We know EMDR is an effective trauma treatment for adults, but it’s also an effective treatment for children & adolescents—are you prepared to use this powerful therapeutic approach with kids.
EMDR and play therapy integrated is a robust approach to helping children and adolescents heal from even the most painful realities.
A playful approach to EMDR therapy with kids, resetting the nervous system, through recognizing and treating traumatic stress. When kids begin to heal from trauma, their lives become freed from the burdens of the past allowing for problematic behaviors to dissolve.
Join Jackie Flynn, EdS, LMHC-S, RPT, expert in EMDR and play therapy for this 2-day training where she teaches how to integrate play through all phases of EMDR.
Jackie will describe and demonstrate playful ways to:
Respect the developmental needs of the child
Empower parents to achieve long-lasting treatment results
Utilize behavioral symptoms to strengthen your treatment process
Become better skilled at safely working with anxiety, shame & self-worth, intense emotions, big behaviors, and more!
Plus, you’ll receive a FREE downloadable workbook with 33 playful applications to increase actionability & strengthen understanding of EMDR.
Advance your EMDR training with this course.
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Continuing education credit information is coming soon for this live event.
Jackie Flynn, EdS, LMHC-S, RPT, is a licensed psychotherapist, registered play therapist, certified EMDR therapist, EMDR consultant, and a certified Safe and Sound Protocol provider. She hosts Play Therapy Community®, where clinicians gather together from around the world to share resources and inspire each other. As a co-host of the Neuroscience of Play Therapy and Playful EMDR Summit, as well as the founder of EMDR and Play Therapy Integration Support, she supports countless clinicians internationally learning about the power of PLAY through training and consultation.
Financial: Jaqueline Flynn is the founder of Play Therapy Community and maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Jaqueline Flynn is a member of the Association for Play Therapy (APT) and EMDR International Association (EMDRIA).
Live Event Schedule
Please note: There will be a 70-minute lunch and two 15-minute breaks; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Lunch and break times will be announced by the speaker and at their discretion. A more detailed schedule is available upon request.
Describe how the 8 phases of the standard EMDR therapy protocol are applied when working with children and adolescent clients.
Determine how a developing brain functions, maladaptive information is stored, and adverse childhood experiences impact children and adolescent clients.
Identify applications of the Adaptive Information Processing, AIP, model with children and adolescent clients.
Determine how to collectively gather information from a parent/caregiver and child/adolescent client through Play Therapy techniques to perform (PHASE 1) to gather a comprehensive history, conceptualize the case, and create a targeted sequence treatment plan.
Develop an understanding of the preparation (PHASE 2) performed with child and adolescent clients by supporting their emotional literacy, experiencing grounding techniques, developing a calm place image, creating a container image, and engaging in resource development through animal imagery.
Prepare a comprehensive assessment (PHASE 3) that activates neural networks in a bilateral fashion by following a deliberate order of procedural steps: worst part, image, emotions, somatic location, negative cognition, subject unit of distress (SUD), positive cognition, and validity of cognition (VOC).
Demonstrate seven creative methods of Dual Awareness Stimulation, also known as Bi-lateral Stimulation, with child and adolescent clients to effectively support the processes of desensitization and reprocessing of distress (PHASE 4)
Create Play Therapy techniques to reassess and engage in positive cognition installment (PHASE 5).
Create three play-based methods aimed at assisting children and adolescents in identifying somatic distress and related symptoms using a child-friendly version of a Body Scan directive (PHASE 6).
Prepare a regulation resource consisting of seven play-based techniques that facilitate state shifts into regulation of the autonomic nervous system at the conclusion of each session (PHASE 7).
Design ways to educate child/adolescent clients and their parents/caregivers about resourcing and grounding techniques for stabilization and attainment of a sense of equilibrium (PHASE 7).
Deduce a safe and connected approach to re-evaluate (PHASE 8) a previously targeted area when working with children and adolescent clients.
Adaptive Information Processing Model through the Lens of the Polyvagal Theory
Pivot Approach to Treatment
Creating a Clear Clinical Picture Phase 1: History Taking, Case Conceptualization & Treatment Planning
Gather Information from a Multitude of Sources
Develop a 3-Pronged Protocol – PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE - Target Sequence Plan
Putting It Together for Case Conceptualization & Treatment Planning
Determine if it’s Good Timing for Therapy
Gather Potential Targets to Treat Varying Trauma
Develop Inner and Outer Resources through Play and Creative Arts
Recognize and Address Secondary Gain Issues
Preparing the Client Phase 2: Preparation
Establish & Maintain a Strong Therapeutic Relationship through Playful Applications of the Polyvagal Theory
Ensure Predictability and Familiarity
Create a Comfortable Place
Develop a Crafty Container
Develop an Abundance of Resources
Learn Play-Based Regulation Techniques
Selecting and Setting Up Targets through Safety and Connection Phase 3: Assessment
Select Appropriate Targets
Identify the Procedural Steps through PLAY
Creative Ways to Assess the SUD and VOC with Children
Elicit Positive / Negative Cognitions through the Safe Layers of PLAY
Use Case Vignettes to See the Process
Reduce Emotionality and Image Vividness Phase 4: Desensitization
Creative Methods of Bilateral Stimulation Based on Child Development
Float Back and Forward (Future Templates) to Move through the Neural Networks
Address Looping, Learned Limitations, and Blocking Beliefs
Reduce and Respond to Abreactions
Strengthen New Positive Belief About Self Phase 5: Installation
Play-Based Methods to Reassess and Install the Positive Cognition
“I am Positive Cognition Thought Cards” and other Creative Art Expressions
Playful Somatic Expression of Positive Cognitions
Clear Up Any Remaining Residual Somatically Stored Material Phase 6: Body Scans
Kid Friendly Body Scans Inspired by the Polyvagal Theory
Playful Pendulation with Kids to Process Out Stuck Material in the Body
Regulation Reset through Connected, Playful Movement at the End of Sessions Phase 7: Closure
Play-Based Methods to Regain Homeostasis
Playful Breathwork to Up and Down Regulate State
Games of Reciprocity
Circle Back Around to Check-in on Previous Targets Phase 8: Re-Evaluation
Play-Based Methods Assess Previous Targets
Knowing When and How to Re-Target if Necessary
Risks, limitations, and Scope of Practice
Marriage and Family Therapists
Other Mental Health Professionals
This workshop is intended for therapists with fundamental EMDR knowledge and skills.
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