Debra Wesselmann, MS, LIMHP

Debra Wesselmann, MS, LIMHP

Author, Mental Health Therapist, Researcher, Expert in Attachment Trauma

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Articles & Chapters


Shapiro, F., Wesselmann, D. & Mevissen, L. (2017). Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR). In M.A. Landolt, M. Cloitre & U. Schnyder (Eds.) Evidence Based Treatments for Trauma-Related Disorders in Children and Adolescents. NY: Springer. pp.273-298. LEARN MORE HERE.

Wesselmann, D., Schweitzer, C., & Armstrong, S. (2015). Child Attachment Trauma Protocol. In Luber, M. (ed.) EMDR therapy: Scripted protocols and summary sheets (pp. 9-44). New York, NY: Springer Publishing.  LEARN MORE HERE.

Wesselmann,D., Armstrong, S. & Schweitzer, C. (2017). Interweaves for children with an attachment trauma in foster and adoptive families. In Beer, R. & Roos, C. De (Eds.) Handbook EMDR: Children and adolescents (pp. 399-413). Houten: LannooCampus.

Wesselmann, D., Armstrong, S., & Schweitzer, C. (2017) Using an EMDR integrative model to treat attachment based difficulties. In K.D. Buckwalter & D. Reed (Eds.) Attachment theory in action: Building Connections Between Children and Parents. Blue Ridge Summit, PA: Roman & Littlefield.

Wesselmann, D. & Shapiro, F., (2013). Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. In J. Ford & C. Courtois (Eds.),Treating complex traumatic stress disorders in children and adolescents (pp. 213-224). New York, NY: Guilford Press.  LEARN MORE HERE.

Wesselmann, D. (2013).  Healing trauma and creating secure attachments with EMDR.  In M. Solomon & D. S. Siegel (Eds.) Healing moments in psychotherapy: Mindful awareness, neural integration, and therapeutic presence (pp. 115-128). New York, NY: Norton. LEARN MORE HERE.

Wesselmann, D. (2007). Treating attachment issues through EMDR and a family systems approach. In F. Shapiro, F. W. Kaslow, & L. Maxfield (Eds.), Handbook of EMDR and family therapy processes (pp.113-130). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons Inc. LEARN MORE HERE.


Potter, A., Davidson, M., & Wesselmann, D. (2013)   Utilizing  dialectical behavior therapy and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing as phase-based trauma treatment:  A case study series. In L. C. Stewart (Ed.), Eye Movement: Developmental perspectives, dysfunctions, and disorders in humans (pp. 49-72).  New York, NY: Nova Publishers. READ FULL ARTICLE: EMDR DBT phase based research 1

Wesselmann, D., Davidson, M., Armstrong, S., Schweitzer, C., Bruckner & Potter, A. (2012). EMDR as a treatment for improving attachment status in adults and children. European Review of Applied Psychology, 62, 223-230

Wesselmann, D. & Potter, A. E. (2009). Change in adult attachment status following treatment with EMDR: Three case studiesJournal of EMDR Practice and Research, 3, 178-191. READ FULL ARTICLE: Wesselmann Potter research article






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