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Digital Seminar

The Power of EMDR Therapy for Children with Traumatic and Adverse Experiences

Ana Gomez, MC, LPC
1 Hour 30 Minutes
Audio and Video
Aug 05, 2021
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Many behavioural, somatic and emotional symptoms in children are manifestations of traumatic and adverse experiences that are held in the child’s biology. EMDR therapy, its eight phases and procedural steps provide the structure for clinicians to work with the legacy left by trauma in the embodied mind of the child.

This recording will address how EMDR therapy can be organized to meet the developmental demands of children as well as inner structures formed in response to adversity and trauma. We will address the differences in the use of EMDR therapy with complex vs single incident trauma in children. What elements may need to be incorporated within a comprehensive EMDR treatment with children with histories of developmental and chronic trauma in comparison to the work with children with simple traumatic stress will be covered.

In addition, this seminar will offer a larger and a more comprehensive view of trauma as a generational story that many children affected by adversity carry within. Individual, in contrast to systemic EMDR therapy will be discussed. Clinicians attending this presentation will be exposed to the many shades and intricacies of using EMDR therapy and in addition, what makes it a powerful form of treatment for children.


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Ana M. Gómez, MC, LPC, is the founder and director of the AGATE Institute in Phoenix, AZ. She is a world-renowned expert on the treatment of complex trauma, intergenerational trauma and dissociation and the use of EMDR therapy and adjunct approaches with children and adolescents. She is a psychotherapist with over 25 years of clinical experience and an EMDR Trainer of Trainers. Ana has led workshops and keynote presentations in five continents and over 20 countries and is the author of EMDR Therapy and Adjunct Approaches with Children: Complex Trauma, Attachment and Dissociation and several children's books, book chapters and articles on the use of EMDR therapy, dissociation, emotional awareness and literacy.

Ana has developed numerous training programs and protocols that include the EMDR-Sandtray Protocol and The Systemic, EMDR-Attachment Informed Program to Heal Intergenerational Trauma & Repair the Parent-Child Attachment Bond.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Ana Gómez maintains a private practice, is the founder, trainer, and director of AGATE Institute, and is an EMDRIA approved consultant and training provider. She receives royalties as a published author. Ana Gómez receives a speaking honorarium, recording, and book royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Ana Gómez has no relevant non-financial relationships.


  1. Design the structure of EMDR therapy to meet the child’s developmental demands.
  2. Determine what elements may need to be incorporated within a comprehensive EMDR treatment plan for children.
  3. Analyze the differences between individual, in contrast to systemic EDMR therapy with children.
  4. Distinguish which adjunct approaches can be incorporated into EDMR therapy with children.


  • How to organize the structure of EMDR therapy to meet the child’s developmental demands 
  • The use of EMDR therapy with complex vs single incident trauma in children  
  • Individual EMDR treatment with children and their parents to heal generational wounds 
  • What makes EMDR therapy a powerful approach for children with histories of trauma 

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Counsellors
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • School Administrators
  • Teachers/School-Based Personnel

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