EMDR and the Art of Psychotherapy With Children

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EMDR and the Art of Psychotherapy With Children

SKU# 9780826111203

Treatment Manual and Text

Author: Robbie Adler-Tapia PhD, Carolyn Settle MSW, LCSW


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"This set combines EMDR and the Art of Psychotherapy with Children with its accompanying treatment manual EMDR and the Art of Psychotherapy with Children Treatment Manual. Together they offer a step-by-step guide for therapists to implement EMDR with children, providing advanced training and skills in EMDR psychotherapy with children. The handy treament manual was edited and approved by Francine Shapiro."

Product Details 

  • Publication Date June 23, 2008
  • Page Count 552
  • Product Form Shrink-wrapped pack
  • ISBN 13 9780826111203
  • EISBN 9780826196910

About The Author(s) 

Robbie Adler-Tapia , PhD, is a licensed psychologist who has worked with children and families for over 30 years. Her work as a psychologist, educator, consultant, researcher, and writer has been at the cutting edge of treating trauma in young children. She has extensive experience in child welfare, the forensic arena, and working with first responders and public safety. Dr. Adler-Tapia is co-author of EMDR and the Art of Psychotherapy With Children and author of Child Psychotherapy, Integrating Developmental Theory into Clinical Practice. She has authored several invited chapters on treating trauma in children in the child welfare system and children who have experienced sexual abuse. Dr. Adler-Tapia presents internationally on treating trauma in children including using EMDR Therapy for attachment and dissociation. She has taught graduate level course work at the university level and supervised interns. Her volunteer work includes promoting EMDR Therapy for the most vulnerable children including training therapists worldwide working in the child welfare system and with children orphaned by AIDS, along with volunteering for a non-profit for law enforcement – PISTLE.

Carolyn Settle, MSW, LCSW, is in private practice in Scottsdale, Arizona. She has over 38 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced abuse, trauma or loss. She is an EMDRIA-approved consultant, an EMDR Institute Facilitator, and an EMDR Trauma Recovery HAP trainer. Ms. Settle has presented and written about children and specialty areas with children in her co-authored book EMDR and the Art of Psychotherapy with Children. She has presented at numerous conferences nationally and internationally. She is also a co-investigator of a fidelity study with EMDR and children and co-author of two chapters and two journal articles on EMDR with children. Ms. Settle’s volunteer work includes training therapists in using EMDR with children after natural disasters and man made tradegies.

Table of Contents 

Part I: The Need for Developmentally Grounded Child Psychotherapy

1. In Search of Resiliency: The Need to Integrate Theories of Developmental Psychology into Clinical Practice

2. Integrating Theories of Developmental Psychology to Form a Comprehensive Approach to Treatment

3. From Bonding and Attachment to Self-Regulation Theory: How Relationships Impact Human Development and Psychotherapy

4. How Advances in Neuroscience Impact Child Psychotherapy

Part II: Assimilating Developmental Theory into the Pragmatics of Child Psychotherapy

5. Getting Started with Developmentally Grounded Child Psychotherapy

6. The Legal and Ethical Challenges of Providing Child Psychotherapy

7. Developmentally Grounded Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning

Part III: Best Practices in Child Psychotherapy

8. Current treatment methodologies for working with children:

9. Integrating Theories of Developmental Psychology into the enactment of Child Psychotherapy

  1. The Basics

11. A Developmentally Grounded and Integrative Clinical ApproachFor Working with Children with Complex Trauma and Dissociative Symptoms

  1. Summary and Conclusions