EMDR Therapy Endorsements

EMDR Therapy has been endorsed by the following organisations: The World Health Organisation (2013) The Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health (2013) The Australian Psychological Society (2010) The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (2009) The National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia (NHMRC, 2007) UK National Guidelines for Clinical Excellence (NICE, 2005). American Psychiatric… [Continue Reading]

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Find an EMDR Therapist

All therapists listed in the EMDRAA database have completed basic training in EMDR. Other than that, there are no specific claims made about any practitioner and those searching for a therapist should determine if they fall within the client group managed by the practitioner. Where a therapist is also an EMDRAA Approved Consultant,the therapist has… [Continue Reading]

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Why EMDR Therapy?

EMDR is recognised as having the highest level of research evidence for the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) by the Australian Psychological Society (EBPI Review 2010). Over 300 studies have been published showing EMDR to be effective for treating depression, anxiety, phobias, addictions, body dysmorphia and other mental health issues.  EMDR has been used… [Continue Reading]

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Our Mission

To maintain and promote quality and integrity in EMDR practice, research and education. To provide an independent non-profit forum for professional practitioners using Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) psychotherapy and to raise the profile of EMDR. To maintain standards consistent with EMDR associations internationally as a member of the EMDR Asia Assocation.

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Is there scientific evidence to support EMDR Therapy?

Yes. EMDR is one of the most researched psycho-therapeutic approaches for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  Since 1989 over 24 controlled studies have found EMDR Therapy effectively decreases or eliminates the symptoms of PTSD. EMDR Therapy is also used for a variety of clinical problems which may have resulted from disturbing life events. These websites […]

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All therapists listed in the EMDRAA database have completed basic training in EMDR. Other than that, there are no specific claims made about any practitioner and those searching for a therapist should determine if they fall within the client group managed by the practitioner. Where a therapist is also an EMDRAA Approved Consultant,the therapist has […]

What is EMDR?

EMDR Therapy is a powerful psychological treatment that researchers have shown to be effective in the treatment of post-traumatic stress (PTSD), as well as many other psychological conditions. The reason EMDR works is still the subject of much ongoing research and debate in the academic community, but the fact it does work has now been well demonstrated. EMDR is not a traditional exposure therapy, nor it is hypnosis. Some researchers believe it may mimic the memory processing characteristics of REM sleep, while others argue that the competing task demands of recalling a trauma memory and watching the therapist's fingers tricks the brain into releasing aspects of the memory.

How Long Does It Take?

One or more sessions are required for the therapist to understand the nature of the problem and to decide whether EMDR Therapy is an appropriate Treatment. The therapist will also discuss EMDR Therapy and give you an opportunity to ask questions. The typical EMDR Therapy session lasts from 60 to 90 minutes. The type of problem, life circumstances, and the number of previous experiences will determine how many treatment sessions are necessary.

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