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EMDR and the Art of
Psychotherapy With Children: Guidebook and Treatment Manual

 Robbie Adler-Tapia, PhD

Carolyn Settle, MSW, LCSW

The third edition presents innovative child and adolescent EMDR therapy approaches and tools designed to meet the challenges of today's youth.

Key Features:

Integrates powerful, creative play and art therapy interventions with EMDR therapy

Offers child-friendly exercises for target identification

Contains a reference table listing developmental adjustments to the eight phases of EMDR therapy for children 0 to 18 years old

Provides a chapter on diagnoses specific to children, including attachment, dissociation, neurodiversity, and more

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 Written for all EMDR child therapists—new and seasoned—this text is a comprehensive guide toward the effective practice of EMDR therapy with children, from infants to adolescents. It offers step-by-step instructions translating each of the eight phases in creative and developmentally appropriate ways for children and teenagers while providing advanced protocols for therapists. The third edition combines the updated guide and accompanying treatment manual into one volume for greater convenience. Chapters now integrate content, explanations, and instructions with associated checklists, protocols, and worksheets for quick access to crucial information. The book also provides new leading-edge chapters on EMDR therapy regarding telehealth, cultural and social responsiveness, and addictions and includes inventive methods, techniques, resources, and protocols.

Additionally, the third edition features engaging exercises for target identification, a child client readiness checklist, and a brochure explaining EMDR therapy with children. The book offers abundant case examples, drawings, tables, detailed scripts, and complete instructions along with useful links and resources for therapists to apply in their practice.  Purchase includes digital access for use on most mobile devices or computers.

New to the Third Edition:

  • Streamlines content, scripts, checklists, protocols and instructions combining them with the treatment manual in one handy book

  • Introduces groundbreaking new chapters on EMDR therapy and telehealth, cultural and social responsiveness, and addiction—highlighting addictions to screens

  • Expands Phase One of EMDR therapy—History-Taking, Case Conceptualization, and Treatment Planning—into two chapters emphasizing the complexity in working with children

  • Addresses contemporary areas of trauma, including COVID-19, school refusal, climate change, school shootings, and political divisiveness

  • Updates chapter references and resources and reflects gender neutral pronouns

To Purchase Now and Receive 30% off 

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