MAKING EMDR THERAPY EFFECTIVE AND DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE FOR CHILDREN
Workshop #1 (Day 1):
Step by Step: Making EMDR Therapy Effective and Developmentally Appropriate for Children.
Workshop #2 (Day 2):
The World of Stories and Symbols: An Introduction to the EMDR- Sandtray Protocol
Workshop #3 (Day 3):
Complex Trauma, Attachment and Dissociative Symptoms: Treating Children with Emotion Dysregulation and Constriction Using EMDR Therapy.
Ana Gomez is a psychotherapist in private practice. She is an EMDRIA approved consultant; an EMDRIA advanced training provider, an EMDR Institute, EMDR-IBA and EMDR-HAP trainer. Ana has received training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Play Therapy, Sandtray Therapy, Theraplay, Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB), and the use of the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI).
Children and adults with complex, early chronic relational trauma and wounded attachment systems have developed defenses and negative internal representations of themselves. This presentation addresses latest research and literature on complex, early attachment trauma and its effect on the body, biological and emotional systems and brain circuitry.
Important elements of what constitutes a comprehensive treatment of complex, relational trauma will be covered. Strategies designed to modulate arousal, maintain dual awareness and a mindful presence, challenge procedural memory, challenge the window of tolerance, meet unmet attachment needs, nurture the younger self and the inner family, complete truncated defenses, and reconnect to the mind, the heart and the body in fresh and novel ways will be presented.
Participants attending this seminar will be able to:
1. Cite theories that directly address the key elements of attachment security.
2. Learn how thwarted attachment experiences and trauma that occur early in life affect the capacity of the individual for regulation, connection and present awareness.
Organized by The British Columbia Play Therapy Association
DAY 1 & 2: EMDR AND PLAY THERAPY: A PLAYFUL JOURNEY TOWARD HEALING (12 CEUS)
Presented by Ana Gomez, MC, LPC, Vancouver. Registration closes end of day October 17.
October 19, 2018 - October 20, 2018
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
- Lunch is provided as are mid-morning and afternoon snacks.
· Melbourne 10th May, 2018- Assessing and intervening in dissociation with children and adolescents
· Melbourne 11th May, 2018- An EMDR attachment- focussed model for children and parents after family violence
· Melbourne 12th May, 2018- EMDR: Sandtray protocol with children and adults
· Sydney 17th of May, 2018- Comprehensive treatment of complex trauma in children and adolescents
· Sydney 18th of May, 2018- The Unexplored Magic of the EMDR Interweave – for mind, heart and body
Tue, 6 Nov 2018, 9:00 AM –
Wed, 7 Nov 2018, 5:00 PM EST
350 Victoria Street
Oakham House (Thomas Lounge)
Toronto, ON M5B 2K3
Workshop description: Day #1
Step by Step: Making EMDR Therapy Effective and Developmentally Appropriate for Children
This workshop focuses on specific strategies that will assist clinicians in following EMDR therapy principles and procedures while meeting the developmental needs of children.
Clinicians will learn how to make EMDR therapy successful and effective even with difficult clients. This workshop has numerous video clips that explain step by step each phase of EMDR therapy.
Participants attending this seminar will be able to:
Advanced Workshop - Step By Step: Making EMDR Therapy Effective and Developmentally Appropriate with Children and Adolescentes
This two-day workshop focuses on specific strategies that will assist clinicians in following EMDR therapy principles and procedures while meeting the developmental needs of children and adolescents. Clinicians will learn how to make EMDR therapy successful and effective even with difficult clients. This workshop has 18 video clips that explain step by step each phase of EMDR therapy.
This advanced workshop provides theoretical and practical strategies to assist clinicians working with children with severe dysregulation of the affective system such as: Children exhibiting insecure patterns of attachment, complex PTSD and dissociative symptoms . How to use EMDR therapy, attachment theory and adjunct approaches such as Ego State Therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Theraplay, sand tray therapy and somatic interventions with children is addressed. Strategies directed to titrate the amount of trauma and keep children within manageable and tolerable levels of activation to facilitate reprocessing is demonstrated.
Advanced Workshop 3 - I See You, I Feel You, I Know You: An EMDR Attachment-focused Model to heal the Parent-Child bond
EMDR clinicians face the challenge of working with children with wounds and trauma occurring within the parent-child relationship. Caregivers that lack reflective function and mentalizing capacities (Fonagy & Target), or mindsight skills (Siegel) all of which are constructs related to the ability of the human mind to see itself and see the mind of the other, are unable to promote attachment security. These thwarted attachment experiences remain buried in the minds of the parent and the child in implicit nonconcious memory, making it difficult for the clinician to access such information. Children with insecure patterns of attachment have not been “seen, felt, understood and known” by their important caregivers and as a result have not developed a coherent sense of self.