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Licensed in Marriage & Family Counseling


Certified in EMDR

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Fran Waters is the executive producer of a 3 part training DVD on Trauma & Dissociation in Children, as well as, a 3 part DVD on Understanding the Traumatized Child, Parenting the Traumatized Child; Teaching the Traumatize Child.


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  • 2012 ISSTD’s Presidential Award for exemplary work as Faculty Director of ISSTD’s Child Adolescent Psychotherapy Training Institute.


  • 2008 Media Award given by The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children as the executive producer of the training DVD set, Trauma & Dissociation in Children,  geared toward child protective service workers, forensic evaluators prosecutors and mental health therapists


  • 1999 Fellow Award by the International Society for the Study of Dissociation

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Licenced marriage Presidents Award Waters APSAC Media Award

APSAC Media Award

Presidents Award

Sharing her years of professional experience, she has written chapters and articles on trauma, abuse, dissociation and forensic evaluations regarding children and adolescents. Here is her recent book.

Waters Final Cover

Released in 2016

Illuminates the most promising treatments available for dissociative children

  • Comprehensive book on theory, differential diagnosis, assessment and treatment of dissociation in children and adolescents

  • Solid theoretical foundation combing neurobiology, attachment, child development, family systems and dissociation for successful treatment

  • Rich clinical cases with artwork and dialogue depicting the treatment process throughout the book

  • Innovative and creative techniques to help the fractured child achieve integration

  • Focus chapters on EMDR, art therapy and psychopharmacology in treatment of dissociative children

"...Fran Waters has drawn on her vast clinical experience and thorough knowledge of current perspectives on dissociation and child therapy to write an integrative, readable, and immensely useful masterpiece- a gift to the field of child psychology and psychotherapy and to the many therapists, children and parents who will benefit from her wisdom."


- Pat Ogden PhD, Founder, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute; Author, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Interventions for Trauma and Attachment



"This book is a compilation of years' worth of clinical work with traumatized, dissociatively fractured children and the author's sensitivity and her accumulated wisdom is on every page... It belongs in the library of all who treat these children and those who treat adult survivors of childhood abuse. Brava!"


- Christine A. Courtois, PhD, ABPP, Co-author of Treating Complex Trauma: A Sequenced, Relationship-based Approach



"A skillfully written, comprehensive and remarkable volume. Well-grounded in theory and full of rich practical applications and detailed case examples...An essential resource for therapists of all orientations working with trauma and dissociation."


- Ana M. Gómez, MC, LPC, Author of EMDR Therapy and adjunct Approaches with Children: Complex Trauma, Attachment and Dissociation



"... an invaluable source of information for all professionals and non-professionals interested in childhood dissociation. ..The intricately described clinical examples provide a plethora of ideas for working with these children and offer readers the encouragement and hope so important for working with children who experienced trauma."


- Sandra Wieland, PhD. [Ed.] (2011). Dissociation in Traumatized Children & Adolescents: theory and clinical interventions

Links for trainings and workshops

Ana Gomez/training BICTD Annual Conference Trauma & Training Seminars Dissociation Seminar