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Anthony Hurst is the Director and Principal Psychologist of a private practice and consulting business, Systemic Psychology. He works therapeutically with individuals, families and couples, and consults with and trains a range of teams and organisations. Anthony has also been involved in the teaching of counselling and psychology at a tertiary level for a number of years, currently as a Lecturer at the University of Melbourne.
Anthony uses EMDR therapy with many of his clients, and has a focus on ensuring new and emerging mental health workers have exposure to the therapy and an awareness of its effectiveness. Anthony is also undertaking a PhD in trauma-based treatments with a consideration for new ways of delivering treatment.
Dr Sarah Dominguez￼
Following a background in teaching, Sarah started a career in psychology in 2009. Since then, she has used the best evidence-based therapies – along with ample doses of compassion and insight – to help support clients on their road to wellness.
Sarah is an EMDRAA accredited consultant and trainer. She strongly supports equitable access to the highest quality evidence-based interventions. She is on the committee of the Australian Psychological Society EMDR Interest Group and the EMDRAA Accreditation and Standards Committee, as well as serving on the EMDRAA board. Internationally, Sarah is part of the EMDR Council of Scholars. In all her clinical work and training, she is guided by a trauma-informed approach. She has also conducted several RCTs and meta-analyses, resulting in many peer-reviewed publications.
Importantly, Sarah is also a dog lover, a regular at her surf club, and a member of a large, loud family.
Joining the EMDRAA Board 1 November 2022
Dr Ashley Berge
Dr Berge is the world’s leading scientist on coach and athlete performance with a PhD in two fields, across two methodologies, spanning across the globe. A front runner and forerunner that uncovered landmark findings in the sporting domain, Dr Berge is behind the unique framework that allows these key underpinnings to be transferred from one domain — the sporting world, to the next — the private to public sectors. Key expertise spans across the developmental cycle — human behaviour to psychology, child to adolescent development within the sporting framework, elite to developmental coaching to learning pedagogy and framing, the communication exchange and relationship inner-workings with an overarching theme of optimal performance outcomes.
With a total of 10 Books published and another pending release, Dr Berge continues to build, design and develop the foundations for the leaders of tomorrow — whether in high performance to elite sport, or the cross-sectional applications in a variety of business structures. As a startup founder to a seasoned executive — a CEO of 11 years and counting, Dr Berge has designed global funding initiatives upwards of $100M to universal educational reforms exceeding $300M and beyond. Comfortable in the c-suite to the sporting field, Dr Berge thrives off a team to be built, mentored and coached — having scaled teams single-handedly to 80+ to managing teams of 400, to a problem to be solved.
A problem that Dr Berge confronted head-on was the global misuse of personal data from tech-giants across the world. This resulted in the birth of Australia’s first micro social network that allowed users control of their own data. Another problem, this time close to Dr Berge’s heart as a former elite athlete and renowned coach inside the top 1% of elite coaches worldwide, was and remains the accessibility and affordability, for students and athletes alike, irrespective of their stage of development. This driving force was subsequently responsible for the design, development and delivery of a world-first subscription model for athletes to access at a fraction of the cost involved to partake in the elite sporting cycle including a 10 Year Pathway attributed towards 20 Years of Play.
With a background that spans from child to athlete development to the c-suite and solving some of the world’s most pressing problems, Dr Berge looks forward to leveraging the range of her expertise to help EMDRAA to take its place in mainstream health care-options as a feasible and highly recognised choice to help those in need.
Ashley is an Advisory Board Member, CFO and Company Secretary with almost a decade of board level experience with expertise in the metals, transportation, insurance and logistics industries.
At board level what Ashley does is drive financial and operational improvements. He does that by leveraging decades of financial and Audit & Risk experience. Board level highlights include Company Secretary at TVH Group NV.
In an executive capacity, Ashley is currently Chief Financial Officer at Raw Metal Corp. Here he grew turnover and PBT on average 40% YoY for the last 3 financial years. Previously Ashley was Financial Controller – ANZ at Simon National Carriers and at TVH Group NV.
Finally, Ashley has a Master of Business Law, an MBA, and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance and Risk Management from the Governance Institute of Australia. He is also a Chartered Company Secretary, qualified Accountant and a Professional Member of The CEO Institute and Chartered Institute of Management Accounts.
Joining the EMDRAA Board 17 September 2022.
Danielle Sellick is the Principal Clinical Psychologist and Director of Sellick Psychology in Ivanhoe, Victoria. She is also an Accredited Consultant with EMDRAA, supervising and encouraging practitioners around Australia to grow their skills and confidence in EMDR. She has a special interest in working with attachment trauma and has published children’s books on self-compassion and courage.
Prior to becoming a clinical psychologist, Danielle trained as a lawyer and worked for the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and Beyondblue. Danielle has served on several boards and currently sits on the Friends of Mithra board. She has qualifications in Clinical Psychology, Law and Commerce and is excited to bring this mix to the EMDRAA Director role. Danielle is passionate about EMDR Therapy and is keen to see it continue to flourish in Australia.
Dr Karen Klockner
Dr Karen Klockner (PhD) is a Psychologist and Senior Lecturer at Central Queensland University teaching into the Safety Sciences including Occupational Health and Safety, Human Factors and Organisational Resilience. Karen has senior management experience in both the private and public sectors and has served on higher education boards and state government committees.
Karen completed her training in EMDR in 2009 and became a EMDR Consultant in 2012. She is the Principal Psychologist of a private practice, EMDR Gold Coast and has a special interest in first responders. Karen has been a training facilitator since 2009 for EMDRIA recognised trainings in Australia and delivers workshops on Ego State Therapy and Dissociation on the Gold Coast.
Karen is keen to bring her passion for EMDR as well as her skills in risk management, education, governance, and accreditation standards to the Board to ensure the ongoing success and growth of EMDR in Australia.