Licensed in Marriage & Family Counseling
706 Chippewa Sq Ste 205-A
Certified in EMDR
Certified in Havening
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.
2019 William Friedrich Memorial Award on Child Sexual Abuse Research, Assessment and/or Treatment given by The Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma.
2019 ISSTD Cornelia B Wilbur Award is given for research, training and clinical work in the area of trauma and dissociation.
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
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.
Released in 2016
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
Waters, F. S. Working online with children: Tips for remaining playful & effective in challenging times. ISSTD News, April/2020.
Waters, F. S. ©CIT-DY (2020); Checklist of Indicators of Trauma & Dissociation in Youth; A comprehensive checklist to guide assessment & diagnosis of children with complex trauma.
Waters, F.S. (in press). Star Theoretical Model: An Integrative Model for Assessing and Treating Childhood Dissociation. In V. Sinason (Ed.), Childhood Dissociation, Abington, UK: Routledge.
Waters, F. S. (winter 2016-1027). Positive Parenting: Healing the fractured child. Health & happiness: U. P. Magazine.
Waters, F. S. (2016). Healing the Fractured Child: Diagnosis and Treatment of Youth with Dissociation. New York: Springer Publishing Company, LLC.
Waters, F.W. (2015). Forward: Fractured Mind: The Healing of a Person with Dissociative Identity Disorder, In D. Bruch, Fractured Mind: The Healing of a Person with Dissociative Identity Disorder.
Waters, F. S. (2014). Traumatized Conundrum: Love and Betrayal = Dissociation. In R. Vogt (Ed.). Slander and Betrayal . Kröning: Asanger. (Waters, F.S. (2014): Das traumatisierte Kind in der Zwickmühle zwischen Liebe und Verrat. In: Vogt, R. (Hrsg., 2014): Verleumdung und Verrat. S. 139-159. Kröning: Asanger Verlag.)
Waters, F. S. (2012). Assessing and diagnosing dissociation in Children: Beginning the recovery. In Gomez, A. EMDR Therapy and Adjunct Approaches with Children: Complex Trauma, Attachment and Dissociation. New York: Springer Publishing Company, LLC.
Waters, F. S. (2010). “Ryan (8 to 10 years old) connecting with the body: Treatment of somatoform dissociation (Encopresis and multiple physical complaints) in a young boy. In S.Wieland (Ed.) Dissociation in Traumatized Children & Adolescents: Theory & Interventions. New York: Routledge.
Waters, F.S. (2002). "The impact of terrorism on Jews In Israel: An interview with Ofra Ayalon," Journal of Trauma Practice., Vol. 1, 3/4.
Waters, F.S. (1996). "Parents as partners in the treatment of dissociative children." In J.L. Silberg (Ed.), The Dissociative Child: Diagnosis, Treatment and Management, Lutherville, MD. Sidran Press.
Waters, F.S. & Silberg, J.L., (1996). "Promoting integration in dissociative children." In J.L. Silberg (Ed.), The Dissociative Child: Diagnosis, Treatment and Management, Lutherville, MD. Sidran Press.
Waters, F.S. & Silberg, J.L., (1996). "Therapeutic phases in the treatment of dissociative children." In J.L. Silberg (Ed.), The Dissociative Child: Diagnosis, Treatment and Management, Lutherville, MD. Sidran Press.
Silberg, J.L. & Waters, F.S., (1996). Factors associated with positive therapeutic outcome. In J.L. Silberg (Ed.), The Dissociative Child: Diagnosis, Treatment and Management, Lutherville, MD. Sidran Press.
Waters, F. S. (1989). Book Review on Child Sexual Abuse by Coulborne-Faller, Social Casework Journal.
Waters, F. S. (1982). Bartering cooperative helping system for families (1982)," Journal of Community Psychology, Vol. 10 & selected for inclusion in The Inventory of Marriage and Family Literature, Volume IX. (1983).