Training Videos & Handouts

Utilisation of EMDR in the Treatment of Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders are complex multifaceted conditions with physical, social and psychological ramifications. Obsessive concern about food, weight, and appearance, inappropriate eating behaviour and body image distortions are threads that run through anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. This series of seminars will provide participants with a roadmap for assessing, engaging and treating clients with eating difficulties in a safe, efficient and organised manner. The content is applicable to adults and teenagers.

Webinar 1 

  • The Essentials

  • Types of Eating Disorders – The Spectrum 

  • Connections between ED Symptomatology & Trauma 

  • Assessing & Managing Medical Risk – Severity Indicators 

  • Safety and Stabilisation 

  • Ambivalence - How to Engage the Client and Keep Them Motivated to Continue in Treatment 

  • The Function of Eating Disorders - Friend or Foe?

Webinar 2

  • History Taking - Key Questions

  • Dissociation

  • Attachment Issues 

  • Body Image Disturbance

  • Case Conceptualisation

  • Identifying the Most Relevant Targets for Desensitisation 

  • Developing an Effective and Organised Treatment Plan

Webinar 3 

  • Eating Disorder Myths and Blocking Beliefs 

  • Vital Eating Disorder Psychoeducation as Preparation for Desensitisation 

  • Preparation of Educational Interweaves for Blocked Processing 

  • Eating Disorders Awareness Quiz

Webinar 4 

  • Introduction to Ego State/Parts Work in the Treatment of Eating Disorders 

  • Use of Addiction Protocols in the Treatment of Eating Disorders 

  • Urge-Reduction

  • Neutralising Inappropriate Positive Future-Oriented Fantasies 

  • Preventing Relapse