RECORDED COURSE: This course was recorded on February 6-7th, 2023.

EMDR to Treat Disordered Eating
and Body Image Issues

Are you looking for a training to build conceptualization skills to work with disordered eating presentations? Are you curious as to how EMDR may be applied to those struggling with their relationship to food, their bodies, and themselves? Are you wanting to learn the protocols that can support these clients with their treatment goals? This training is for you.

Join eating disorder expert, EMDR consultant, and Rebecca Kase & CO Senior Faculty Member Cassie Krajewski for this advanced EMDR training.

Available for asynchronous-on demand learning.

Course Details

Disordered eating can take many forms–yoyo dieting, strict food rules, eliminating food groups, feeling out of control with food, skipping meals, numbing through food, purging, excessive exercise, and countless other ways. At the core of disordered eating and body image issues is often the deep-seeded belief of “I’m not okay as I am”, shrouded in intense shame. Many clients turn towards disordered eating to cope with trauma and attachment wounds, presenting a complicated treatment landscape for therapists who feel stuck with the question: “Where do I begin?” 

Using EMDR Therapy with disordered eating can be a powerful healing tool but requires specialized training. This advanced training will give you the tools you need to work with this presentation with confidence and competence.

We will review the impact that diet culture and fatphobia has upon clients and therapists alike. We will briefly review neurobiology of disordered eating through the lens of Polyvagal Theory and how this informs our AIP case conceptualization, treatment goals, and skillful interventions. We will also learn assessment tools for disordered eating behaviors and defenses. Clinicians will learn several preparation techniques tailored to those with disordered eating and body image issues, including resourcing scripts, enhancing emotional and somatic awareness, and parts work. We’ll learn how to target disordered eating behaviors through symptom-focused protocols such as Symptom Focused Treatment Planning and Feeling State protocols. Trainees will learn to develop a comprehensive treatment plan to address the trauma and attachment injuries underlying these presenting concerns using the standard protocol. Because there are often many defenses, blocking beliefs, and ambivalence with this population, we’ll review how to get unstuck with helpful interweaves. 

This course consists of lecture and demonstration videos. 


  • Describing and Conceptualizing Disordered Eating Presentations
  • Systemic Factors that Contribute to Disordered Eating; Introduction to the Health at Every Size Approach and Intuitive Eating Principles
  • EMDR Phase 1: History Taking and Assessing for Disordered Eating, Neurobiology of Disordered Eating through Polyvagal Theory;
  • EMDR Phase 2: Overview of Extended Preparation Techniques and Strategies and Integrating Ego State Interventions
  • Phases 3-7 Developing a Comprehensive EMDR Treatment Plan using Standard Protocol, Strategies for Blocks in Reprocessing – Interweaves
  • Symptom Focused Approaches to Disordered Eating: Desensitizing Urges and Triggers
  • Symptom Focused Approaches to Disordered Eating: Positive Feeling States, Flashforward Technique; Targeting Body Shame, Focusing on Body Liberation


This course is available for viewing through the Kase & CO learning platform.

If you register before the live recording date, you may attend the live, interactive webinar. Instructions for attending the live, interactive webinar are found in your learner account. You will have access to the on-demand, asynchronous course for 1 year from the live date.

Registrations after the live date, may view this course on-demand, asynchronously for 1 year from your registration date.

What’s Covered in This Course

  • Neurobiology and polyvagal theory for case conceptualization
  • Brief introduction to HAES and IE principles as an antidote to diet culture and fatphobia
  • Resourcing techniques for disordered eating
  • Working with ambivalence for change
  • Integrating parts work with disordered eating presentations
  • Techniques for building somatic awareness and safety
  • Treatment planning and target sequencing 
  • Working with disordered eating related blocking beliefs and protector parts
  • Specialty protocols applied to targeting disordered eating behaviors and thoughts
  • Standard protocol applied to targeting the trauma driving disordered eating symptoms

Learning Objectives

  • Describe Health at Every Size and Intuitive Eating principles 
  • Utilize two evidenced-based assessment and screening tools for disordered eating
  • Demonstrate at least three ways to resource clients with disordered eating
  • Identify at least three types of target clusters for treatment planning related to disordered eating and complex trauma
  • Apply at least two symptom-focused protocols for those struggling with disordered eating and complex trauma
  • Describe how to utilize the standard protocol for disordered eating and complex trauma
  • Identify at least three interweaves to get unstuck during reprocessing for those with disordered eating and complex trauma


Fee: $280

Payment is accepted via credit or debit card.

About Your Trainer, Cassie Krajewski

Cassie is an LCSW, EMDRIA approved consultant, and Kase & CO Senior Faculty Member. She is also an IFS Level One Trained therapist, AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, and a Licensed Addiction Counselor. 

Cassie owns  Inner Atlas Therapy, a private practice in Denver, Colorado where she specializes in using EMDR and IFS in the treatment of disordered eating, addictions, and sex and intimacy related concerns.

Cassie has extensive experience working with disordered eating and has worked in both outpatient and intensive care settings. Cassie is a warm, engaging, and practical presenter – and prioritizes her values of authenticity, curiosity, and compassion in her teaching. 

Additional Information


To register for this course, you must have completed Parts 1 and 2 of EMDR Basic Training.

Continuing Education

8 CEs are available upon completion of all course material.

Kase & CO is an approved continuing education provider. ACE, NBCC and EMDRIA CEs are available for this course. This course is not currently approved for APA CEs.

Participants must complete the full training to receive credit.

Course Completion

To receive a CE certificate, participants must complete the entire course, complete the post-test with a score of 80% or above, and complete the course evaluation. You may retake the post-test as needed. Once completed, a CE certificate will auto-populate to your online account.

Cancellation Policy

Refunds are not available for on-demand courses.


ACE Approved Provider

Kase & CO, #1869, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 1/16/2024 – 1/16/2025. Social workers completing this course receive 8 total credits clinical continuing education credits.

NBCC Approved Provider

Kase & CO has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7033. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Kase & CO is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

EMDRIA Approved Provider

Kase & CO is an EMDRIA Approved Training Provider. Kase & CO courses are individually approved. CE Certificate will contain course approval number.

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