On Demand 12 Hour Video Course

EMDR Integrative Attachment Trauma Protocol for Children

Virtual Workshop 

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

12 Hour Video Course 

 (CEs pending)

The webinar consists of four 3-hour pre-recorded videos.  Watch and listen from the comfort of anywhere as Deb, Cathy, and Stefanie teach the steps of the IATP protocol through a colorful powerpoint presentation, case presentations, and over thirty plus videos of their work with abused and neglected children. Allow time for the presentations to download, and then start and stop wherever you like.  The videotaped presentations are very high quality and come with handouts that you can download and print.

This 12 hour on demand course is intended for clinicians who have completed EMDR basic training.  Level of difficulty: Intermediate.


REGISTRATION OPEN LATE SEPTEMBER

If you are with a non-profit, contact angidatcnebraska@gmail.com about non-profit discount.

 

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 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.

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 brains.
  • 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.
  • Learn to develop collaborative relationships with colleagues to create an effective family-EMDR treatment team.    

 

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.  Contact info: deb@atcnebraska.com

Cathy Schweitzer, MS, LMHP specializes in treating trauma resolution and attachment problems in children and adolescents.  Ms. Schweitzer is a co-founders 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.  Contact info: cathy@atcnebraska.com

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 as a school counselor.  She is EMDR certified and is an EMDR consultant and co-author of books, articles and chapters related to the integrative model for treating children with a history of attachment trauma.  She has presented her expertise at national conferences and for numerous parent and professional groups.  Ms. Armstrong has been invited to present at numerous professional conferences and workshops around the country and has also trained public school personnel in the area of trauma and attachment. Contact info: stefanie.atcnebraska@gmail.com

 

 

 Objectives: Participants in this workshop will be able to…

  1. Develop an EMDR treatment plan for a child with a history of attachment trauma.
  2. Identify an EMDR resource development method to increase the sense of attachment security between parent and child.
  3. Identify an EMDR resource development method to increase the child’s ability to regulate emotions.
  4. Name a rationale for keeping parents present during EMDR trauma work.
  5. Identify 3 common obstacles to reprocessing during the desensitization for children suffering from attachment trauma.
  6. Describe 3 “empowerment interweaves” for a child stuck in feelings of powerlessness.
  7. Name a rationale for the utilization of puppets, plays, stories, or drawings to target a small piece of the child’s traumatic past.
  8. Name a strategy for implementing future template with children who are concrete, hands-on learners.

 

 

IF YOU HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS, DISABILITY OR CONCERNS: Please contact Debra Wesselmann –deb@atcnebraska.com or 402-981-6130.