The unforgiven: EMDR, ego state therapy and attachment in eating disorder treatment
EMDR, ego state therapy, attachment repair and forgiveness in the treatment of eating disorders explores the presence of dissociation in clients with eating disorders, particularly anorexia nervosa. The approach employs an EMDR phase model, expanding the evaluation and preparation phases. Preparation presents a 4-step method of teaching emotional competence, attachment repair strategies, as well as the use of ego state therapy. Processing requires mindful body awareness, as well as the ability to titrate released disturbance and re-stabilize after EMDR application to touchstone events. Self-forgiveness emerges as healing occurs. Video clips and case studies will reinforce learning.
Original Work Citation
Seubert, A. (2013, September). The unforgiven: EMDR, ego state therapy and attachment in eating disorder treatment. Presentation at the 18th EMDR International Association Conference, Austin, TX
“The unforgiven: EMDR, ego state therapy and attachment in eating disorder treatment,” Francine Shapiro Library, accessed October 23, 2020, https://emdria.omeka.net/items/show/22266.