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EMDR Teletherapy With Kids and Families During Difficult Times – Central Time – Settle and Wesselmann – SOLD OUT

June 10
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June 10
$135.00 – $225.00
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EMDR Institute, Inc.

7 CEU Credits

Course Description

This 1-day workshop will provide insight and enhance skills for EMDR therapists working with children, teenagers and families experiencing anxiety, grief, depression, conflict, and burn-out related to this stressful time of living in a pandemic. It will address incorporating EMDR therapy, resource development, and future templates and rehearsals related to the challenges of school and other recent life events as well as changes in social life and losses of significant others.

Participants will gain skills for safely conducting virtual EMDR therapy with children and families and managing important decision points. Participants will learn to effectively implement creative, expressive techniques such as Play Therapy and Sand Tray virtually. Methods for building resilience and self-regulation in children and teens as well as for enhancing family relationships through creative EMDR resource activities will be demonstrated.

Additionally, participants will be invited to consider their own Zoom and decision fatigue as well as their own emotional responses to the challenges COVID has created in the therapy field. Participants will be inspired to apply EMDR methods as part of their own self-care. Finally, participants will gain skills for having hard conversations with clients involving boundaries, health/safety matters, politics and diversity concerns.

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Name 3 methods of bilateral stimulation useful with online child EMDR therapy.
  • Identify 3 methods for keeping children engaged in EMDR therapy online.
  • Describe the zoom-in zoom-out technique in language that could be understood by a child.
  • Name 1 self-soothing technique you might teach a young child client.
  • Describe 1 EMDR resourcing method for building resilience in children.
  • Describe 1 EMDR resourcing method for enhancing relationships within the family.
  • Name 2 possible present-day dilemmas that could lead to Decision Fatigue.
  • Name a situation for which it might be necessary to have a heroic conversation.

The Agenda:

8:30-9:30 New Stressors Pandemic-related stressors for families and children, changes in friendships and losses of family members, academic stressors, and polarized communities

9:30-10:30 Teletherapy Managing challenges of engaging children, teens, and families through Telehealth

10:30-10:45 BREAK

10:45-12:15 Teletherapy (Continued) Bilateral stimulation through telehealth identifying targets and managing EMDR reprocessing challenges online Play and Sand Therapy and other creative therapies online

12:15-12:30 Q & A

12:30-1:30 LUNCH

1:30-3:00 EMDR preparation phase activities for building kids’ resilience for stressful times – online and in person RDI, future templates and future rehearsals for helping kids through difficult times Zoom in and zoom out, self-soothing, and EMDR resource activities for self-regulation

3:00-3:15 BREAK

3:15-4:00 Stabilizing the Family System Incorporating family therapy and individual parent work with families under stress Resource work for enhancing parent-child, sibling, and couple relationships in hard times

4:00-4:45 The Telehealth Child Therapist Decision fatigue, therapist self-care, and heroic conversations in hard times

4:45-5:00 Q & A

Completion of an EMDRIA Approved Basic Training. If you did not receive your EMDR Basic Training form the EMDR Institute, please submit proof of  completion (certificate of  completion) of an EMDRIA Approved Basic Training.

Daily Schedule

Registration: 8:00 - 8:30 AM
Workshop: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Lunch: 12:30 - 1:30 PM
NOTE: Attendance at the entire training is required


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Speciality Workshop Terms and Conditions

21+  days prior -  transfer or full refund
1-20 days prior -  transfer or refund; less $50
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