The Building Blocks of EMDR with Children

The Building Blocks of EMDR with Children

205.00

Dubuque, IA - February 12-13, 2019

(registration deadline February 4, 2019)

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Description: 

This lively and interactive two day workshop will assist EMDR clinicians in the basics for skillful implementation of all phases of EMDR therapy with children and adolescents. Through lecture, demonstration, and practice, participants will learn effective ways to engage and prepare children and their parents for EMDR treatment, development of target plans, up regulation and down regulation to manage and strengthen window of tolerance, processing techniques, and other tools for EMDR with young survivors of adverse life experiences.

 

Location:   

Hillcrest Family Services
Fellowship Hall

2005 Ashbury Rd.
Dubuque, IA 52001

Agenda: 

Day 1 - February 12th

8:00-8:30 Registration
8:30-8:45 Overview
8:45-10:15 Lecture / Demo / Practice
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-12:00 Lecture / Demo / Practice
12:00-1:00 Lunch (not provided)
1:00-2:15 Lecture / Demo / Practice
2:15-2:30 Break
2:30-4:15 Lecture / Demo / Practice
4:15-4:30 Questions

Day 2 - February 13th

8:00-8:30 Registration
8:30-8:45 Day 1 Review
8:45-10:15 Lecture / Demo / Practice
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-12:00 Lecture / Demo / Practice
12:00-1:00 Lunch (not provided)
1:00-2:15 Lecture / Demo / Practice
2:15-2:30 Break
2:30-4:15 Lecture / Demo / Practice
4:15-4:30 Questions / Evaluations

 

Course Objectives: 

1. Implement steps for each of the 8 Phases of EMDR with children and adolescents.

2. Develop and practice a narrative to educate and engage parents and caregivers in EMDR therapy for their children.

3. Enhance options for building rapport with children through the language of play.

4. Develop and implement a Target Sequence Plan that is child-friendly and symptom-focused, using the Triangle.

5. Identify specific ‘strategies’ children use in coping with their life stressors.

6. Learn how to teach children and adolescents the components of EMDR prior to processing (Mixed Up Thoughts, SUDS, VoC, EMDR Helpers)

7. Utilize specific up-regulation and down-regulation techniques for managing the child’s Window of Tolerance

8. Understand beginning applications of the sand tray through video demonstration and discussion.

9. Use of age appropriate interweaves and clinical interventions when processing is stuck.

10. Identify the processing continuum throughout EMDR therapy phases, including reevaluation and closure.

 

About the Presenter: 

Amy Terrell, LMHC has worked in the crisis/trauma response field for 20 years. She holds a BA in Human Service and an M.S. in Mental Health Counseling with a Specialization in Crisis Response and Trauma Treatment. Amy is a therapist, agency consultant, and community educator. She is also an EMDRIA approved Certified EMDR Therapist, Approved Consultant, and EMDR Basic Trainer for Roy Kiessling’s EMDR Consulting.

Amy has received ongoing child specialist training in order to provide EMDR therapy to children with complex trauma.  She is a facilitator and trainer in training for international trainer, author, and EMDR child expert Ana Gomez through her Agate Institute. She provides individual, group, and agency EMDR consultation to a variety of mental health settings. Her mental health counseling practice focuses on the treatment of trauma, with considerable experience working with violent crime survivors. Her clinical knowledge includes the treatment of adults, adolescents and children with complex trauma, secondary trauma, dissociative disorders as well as depression, anxiety and other mental health disorders. Additional areas of specialization include therapeutic group facilitation and professional advocacy.

Amy is the co-owner and Clinical Director of EMDR & Beyond, an agency that actively enhances the growth and development of EMDR therapists in the community through training, consultation, and education.

 

 

Credits: 

14 hours of EMDRIA Credit
14 hours of Play Therapy Credit
14 hours CE’s through CE Classes:

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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. 

ADA Assistance:

This event is held in a facility that is compliant with the Americans Disabilities Act.

Please contact info@emdrandbeyond.com if special accommodation is required.