Jenny Dwyer Associates



About Us

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

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

  • Prevent the effects of trauma being passed across generations

  • Assist families, in all their diversity, to have respectful and loving relationships

  • 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





Dr Jenny Dwyer

Originally training as a social worker and family therapist, Jenny provides evidence-based therapies to help individuals, couples and families facing the normal challenges of life, as well as those healing from painful and traumatic experiences. She is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker and an Approved Consultant and Certified Therapist in EMDR. She has worked in a range of specialist therapeutic services, including 17 years at the Bouverie Centre where she was the founding coordinator of the Sexual Abuse Treatment Team, developed and delivered curriculum for post graduate clinical training in family therapy, and provided therapy to families with complex needs.

Jenny is committed to ensuring families in both the public and private sectors have access to high quality and effective services. She does this by providing therapy to children, young people and families; by conducting independent reviews of practice in the child protection system; and partnering with others to undertake research, provide training and develop evidence-based models of practice that are trauma-informed. 

As the Principle Consultant at JDA, she regularly provides consultation and guidance to other professionals; and has developed specialist resources for government programs in NSW and Victoria, in areas including youth justice, child protection, health and welfare. She was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2005 and a Creswick Fellowship in 2017.