17 – 18 and 21 November 2018
Melbourne and Perth

See workshop flyers HERE

 17 – 18 November

Stabilisation/Interweaves (2-Day Workshop)

Click HERE to Register
You’ll find helpful information about Melbourne HERE

Registration fees

EMDRAA Members Early Bird (ends 31 August) $299
EMDRAA Members Standard (from 1 September) $349
Non EMDRAA Member Early Bird (ends 31 August) $449
Non EMDRAA Member Standard (from 1 September) $499

Registrations close at 5pm, Friday, 9 November 2018

Booking Your Accomodation

Special rate for workshop participants:

  • Deluxe Queen or Deluxe Twin room (Single Occupancy)
  • Room Only $174
  • Room and 1x Breakfast $184 (Breakfast is for restaurant dining only)

The special rate is valid for check in at the Jasper Hotel from 14 Nov -19 Nov 2018.

Please enter check-in date and check-out date and enter promo code EMDR.

Book your room HERE
See the hotel HERE 


Masterclass: Troubleshooting in EMDR (1-Day Workshop)

Click HERE to Register
You’ll find helpful information about Perth HERE

Registration fees

EMDRAA Members Early Bird (ends 31 August) $179
EMDRAA Members Standard (from 1 September) $229
Non EMDRAA Member Early Bird (ends 31 August) $329
Non EMDRAA Member Standard (from 1 September) $379 Perth

Registrations close at 5pm, Friday, 9 November 2018

Booking Your Accomodation

Special rate for workshop participants:

  • Superior rooms at the rate of $220 per night

The special rate is valid from 19-23 November 2018 for all workshop participants.

Participants will need to phone +61 8 9432 4000 and book directly through the Esplanade Hotel. When you call, please mention that you are attending an EMDRAA workshop and are eligible for this special room rate.

See the hotel HERE

No rooms at either hotel are being held and are subject to availability. Make sure you get in early to secure your room at these special rates!


Dr Joany Spierings is a Psychologist and Psychotherapist, who has worked in Mental Health Services for 40 years, specializing in complex trauma and complicated grief. She works with severely traumatised clients, developing stabilization techniques and adaptations of EMDR to fit the specific needs of these clients. Joany is a highly respected master clinician and is also the team coordinator of the Trauma team of GGZ Oostbrabant.

She is a teacher in post-academic training, and a presenter at many national and European EMDR Conferences, teaching in over 25 countries worldwide. Joany has been involved in EMDR since 1994, is a senior supervisor (Consultant) and EMDR supervisor trainer. She is also a founding member of EMDR Europe and the Dutch EMDR Association (one of Europe’s largest EMDR member nations), and Vice-President of the Humanitarian Assistance Program, HAP-Europe. At the EMDR Europe conference last year in Barcelona, she was honored with the Trauma Aid Europe Humanitarian Award 2017, acknowledging her work and dedication to the field.

Joany is well respected for both the content of her material (theoretically founded and down-to-earth practical) and for her presentation style, which combines wisdom, knowledge and fun. If you would like to view a video of Joany interviewing Francine Shapiro, click on the link HERE.


We will be having an EMDRAA dinner on Saturday, 17 November in Melbourne. This is a great way to unwind after day one of Workshop 1 and catch up with EMDRAA colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere. Catch up with familiar faces or make new friends. All are welcome to join us for dinner. This year, dinner will be held at:

Grill Steak Seafood
66 Hardware Lane Melbourne
A short walk from the Jasper Hotel

Price is $50 per person for a two-course dinner

Select and pay for the dinner on your online Melbourne workshop registration form.


Cancellations must be notified in writing to conference@emdraa.org

The Workshop Organising Committee reserve the right to alter, amend or cancel all or any of the arrangements contained in the program. It is a condition of acceptance of registration that an administration cancellation fee of AU$50 including GST will be incurred for any cancellations received in writing prior to Friday 19 October 2018. Any cancellations after this date will forfeit 100% of the registration fee. A substitute delegate may be nominated prior to the Workshop. If the substitute delegate is not an EMDRAA member, the non-member registration fee will apply.


The Workshop Organising Committee reserve the right to cancel or vary optional social functions if minimum numbers are not reached. Regrettably, optional social functions and additional tickets cannot be refunded if participants cancel, however you may nominate an alternative attendee(s).