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Accreditation and Standards
Phil is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and has a Master of Science degree in Integrative Psychotherapy.
He has worked extensively in acute mental health settings both in the UK and New Zealand. He completed his EMDR therapy training in 2003 and is an Accredited Trainer with EMDRAA and an Accredited Consultant with EMDRAA, EMDR Europe and EMDRNZ.
Phil works as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Psychological Interventions within a large Community Mental Health Centre in Auckland where he provides EMDR therapy to clients with complex PTSD and provides clinical consultation to EMDR therapists on an individual and group basis.
Phil is Chair of the Accreditation & Standards Committee and coordinates the New Zealand branch of EMDRAA.
Lindsay Munyard is a Mental Health Social Worker and family therapist with 14 years experience. He works as a senior mental health clinician in Child and Adolescent Mental Health and also runs a small private practice.
Lindsay graduated from a Master of Clinical Family Therapy at the Bouverie centre in 2009. He completed his EMDR basic training in 2017. Lindsay has a specialist interest in the treatment of trauma and attachment difficulties in children and adolescents. He has worked for a range of mental health services, both in Victoria and the UK, working with vulnerable children and young people who have suffered serious trauma, abuse or neglect.
I am passionate about bringing the healing power of EMDR therapy to as many people as possible through making connections that build support for those in need. Previous experience includes: Director Social Justice – Department of Immigration (1992 – 1996); Chair Professional Standards Committee – ACT Medical Board (2003 – 2013); Psychology Member – ACT Victims of Crime Board (2006 – 2008); contract psychologist to Department of Defence (2003 – 2017); President EMDR Association of Australia (2008 – 2015); Secretary for Standards and Training EMDR Asia (2010 to 2015); Rotary Club of Melbourne Director (2016 – 2018) and Vice President-Elect 2020.
Vania is a NZ Registered Psychologist (Health psychology). She has worked in Mental Health Services (Public, Non-Governmental and private) for the last 14 years.
She was trained in EMDR in 2011 and has been an Accredited EMDR Consultant since 2015.
Her clinical practice has special interest in trauma, including critical incidents/natural disasters’ impact. Vania also provides supervision, facilitates EMDR trainings and provides EMDR educational workshops. She is interested in closer collaboration with tertiary psychology training programmes with the goal for EMDR to become part of the training curriculum. She is also interested in the cultural considerations of EMDR application.
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.