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Introduction to Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy for Social Workers

Event Details
Date: 9 June 2021
Time: 1.30pm-2.30pm (AEST)
Venue: Online
CPD hrs: 1 hour

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Organiser: AASW


(03) 9320 1000


EMDR is a therapy designed to assist those suffering trauma and has been endorsed by the World Health Organisation as an effective treatment for children and adults. EMDR stands for Eye Movement and Desensitisation Reprocessing, a reference to the technique that incorporates eye movements to activate processing of traumatic memories.

First developed more than 25 years ago for use in single incident trauma, EMDR therapy is now successfully used around the world to help people from diverse cultures, and in a variety of circumstances, recover from the effects of trauma.

This introductory webinar will provide attendees with an overview of the therapy to better inform their decision to commence level 1 training as an EMDR Practitioner (FPS under Medicare)

Who should attend? Evolving, Established and Expert social workers with a minimum of 2 years practice experience.

1 hour of CPD activity, attributable to Mental Health (Focussed Psychological Strategies) and Clinical credentials.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to;

  • Clarify what EMDR is and identify suitable clients for the therapy.
  • Understand the potential benefits of EMDR for clients.
  • Identify innovative ways EMDR is being used in contemporary social work practice.
  • Confirm Australian eligibility requirements to undertake training to become an EMDR Practitioner.


Dr Jenny Dwyer

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.

Location and date

Live online
9 June 2021
1.30pm-2.30pm (AEST)

A recording of the webinar will be sent to registrants via email after the event and available to watch for 2 weeks.


Members $60 (incl GST)
New Graduates, Retired and Student Members $30 (incl GST)
Non-members $80 (incl GST)
Non-member students $60 (incl GST)


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*Please note, registrations close 8 June 2021 at midnight.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers