Dubuque, IA - EMDR with Children: Integrating Play Therapy Interventions through 8 Phases of EMDR

Dubuque, IA - EMDR with Children: Integrating Play Therapy Interventions through 8 Phases of EMDR

109.00 115.00

November 5, 2018

Early Bird: $109 (expires October 19, 2018)
General Admission: 
$115 (deadline October 28, 2018)

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This one-day EMDR Specialty workshop will provides you with the tools to successfully combine EMDR and play therapy when working with children.

This workshop is open to all mental health professionals who have attended EMDRIA approved EMDR Basic Training Part 1.



Hillcrest Family Services
2005 Asbury Road
Dubuque, IA 52001


8:30 –  9:00: Registration
9:00 –  9:15: Welcome, Introduction, Agenda
9:15–1 0:30: Overview: Incorporating Play Therapy and EMDR
10:30-10:40: Break                  
10:45-12:00: Directive vs Non-Directive Play Therapy & Explanation of EMDR & Play Therapy to Caregivers & Child
12:00 - 1:00: Lunch
1:00 -   2:30: Non-Directive Play Therapy Interventions, EMDR Play Therapy Techniques; Directive Play Therapy Interventions, specifically Theraplay ® with EMDR
2:20 -  2:30:  Break
2:30 -  3:45:  Interventions for Resourcing, Identifying Target & Reprocessing Options
3:45 -  4:00:  Information and Trainings to Improve Success in Treating Children, Questions Wrap Up, Evaluations 


Course Objectives: 

  • Identify at least 5 play therapy interventions to use with children in 8 phases of EMDR therapy.

  • Recognize possible targets to reprocess through observation of the child’s play.

  • Utilize effective play therapy interventions to improve relationships between the child & caregiver/child & therapist.

  • Identify resources that the child may be lacking or may need to strengthen (Resourcing in Phase 2, preparation phase) to facilitate Phase 4 reprocessing.

5. Implement play therapy interventions specifically meeting the needs of the child throughout the session.


This will boost your skills in:

  • Integrating EMDR into play therapy with children

  • Strengthen ability to provide EMDR to children

  • Introducing and successfully completing EMDR with reluctant children (and their parents)


About the Presenter: 

Shanon Claussen, LISW, RPT-S, CADC is an EMDRIA Approved Therapist and Approved Consultant and an EMDR coach for EMDR Consulting Basic Trainings. Shanon is the Clinical Supervisor of Behavioral Health Services at Mahaska Health Partnership in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Her clinical experience includes work with all ages for individual, couples, family, groups, and substance abuse treatment.

In addition, Shanon has specialized training in Play Therapy, Theraplay® (attachment/relationship based play therapy modality), Sand Tray Therapy, Filial Therapy, and Substance Abuse treatment, and incorporates EMDR into each of these modalities. She is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S) and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

Also, Shanon provides supervision for those working on becoming a Registered Play Therapist (RPT) or Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), as well as toward independent licensure (LMSWs or LMHCs) and EMDR certification.


Cancellation Policy:

We will allow refunds up to 7 days prior to workshop minus a $10 cancellation fee. Cancellations within 7 days of the workshop will be non-refundable. 



6 hours of EMDRIA Credit
6 hours CE’s through CE Classes:

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