DaLene Forester, Ph.D.


DaLene Forester, Ph.D., has been licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist since 1996 and as a Professional Clinical Counselor since 2013 in California. She maintains an active private practice specializing in the treatment of PTSD, Eating Disorders, and Anxiety Disorders. Dr. Forester is EMDR Certified, an EMDRIA Approved Consultant, EMDR Therapy Trainer, and a Past-President of the EMDRIA. Dr. Forester has two chapters in EMDR Solutions II, R Shapiro (ed.), W.W. Norton & Company, 2009, and one chapter in Trauma-Informed Approaches to Eating Disorders, A. Seubert and P. Virdi (ed.) Springer Publishing Company, LLC, 2019.


Session 224: EMDR Therapy with Eating Disorders

Presented by DaLene Forester, Ph.D. in Intermediate at 1:30 PM on Sunday, September 27th.

Session Description: This workshop will address the spectrum of eating disordered behaviors from a trauma perspective with EMDR therapy. Individuals are rarely born with distorted eating patterns. An increasing number of studies make the connection between adverse life experiences and the development of inappropriate relationships with food and exercise as coping mechanisms. Inappropriate relationships with…