EMDR and Complex Trauma in Children Orlando/Altamonte Springs
About This Course
EMDR Therapy can be highly effective with children and teens, but complex cases require advanced case conceptualization and clinical interventions. This six hour workshop is designed to take you beyond Basic EMDR Training so you can work more confidently with children who present with complex trauma, including attachment injury, abuse, and neglect. These children need a specialized approach that facilitates successful relational resourcing, development of affect regulation skills, and substantial titrated processing work to support comprehensive EMDR treatment.
This presentation will explore relevant neuroscience and will address issues of affect regulation including skill deficits and the ways in which early care templates impact current self-care. You will learn how to overcome common obstacles to identifying and accessing traumatic material. You will learn when and how to implement advanced processing strategies to address therapeutic blockages and actively triggered disturbance.
Material will follow the Eight Phases of EMDR Therapy whenever possible and any deviations from that model will be explained to participants so that they will be able to make effective clinical adaptions for this population. This workshop will primarily consist of lecture with a one-hour practicum at the end of the day.
Participants Will Learn To
-Integrate current neuroscience research into their understanding of the effects of childhood trauma and neglect.
-Conceptualize complex child presentations in terms of the Adaptive Information Processing model.
-Apply skills for effective Phase 1 History Taking.
-Develop skills for effective Phase 2 Preparation of children with complex presentations.
-Recognize and address dissociative symptoms in children.
-Understand and utilize “Tip of the Finger” processing to address therapeutic blockages, stuck points, and actively triggered disturbances.
Prerequisite: Participants must have completed EMDR Basic Training with an EMDRIA-approved training provider.
What People Are Saying
“Thanks for all the new techniques! I feel like I can finally help some of my most traumatized kids.”
“Everything was wonderful! It reiterated my previous learning and expanded my knowledge and skill base.”
“Wonderful! I left with practical interventions and great resources for further study”
“Cherilyn is awesome! She is well-versed in the material and I learned so much from her.”
$10 - 6 Optional CEs
6 CEs through Commonwealth Educational Seminars…see below
6 EMDRIA Credits
Cancellation policy: full fee minus $20 before 11/9/19 (two weeks prior to training).
No refund after 11/9/19.
About The Presenter
Cherilyn Rowland-Petrie became a Florida Qualified Supervisor in 2006 and was credentialed as an Approved Consultant in EMDR Therapy in 2013 through the EMDR International Association. She is a Training Facilitator for both Trauma Recovery/HAP and the EMDR Institute. Currently, Cherilyn is the Clinical Supervisor for the Mental Health Team at Kids House, a Children’s Advocacy Center in Seminole County, Florida. There, she specializes in using EMDR Therapy to treat children and adolescents who have experienced early trauma, attachment injury, and neglect, and who have complex clinical presentations. Cherilyn is committed to training others to meet the needs of these traumatized children. She believes in supporting other professionals as they navigate the learning curve of EMDR Therapy and is excited about helping them find creative and effective ways to intervene in the lives of children. Cherilyn is a gifted teacher and frequent presenter at both state and national conferences.
8:00 am - 8:30 am - Registration, coffee and housekeeping
8:30 am - 11:45 am - Session with 15 minute break
11:45 am - 12:40 pm - Lunch
12:30 pm – 2:45 pm – Lecture, Practice, and Videos
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm - Break
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm - Lecture, Practice, and Videos
If you would like to bring an EMDR Basic or Advanced training to your community, contact Claire Mauer at:
Claire@ConnectEMDR.com or (407) 970-7915
** Additional Information
Continuing Education credit for this program is provided by Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) for the following professions:
** Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors:
Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Professional Counselors/Licensed Mental Health Counselors. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LPCs/LMHCs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. LPCs/LMHCs completing this program will receive 6.0 hours of continuing education credit.
** Social Workers:
Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Social Workers. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for Social Workers. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Social Workers completing this program will receive 6.0 clinical hours of clinical continuing education credit.
** Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists:
Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) is entitled to award continuing education credit for Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists. Please visit CES CE CREDIT to see all states that are covered for LMFTs. CES maintains responsibility for this program and its content. LMFTs completing this program will receive 6.0 hours of continuing education credit.
Connect CE/U provider Commonwealth Educational Seminars (CES) seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to make every attempt to resolve grievances in a fair manner. Please submit a written grievance to CES, 1020 Osterville West Barnstable Rd, Marstons Mills, MA 02648. Grievances will initially be directed to the training instructor. Grievances would receive, to the best of our ability, corrective action in order to prevent further problems. If you have questions or concerns, contact Commonwealth Educational Seminars at (800) 376-3345.
Connect EMDR’s training facilities are handicap accessible. Individuals needing special accommodations, please contact: Claire Mauer (321) 765-3961.
Refunds minus a $20 processing fee will be given up to two weeks prior to the training start date. After that, no refunds will be given. In cases of extreme illness or catastrophe, please contact us to discuss the possibility of attending a training at a later date.
- Claire Mauer