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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


  Workshop on Treating Sexual Abuse by Clergy

7-9 June 2019

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse provided disturbing insight into the profound effects of sexual abuse on children. More the 7000 survivors shared their stories with the Royal Commission, and 14% of the abuse occurred during religious activities. We are delighted to co-sponsor the visit by Dr Derek Farrell, who is providing a seres of worksop on EMDR and:

  • Treating survivors of clergy and religious abuse

  • Complex PTSD and dissociation

  • Innovative adaptations

Derek is a talented and sought-after presenter who has spent more than 20 years working with victim-survivors of clergy and religious abuse; and bringing EMDR to the most vulnerable populations throughout the world. He is well known throughout Europe and the Middle East with humanitarian projects and numerous leadership roles including President of Trauma Aid Europe.

We are delighted to co-sponsor Derek’s visit in support of the Rotary Action group for Family Safety. For full details and registration go to:


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.