October 25 and 26, 2019
South Bend, IN
Learn 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 30 videos of our work with severely traumatized, complex children. You will be able to immediately apply innovative strategies and help children and teens with even the most severe behaviors, including stealing, lying, aggression, sexualized behaviors, elimination problems, and defiance.
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.
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.
Friday October 25, 2019
8:00-8:30 Registration/Check in
8:30 Program Begins
9:00 Overview, History-taking
10:00 Integrative Parenting
11:00 Conceptualizing Parts of Self
11:30 Decreasing Dissociation
12:30-2:00 Lunch on own
2:00 Preparation Phase: RDI, ARD
3:15 Brain Work, S-RDI
4:00 Case Consultation
4:30 Day 1 Concludes
Saturday October 26, 2019
8:00-8:30 Check in
8:30 Program begins
8:30 Safety Prep for Trauma Work
9:00 Assessment Phase Adaptations
9:30 Overcoming Obstacles to Reprocessing
12:30-2:00 Lunch on own
2:00 Timeline and Therapeutic Story
3:30 Current Triggers & Future Rehearsals
4:00 Case Consultations
4:30 Day 2 Concludes
- Develop an EMDR treatment plan for a child with a history of attachment trauma.
- Identify an EMDR resource development method to increase the sense of attachment security between parent and child.
- Identify an EMDR resource development method to increase the child’s ability to regulate emotions.
- Identify a rationale for keeping parents present during EMDR trauma work.
- Identify 3 common obstacles to reprocessing during the desensitization for children suffering from attachment trauma.
- Explain 3 “empowerment interweaves” for a child stuck in feelings of powerlessness.
- Identify a rationale for the utilization of puppets, plays, stories, or drawings to target a small piece of the child’s traumatic past.
- Identify a strategy for implementing future template with children who are concrete, hands-on learners.
To register for the Live workshop please visit: https://atcinstitute.com/clinicians/trainings/indiana/