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Dr Robbie Adler-Tapia is a licensed psychologist who specializes in working with clients who have experienced trauma. Even though she works with clients of all ages Dr Robbie specializes in working with young children. Dr Robbie provides therapy for clients with attachment and adoptions issues, child abuse histories, and for law enforcement. She is an EMDR Institute Facilitator and EMDR/HAP Trainer. With the EMDR HAPKIDS Program, Dr. Adler-Tapia volunteers to assist with coordinating research, consultation, and training for therapists working with children internationally. She has also provided specialty trainings on treating attachment and the dissociative sequelae, working with young children in the child welfare system and on EMDR with children. Along with her co-author, Carolyn Settle, Dr. Adler-Tapia is co-author of the book, EMDR and the Art of Psychotherapy With Children and accompanying treatment manual, and a chapter on EMDR with Children in the soon to be released book edited by Allen Rubin and David Springer, The Clinician's Guide to Evidence-Based Practice Series, Volume 2, Treatment of Traumatized Adults and Children.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

"EMDR and the Art of Psychotherapy With Children"

EMDR and the Art of Psychotherapy With Children (Adler-Tapia & Settle, 2008). If you are interested in reading about EMDR with children of all ages, Carolyn Settle and I have written a book that provides detailed steps of how therapists can use EMDR with children. Published by Springer Publishing in New York, this book explains the subtleties of using EMDR with children including play therapy, sand tray, and art therapy techniques. The book also includes several original techniques that we have created to assist therapists with eliciting the procedural steps of EMDR with clients including "Mapping" and "Graphing." Along with the book, we wrote a manual that includes the protocols and forms that therapists need for using the EMDR 8 phase protocol created by Dr. Francine Shapiro. This manual can be copied and used by therapists during the psychotherapy process. We wrote the book to encourage therapists to use EMDR with clients and the book includes practical applications, protocols, research, specific diagnoses of children including attachment and dissociation, and recommendations for future research on EMDR with children. We hope you enjoy the book!

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