Beyond Desensitization Virtual Workshop: Expanding Children's Window of Tolerance with EMDR Therapy

Virtual EMDR Specialty Workshop for EMDR Clinicians

Presenters: Debra Wesselmann, MS, LIMHP, Cathy Schweitzer, MS, LMHP and Stefanie Armstrong, MS, LIMHP


This 6 hour virtual workshop is intended for master’s level or doctoral level clinicians who are EMDR trained.

 Level of difficulty: Intermediate.

6 CE Credits

During this 2-day virtual workshop, participants will learn to implement EMDR therapy with the goal of expanding children’s feelings tolerance to ordinary daily stressors and eliminating meltdowns, aggression, and other reactive behaviors.  Lecture and videos will illustrate creative methods for activating emotions in session, playful methods of engaging children in processing, and interweaves to activate processing, strengthen emotional coping, and deepen the experience of self-regulation.


March 23-24, 2018


Virtual Workshop through Zoom
(registrants will need internet access and a personal computer or mobile device)


March 23rd – Module 1 from 12-3 pm CDT

March 24th- Module 2 from 12-3 CDT


$208 with CEs for relicensure- MUST BE VIEWED LIVE FOR CEs

$168 without CEs for relicensure

*Participants who choose not to receive CEs for relicensure will be given access to the recorded presentation*

Register by March 1st to receive SUPER EARLYBIRD!!

Please note: If you are non-profit please send a copy of your letterhead to Angi DeCapp @

Your Presenters

Debra Wesselmann, MS, LIMHP, Cathy Schweitzer, MS, LMHP  and Stefanie Armstrong MS, LIMHP are internationally known trauma specialists, trainers, and co-authors. The presenters also offer individual and group parent coaching. Learn More →

Debra Wesselmann, MS, LIMHP Cathy Schweitzer, MS, LMHP Stefanie Armstrong, MS, LIMHP

  1. Describe the type of behavior observed in children who with impaired processing due to poor self-awareness, poor development of the prefrontal brain, and a narrow window of tolerance.
  2. Name one preparation activity that helps children and parents gain insight into ordinary triggers, feelings, thoughts, and behaviors without activating shame.
  3. Give an example of a “coaching” interweave that can be used to help a child have the experience of self-regulation during current trigger processing.
  4. Name an interweave that involves the EMDR therapist articulating the child’s irrational thoughts and feelings, while inviting the child to activate his “thinking brain” in response.
  5. Describe a useful way to encourage new behavioral responses through EMDR future rehearsal for children with behavioral dysregulation.
  6. Name a method designed to reinforce the child’s experience of moving from a regulated to a dysregulated state.
Complete Agenda

Module 1:
12:00-1:00    Identifying Impaired Processing in Traumatized Children
1:00-2:00      Activating the Thinking Brain and De-escalating Shame
2:00-2:30      Strengthening Children’s Capacity for Processing
2:30-3:00      Increasing Mentalization through Dominoes  
Module 2:
12:00-1:00    Widening the Window with EMDR and Songs, Raps, and the 2-Drawings Method
1:00-2:00      Interactive and Ego State Cognitive Interweaves
2:00-2:30     Bringing Them Back to the Touchstones
2:30-3:00     Fun with Future Templates

CEU Information

APA: EMDR Institute, Inc., is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. EMDR Institute, Inc., maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.
RN: EMDR Institute, Inc is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 9755.
ASWB: EMDR Institute, provider #1206, is an approved provider for SW continuing education by the Association of SW Boards (, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. EMDR Institute maintains responsibility for the program.  Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for ce credits.
This course if NOT available for NBCC credit
EMDRIA: Approval #01007-40

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All registrants will have 90 Days
to view the course after the LIVE presentation

Refund Policy:
100% refundable 30 days prior. 50% refundable 15 days prior.

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