Books, articles, parent class slides, and newsletters for parents and clinicians.

Resources and Publications

Here you will find a wealth of information such as books, articles, presentations, and newsletters. Click on an icon below to browse the many resources available to you.


Potter, A., Davidson, M., & Wesselmann, D. (2013) Utilizing dialectical behavior therapy and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing as phase-based trauma treatment: A case study series. In L. C. Stewart (Ed.), Eye Movement: Developmental perspectives, dysfunctions, and disorders in humans (pp. 49-72). New York, NY: Nova Publishers.

Wesselmann, D., Davidson, M., Armstrong, S., Schweitzer, C., Bruckner & Potter, A. (2012). EMDR as a treatment for improving attachment status in adults and children. European Review of Applied Psychology, 62, 223-230.

Wesselmann, D. & Potter, A. E. (2009). Change in adult attachment status following treatment with EMDR: Three case studies. Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, 3, 178-191.


Integrative Team Treatment for Attachment Trauma in Children:
Family Therapy and EMDR

by Debra Wesselmann, Cathy Schweitzer, & Stefanie Armstrong (Released March 2014, W.W. Norton)

Children traumatized in early attachment relationships by neglect, abuse, hospitalizations, surgeries, foster home placements, or orphanage care develop neurology designed by nature to keep them safe. When the trauma is over and the environment is changed, the children’s brains remain wired for survival, causing symptoms and behaviors that can be quite alarming. This manual provides clinicians with a clear, practical protocol to heal trauma, change behaviors, and create healthy attachments.

The integrative attachment trauma protocol may be implemented by a solo clinician, but a collaborative team is recommended for the most efficient success with extremely difficult cases.

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Integrative Parenting :Strategies for Raising Children Affected by Attachment Trauma
by Debra Wesselmann, Catherine Schweitzer, and Stefanie Armstrong (Released March 2014, W.W. Norton)

This book provides understanding, validation, and solutions for parents and other caregivers.  Best used in conjunction with therapeutic help, the parent guide walks readers through an array of strategies that will calm their child’s  behaviors and lead to greater attachment security and healthier relationships.

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Shapiro, F., Wesselmann, D. & Mevissen, L. (2017). Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR). In M.A. Landolt, M. Cloitre & U. Schnyder (Eds.) Evidence Based Treatments for Trauma-Related Disorders in Children and Adolescents. NY: Springer. pp.273-298 Click here for more information and to order →

Wesselmann, D., Schweitzer, C., & Armstrong, S. (2015). Child attachment trauma protocol. In M. Luber (ed.) EMDR therapy: Scripted protocols and summary sheets (pp. 9-44). New York, NY: Springer Publishing. Click here for more information and to order →

Wesselmann,D., Armstrong, S. & Schweitzer, C. (2017). Interweaves for children with an attachment trauma in foster and adoptive families. In Beer, R. & Roos, C. De (Eds.) Handbook EMDR: Children and adolescents (pp. In press). Houten: LannooCampus.

Wesselmann, D., Armstrong, S., & Schweitzer, C. (2017) Using an EMDR integrative model to treat attachment based difficulties. In K.D. Buckwalter & D. Reed (Eds.) Attachment theory in action: Building Connections Between Children and Parents. Blue Ridge Summit, PA: Roman & Littlefield. Click here for more information and to order →

Wesselmann, D. & Shapiro, F., (2013). Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing. In J. Ford & C. Courtois (Eds.), Treating complex traumatic stress disorders in children and adolescents (pp. 213-224). New York, NY: Guilford Press. Click here for more information and to order →

Wesselmann, D. (2013). Healing trauma and creating secure attachments with EMDR. In M. Solomon & D. S. Siegel (Eds.) Healing moments in psychotherapy: Mindful awareness, neural integration, and therapeutic presence (pp. 115-128). New York, NY: Norton. Click here for information and to order →

Wesselmann, D. (2007). Treating attachment issues through EMDR and a family systems approach. In F. Shapiro, F. W. Kaslow, & L. Maxfield (Eds.), Handbook of EMDR and family therapy processes (pp.113-130). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons Inc. Click here for more information and to order →


What About the Child?:
February 2019 Newsletter →

Stefanie shares 5 things that you as clinicians can do for YOU!:
January 2019 Newsletter →

The Reunion:
December 2018 Newsletter →

Cathy Stole a Car!:
November 2018 Newsletter →

Trauma Time:
October 2018 Newsletter →

Let’s Consult About Consultation:
September 2018 Newsletter →

Loving the Younger You…as a Student #lovetheyoungeryou:
August 2018 Newsletter →

Helping Parent Make the Shift #connections:
July 2018 Newsletter →

Let Freedom Ring: Helping Parents Put Out the Shoulds:
June 2018 Newsletter →

May 2018 Newsletter →

What’s the Team Mean?:
April 2018 Newsletter →

Couples Raising Children with Attachment Trauma: How Will Our Relationship Survive:
March 2018 Newsletter →

The Middle School Me:
February 2018 Newsletter →

A look at our younger selves:
January 2018 Newsletter →

Anatomy of a Meltdown:
November/Decemeber 2017 Newsletter →

“What do you know?” A quick technique.:
October 2017 Newsletter →

Letting Go of the Shoulds for More Successful Parenting:
September 2017 Newsletter →

The other morning Jeff and his mom:
July 2017 Newsletter →

It all Started with Netflix:
June 2017 Newsletter →

Encourage Families To Become More Trauma-Informed:
May 2017 Newsletter →

Parent Class Slides

Powerpoint Presentations for Parents of Traumatized Children (English and German)
Coming Soon – Spanish Version

German Powerpoint Presentations for Parents of Traumatized Children

Click here for German 1 handouts.

Click here for German 2 handouts.

Click here for German 3 handouts.

Click here for German 4 handouts.

Click here for German 5 handouts.

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