This is the first book to provide a wide range of leading-edge, inventive, tangible, step-by-step strategies for clinicians working with children with severe dysregulation of the affective system using EMDR therapy and adjunct approaches. This book offers developmentally appropriate advanced tools for using EMDR therapy with children with complex trauma, attachment wounds, dissociative tendencies and compromised social engagement. This book is written with the goal in mind of offering a “step-by-step” and a “how-to” approach for clinicians working with children with complex trauma. Throughout the book, the eight phases of EMDR therapy are thoroughly explored, offering a rich and wide variety of techniques and strategies that are clear, tangible, concrete, and creative for difficult-to-treat children. A unique and innovative feature of this book is the masterful use of strategies from other therapeutic approaches into a comprehensive EMDR treatment such as: Play Therapy, Sandtray Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP), Theraplay and Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy. Experts from each of these approaches greatly contributed in co-authoring these chapters:
- Emily Jernberg, PhD, co-authored the chapter on EMDR Therapy and Theraplay.
- Pamela Krause, LCSW, co-authored the chapter on EMDR Therapy and Internal Family Systems (IFS).
- Pat Ogden, PhD, co-authored the chapter on EMDR Therapy and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP).
- In addition, Fran Waters, LMSW, DCSW, LMFT, authored a wonderful chapter on “Assessing and Diagnosing Dissociation in Children.”