Using this workbook, the child EMDR psychotherapist guides the child client through the EMDR protocol. Visually appealing illustrations based on children`s drawings are used to encourage the child to draw imaginal and existing resources for strength, mastery, and comfort. Using these drawings, the therapist prepares the child for processing a trauma. Then, after the child draws a safe place, the therapist uses the workbook to help the child identify the thoughts, emotions, and body sensations related to the trauma. The child is then ready for Phase 4, desensitization and reprocessing of the trauma. The workbook continues by helping the therapist guide the child client through the remaining phases of the protocol, finishing with a Certificate of Accomplishment for the child to keep. Instructions for the therapist and worksheets for the therapist`s notes are included.
Table of Contents
Guide to Preparation Phase of EMDR protocol, developing resources (pp 3-14)
Guide to Assessment Phase of EMDR protocol, setting up target for desensitization and reprocessing (pp 14-19)
Guide to Desensitization and Reprocessing Phase of EMDR protocol (pg. 20), using instructions on page 26.
Guide to Installation Phase of EMDR protocol (pp 21-23)
There are plenty of good clinicians around, but only a few who have figured out how to guide others to do the same work. Welcome Ann Waldon to this group. This book takes the therapist and the child, together, through EMDR treatment, step by step. It is visually appealing. The language is clear, simple, age-appropriate, and not smarmy, it doesn`t make you cringe. And there is no clutter. If you need it, it`s there, if you don`t need it, it`s not. For therapists who like to work from a manual, and for therapists who like to have hands-on materials for kids, this book covers the bases really well.
--Ricky Greenwald, Psy. D
See Also Hello Strength and Bravery by the same author