Recent Publications


EMDR and the Art of Psychotherapy with Children, Second Edition: Infants to Adolescents. Robbie Adler-Tapia, Ph.D. and Carolyn Settle, MSW. The updated version has been expanded to include more details and information in infants through toddlers and pre-teens and teens. The first edition gives a detailed description of how to creatively adapt EMDR and the eight-phase protocol to children primarily from 5-12 years of age. This new edition augments this data by weaving specific instructions and scripts for children from infancy through adolescence. There are two new chapters and two revised chapters. The chapter on infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers centers on innovative approaches in EMDR therapy. The chapter on pre-teens and teens focuses on the current issues of social media, bullying, sexuality that young people face today. It can be used for beginning EMDR therapists as well as advanced EMDR therapists.  The book includes specific protocols for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and dissociation, and has detailed scripts.



EMDR and the Art of Psychotherapy with Children, Second Edition: Infants to Adolescents Treatment Manual  Robbie Adler-Tapia, Ph.D. and Carolyn Settle, MSW, includes protocols, and scripts detailed in the book of the same name.



Published in October, 2011, Ms. Settle co-authored a chapter with Robbie Adler-Tapia and Francine Shapiro in the book The Handbook of Child Sexual Abuse: Identification, Assesssment, and Treatment. The chapter titled “Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) With Children Who Have Experienced Sexual Abuse and Trauma” discuses case conceptualization from single incident sexual abuse to more complex multiple sexual abuse traumas of children within the welfare system.

Handbook of Child Sexual Abuse Book Cover


The book EMDR Scripted Protocols: Special Populations, edited by Marilyn Luber, includes the chapter “EMDR Assessment and Desensitization Phases with Children: Step-by-Step Session Directions.”  by Robbie Adler-Tapia and Carolyn Settle.  This chapter provides a script for EMDR child therapists so they can implement adopting EMDR language with children while staying true to the EMDR protocol.

In the book The Clinician’s Guide to Evidence Based Practice Series: Treatment of Traumatized Adults and Children, edited by Allen Rubin and David Springer, is the chapter “Healing the Origins of Trauma: An Introduction to EMDR in Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents.”   by Robbie Adler-Tapia and Carolyn Settle.  This chapter explains the basics of EMDR with children and reviews the current research. The book gives overviews of many evidence-based therapies.  This chapter gives a basic explanation of EMDR that is both useful for lay people or therapists unfamiliar with EMDR.

In the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, the article “Evidence of the Efficacy of EMDR With Children and Adolescents in Individual Psychotherapy: A Review of the Research Published in Peer-Reviewed Journals.”  by Robbie Adler-Tapia and Carolyn Settle, reviews all of the current EMDR child studies.  This article compares all the studies to the gold standard for research (Maxfield and Hyer). The purpose of the article is to show the efficacy of the current research and provide direction for future research with EMDR and children.

The Counseling Children and Young People Journal, published by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Publishing Company, contains the article “Getting Started with EMDR and Children.”  by Robbie Adler-Tapia and Carolyn Settle, March 2009.  The article explains EMDR to the non-EMDR therapist and how EMDR can be used with traumatized children. It can also be used to give to parents to explain EMDR.

EMDR Fidelity Treatment Manual: Children’s Protocol.   Robbie Adler-Tapia, Ph.D. and Carolyn Settle, MSW (Unpublished manuscript), has instructions and scripts designed for research.