Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)


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The EMDR Assn of Australia Accredited Basic Training consists of three components: an Introductory Workshop (sometimes called Level 1 or Weekend 1), an Advanced Workshop (sometimes called Level 2 or Weekend 2) and 10 hours of Case Consultation (supervision).


You can register for any of these components on their own, or register for the EMDR Comprehensive training which covers all three.  Either individually or as part of the Comprehensive training, the workshops are the same.  Both the Introductory and Advanced workshops as stand-alone workshops include six weeks access to Case Consultation.


The EMDR Comprehensive package includes unlimited Case Consultation from when you start training until 12 months after you have completed the Advanced Workshop.  The Comprehensive package also give you includes heavily discounted fees for Master Class webinars and workshops.  You have 1 year after the Introductory Workshop to register (at no additional fee) for the Advanced Workshop.


Both workshops emphasise experiential skills development.  You must complete the didactic knowledge component of each training prior to attending the workshop.  This consists of a program of reading, recordings and videos which will be sent to you upon registration.  For the Introductory Workshop allow 10 hours, allow 8 hours for the Advanced Workshop.  Regular Q&A sessions are held via Internet meetings to assist you in covering this material.


If you have registered and attended an Introductory training and wish to upgrade to the full Comprehensive package, Click here.


 Note  In 2020 workshops will be conducted by Graham Taylor, Caroline Burrows or Claire Kullack. Caroline and Claire have been trained and supervised by Graham, and have co-trained with him throughout 2019.  Both are EMDRAA Accredited Trainers, and both have demonstrated the high level of skill, knowledge and passion that Graham is known for. 


Introductory Workshop alone    (3 days)                        $795
Advanced Workshop alone         (2 days)                        $645
Case Consultation alone                                                   $500
Comprehensive package (all of above)                           $1550 (a saving of $390)
Upgrade from Introductory to Comprehensive            $750


All workshops run from 9.00 – 5.00.  You will be sent a map showing the venue prior to the workshop. 


Detailed Training Outline, Click here.




Comprehensive EMDR Training


Sign up for any Introductory Workshop and take the Comprehensive Training fee option.  You can take any Advanced EMDR Workshop for a 1 year period after you have completed your Introductory Workshop and have had some clinical experience of using EMDR  (Minimum 5 clients / 12 sessions) and some Case Consultation sessions (CC).  You then select the Advanced Workshop you want and register below, using 100% discount code that we supply, so you pay nothing more.   Most people are ready to take the Advanced Workshop within 3 months of doing the Introductory Workshop.


See this page http://therapist-training.com.au/workshop-support/ for details of Pre-workshop Q&A and Post-workshop CC sessions.



Introductory Workshop (3 days) Runs 9.00 – 5.00 


Sydney     22 – 24 November 2019, Rydges Hotel, Missenden Road, Camperdown.   Click here to register.


Melbourne   29, 30 November, 1  December 2019   Treacy Centre, Parkville.   Click here to register.



 NOTE: In 2020 we will be gradually introducing a new training format. Instead of 3 days in a row, the new format will be 1 day live interactive webinar in which we cover theory and mechanisms of action, assessment, resourcing, stabilisation, case conceptualisation and treatment planning.   You can use any or all of these skills with your new and existing clients.  One month later you attend a 2 day workshop to learn and practice specific EMDR skills and protocols.   Workshops below that are tagged (1+2) will be the new format.  Those not tagged are the 3 day format.

Perth         13 – 15 February 2020.  Tradewinds Hotel, Canning H’way, East Fremantle.  Click here to register. 

Perth      21 – 23 May 2020, PIney Lakes Environment Centre, Leach H’way, Murdoch   Click here to register.

 Brisbane      13 – 15 March 2020    George Williams Hotel, CBD.   Click here to register.

Brisbane (1+2)    Wed 1 July, Fri 31 July, Sat 1 August.  George William Hotel, CBD.  Click here to register.

 Melbourne    21-23 February 2020   Treacy Center, Parkville.   Click here to register. 

 Melbourne    7 – 9 May 2020 Treacy Center, Parkville.   Click here to register.

 Melbourne    19 – 21 June 2020 Treacy Center, Parkville.   Click here to register.

 Melbourne   21 – 23 August 2020   Treacy Centre, Parkville.  Click here to register. 

 Melbourne   23 – 25 October 2020   Treacy Center, Parkville.  Click here to register. 

 Sydney   6 – 8 March 2020   Rydges Hotel, Camperdown.   Click here to register. 

 Sydney   22 – 24  May 2020   Rydges Hotel, Camperdown.   Click here to register. 

 Sydney   14 – 16 August 2020   Rydges Hotel, Camperdown. Click here to register. 

 Sydney   20 – 22 November 2020   Rydges Hotel, Camperdown. Click here to register. 


Upgrade to Comprehensive Training

 If you completed the Introductory Workshop and wish to upgrade to the Comprehensive package, click here.   This give you unlimited access to Case Consultation for 12 months beyond your attendance at the Advanced EMDR Workshop, and free access to advanced webinars.



Advanced Workshop (2 days) Runs 9.00 – 5.00

 To attend this training you must have attended an EMDR Australia Accredited Level 1 training, had clinical experience with a minimum of 6 clients, and had some Case Consultation with an EMDR Australia Accredited Consultant.

 The Advanced Workshop goes well beyond the curriculum requirements of EMDRAA.  You will practice advanced resourcing strategies and variations on the standard protocol for clients who are emotionally dysregulated, dissociative, have a personality disorder or an attachment disorder.  If you did your Introductory (Weekend One) training with another accredited EMDR trainer, we provide a bridging program to cover material covered in our Introductory Workshop but not covered in other trainings.  Access to preworkshop Q&A sessions and post-workshop consultation sessions is included in the fee.

Brisbane  18, 19 November 2019.  George William Hotel, George St.    Click here to register.

Sydney   25 – 26 November 2019, Rydges Hotel Camperdown.    Click here to register. 

Melbourne    2 – 3 December 2019   Treacy Centre, Parkville.  Click here to register.



 Melbourne     24, 25 February 2020.  Treacy Centre, Parkville.  Click here to register. 

 Melbourne     5, 6 July 2020.  Treacy Centre, Parkville. Click here to register.

 Sydney     9 – 10 March 2020    Rydges Hotel, Missenden Road, Camperdown.  Click here to register. 

 Sydney      3, 4 July 2020.    Rydges Hotel, Missenden Road, Camperdown.  Click here to register. 

 Brisbane     16, 17 March 2020.  George William Hotel, CBD.   Click here to register. 

Brisbane    8,9 July 2020,   George William Hotel, CBD.  Click here to register.

Perth     26,  27 March 2020.  PIney Lakes Environment Centre, Leach H’way, Murdoch   Click here to register. 


Case Consultation


After both the Introductory and Advanced Workshops you have the opportunity to bring clinical questions to small group Case Consultation sessions, held via Internet meetings.  If you registered for the Comprehensive package, you have unlimited access from the Introductory training for up to 12 months after your Advanced training.  If you registered for just the Introductory or Advanced workshops as stand-alone trainings you have access for 2 months after each workshop.


If you haven’t done either of my trainings, but just wish to have Case Consultation, you can purchase a 5 session package valid for 6 months for $350, or a 10 session package valid for 12 months for $500.  Click her to register.




Comprehensive EMDR Training by Internet



This is designed for rural and remote based therapists who cannot attend a city-based training.


Click here for more details.



All EMDR trainings listed here are accredited by the EMDR Association of Australia.