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Advocating for the wellbeing of children, young people, and adults.

At Jenny Dwyer Associates we care about the wellbeing of children, young people and adults, and the professionals and organisations who support them.  Our mission is to:

  • Assist families to have respectful and loving relationships

  • Help people of all ages recover from trauma and painful life events

  • Prevent the effects of trauma being passed across generations

  • Support the caring professionals who work with traumatised children and families

  • Help institutions and organisations respond effectively to the needs of traumatised children and young people

  • Promote innovation and best practice


  Coming soon … the launch of EMDR Academy

We are excited about EMDR and its proven effectiveness in healing the effects of trauma. We are committed to ensuring that professionals are well trained and supported in providing EMDR therapy to anyone who needs it. In the next few weeks we are launching a new initiative that will ensure we are better placed to meet the needs of our community. The Australian Academy of EMDR will provide a suite of services to help build capacity in organisations and a career path for practitioners. It will provide:

  • Basic training to help professionals qualify as EMDR therapists

  • Individual and group consultation for those wanting to become accredited practitioners

  • Consultation and support to become an accredited consultant

  • Training on innovative adaptations of EMDR

  • Assistance to practitioners to master EMDR with a range of clinical presentations

  • Opportunities to participate in our innovative projects

The faculty of EMDR Academy includes consultants experienced with children and adults. If you are interested in hearing more about our upcoming training, consultation groups or project opportunities, let us know by contacting us on

Our first consultation groups begin in August 2019.


Areas of Practice

Therapeutic Services

We provide therapeutic services to meet the needs of our clients, whether facing the normal challenges of life, or healing from painful and traumatic experiences.

Training and workshops

We promote innovation and best practice through high quality training.
We can provide training on site for organisations as well as other locations. We are currently in the process of developing web-based training to provide flexibility and accessibility without compromising quality.


Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a specialist therapy that helps the brain process traumatic experiences.  In 2013 the World Health Organisation recommended EMDR in the treatment of  trauma for adults and children.

Supervision, Consultation and leadership

We have extensive experience in the development of resources and training on leadership, reflective practice and supervision. Our supervision training draws together a number of concepts from neuroscience, attachment theories and leadership, and helps participants apply these in practical ways.


Derek Farrell EMDR workshops

  • We Are active in promoting innovation and best practice in EMDR. In that role we are delighted to be co-sponsoring three workshops by Dr Derek Farrell on 7-9 June. The workshops can be attended individually or as a series. See for details.

Ana Gomez approach to working with Children

  • In 2018 Ana provided sell out workshops in Australia and New Zealand. Jenny Dwyer Associates continues our collaboration with Ana, and to promote her approach through individual or group consultation. For further information contact us.

Watch this space for our future upcoming events. We aim to bring you the leading presenters and thinkers in EDMR and other approaches to healing trauma.


In partnership with many individuals, organisations and institutions, Jenny Dwyer Associates has contributed to a number of significant inquiries, publications and resources.