On Demand 12 Hour Video Course

EMDR Integrative Attachment Trauma Protocol for Children: Virtual Workshop
Debra Wesselmann, MS LIMHP, Cathy Schweitzer, MS, LIMHP, Stefanie Armstrong, MS, LIMHP

12 Hour Video Course

12 CE credits approved by Ce-classes.com

12 EMDRIA credits

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 model through a colorful PowerPoint presentation, case presentations, and over thirty videos of their work with traumatized children.

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

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 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 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 thinking.
  • 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.

Your Presenters

Debra Wesselmann, MS, LIMHP, 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 →

  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.
Complete Agenda


Module 1

  •  Case conceptualization through the AIP lens
  •  Presenting the concept of the smaller hurt child within the child to parents and children
  •  Strengthening positive affect through Resource Development and Installation (RDI) with children of all ages
  •  Attachment Resource Development (ARD)–Reinforcing messages of love for the child and for the younger hurtchild within the child, the Magical Cord of Love, Safe Place for the Child Within

Module 2

  •  (ARD) Affirmations through Songs.
  •  Brain Work–Developing mindfulness, self-talk, and self-soothing skills in children
  • Self-regulation development and installation (S-RDI)–Developing and reinforcing the experience of movingfrom dysregulation to regulation
  • Assessment phase
  • Creative Interweaves

Module 3

  • Safe trauma work piece by piece
  • Timeline and therapeutic story
  •  Puppets, plays, and stories

Module 4

  •  Accessing current triggers and overcoming obstacles for reprocessing
  •  Interweaves and current trigger work
  •  Expanding window of tolerance through feelings brain/thinking brain
  •  Developing and reinforcing future templates in children with concrete thinking
CEU Information

This Ce-Classes.com course is approved for CE credits by:
The American Psychological Association (APA) Ce-Classes.com is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Ce-Classes.com maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) CE-Classes.com, provider #1142, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. CE-Classes.com maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 1/5/2017-1/5/2020. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 12 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

  • This course is NOT available for NBCC credit
  • The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #852 BAP-Expires 3/31/2019
  • The California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Ce-Classes.com is approved to provide continuing education by the following professional organizations: ASWB and APA. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences, BBS, recognizes relevant course work/training that has been approved by these nationally recognized certifying bodies to satisfy renewal requirements.
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  • The Texas Board of Social Work Examiners, Continuing Education Provider – 5674 expires 4/30/2019.
  • The Texas Board of Professional Counselors, Continuing Education Provider – 1622 expires 2/28/2019.
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  • New York Social Work Board NYSED Provider #120
  • The Florida Board of Nursing (CE Provider #: 50-4896) Expires 10/31/2018 Do not send certificates to the Florida Board of Nursing. You must keep this certificate for 4 years.
  • The California Board of Registered Nursing. CEP 15647 Expires 11/30/2018.
  • New York Social Work Board NYSED Provider #120

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Please note: once you have created an account, an email will be sent to you from ATCI to complete payment for the course and gain access. It is important to use an email to create your account that you plan to use to access the course in the future.

Refund policy: No refunds once registration is complete.

Viewing policy: 6 months from registration for the class. Viewing time beyond the 6 months will result in a $25 fee for a 1 month viewing extension.

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