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ATCI- EMDR Integrative Attachment Trauma Protocol (IATP) for Children

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Explore how to implement EMDR to strengthen attachments, develop self-regulation, and heal attachment wounds rooted in a history of abuse, neglect, early medical trauma, or changes in caregivers through slides, case presentations, and over 35 videos of our work with severely traumatized, complex children.  You will be able to immediately apply innovative strategies and help children with even the most severe behaviors, including stealing, lying, aggression, sexualized behaviors, elimination problems, and defiance.

About the Presenters:

Debra Wesselmann, MS, LIMHP has specialized in treating trauma resolution and attachment problems in adults, children, and families for the past 25 years.  She has been an EMDR consultant and facilitator since 1998. She has been on the faculty at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and collaborated with faculty at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln for research and development of effective trauma treatment methods.  Ms. Wesselmann has been invited to present or keynote for numerous professional conferences and workshops nationally and internationally, including invited presentations at The Menninger Clinic, EMDRIA, and conferences in Rome, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Cologne, Madrid, The Netherlands, Hong Kong, and Costa Rica.

Cathy Schweitzer, MS, LMHP specializes in treating trauma resolution and attachment problems in children and adolescents.  Ms. Schweitzer is a co-founder of The Attachment and Trauma Center of Nebraska and is the co-author of books, articles and chapters related to EMDR and traumatized children.  Ms. Schweitzer also has extensive experience working in the private and public school systems.  She has presented her expertise nationally and internationally at numerous parent and professional conferences.  Ms. Schweitzer is EMDR certified and is an EMDR consultant.

Stefanie Armstrong, MS, LIMHP specializes in treating trauma resolution and attachment problems in children and adolescents. Before she co-founded The Attachment and Trauma Center of Nebraska, she spent 10 years working in the public school system.  She is EMDR certified and is an EMDR consultant.  Ms. Armstrong has co-authored books, articles, and chapters related to EMDR and trauma in children. She has presented her expertise nationally to numerous parent and professional groups. 


Module 1 

12:00-1:30 Case conceptualization through the AIP lens.

1:00-1:30  Presenting the concept of the smaller hurt child within the child to parents and children

1:30-2:00 Strengthening positive affect through Resource Development and Installation (RDI) with children of all ages

2:00-3:00  Attachment Resource Development (ARD) – Reinforcing messages of love for the child and for the younger hurt child within the child, the Magical Cord of Love, Safe Place for the Child Within

Module 2

12:00-12:15 (ARD) Affirmations through Songs. 

12:15-12:45 Brain Work – Developing mindfulness, self-talk, and self-soothing skills in children

12:45-1:30  Self-regulation development and installation (S-RDI) – Developing and reinforcing the experience of moving from dysregulation to regulation

1:30-2:15 Assessment phase

2:00-3:00 Creative Interweaves

Module 3

12:00-1:30  Safe trauma work piece by piece

1:30-2:00  Timeline and therapeutic story

2:00-3:00 Puppets, plays, and stories

Module 4

12:00-1:00 Accessing current triggers and overcoming obstacles for reprocessing

1:00-2:00  Interweaves and current trigger work

2:00-2:30  Expanding window of tolerance through feelings brain/thinking brain

2:30-3:00  Developing and reinforcing future templates in children with concrete thinking

This is a practical workshop that is rich with creative interventions, inspiring cases, and numerous videos that will allow you to leave the workshop prepared to:

  • Involve parents in “detective work” to understand child behaviors from the AIP trauma model.
  • Facilitate the development of self-awareness and self-regulation skills in children.
  • Process preverbal trauma with EMDR through the therapeutic story.
  • Help parents attune and respond with sensitivity to the emotions and traumatic memories underlying the child’s behaviors.
  • Implement EMDR Attachment Resource Development (ARD) to enhance parent-child attachment prior to memory work.
  • Apply EMDR Self Regulation Development and Installation (SRDI) to increase affect and behavioral regulation.
  • Utilize EMDR empowerment interweaves and other creative interweaves for children with stuck thinking.
  • Use puppets, plays and stories to help children process the past with EMDR.
  • Heal and find safety for the “inner child within the child.”
  • Use EMDR with role plays to process current triggers and develop future templates.
  • Explore how to develop collaborative relationships with colleagues to create an effective family-EMDR treatment team.
If you have not already purchased and viewed the videos for this course you can do so here: www.atcinstitute.com

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This Ce-Classes.com course is approved for CE credit by:

  • The American Psychological Association (APA) Ce-Classes.com is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Ce-Classes.com maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • This course is NOT available for NBCC credit.
  • Social workers participating in this course will receive 12 Clinical continuing education clock hours.
  • This training does not offer ASWB ACE credit to social workers.

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  • The Texas Board of Social Work Examiners – CE-Classes.com meets the requirements for acceptable continuing education
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  • Massachusetts Authorization Number: 1698
  • Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board – Provider # RCST031201
  • New York Social Work Board – Ce-Classes.com is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0120.

  • The Florida Board of Nursing (CE Provider #: 50-4896) Expires 10/31/2022 Do not send certificates to the Florida Board of Nursing. You must keep this certificate for 4 years.
  • The California Board of Registered Nursing. CEP 15647 Expires 11/30/2022.

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