR in the treatment of children and adolescents following medical procedures

Description

The body is the base of all our life processes. Psychotherapy has to reflect this – we are the sum of body, mind and soul.

When working with medically traumatised and/or chronically ill children and adolescents we find that the body is the 'key witness‘ of everything which has happened to them. So we need to take into account the body expression and stored (body) memories – they will give us information to aid cognitive access. At this point using EMDR will help to work through the traumatic experiences. Healing can be set in motion and the creation of new, positive experiences is possible.

In this application-oriented workshop we will discuss the following topics and participants will learn: 

The role of the body in psychotherapy, 
EMDR in the treatment of children and adolescents after medical procedures, 
EMDR in the treatment of chronically ill children,  How to use creative techniques for a) activating traumatic material and b) developing new, positive body images.

Format

Conference

Language

English

Author(s)

Daniela Lempertz

Original Work Citation

Lempertz, D. (2019, June). EMDR in the treatment of children and adolescents following medical procedures. Presentation at the 20th EMDR Europe Association Conference, Krakow, Poland

Collection

Citation

“EMDR in the treatment of children and adolescents following medical procedures,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 20, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/25680.

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