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Practical and effective skills for trauma-informed treatment…
by Ricky Greenwald Haworth, 2007
This book is an accessible, straightforward guide to learning and using EMDR. The book teaches a clear rationale and a systematic approach to trauma-informed treatment. The content and methods are research-supported and proven effective. The book takes the reader step by step through the treatment process, using scripted exercises to teach hands-on skills. For mental health professionals (and those in training).
A book cover with both purple and blue with a title on black named, "Child Trauma Handbook" By Ricky Greenwald

Learning EMDR requires formal training and supervised practice. This is the training manual for the Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute’s EMDR basic training program.

Table of Contents:

Acknowledgments Introduction
  • Chapter 1: Understanding Trauma
  • Chapter 2: The Structure of Trauma-informed Treatment
  • Chapter 3: The Role of EMDR
Section II: Phase 1 – Client History and Treatment Planning
  • Chapter 4: The Initial Interview: From “Hello” to History
  • Chapter 5: Taking a Trauma History
  • Chapter 6: Trauma-informed Case Formulation
  • Chapter 7: Making a Treatment Contract
Section III: Phase 2 – Client Preparation
  • Chapter 8: Safety and Stabilization
  • Chapter 9: Resource Development and Installation
  • Chapter 10: Self-management Training
  • Chapter 11: Precautions for EMDR
  • Chapter 12: Final Preparations for EMDR
Section IV: Phases 3-8 – Trauma Resolution
  • Chapter 13: Phase 3 – Assessment, or “Setting up the Target”
  • Chapter 14: Phase 4 – 5 – Desensitization and Installation
  • Chapter 15: Phases 6 – 7: Body Scan, and Closure
  • Chapter 16: Phase 8: Re-evaluation and Consolidation of Gains

What people say about the book:

Judith Boèl, MEd, RCC
HAP Trainer and Past President of EMDR-HAP

This book is full of helpful content and interesting details both for experienced EMDR therapists as well as those in training. The exercises will help readers to really “GET IT”. The many effective explanations, metaphors, and interventions will give every clinician some new and useful tools.
One of the great strengths of the book is the way EMDR is embedded in a trauma-based treatment approach. The detailed guidance on how to implement this approach will help many of our colleagues to pursue a clear path in treatment and ACHIEVE BETTER OUTCOMES.

Phyllis Klaus, MFT, CSW
EMDR Instructor & Consultant
Author of: Bonding; The Doula Book; Your Amazing Newborn; When Survivors Give Birth.

In EMDR Within A Phase Model of Trauma-informed Treatment Dr. Greenwald has created an OUTSTANDING in-depth EMDR training manual useful for both new and experienced EMDR clinicians. It is unusually accessible, easy to understand and utilize with well developed explanations, examples, and exercises on all aspects of treating trauma. Dr. Greenwald has addressed many aspects of treatment that are rarely taught, giving numerous ideas on how to handle common problems in explaining EMDR and in working clinically with clients, both children and adults. I wholeheartedly recommend this excellent manual.

Nancy Smyth, PhD, LCSW
EMDR Instructor
Dean and Professor, University at Buffalo School of Social Work.

Greenwald has managed to create one book that masterfully teaches trauma-informed treatment and the use of EMDR within this framework. This book is an indispensable guide to EMDR treatment with the wide range of clients who present in diverse clinical settings. In addition to teaching a comprehensive framework to inform treatment, it’s a GOLD MINE OF PRACTICAL STRATEGIES and techniques for EMDR clinicians and trainers. Simply stated, THIS IS A “MUST READ” BOOK FOR ANYONE DOING OR TEACHING EMDR.

Hans Steiner, MD
Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and Human Development, Stanford University School of Medicine

“Treating Problem Behaviors” by Ricky Greenwald is a wonderful manual for those mental health clinicians who want to help youths in serious trouble and difficulty. As the author appreciates, there is a strong connection between psychiatric trauma and mental health problems. This manual will guide front line clinicians as they approach these difficult to engage youths. The field of developmental psychology and psychiatry is in great need of efforts such as this one: a clinician/expert trained in research methods instilling the front line clinician with knowledge which WILL LEAD TO BETTER PRACTICE and the generation of practice based evidence which complements findings from clinical trials. Highly recommended.

Phil Rich, EdD
Clinical Director, Stetson School. Author of: Understanding, Assessing, and Rehabilitating Juvenile Sexual Offenders

Ricky Greenwald’s trauma-informed model will help clinicians to understand and treat a range of treatment-resistant behavior problems. This book offers detailed step-by-step scripts and interventions in a manageable, systematic approach. This will help clinicians implement SIMPLE, STRAIGHTFORWARD AND PRACTICAL techniques that can help build relationships and resolve issues that may otherwise be quite difficult for the client, or therapist, to address. The book is well written, interesting, and recommended.

James Garbarino, PhD
Director, Loyola University Chicago’s Center for the Human Rights of Children. Author of: Lost Boys: Why Our Sons Turn Violent and How We Can Save Them; and See Jane Hit: Why Girls Are Growing More Violent and What We Can Do About It

“Understanding the role of trauma is often the key that unlocks the mystery of psychological and behavioral problems in kids. Ricky Greenwald’s book does an excellent job of showing the practitioner why this key works and how to use it effectively in the therapeutic process. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT.”

Home Study for Professional CEUs:

Mental health professionals can earn 9 CEUs and 9 EMDRIA CEs with TICTI’s Home Study Program, which includes the book.

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