EMDR LEVEL 1 CHILD & ADOLESCENT TRAINING DUBLIN
Joanne Morris Smith
Consultant Chartered Psychologist / EMDR Europe Child Trainer
Date: Friday 10 & Saturday 11 March 2023
Venue: Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin (In Person Training)
Cost: €350 for two day training
This EMDR Europe Accredited Level I Child Training introduces the use of EMDR with children and adolescents. It is open to therapists who have completed EMDR Basic Training Level 1. The focus is on clinical skills training in the basic adaptations of the standard EMDR protocol which are necessary when working with children. This training is designed for clinicians experienced in working with children and adolescents according to the criteria defined in the EMDR UK & EMDR All-Ireland Associations’ Guidelines for Working with Children and Adolescents.
ABOUT THE TRAINING
The training will consider the changing needs of children at different developmental stages, from 2 – 16 years of age and how the basic EMDR protocol may be adapted to address these needs. Differences between adults and children in their responses to the EMDR process will also be considered, together with how to assess these responses in children. Determining when the use of EMDR is, and is not, an appropriate and safe therapeutic process to use with children will be explored, as well as how to screen for potential hazards, including issues such as attachment disorders and dissociation. Timing of EMDR in the therapeutic process will also be considered.
By means of video demonstration and case examples, participants will learn how to apply EMDR with children who have experienced past traumatic events such as road traffic accidents, bereavement, fire, and hospitalisation, as well as its application with domestic violence and specific phobias. The use of EMDR with children who have experienced prolonged difficulties; including bullying, bed-wetting, and nightmares will also be discussed. There will also be an introduction to the use of EMDR with multiple and severe and complex traumas in childhood. Participants are encouraged to bring with them any relevant case material they might wish to discuss, since ample time will be allowed for both troubleshooting and for case consultation of existing or potential clients.