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2-Day Workshop: EMDR Therapy for Child and Adolescent Trauma: Safely Process Traumatic Events, Restore Trust and Rebuild Healthy Attachment

Megan Boardman, LCSW, ACADC, CCTP-II, EMDR-C
Approx. 12 Hours
Jul 24, 2023
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Treating traumatized kids can be overwhelming. Their intense emotions, challenging behaviors, and pain are compounded by a lack of trust in others…even those they want most to be loved by.

But with EMDR therapy, you can provide the sense of safety and security they need to heal.

That’s why highly respected EMDR therapist, trainer, and author Megan Boardman developed her comprehensive training program. You’ll broaden your EMDR skills so you can help children safely process and integrate traumatic events, reduce their most distressing symptoms, and build their sense of self and trust in others.

Megan has successfully taught thousands of therapists how to get the most from EMDR therapy. Now with this accessible in-depth training full of step-by-step guidance and real-life case studies, she’ll give you the tools and strategies you need to:

  • Identify even hard-to-find symptoms of trauma in children and adolescents.
  • Adapt the 8-phase EMDR therapy protocol for improved outcomes.
  • Guide clients past the fear, shame, and guilt that can obstruct healing.
  • Engage easily triggered kids who struggle to get through sessions.
  • Build children’s ability to express and regulate their emotions.
  • Customize your approach to meet your client’s developmental needs.
  • Treat a variety of traumas, including physical abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect.
  • Enhance clients’ self-esteem and understanding of themselves and their experiences.
  • And much more!

Don’t miss this chance to feel more prepared to walk alongside young clients so they can thrive on their journey toward a brighter future.

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Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this non-interactive self-study package.

CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements. 

There may be an additional fee for CE certificates. Please contact our Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details. 

**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.


Megan Boardman, LCSW, ACADC, CCTP-II, EMDR-C's Profile

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Megan Boardman, LCSW, ACADC, CCTP-II, EMDR-C, is a Certified EMDR clinician and trainer, as well as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional II through Evergreen Certifications. Megan is also an Advanced Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, who formerly owned and operated one of the largest treatment centers for substance abuse and trauma in Southeast Idaho, which was voted best in practice for 2019.

Her trainings have helped thousands of clinicians across the US get the most of EMDR, trauma and addiction-based skills and practices. She has been invited to train internationally at the International Society of Addiction Medicine in India, the International Conference on Addiction Research and Therapy in Amsterdam and at the Psicologia Institute of Italy. Megan has extensively been trained on the use of EMDR as a protocol and uses EMDR in her practice to achieve improved outcomes with a broad spectrum of clients in the areas of trauma, abuse, attachment and substance abuse. She is an expert witness at the State and Federal level for her expertise in areas surrounding trauma.

Megan is the author of EMDR Workbook for Trauma and PTSD: Skills to Manage Triggers, Move Beyond Traumatic Memories, and Take Back Your Life set to be released by New Harbinger Publications in 2023. She earned her master’s in Clinical Social Work from Northwest Nazarene University in 2011 and is an active member of the International Society of Addiction Medicine and the National Association of Social Workers. She currently owns and operates her own Counseling, Consulting and Training Business and is passionate about genuinely changing the landscape of trauma treatment through an authentic, hands-on perspective that she has uniquely made her own.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Megan Boardman has an employment relationship with Recoverhe Counseling & Consulting. She receives royalties as a published author. Megan Boardman receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Megan Boardman is a member of the International Society of Addiction Medicine, the EMDR International Association of EMDR Trauma Specialists, and the National Association of Social Workers.

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  1. Assess the clinical implications of how attachment and trauma impact brain development.  
  2. Differentiate between trauma, attachment and other underlying mental health concerns. 
  3. Utilize trauma assessment tools specific to children and adolescents.  
  4. Utilize grounding and coping strategies to help young clients manage their trauma responses. 
  5. Assess for indicators of when a young client has achieved sufficient stability for trauma work. 
  6. Employ EMDR resourcing skills to increase clients’ emotional regulation. 
  7. Utilize attachment-based interventions to create stabilization within children and adolescent populations.  
  8. Adapt the 8-phase model of EMDR therapy to work with the developmental level of the client. 
  9. Analyze how EMDR is able to target trauma and attachment-based deficits.
  10. Apply different forms of dual awareness for children and adolescent clients. 
  11. Differentiate trauma screening tools that are effective in diagnosing early experiences of trauma.  
  12. Utilize 3 somatic based techniques to regulate emotional disturbance. 
  13. Determine 2 specific techniques for crisis management with children and adolescents. 


Brain Regions Affected by Trauma in Children and Adolescents
  • How the brain responds when activated with trauma
  • Developmental impact of early traumatic experiences on the brain
  • Areas of the brain that are restricted when trauma occurs in children and adolescents
  • Basic ways to re-engage the brain after a trauma response
Presentations and Screening Techniques for Simple and Complex Trauma
  • Distinguish between simple and complex trauma
  • Recognize the manifestation and presentation of trauma symptoms in children and adolescent clients
  • Common misdiagnosis of trauma
  • Fundamental trauma screening techniques for children and adolescents
Assessment and Stabilization Tools for Child and Adolescent Trauma Clients
  • Trauma assessment tools specific to children and adolescents
  • Techniques that target the vagus nerve to mitigate somatic symptoms
  • Grounding and coping strategies for managing trauma responses
  • Identify indicators for when a client has achieved sufficient stability for trauma work
Application of EMDR Therapy to Sessions
  • How EMDR is able to target trauma and attachment with children
  • Dual awareness techniques specific for children and adolescents
  • EMDR resourcing skills to increase clients’ sense of regulation
  • Titrate exposure from intense emotional responses to states of somatic grounding
Somatic and Sensory Approaches to Treat Physical Symptoms of Trauma
  • The association between the brain and body as it relates to trauma
  • Discover the ways that trauma is re-experienced with children and adolescents
  • Using EMDR to address sleep disturbances and other physical symptoms in children and adolescents
  • Interventions to activate the nervous system and calm the senses
Trauma Treatment with EMDR and Attachment Techniques: Overcoming Maladaptive Coping, Emotional Dysregulation and Avoidance
  • The link between trauma and attachment
  • The methodology of EMDR and memory reconsolidation
  • Information processing theory and bilateral stimulation techniques
  • Applying a 3-prong approach in EMDR trauma therapy
  • Maladaptive cognitive patterns that occur when trauma is experienced or triggered
  • Safely engaging in restricted processing
  • Strategies to address attachment-based needs and deficits
  • Interventions to soften protective mechanisms and disrupt unhealthy patterns of behavior

Target Audience

  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Psychotherapists
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Nurses
  • Psychiatrists 
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Other Mental Health Professionals


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