Frances S. Waters, DCSW, LMSW, LMFT

Healing the Fractured Child:
Highlights of Treatment Strategies for Dissociative Children

This workshop will describe overarching principles of treatment and will describe creative treatment interventions for children and adolescents with dissociation that can be utilized throughout the treatment process. These innovative interventions will particularly incorporate principles of neurobiology and treatment modalities of sensori-motor psychotherapy, art therapy and EMDR that promote stabilization, trauma processing and integration. The strategies will particularly enhance internal self-awareness, self-reflection, increased sensory awareness, and expand the window of tolerance for preparation of trauma processing and increasing integration. Clinical cases, artwork and a DVD will depict these interventions.