Our mission.

To bring hope, healing and peace to traumatised people, through the dissemination of Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy.

As the EMDR Association of Australia, our mission is to develop and promote excellence in EMDR therapy. We do this by funding research and innovation, as well as setting and monitoring standards of therapy for clients and training for therapists, thus ensuring the widest promotion of scientifically-proven trauma healing.

Working together, EMDRAA supports members to reach the highest levels of EMDR professionalism, establishing and setting accreditation standards as well as listing member details online to help clients find the best therapist for them.

As EMDRAA members, we heed Francine Shapiro’s call as the founder of EMDR, to take help, as she put it, to where it is most needed, belonging as we do to “a global network of committed clinicians and researchers, […] integrating our therapeutic practices and our scientific rigour in the service of humanity.”

Shapiro, Francine (2018) Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Third Edition: Basic Principles, Protocols, and Procedures. New York. Guilford Press, pp. 384.