From dieting to body image distortion, this clinical training provides background knowledge and trauma-informed skills in treating the spectrum of eating disorders (EDs). It stresses the importance of treating the trauma-based origins of EDs and dissociation, focusing on patterns of behavior, as well as phobias, typical of this population. This clinical approach utilizes interactive discussion, practica, and the use of case examples and videos to solidify learning.

This course is open to all mental health workers. No prerequisites required.

  • Live Virtual Course

    Learn live via Zoom.
    Course Dates:
    Friday, January 28, 2022
    Friday, February 25, 2022
    Friday, March 25, 2022
    Friday, April 22, 2022
    Friday, May 20, 2022

  • CE Credits

    This course is approved for 20 CE Credits by and EMDRIA.

  • Course Enrollment

    EMDR Professional Training™ Members: $799
    Regular Enrollment: $850

Instructors: Pam Virdi and Andrew Seubert

Pam Virdi, MEd, RMN, CPN, CHP, is an EMDR Europe Accredited Consultant, Integrative Psychotherapist, Lecturer and Clinical Supervisor who now works full time in private practice with adults and young people. She specialises in the treatment of eating disorders, but also has extensive experience of working successfully with a broad range of clinical difficulties including complex trauma and PTSD. The last 28 years of her career in the NHS (UK) were spent working as a specialist psychotherapist in an Eating Disorder Service and delivering University based yearlong multi-professional eating disorder trainings. She has served as a member on the Editorial Board of the European Eating Disorder Review Journal (1998 - 2008) and has set up and chaired national special interest groups for eating disorders both generally and EMDR specific. She has experience working with the media to promote a better understanding of eating disorders and has given newspaper and radio interviews and regularly presents at national and international conferences.

Andrew Seubert, LMHC , NCC, is the co-founder of ClearPath Healing Arts Center on Seneca Lake in Burdett, N.Y. A licensed psychotherapist for 40 years, he has an extensive background in Existential-Gestalt Therapy and in music therapy and provides EMDR consultation and training for clinicians. 

            His first book, The Courage to Feel: A practical guide to the power and freedom of emotional honesty, was published by Infinity Publishers in 2008 (2nd edition 2021). He has authored various book chapters and articles and How Simon Left His Shell, a fable and User’s Guide based on The Courage to Feel, to teach children and adolescents emotional honesty. In 2018, Andrew authored an article, Becoming Known: A relational model utilizing Gestalt and Ego State assisted EMDR in treating eating disorders, in the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research and is the co-editor of Trauma-informed Approaches to Eating Disorders (2018).

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