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Contents Acknowledgments Foreword by Francine Shapiro, Ph.D. PART I. UNDERSTANDING TRAUMA 1. "Why Am I Afraid of the Sound of Carrots Crunching?" 2. How I Began Using EMDR with Children PART II. SMALL WONDERS: THE CASES 3. Who's Afraid of a Toilet?: Critical-Incident Trauma 4. "I Get Real Nervous": A Car Accident 5. "I Have to Get Them Out!": Head Lice 6. "What If? What If?": Converging Stresses 7. "Wasitz?": Cascades of Trauma 8. "I'll Love You Forever": Unresolved Grieving 9. Never-Ending Love Is Round: Complex, Unresolved Grieving 10. "I Can't Swallow It": Not Simply a Critical Incident 11. "I Can't Move": Somatic Symptoms 12. Too Scared to Think: Test-Taking Anxiety 13. "We Did Something Wrong": Secret Coercion, Sexual Mistreatment 14. Monsters Come Out at Night: Sleep Disorders Afterword APPENDIX 1. Questions Frequently Asked About EMDR APPENDIX 2. For Parents: What to Expect When Your Child Does EMDR APPENDIX 3. Guidelines for Writing a Story for Your Child APPENDIX 4. Guidelines for Clinicians: Using Storytelling and EMDR to Treat Young Children for Critical-Incident Trauma APPENDIX 5. EMDR Resources References Bibliography Index

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Joan Lovett, M.D., is a behavioral pediatrician in private practice in the San Francisco Bay area. A graduate of Wellesley College and the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, Dr. Lovett trained in pediatrics at Montreal Children's Hospital/McGill University and Stanford University School of Medicine. She is an EMDR Institute Facilitator and has served as a Chair of the EMDR Medical Committee.

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Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.Harvard Medical School, author of "Worry," coauthor of "Driven to Distraction"With a compassionate heart and a Sherlock Holmes approach to unlocking the mysteries of the mind, Joan Lovett engages us in tales of childhood trauma. She will captivate parents and professionals alike.
Meg ZweibackAssociate Clinical Professor UC San Francisco School of Nursing"Small Wonders" can help parents to see the difference between a child who is temporarily upset by a difficult experience and one who is suffering in a way that calls out for help. Dr. Lovett explains how parents and professionals can help traumatized children through EMDR, a new approach that is radical but effective. Her clear, compassionate explanations will open the possibility of this therapy to many more families.
Laurel Parnell, Ph.D.author of "Transforming Trauma: EMDR" and "EMDR in the Treatment of Adults Abused as Children""Small Wonders" touched me deeply with Dr. Lovett's heartwarming stories of creatively using EMDR to heal traumatized children. As well as being an important contribution to the field of child psychology, this intelligent book is a must-read for parents, therapists, physicians, teachers, and anyone who works with children.
Laurel Parnell, Ph.D. author of "Transforming Trauma: EMDR" and "EMDR in the Treatment of Adults Abused as Children""Small Wonders" touched me deeply with Dr. Lovett's heartwarming stories of creatively using EMDR to heal traumatized children. As well as being an important contribution to the field of child psychology, this intelligent book is a must-read for parents, therapists, physicians, teachers, and anyone who works with children.
Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. Harvard Medical School, author of "Worry, " coauthor of "Driven to Distraction" With a compassionate heart and a Sherlock Holmes approach to unlocking the mysteries of the mind, Joan Lovett engages us in tales of childhood trauma. She will captivate parents and professionals alike.
Phyllis Klaus, C.S.W., M.F.T., and Marshall Klaus, M.D. coauthors of "Your Beautiful Newborn" and "Bonding" Dr. Lovett has integrated a powerful and innovative therapeutic method (EMDR) into child therapy to help free children from traumatic and highly stressful events. This book is a must-read for child therapists and psychiatrists, pediatricians, and parents interested in these issues.
Meg Zweiback Associate Clinical Professor UC San Francisco School of Nursing "Small Wonders" can help parents to see the difference between a child who is temporarily upset by a difficult experience and one who is suffering in a way that calls out for help. Dr. Lovett explains how parents and professionals can help traumatized children through EMDR, a new approach that is radical but effective. Her clear, compassionate explanations will open the possibility of this therapy to many more families.

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