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Robbie Adler-Tapia, Ph.D. and Carolyn Settle, MSW, 2017, 2ed. This second edition of the book and treatment manual has been expanded to include more information on the age groups of; infants through toddlers and pre-teens and teens. It still provides detailed descriptions, instructions, scripts and protocols on how to creatively adapt EMDR and the eight-phase protocol with children and augments it by adding information regarding infants through preschool and preteens through teens. A new chapter on infants, toddlers and preschoolers’ centers on innovative approaches in EMDR therapy to address preverbal trauma. The new chapter on pre-teens and teens focuses on current challenges for youth today such as social media, bullying and sexuality. The book and treatment manual are the gold standard reference book for beginning EMDR therapists. And, because it includes advanced protocols for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and dissociation the experienced therapist will find it valuable as well. Additions to the book and treatment manual are:

  • Phase, Ages, Stages Table; a quick way for therapists to assess if one of the Eight Phases should be modified for a child based on their developmental stage

  • Hobbies and Interests Questionnaire; helpful questions to understand child and teen clients interests to use as resources and enhance therapist attunement

  • Blocking, Belief Questionnaire for Children and Adolescents; to assist the therapist in determining if the client has a blocking belief based on child/teen language

  • An updated Annotated bibliography with all the latest research

The second edition Treatment Manual 2017 includes updated protocols, instructions and scripts including additional chapters on the age groups of infants to preschoolers and preteens to teens.  It has the new Phases, Ages, Stage Tale, the Hobbies and Interests Questionnaire and the Blocking Belief Questionnaire.

Carolyn Settle Publicatons

Chapters and Articles

A list of books and journals that Carolyn Settle
has contributed content to or co-authored.
Chapters and Articles
Handbook of Child Sexual Abuse

Published in October, 2011, Ms. Settle co-authored a chapter with Robbie Adler-Tapia and Francine Shapiro in the book The Handbook of Child Sexual Abuse: Identification, Assessment, and Treatment. The chapter titled “Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) With Children Who Have Experienced Sexual Abuse and Trauma” discuses case conceptualization from single incident sexual abuse to more complex multiple sexual abuse traumas of children within the welfare system.

EMDR Scripted Protocols

The book EMDR Scripted Protocols: Special Populations, edited by Marilyn Luber, includes the chapter “EMDR Assessment and Desensitization Phases with Children: Step-by-Step Session Directions.” by Robbie Adler-Tapia and Carolyn Settle. This chapter provides a script for EMDR child therapists so they can implement adopting EMDR language with children while staying true to the EMDR protocol.

Treatment of Traumatized Adults and Children

In the book The Clinician’s Guide to Evidence Based Practice Series: Treatment of Traumatized Adults and Children, edited by Allen Rubin and David Springer, is the chapter “Healing the Origins of Trauma: An Introduction to EMDR in Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents.”   by Robbie Adler-Tapia and Carolyn Settle. This chapter explains the basics of EMDR with children and reviews the current research. The book gives overviews of many evidence-based therapies.  This chapter gives a basic explanation of EMDR that is both useful for lay people or therapists unfamiliar with EMDR.

Journal of EMDR Practice and Research

In the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, the article “Evidence of the Efficacy of EMDR With Children and Adolescents in Individual Psychotherapy: A Review of the Research Published in Peer-Reviewed Journals.” by Robbie Adler-Tapia and Carolyn Settle, reviews all of the current EMDR child studies. This article compares all the studies to the gold standard for research (Maxfield and Hyer). The purpose of the article is to show the efficacy of the current research and provide direction for future research with EMDR and children.

The Counseling Children and Young People Journal

The Counseling Children and Young People Journal, published by the British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy Publishing Company, contains the article “Getting Started with EMDR and Children.” by Robbie Adler-Tapia and Carolyn Settle, March 2009. The article explains EMDR to the non-EMDR therapist and how EMDR can be used with traumatized children. It can also be used to give to parents to explain EMDR.

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