Jenny Dwyer Associates

Auckland 24/25th of May, 2018

An EMDR attachment - focussed model for children and parents after family violence

Auckland- 24th + 25th of May, 2018 (2-day Intensive)


Costs (AUD): 

  • Early Bird (before 10/3/18)  $500
  • General $570

The workshop will cover:

The effects of family violence are well documented, including the impacts on a child's development. There is also strong evidence that secure attachment to a parent is a protective factor for children and aids recovery from the effects of violence.   Parents who have been victims of violence are more able to offer attuned and responsive care when their own trauma is processed. There is an urgent need for effective models of therapeutic intervention to help children and their non-violent parent, usually their mother, recover from the trauma of family violence and prevent trauma across generations.

This workshop incorporates an attachment and trauma framework that assists in understanding complex issues after family violence, including attachment to the perpetrator.  It introduces a model of EMDR therapy that heals the trauma of family violence for parents and children, and strengthens their attachment bond.  The role of EMDR with perpetrators of violence will also be discussed.  

Who should attend?

The workshop is suitable for all EMDR practitioners who encounter family violence and its aftermath, whether you are very experienced or newly trained. It will also assist those who are family violence specialists, to effectively use EMDR therapy after family violence. 


Wintergarden Pavilion, Kiosk Road, Auckland Domain

Registration Day 1: 8:30-9:30