Debra Wesselmann, MS, LIMHP

Debra Wesselmann, MS, LIMHP

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

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Cover Integrative Team Integrative Team Treatment for Attachment Trauma in Children: Family Therapy and EMDR

 Debra Wesselmann, Cathy Schweitzer, & Stefanie Armstrong

Children traumatized in early attachment relationships by neglect, abuse, hospitalizations,  surgeries, foster home placements, or orphanage care develop neurology designed by  nature to keep them safe.When the trauma is over and the environment is changed, the  children’s brains remain wired for survival, causing symptoms and behaviors that can be  quite alarming.

This manual provides clinicians with a clear, practical protocol to heal trauma, change behaviors, and create healthy attachments.The protocol establishes a collaborative effort between the family and therapeutic team, utilizing EMDR and family strategies that afford the child a chance to heal and thrive.




Cover Integrative Parenting (2) Integrative Parenting: Strategies for Raising Children Affected by Attachment Trauma

 Debra Wesselmann, Catherine Schweitzer, and Stefanie Armstrong

Children traumatized in their attachment relationships by abuse and neglect,  hospitalizations, or out-of-home placements experience intense hurt, fear, and mistrust.The  deep emotional pain often manifests as defiance and aggression, even after the  environment has changed through adoption, foster care, guardianship, or resolution of  issues in the home.

This practical guide helps parents support attachment trauma treatment through specialized parenting strategies designed to help heal the past, integrate the emotional and logical regions of the child’s brain, and create a healthier, happier child.








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