William Yule: Foreword and Overview; Robert H. Tinker: Introduction; Robert H. Tinker: EMDR for Traumatised Children Around the World; Ricky Greenwald: EMDR and Trauma-Focused Treatment for Conduct Problems; Joanne Morris-Smith: EMDR: A Case for Pre-Verbal Memory?; Eamon McMahon: EMDR in the Treatment of Attachment and Bonding Difficulties; Guinevere Tufnell: EMDR: Working with the Legal System: Alison Russell and Mike O'Connor: Interventions for Recovery: The Use of EMDR with Children in a Community-Based Project; Umran Korkmazler-Oral and Seniz Pamuk: Group EMDR with Child Survivors of the Earthquake in Turkey; Tony Roberts: Website Relating to Psychological Trauma: With Emphasis on Children
EDMR: Clinical Applications with Children. Edited by Joanne Morris-Smith. ACAMH Occasional Papers No.19. London: Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health
ISBN: 978-1-899176-10-1. Pp. vi +52 Publication date: July 2002
From time to time, the Association for Child Psychology and Psychiatry sponsors Special Interest Groups in which members examine a particular topic in depth for a limited time. The members of a Special Interest Group have to report on their deliberations to Council and either organise a conference around the theme they have been considering or produce a publication. The Special Interest Group on Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EDMR) with Children, under the chairmanship of Joanne Morris-Smith, was very productive and organised two day conferences and have produced this Occasional Paper. Overall, this selection of contributions to a landmark conference illustrates both the potential of EMDR in effectively and efficiently helping children recover from the effects of traumatic experiences and the need for continuing evaluative studies to test out the generisability of the findings.
Readership: Researchers and postgraduates in educational, school and child psychology; professionals, practitioners and policy makers in the field of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) and psychological services for children and young people; families and carers of children and adolescents in need of child mental health services and interventions.