Recorded webinar Sept 2023

Intensive EMDR in residential care


Many children in residential care are chronically traumatised and they could really benefit from EMDR therapy, however their behaviour is very difficult and they are often not stable. In this webinar Arianne and Nienke will discuss how EMDR therapy can be delivered to children and young people in residential care.

We will discuss how to prepare the children and young people, how to assess whether they are ready for EMDR, and how the residential staff can support the EMDR therapy. We will also discuss the desensitization phase (phase 4) where intense fear, strong abreactions such as intense fear, anger, dissociation, and physical reactions can complicate processing. Several techniques will be discussed to keep these children and young people in their window of tolerance and continue processing with for example strategies to tax the working memory, movement, boxing, smells and music.  We will also discuss the advantages of doing daily intensive EMDR. 

Do you work with children or young people in residential care? Join us in this webinar!

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About the trainer

Arianne Struik is a Clinical Psychologist, Family Therapist and EMDR Consultant, originally from the Netherlands. She is  director of the Institute for Chronically Traumatized Children (ICTC) from which she provides specialized trauma treatment in remote areas, as well as workshops, training, supervision and research. She developed the award-winning Sleeping Dogs method, described in the book Treating Chronically Traumatized Children and teaches internationally on the treatment of trauma and dissociation in children. She is member of the ESTD Child and Adolescent Committee and the Australian Psychological Society EMDR Interest Group national committee

Nienke van Vliet is a Clinical Psychologist, Schematherapist and EMDR therapist. After 11 years of working as a Clinical Psychologist in outpatient psychiatry, she is now working as a Clinical Psychologist in a closed residential care facility in the Netherlands for children age 12-18 who are staying there for several month for their own safety or for the safety of the society.






EMDR Europe CPD Credits 1.5

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What others are saying

Arianne’s training approach breaks down really complex processes into concrete and do-ablesteps and skills that can make so much difference to the work with highly traumatised childrenand young people. I immediately felt more confident to integrate the content of the training intomy practice!
Mental Health Social Worker & Family Therapist
Training like this really does help to boost your belief in your own practice and the power of EMDR
Russ Hurn
Psychologist UK