A multimodal & systemic approach to EMDR therapy with children during times

Description

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought trauma, adversity and distress to most parents and children. In addition, it has exacerbated previous and generational trauma as they had to endure losses, seclusion, financial hardships, and a lack of social support. The distressed caregiving system and children have been forced to move out of homeostasis, connection and co-regulation into self- preservation, defense, and survival. Children are malleable and resilient and at the same time incredibly vulnerable. How has the biology and nervous systems of our children been impacted by the stresses of such uncertain times? This seminar will offer an overview of the individual and the systemic work needed to help children and their families heal during such unprecedented times. In addition, this plenary will show how to utilize a multimodal approach within the overarching structure of EMDR therapy that includes: Polyvagal focused strategies, parent-child interventions, play, Sandtray and expressive arts, among others.

Format

Conference

Language

English

Author(s)

Ana Gómez

Original Work Citation

Gómez, A. (2021, November). A multimodal & systemic approach to EMDR therapy with children during times. Presentation at the 26th EMDR International Association Virtual Conference

Collection

Citation

“A multimodal & systemic approach to EMDR therapy with children during times,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed January 24, 2022, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/27125.

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