Live: St. Louis Training



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

Training for EMDR Mental Health Practitioners

Presenters: Cathy Schweitzer, MS, LIMHP and Stefanie Armstrong MS, LIMHP
Co-Sponsors: Laurie Fermanm MS, MSW and Sheri Rezak Irons, MSW, LCSW

13 EMDR Institute Licensure Credits
13 EMDRIA Credits


Learn to heal the attachment wounds rooted in a history of abuse, neglect, foster, or orphanage care through the EMDR Component of the Integrative Attachment Trauma Protocol (IATP). Work effectively with severe behaviors including stealing, lying, aggression, sexualized behaviors, and defiance.  This is a practical workshop that gives step-by-step instructions for successfully intervening with parents, strengthening attachment, and resolving trauma and behaviors. This workshop will give you the tools you need to take your practice with children with a history of attachment trauma to a new level of effectiveness.

Practicums, approximately 30 videos, and handouts allow participants to successfully implement the model immediately.


November 8-9, 2018


National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
9355 Olive Blvd St. Louis, MO 63132  Ι MAP


November 8th
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

November 9th
8:00 am – 4:00 pm


$325 – 2-Day Training- Register by October 1st!!
$350- October 1st – November 7th
$375 At the door

$325 Non-Profit pricing
*Must submit a copy of your letterhead to*

Please note: If you have received NON-INSTITUTE EMDR TRAINING, please fax/ email verification of your EMDR training with registration to:
ATCI 402-932-412 or

Your Presenters

Cathy Schweitzer, MS, LIMHP  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 →

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

Qualifications for Participation
  • Participants who have completed the full Basic EMDR training may attend.
  • Master’s or Ph.D. level therapists
  • Instructional Level: Intermediate

This workshop is held in facilities that are in compliance with the American Disabilities Act.  Please contact at least 3 days prior to the workshop if you need accommodations.

EMDR Institute maintains responsibility for this program and its content in accordance with EMDRIA Standards.

13 EMDR Institute CEs 

13 EMDRIA Credits Approval # 18003-01

The EMDR Component of the Integrative Attachment Trauma Protocol (IATP) Participants 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 2 common obstacles to reprocessing during the desensitization phase of EMDR for children suffering from attachment trauma.
  6. Describe 2 “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.
Complete Agenda
Thursday: EMDR Component of the IATP-C

8:00-8:30      Check In
8:30-9:00      Case Conceptualization through the AIP Lens
9:00-9:15      The concept of the smaller child within the child
9:15-10:15    Attachment Resource Development (ARD) – Messages of Love
Exercise, The Magical Cord of Love, Safe Place for the Child Within the Child
10:15-10:30  Break
10:30-12:00  ARD Continued-Affirmations through songs, games
12:00-12:30  Self-Regulation Development and Installation (S-RDI)
12:30-1:30    Lunch on Your Own
1:30-2:45      S-RDI continued/Adapting the assessment phase
2:45-3:00      Break with snacks
3:00-3:30      Providing safety for trauma work
3:30+4:00     Interactive and empowering interweaves/Addressing hidden grief

Friday: EMDR Component of the IATP-C cont’d.:

8:00-8:30     Check in
8:30-9:45     Interactive and empowering interweaves/Addressing hidden grief (cont’d.)
9:45-10:45   Safely addressing serious trauma in dysregulated children, piece by piece
10:45-11:00  Break
11:00-12:00  Therapeutic story as a roadmap to EMDR therapy and preverbal work
12:00-12:30  Use of puppets, plays, and stories
12:30-1:30   Lunch on Your Own
1:30-2:00     Use of puppet, plays, and stories
2:00-2:30     Expanding the window of tolerance through triggers and templates
2:30-2:45     Break
2:45-3:30     Expanding the window of tolerance through triggers and templates
3:30-4:00     WRAP UP AND ADJOURN

 *Current research is limited to the application of EMDR to trauma-related disorders.

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.


EMDR Institute, provider #1206, is an approved provider for SW continuing education by the Association of SW Boards (,  through the ACE program.. Social workers participating in this course will receive 13 clinical social work ce clock hours.

RN: EMDR Institute, Inc is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 9755.

This course is NOT available for NBCC credit

EMDRIA: Approval # 18003-01 

Please contact the EMDR Institute 831-761-1040 or for information about continuing education for social workers. (SW boards outside the state in which the training occurs may or may not accept transferal of units depending upon individual state board policy.)

Hotel Information
Nearest Hotels
 Drury Inn and Suites: St. Louis Creve Coeur
Courtyard by Marriott: St. Louis Creve Coeur
Residence Inn by Marriott: St Louis Galleria

The venue is about a 15 minute drive to the St. Louis Lambert International Airport.

Live Training Address:

National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
9355 Olive Blvd St. Louis, MO 63132  Ι MAP

Questions please contact: *EMDR Institute, Inc., maintains responsibility for this program and its contents *EMDRIA CEs Approval #18003-01


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