Working to progress the standing of EMDR therapy

The EMDR Association of Australia (EMDRAA) is a professional association where EMDR practitioners and researchers set standards for the clinical use of EMDR therapy for its members. EMDR is designated as an effective treatment by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Australian Phoenix Australia – Centre for Post-traumatic Mental Health, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and many other international health agencies. This powerful psychotherapy approach has helped over an estimated two million people of all ages relieve many types of psychological distress. This website provides information to the greater EMDR community including clinicians, researchers, and the public that our members serve.

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EMDRAA Conference 2024

The EMDRAA 2024 Conference – ‘EMDR Beyond PTSD – A Transdiagnostic & Integrative Psychotherapy’ held on 3 – 5 May 2023, featured 15+ hours of EMDR professional development featuring, 13 presentations and panel sessions from international and national speakers covering a wide range of EMDR topics.

The annual EMDRAA conference has quickly became the most anticipated event of the year; a renowned platform for delivering expert content across all areas of EMDR therapy. This conference delved into integrating EMDR with various therapies and welcomes experts in polyvagal theory, memory reconsolidation, neurodiversity, child populations, and more. The Conference program included fantastic Australian and International speakers and we can’t thank them enough for sharing their expertise, experiences and guidance.

Speaker Presentations by:

  • Jamie Marich –  ‘Dissociation Made Simple: Changing the Conversation for EMDR Therapists’ and ‘Using the Standard EMDR Therapy Protocol in the Treatment of Addiction’.
  • Sarah Dominguez – EMDR Therapy as a Transdiagnostic Approach
  • Sarah Schubert –  ‘Integrating the Innate Healing Wisdom of the Body to EMDR Therapy’.
  • Arianne Struik – ‘Children can help family systems heal from intergenerational trauma’.
  • Liam Spicer – ‘The Therapeutic Relationship in EMDR Therapy: Building Connection, Understanding, and Trust’
  • Catherine Hynes & Sarah Schubert – ‘Clarity in EMDR Conceptualisation: Preparation and Treatment Planning for Complex Cases’
  • Janine Manderfeld – ‘EMDR with adoptee children, young people and the family system’
  • Gillian Maddock – ‘EMDR in the treatment of Bipolar Disorder’
  • Ella Shannon Morter – ‘Attachment and Internal Family Systems Informed EMDR for Sexual Pain’
  • Miro Rainsford – ‘Treating internalised shame and phobiasin LGBTIQA+, neurodiverse and other marginalised communities using EMDR: Approaches from anti-oppressive practice’
  • Tracy Lynch, Arianne Struik, Raquel Cukierman, Danielle Schmid, Rebecca Higgins & Larissa Meysner – Intensive EMDR Panel

Click here for full conference Agenda.

In case you missed the Conference and heard the buzz about how great it was, playback tickets are now available for a limited time only. Purchase your playback tickets before Wednesday 29 May 2024, 5:00pm AEST.

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For more information, please visit the Conference 2024 webpage.

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