October 4th and 5th, 2019
Learn the family therapy component of the integrative protocol to help children with severe behaviors such as lying, stealing, aggression, sexualized behaviors, and elimination problems. Shift parents from understanding their children as behavior problems to understanding them through the lens of trauma. Coach parents in methods that help heal and integrate their child’s brain. Learn to utilize “detective work” and the “domino method,” remove shame and create new insight for parents and children. Identify children’s negative beliefs and triggers and understand their traumatic origins. Create awareness and compassion for the inner child within the child and create a therapeutic story for healing. Learn to integrate the family therapy component with EMDR as a solo therapist or through a collaborative team for the most efficient resolution of symptoms and behaviors in traumatized children.
Debra Wesselmann, MS, LIMHP has specialized in treating trauma and attachment problems in adults and children in private practice in Omaha, Nebraska for 28 years. She is an EMDRIA-approved consultant and is a member of the faculty of the EMDR Institute and serves on the editorial board for The Journal of EMDR Practice and Research. Wesselmann has co-authored articles, chapters, and books related to attachment and trauma, including a recently published treatment manual for treating attachment trauma in children with an integrative EMDR and family therapy model. She has been invited to give workshops and keynotes at conferences nationally and internationally.
Cathy Schweitzer, MS, LMHP specializes in treating trauma and attachment problems in children and adolescents in private practice in Omaha, Nebraska. She is co-author of books, articles and chapters related to an EMDR integrative model for the treatment of traumatized children. Schweitzer has extensive experience working in the private and public school systems. She is co-investigator on research related to attachment trauma in children. She has presented nationally and internationally at numerous parent and professional conferences. She is an EMDRIA-approved consultant and certified EMDR practitioner.
Stefanie Armstrong, MS, LIMHP is an EMDRIA-approved, certified EMDR practitioner and consultant She is in private practice in Omaha, Nebraska and specializes in the treatment of problems related to trauma and attachment in children and adolescents. Armstrong has a background in public school education. She has presented nationally to parent and professional groups. She is co-investigator on research related to the treatment of attachment trauma in children. She has co-authored books, chapters, and articles related to an integrative EMDR and family therapy model for the treatment of attachment trauma in children.
Module One (Thursday, Oct. 4th, 2019):
10:00-11:00 Conceptualization of Attachment Trauma through AIP Model and Overview of Integrative Model
11:00-12:00 Integrative Parenting Approach
12:00-1:00 Mindfulness/Recognizing the Smaller Child Within
Module Two (Friday, Oct. 5th, 2019):
10:00-11:00 Detective Work
1:00-2:00 Therapeutic Story
2:00-2:30 Dissociation/Q & A
Participants will be able to:
1. Complete the history-taking checklist regarding a hypothetical child case, identifying the child’s problem behaviors, early traumas, possible negative beliefs, and triggers.
2. Identify 3 reminders for parents that can help parents become more attuned and supportive of the traumatized child
3. Identify 2 rationale for introducing the concept of “the smaller child within the child.”
4. Identify 3 questions to help parents and child understand and interrupt “the domino effect.”
5. Name 2 errors that can change the written therapeutic story from therapeutic to non-therapeutic.
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