EMDRAA Conference 2024

EMDR beyond PTSD – A Transdiagnostic & Integrative Psychotherapy


🗓️ 3 – 5 May 2024

📍Sofitel Broadbeach, Gold Coast Qld 

➡️ Registrations are open!

📖 For more information about the conference and program, please visit the EMDRAA Conference webpage


On behalf of the organising committee of the EMDR Association of Australia, we invite you to join us for the EMDRAA 2024 Conference – ‘EMDR Beyond PTSD – A Transdiagnostic Integrative Psychotherapy’ at Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach, Queensland.  The annual EMDRAA conference is quickly becoming a highly anticipated event of the year; a renowned platform for delivering expert content across all areas of EMDR therapy.

Join us for an immersive exploration showcasing its diverse applications beyond PTSD. This conference delves into integrating EMDR with various therapies and welcomes experts in polyvagal theory, memory reconsolidation, neurodiversity, child populations, and more. Discover real-life case studies showcasing EMDR’s effectiveness in treating anxiety, depression, OCD, addictions, chronic pain, and even conditions like long COVID. Learn how this integrative approach extends beyond single-event traumas to transform therapy across the lifespan. Let’s elevate our understanding of EMDR as an integrative, transdiagnostic psychotherapy.




Key Dates

  • Consultants’ Day – Thursday, 2 May 2024
  • Conference Day 1 and Welcome Reception – Friday, 3 May 2024
  • Conference Day 2 and Conference Dinner* – Saturday, 4 May 2024
  • Conference Day 3 – Sunday, 5 May 2023

*Additional cost for conference dinner

Virtual Registrations

Can’t make it to the Gold Coast this year? Don’t miss out on hearing from our incredible speakers and joining in the conversation. Join us online! Secure your virtual attendance tickets now, which grant you access to live sessions and recorded content via WHOVA for up to six months post-conference (virtual ticket bookings must be made before the conference for post-conference access).

Consultants’ Day 

Join us in person or online on Thursday, 2 May 2024

The program will explore the latest research insights on EMDR training and consultation experiences as well as exploring fidelity and best practices through an interactive session with your peers. There will be a review of research on EMDR’s effectiveness: and how to support your consultees with up-to-date practice. Moreover, discover strategies for adapting consultation to different learning styles with Dr. Jamie Marich, Keynote Speaker at the EMDRAA Conference 2024, and how boost confidence while addressing barriers in EMDR consultation through mini presentations and an interactive panel discussion.

As well as full day catering, included in your in person ticket will be 2 x high resolution head shots that will be provided to each registered attendee, digitally.  Having a professional headshot as an EMDR consultant is essential for building trust, conveying credibility, creating a consistent brand image across platforms, fostering a personal connection with clients, enhancing marketing materials and reflecting your commitment to maintaining a high standard of professionalism.

View the program here

In-Person Tickets, what’s included?

  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea (Friday 3 – Saturday 5 May 2024)
  • Morning tea (Sunday 5 May)
  • Welcome Reception Ticket (Friday 3 May 2024)
  • Access to recorded sessions through WHOVA for up to 6 months post conference. 

Keynote and Invited Speakers

  • Ruth Lanius –  Psychiatry Professor, Western University of Canada, International Speaker
  • Jamie Marich – Founder of the Institute for Creative Mindfulness, International Speaker
  • Sarah Dominguez – Clinical Psychologist, EMDRAA Director, The Wattle Centre
  • Sarah Schubert – Clinical Psychologist, EMDR Trainer and Consultant
  • Arianne Struik – Founder and Director of The Institute for Chronically Traumatized Children

Conference Dinner
This year we will be hosting a Conference Dinner on Saturday, 4 May 2024 in the Grand Ballroom at the Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach. The ticket price includes a three course meal, beverages and the chance to mingle, connect and dance with your peers! 

Scientific Program

The draft Scientific Program is now available. Visit the conference webpage to view or download here

Conference website and program. 

Get the WHOVA app.

We will be using the Conference App “Whova”. View information on how to download the App and search for our conference here

Should you have any questions, please contact conference@emdraa.org.