About

EMDR Academy partners with like-minded individuals and organisations in Australia and internationally. We promote EMDR as a frontline treatment for trauma, and help build capacity to meet the needs of our diverse community. We value innovation, excellence, and integrity in all that we do.

EMDR Academy aims to:

  • Deliver accessible, high quality training in beginning and specialist applications of EMDR
  • Build the capacity of services to integrate EMDR into practice so it can be available to those who need it
  • Support practitioners to become accredited consultants and trainers, and the future leaders in our field
  • Partner with other organisations to undertake projects promoting social justice, innovation and best practice in EMDR

What is EMDR?

EMDR is a therapy to assist those suffering trauma, and has been endorsed by the World Health Organisation as an effective treatment for children and adults. EMDR stands for Eye Movement and Desensitisation Reprocessing, a reference to the technique that incorporates eye movements to activate processing of traumatic memories. First developed more than 25 years ago for use in single incident trauma, EMDR therapy is now successfully used around the world to help people from diverse cultures, and in a variety of circumstances, recover from the effects of trauma.

EMDR Academy does not currently provide therapy directly to members of the public. However, we do provide therapy as part of our Innovation Projects, which we undertake with partners, delivering EMDR to specific groups in our community.

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This video gives an insight into the impact of EMDR. It includes clients’ experiences and an interview with Francine Shapiro. Since the video was done, more than 20 controlled studies have been done, which prove the efficacy of EMDR therapy.

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