Our Team

We partner with leaders and innovators from EMDR and other fields. We recruit consultants and trainers who are skilled in providing EMDR to children and adults. Together we share a vision for promoting high quality training, innovative practice and social justice.

Dr Jenny Dwyer

Dr Jenny Dwyer

Director

Jenny is a child and family therapist and Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, who has specialised in systemic responses to trauma. She has advised government and organisations developing trauma-informed responses in youth justice, family violence and child protection. She continues to work with broader systems in promoting EMDR and building capacity to meet the needs of our community. As an Approved Consultant (EMDRIA) and Trainer (EMDRAA), Jenny knows the healing power of EMDR. Jenny founded EMDR Academy Australia as a way of building capacity, supporting practitioners and expanding the reach of EMDR.

As someone who has benefitted from the generosity and guidance of mentors in her career, Jenny is keen to give back and help develop the future leaders in our field. She became a Child EMDR Specialist under the supervision of Ana Gomez and has facilitated Ana’s training model with her. She has trained in innovative approaches to EMDR, including Early Intervention models (R-TEP and G-TEP), and developed her own integrated model of Animal Assisted EMDR.

Sue Anne Hunter

Sue-Anne Hunter

Project Partner and Cultural Consultant

Sue-Anne Hunter is a proud Wurundjeri and Ngurai illum wurrung woman, committed to self-determination and advocating for the rights of all first nations peoples. Prior to the establishment of her Aboriginal Cultural Consultancy business in 2019, Sue-Anne worked in the Aboriginal Child and Family Welfare field for over 18 years. She has an in-depth understanding of developmental, transgenerational and community trauma as well as western modalities of therapy. She has studied nationally and internationally and is proficient in multiple therapeutic interventions, which she combines with cultural knowledge to bring about healing change for her people.

Sue-Anne is currently undertaking her Master of Social Work and recently completed her Master Certificate in Trauma & Recovery with Harvard Medical School. She has also completed her Graduate Certificate in Clinical Family therapy, Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Diploma of Community Development and Diploma of Frontline Management. Sue-Anne brings a cultural lens to her therapeutic work including Aboriginal healing wisdom when working with the Aboriginal community, children and families. She works in partnership with and provides consultation to EMDR Academy, in relation to our work with Australia’s First Peoples.

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