Relational Interventions as Part of the Cure: AEDP in the treatment of eating disorders

4-Hour SEMINAR, LIVE ONLINE, November 5, 2022: Martina Verba, LCSW, DSW

Who Should Attend

An All Levels seminar intended for Psychologists, Psychoanalysts, Social Workers, Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists, Creative Arts Therapists.


” In this workshop, Martina integrates her career-long expertise in treating eating disorders with AEDP theory and practice to help clinicians witness experiential and relational work within this population in different phases of recovery. She draws on clinical wisdom and techniques from both fields, bridging two clinical dimensions to maximize healing and transformation. Martina is an engaging and knowledgeable presenter, and her powerful session videos illustrate her clinical points beautifully. I highly recommend this workshop for anyone working with eating disorders or interested in doing so.”
~ Kari Gleiser, AEDP Faculty Member

While symptom-management and cognitive-behavioral techniques have long dominated the field of eating disorders treatment, experiential and attachment-based approaches to treatment have gained prominence in the past 10 years. With its dual treatment pathways, AEDP not only offers a way to heal the trauma that underlies eating disorder symptoms, but also sets a course for thriving and enhanced well-being. In this 4-hour seminar, Martina will explore the specific application of AEDP in the treatment of eating disorders and consider how we tailor AEDP interventions to eating disorder stages of recovery.. In this 4-hour seminar, we will explore the specific application of AEDP in the treatment of eating disorders and consider how we tailor AEDP interventions to eating disorder stages of recovery. The Seminar will be both interactive and didactic, using videotaped session material to illustrate the model in action.

The workshop will end with Q & A and conversation with participants.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the evolution of eating disorder recovery over time
  • Match AEDP interventions with phase of eating disorder recovery
  • Explain why working experientially is helpful in treating eating disorders

Seminar Agenda

11:00 am-12:00 pm | Didactic: AEDP Interventions and Stages of ED recovery

12:00-1:00 pm | Video and discussion

1:00-1:15 pm | Break

1:15-1:45 pm | Didactic: Addressing ED symptoms, AEDP Interventions and Stages of ED recovery continued

1:45-2:45 pm | Video and discussion

2:45-3:00 pm | Q & A and closing

Meet the Presenter

Martina Verba, LCSW, DSW

Martina Verba, LCSW, DSW is a certified AEDP therapist and supervisor in private practice in Westchester County, NY. She fell in love with AEDP when she took Diana’s Immersion course in 2008. She has both assisted and lead-assisted for Immersion and Essential Skills, as well as presented at Immersion. She has extensive experience working with patients with eating disorders and has developed a practice that integrates eating disorder treatment and AEDP. She is on the faculty of the Integrative Trauma Treatment Program at the National Institute of Psychotherapies. Prior to finding AEDP, Martina worked as an eating disorder specialist at Kaiser Permanente in Northern California, a staff therapist at Harvard University’s mental health service, an adjunct professor at Simmons College, and the Director of Counseling at a program for at-risk youth in Boston. (Read More…)

Dates, Times, Location

Saturday November 5, 2022

11:00 am – 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time USA + Canada

Location: Live, Online

Registration, Fees and Scholarships: 

This seminar is closed.

Registration Fees:

Non-Members: Registration including CE $129.00 USD

Members: Registration including CE $119 USD:


Scholarships are available. To learn more and apply, please go here.

Continuing Education (CE): 

Note: This AEDP Institute-sponsored seminar does not count towards AEDP Certification.

Continuing Education: This program is generally eligible for  3.75 CE hours of continuing professional development credit.* Participants must have paid course fee, attended the entire course and completed an evaluation to receive CE. R. Cassidy Seminars is our CE partner and will provide CE certificates. In addition, a certificate of completion will be provided by the AEDP Institute. Partial credit is not available.

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