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Legacy of Love: EMDR Therapy for Parents of Wounded Kids


Legacy of Love: EMDR Therapy for Parents of Wounded Kids

It can be challenging to work with parents of traumatized children, particularly when those parents might be at fault for inflicting the trauma/abuse, or devastated by their child’s disclosure of trauma/abuse. Very often, these parents hold their own unprocessed trauma that interferes with healthy caregiving and can limit their children’s ability to heal.

With more than a decade of experience working with highly traumatized families within a Child Advocacy Center, EMDR Consultant and Training Facilitator Cherilyn Rowland Petrie has learned how to apply the AIP model within family systems to promote long-term healing and break harmful intergenerational cycles. In this workshop, Cherilyn shares her approach for using AIP-informed case conceptualization and selective reprocessing to unlock parental empathy and facilitate positive attachment and bonding.

This 2 Day workshop will guide clinicians to apply their EMDR skills fully – improving clients’ parenting skills and reducing barriers to safe and effective parenting. Clinicians will learn to hone their case conceptualization skills, develop creative resources to strengthen parenting skills, and identify targets to reduce past traumatic experiences that presently impact parenting and attachment.

Clinicians will also learn how to apply Early EMDR Interventions (EEI) to parents when they are traumatized by learning of their child’s disclosure. Facilitating appropriate healing in the parent can create the environment the child needs to heal and thrive.

Prerequisite: Learners will have completed an EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Basic Training prior to taking this training.

Level: Beginner to Advanced

Approved for 12 EMDRIA Credits

Approved for 12 CEs through CE-Classes (see detailed CE information for specifics on your location and license type)