EMDR Annual Conference 2024 (Virtual)

April 12th – 14th, 2024


Global Healing in Focus: EMDR Strategies for Transformation





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EMDR Canada is proud to present world-renowned experts from the field of EMDR therapy. Over 3 days, from the comfort of your own home, you will learn about cutting-edge EMDR therapy practice and research.


  • Over 3 days, you can earn up to a maximum of 24 EMDRIA credits by attending the full conference.
  • You can also decide to purchase a 1 day conference ticket (for 8 EMDRIA credit hours) or a 2 day conference ticket (for 16 EMDRIA credit hours), if you wish to do so.
  • The conference will be recorded and available for ticket holders for up to 1 year after the conference has ended.
  • All sessions will be available in French and English, in real time.
  • You will have access to all conference recordings for up to a year after the conference.
  • Early Bird pricing is available, as well as Member and Non-Member pricing.
  • Your ticket gives you access to an incredible range of EMDR experts for an exceptional fee.


You can download this here – English and French 


Please find details of our incredible range of EMDR experts below. 

Andrew Leeds

Andrew M. Leeds, Ph.D. is Director of Training for Sonoma Psychotherapy Training Institute, offering basic and advanced EMDR training internationally.

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He is author of A Guide to the Standard EMDR Therapy Protocols, journal articles and book chapters. He completed EMDR training in 1991 and served on the EMDRIA Board 2003-2005. He is an inaugural member of the Journal of EMDR Editorial Board. He was awarded the 1999 Ronald Martinez Memorial Award from Francine Shapiro, the 1999 EMDRIA award for creative innovation and the 2013 EMDRIA Francine Shapiro Award. He maintains a private practice in Santa Rosa, California.

Robin Shapiro

Robin Shapiro, L.I.C.S.W. is a EMDR practitioner (30 years) and approved consultant in Seattle. She has presented workshops at eight international EMDR conferences.

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She is skilled at synthesizing diverse therapy modalities and explaining them, simply, to other therapists. Robin edited EMDR Solutions: Pathways to Healing (Norton, 2005) and EMDR Solutions II: Depression, Eating Disorders, Performance and More (2009) and wrote Trauma Treatments Handbook: Protocols Across the Spectrum (2010), Easy Ego State Interventions (2016), and Doing Psychotherapy (2020). She served seven years on the board of the EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Program. She loves doing therapy, consultation, and teaching psychotherapists.

Ana Gomez

Ana M Gómez is the founder and director of the AGATE Institute in Phoenix, AZ. She is a psychotherapist, author, and an international speaker on the use of EMDR therapy with children and adolescents with complex and developmental trauma as well as generational wounds and dissociation.

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She has led workshops and keynote presentations around the world to  thousands of clinicians. Ana is a fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD). Ana is the author of EMDR Therapy and Adjunct Approaches with Children: Complex Trauma, Attachment and Dissociation and several book chapters and articles on the use of EMDR therapy with children and adolescents. In addition, she is the author of multiple children’s books and therapeutic tools. Ana has developed numerous intensive training programs and protocols that include the EMDR-Sandtray Protocol and The Systemic, EMDR- Attachment Informed Program to Heal Intergenerational Trauma & Repair the Parent-Child Attachment Bond. Ana was the recipient of the 2023 “Francine Shapiro Award” from EMDRIA, the 2011 “Distinguished Service Award” from the Arizona Play Therapy Association, and the 2012 Sierra Tucson “Hope Award.”

Ana M Gómez est la fondatrice et directrice de l’Institut AGATE à Phoenix, AZ. Elle est psychothérapeute, auteur et conférencière internationale sur l’utilisation de la thérapie EMDR avec les enfants et les adolescents souffrant de traumatismes complexes et développementaux, ainsi que de blessures générationnelles et de dissociation. Elle a animé des ateliers et des présentations dans le monde entier devant des milliers de cliniciens. Ana est membre de la Société internationale pour l’étude du traumatisme et de la dissociation (ISSTD).


Ana est l’auteur de EMDR Therapy and Adjunct Approaches with Children : Complex Trauma, Attachment and Dissociation et de plusieurs chapitres de livres et articles sur l’utilisation de la thérapie EMDR avec les enfants et les adolescents. Elle est également l’auteur de plusieurs livres pour enfants et d’outils thérapeutiques. Ana a développé de nombreux programmes et protocoles de formation intensive, dont le protocole EMDR-Sandtray et le programme systémique EMDR-attachement pour guérir les traumatismes intergénérationnels et réparer le lien d’attachement parent-enfant. Ana a reçu le “Francine Shapiro Award” de l’EMDRIA en 2023, le “Distinguished Service Award” de l’Arizona Play Therapy Association en 2011 et le “Hope Award” de la Sierra Tucson en 2012.

Dolores Mosquera

Dolores Mosquera is a psychologist specializing in personality disorders, complex trauma disorders and dissociation.

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She has published many books, book chapters and articles on trauma-related disorders. Dolores received the David Servan-Schreiber award for outstanding contributions to the EMDR field in 2017, was made Fellow of the ISSTD in 2018, for her contributions to the trauma and dissociation field, and received the MAM10 Prix David Servan-Schreiber award in 2021 as a foreign researcher who has made a notable international contribution, having advanced research in the field of EMDR.

Mark Grant

Mark Grant is an Australian psychologist/researcher with 30 years of clinical experience. He brings a creative but pragmatic mindset to his work, reflecting his origins as the son of an artist and an engineer.

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He co-authored two chapters regarding EMDR treatment of pain for the Oxford University Press Handbook of EMDR (in press). Drawing on developments from dissociation, neurobiology and somatic psychology he has developed a trauma-informed model cumulating in an evidence-based treatment manual (‘Pain Control with EMDR). He seeks to create practical, effective interventions that can be applied to real world clinical practice, within a safe, authentic intersubjective therapeutic space. He has also created numerous self-help resources for sufferers of trauma and pain including the ‘Healing Traumatic Stress’ app series.

Mark Grant est un psychologue/chercheur australien qui a 30 ans d’expérience clinique. Il apporte à son travail un état d’esprit créatif mais pragmatique, reflétant ses origines en tant que fils d’un artiste et d’une ingénieure. Il a co-écrit deux chapitres sur le traitement EMDR de la douleur pour le Oxford University Press Handbook of EMDR. S’appuyant sur les développements de la dissociation, de la neurobiologie et de la psychologie somatique, il a développé un modèle tenant compte des traumatismes et aboutissant à un manuel de traitement basé sur des preuves (“Pain Control with EMDR”). Il cherche à créer des interventions pratiques et efficaces qui peuvent être appliquées à la pratique clinique dans le monde réel, dans un espace thérapeutique intersubjectif sûr et authentique. Il a également créé de nombreuses ressources d’auto-assistance pour les personnes souffrant de traumatismes et de douleurs, notamment la série d’applications “Healing Traumatic Stress”.

Sandra Paulsen

Sandra Paulsen, Ph.D., is an international instructor, author and illustrator of principles and procedures for using EMDR with complex trauma including structural and somatic dissociation and trauma held in implicit memory.

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Her books include coediting The Neurobiology and Treatment of Traumatic Dissociation: Toward an Embodied Self. She wrote and illustrated Looking Through the Eyes of Trauma: An Illustrated Guide for EMDR Therapists and Clients;  and When There Are No Words: EMDR for Very Early Trauma in Implicit Memory, and coauthored We’re Listening Body: Integrating EMDR, Somatic and Ego State Therapies.  2024 publications will include: The Beauty and Burden of Autism: An Illustrated Guide and Workbook, and Indigenous Trauma and Dissociation: Healers, Psychotherapies and the Drum, with Shelley Spear Chief. She also coauthored and illustrated a childrens book that is also useful for dissociative adults called All the Colors of Me: My First Book on Dissociation. Sandra is a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation.

Sandra Paulsen, PhD, est une formatrice internationale, auteur et illustratrice des principes et procédures d’utilisation de l’EMDR pour les traumatismes complexes, y compris la dissociation structurelle et somatique et les traumatismes conservés dans la mémoire implicite. Elle a notamment coédité The Neurobiology and Treatment of Traumatic Dissociation : Toward an Embodied Self. Elle a écrit et illustré Looking Through the Eyes of Trauma : An Illustrated Guide for EMDR Therapists and Clients ; et When There Are No Words : EMDR for Very Early Trauma in Implicit Memory, et co-auteur de We’re Listening Body : Integrating EMDR, Somatic and Ego State Therapies.

Parmi les publications de 2024, on peut citer The Beauty and Burden of Autism : An Illustrated Guide and Workbook, et Indigenous Trauma and Dissociation : Healers, Psychotherapies and the Drum, avec Shelley Spear Chief. Elle a également coécrit et illustré un livre pour enfants qui est également utile pour les adultes dissociés, intitulé All the Colors of Me : My First Book on Dissociation. Sandra est membre de la Société internationale pour l’étude du traumatisme et de la dissociation.

Elle a développé le premier protocole pour l’utilisation de l’EMDR avec des individus hautement dissociatifs, publiant des mises en garde sur l’EMDR avec la dissociation, et pour la première fois recommandant le dépistage de la dissociation chez chaque client avant d’administrer l’EMDR. Depuis 1993, elle a formé des milliers de professionnels de la santé mentale à ces procédures spéciales.

Arielle Schwartz

Arielle Schwartz, PhD, CCTP-II, E-RYT, is a licensed clinical psychologist, certified complex trauma professional, EMDR Consultant, and Kripalu yoga teacher.

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She is an internationally sought-out speaker, leading voice in the field of trauma recovery, and the author of seven books including The Complex PTSD Workbook, EMDR Therapy and Somatic Psychology, The Post-Traumatic Growth Guidebook, and her latest, Applied Polyvagal Theory in Yoga. As the founder of the Center for Resilience Informed Therapy, she offers an integrative, mind-body approach to therapy that includes relational therapy, somatic psychology, EMDR Therapy, parts-work therapy, and therapeutic yoga for trauma. She specializes in applied polyvagal theory which focuses on addressing imbalances within the autonomic nervous system that underlie most mental and physical health conditions. Dr. Schwartz provides informational mental health and wellness updates through her writing, public speaking, social media presence, and blog. She believes that the journey of trauma recovery is an awakening of the spiritual heart.

Kriss Jarecki

Kriss has been an LCSWR since 1987. She is a consultant and trainer for Progressive Counting and EMDR and an advanced training provider.

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Kriss currently serves on the EMDR International Association Board of Directors and was a member of the EMDRIA Standards and Training Committee for four years. She served as a co-regional coordinator for the WNY EMDR Regional Network for 10 years. She has published articles in the Journal of EMDR Practice and Research, Traumatology and Counseling and Psychotherapy Research. Kriss created courses for the University of Buffalo on trauma and shame and on trauma and disabilities and is the creator of The Seed to Weed Technique. She also provides several trauma related trainings such as Integrating Neuroscientific Interventions in Trauma Treatment, A Tour of Trauma Sensitive Techniques for the EMDR Practitioner, IFS Meets EMDR and Queer Affirmative EMDR. Kriss presented The Tree of Me and The Seed to Weed Techniques: Graphically Illustrating Target Memories, Symptoms etiology, treatment progress and Resolution to the UK EMDR Child and Adolescent Group in 2022 as well as “From Trauma to Triumph: Journey to Resiliency in the Community of Those with a Disability” at the EMDR Canada 2022 and 2023 conferences and the EMDR International Association 2022 conference. Her book, Say That Again: A Smorgasbord of Suggestions, Sayings and Scripts for the EMDR Practitioner was published on August 17, 2022.

Arianne Struik

Arianne Struik, originally from the Netherlands, is a clinical psychologist, family therapist and EMDR consultant, founder and director of the Institute for Chronically Traumatized Children (ICTC) in Queensland, Australia.

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She worked in Child and Adolescent Mental Health for twenty-two years with children living at home, in foster care and residential care. She developed the award-winning Sleeping Dogs method, described in the book Treating Chronically Traumatized Children and teaches internationally on the treatment of trauma and dissociation in children. Arianne is also part of the European Society of Trauma and Dissociation Child and Adolescent Committee.

Jackie Jun ter Heide

Jackie June ter Heide trained as a clinical psychologist at Leiden University, the Netherlands, and as a theologian at Cambridge University, UK.

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She currently works as a therapist at ARQ Centrum’45, an institute for patients suffering from complex psychotrauma in the Amsterdam area, the Netherlands. There she specializes in treatment of profession-related PTSD and moral injury. Jackie June is an EMDR Europe practitioner as well as an EMDR supervisor in training, and completed a PhD comparing the safety and efficacy of EMDR therapy and stabilization in refugees with PTSD. In addition, she is a senior researcher and coordinator of the ARQ research track on complex trauma. Jackie June has published on numerous topics including EMDR therapy for refugees, Complex PTSD, the dissociative subtype, moral injury and treatment of police officers. She is currently head researcher of several studies on moral injury in military veterans funded by the Netherlands Veterans Institute. Jackie June is a member of the editorial board of the European Journal of Psychotraumatology and a guest editor of a special issue on emerging treatments for moral injury of Frontiers in Psychiatry.

David Archer

David Archer is a registered social worker, couple and family therapist, anti-racist psychotherapist and father of a little toddler.

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He is an EMDRIA certified Approved Consultant from Montreal, Canada (Tiohtià:ke) who specializes in treating complex PTSD and complex racial trauma using memory reconsolidation and other treatment approaches.Archer is the developer of an integrative therapeutic framework called Rhythm and Processing. He provides both individual and group consultations to support other therapists. Additionally he is the author of the following books: Anti-Racist Psychotherapy, Black Meditation, Racial Trauma Recovery, Black Mountain and his newest book is called Transforming Complex Trauma: Reflections on Anti-Racist Psychotherapy. David has provided keynote and plenary presentations at a variety of settings including at the EMDRIA and ISSTD conferences. He also provides consulting to organizations, group practices, and corporations internationally. Special areas of interest relate to complex PTSD, racial trauma, addictions, mindfulness, and vicarious growth. Mr. Archer seeks to increase the number of Black EMDR therapists, anti-racist therapists of all backgrounds, and revolutionary therapists in all disciplines.

Helene Dellucci

Hélène Dellucci est docteur en psychologie, thérapeute familiale, formatrice EMDR Europe pour adultes et superviseur EMDR Europe pour enfants et adolescents.

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Elle enseigne à l’Institut français de l’EMDR, à l’Université de Lorraine et dans d’autres lieux en Europe et dans le monde. Elle travaille en cabinet privé à Genève, avec des patients souffrant de traumatismes complexes et de troubles dissociatifs, ainsi qu’avec leurs familles.Hélène a développé le ” Protocole des Lettres ” (Dellucci, 2009 ; 2017) qui est une procédure issue de l’EMDR pour cibler spécifiquement les traumatismes relationnels, la ” Boîte de Vitesses ” (Dellucci, 2010 ; 2017) qui est une structure de traitement EMDR intégrative bi-axiale pour aider les patients avec des traumas complexes, et le ” Collage de la Famille Symbolique ” (Dellucci & Bertrand, 2012) qui est un outil visant à atteindre une stabilité relationnelle.

Helene Dellucci, PhD is psychologist, family therapist, EMDR Europe trainer for adults and EMDR consultant for children and adolescents, teaching at the French EMDR Institute, at Lorraine University and throughout Europe. She works in private practice with complex trauma and dissociative disorder clients and their families.Helene has developed the ‘Letters Protocol’ (Dellucci, 2009; 2017) which is a procedure stemming from EMDR for targeting specifically relationship trauma, the ‘Gear Box’ (Dellucci, 2010; 2017) which is an integrative two-axis EMDR treatment structure for complex trauma, and the ‘Collage of the Symbolic Family’ (Dellucci & Bertrand, 2012) which is a tool aiming to reach relationship stability.

Colette Smart

Dr. Colette Smart, R.Psych., is a Registered Psychologist, an Associate Professor of Psychology, and a member of the Graduate Training Faculty in Clinical Psychology at the University of Victoria, BC.

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She is also the Research Scholar in Residence for Mental Health and Substance Use at Island Health, the health authority for Vancouver Island, BC. As a clinical neuropsychologist, her practice focuses on persons with various forms of acquired brain injury as well as co-occurring traumatic stress. She takes an existential-humanistic and attachment-oriented approach to therapy, utilizing the various protocols of EMDR in which she has been trained. Her research broadly examines the neuropsychology of trauma and resilience, including the interplay of trauma and cognitive function.

Kate Chartres

Kate Chartres is an EMDR Consultant who worked for many years within the field of Liaison Psychiatry, throughout which she worked within the hospital, accident and emergency and with outpatients with clients presenting following an episode of self-harm, or a suicide attempt.

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Kate now working in private practice continues to teach as an Honorary Senior Lecturer on the Liaison Mental Health module at London City University on working with this client group and delivers several skills-based sessions at Sunderland University including a skills-based session on working with people with emotional dysregulation and complex trauma. Within Kate’s independent practice she continues to work with a mix of clinical presentations including complex trauma and those with ‘emotional dysregulation’ for many of whom have been unable to access the right support within NHS services. Kate’s teaching style is bright and engaging, bringing things to life with clinical examples.

Rotem Brayer

Rotem Brayer is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a specialty in trauma therapy. With a dedication to healing and a wealth of counseling experience, Rotem has gained recognition as a respected leader in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy.

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As the founder of The EMDR Learning Community, Rotem has cultivated a nurturing environment where EMDR therapists come together to expand their knowledge and skills. Through this platform, he provides insights into EMDR therapy and its synergies with other therapeutic modalities, empowering clinicians to elevate their practice and foster profound change in their clients. In his private practice, Rotem treats individual clients, taking an “EMDR first” approach. Rotem is also the author of “The Art and Science of EMDR: Helping Clinicians Bridge The Path From Protocol to Practice,” a guide for clinicians seeking to deepen their understanding of EMDR and refine their therapeutic skills.

Mishma Kumar-Jonson

Mish [They/Them], is a non-binary, queer, neurodivergent, and disabled, social worker of colour working on unceded lands of the Woiwurrung, Wurundjeri and Bunuroung Peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nations [Victoria, Australia].

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Mish is the chair and principal practitioner at The Iceberg Foundation: a LGBTIQASBP+ and neurodivergent affirming mental health charity offering therapeutic, and psychosocial support services. Mish’s clinical work is grounded in anti-oppressive and identity affirming practices that honour lived and living experiences of people. Mish supports participants to navigate their experiences using EMDR, trauma sensitive yoga and connection-based therapeutic work. Mish’s passion for EMDR is only matched by their passion for adding houseplants and cushions to their home without their wife noticing; so far Mish has always been successful!

Roshni Chabra

Roshni Chabra, LMFT is an Intersectional Feminist Therapist and is the Founder and President of the Lavender Healing Collective, a psychotherapy group practice focusing on mental health services for BIPoC LGBTQ+ communities.

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Roshni is also Co-Owner, Chief Clinical Officer, and MET(T)A (Mindfulness and EMDR Treatment Template for Agencies) Protocol Agency Director at StartAgain Associates. Roshni has a bachelor’s degree in Women’s Studies and one in Psychology as well as a master’s in Feminist Clinical Psychology. She is an EMDRIA Certified Therapist, Approved Consultant and Trainer with the Institute for Creative Mindfulness. Roshni worked in mental health for over 20 years and has served various populations including LGBTQ+ youth and adults, couples, families, probation and foster youth, as well as clients with addiction and complex trauma. In addition, Roshni worked in the Rape Crisis Movement for five years providing direct services to survivors as well as taking on a leadership/management role. Roshni studied nonprofit management and has served as a Program Manager and Director in Wraparound, a service provided to families involved in oppressive systems.

Lisa Burback

Dr. Burback, M.D. is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine in Edmonton, Alberta. Her clinical, teaching and research activities focus on PTSD, complex trauma, and psychotherapy innovations.

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After completing medical school (2003-2007) and psychiatric residency (2007-2012) at the University of Alberta, she joined the psychiatric staff at Alberta Hospital Edmonton (AHE) (2012-2023), a tertiary psychiatric hospital. Working in both community clinics and inpatient psychiatry, her work initially focused on Psychiatric Intensive Care, serving the most psychiatrically ill patients, including those with severe suicidality. She became interested in adapting Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for complex patients, including those with suicidal ideation and Borderline Personality Disorder. This led to a randomized pilot trial of EMDR for adults with suicidal ideation, which was delivered online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Burback is also an investigator with HiMARC (Heroes in Mind, Advocacy and Research Consortium), including as co-investigator and AHE Site Lead for the Alberta 3MDR (Multi-modal, Motion-assisted, Memory Desensitization and Reconsolidation) clinical trial. She is also part of the 3MDR International Research Consortium team developing the treatment manual and training program for this novel intervention.

Shelley Pompana Spear Chief

Shelley Pompana Spearchief, Kayspakii, a member of the Sioux Valley Dakota Nation known as Wipazoka Wakpa married into the Blackfoot Nation known as Kainai to Moses Spear Chief.

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She is a Registered Clinical Social Worker who specializes in trauma and is a Leading First Nation Presenter on issues of historical trauma, intergenerational trauma and the ongoing effects on the individual, family and the overall familial systems within a community. Shelley utilises her own learnt experiences and cultural ways of understanding to working with First Nation clients who have experiences of past present trauma experiences.  Shelley has been working in the field of counselling for the past thirty years supporting First Nation individuals with numerous emotional challenges.  Shelley has worked on and with the Kainai Nation supporting children and youth and their families for the past twenty plus years.  Prior to this Shelley has worked with Indigenous adults experiencing domestic violence, homelessness, and familial violence for thirty plus years.  She has a strong passion to support women in crisis and most recently supporting First Responders with the use of EMDR.   She has taken a keen interest in studying and working with dissociative issues in supporting the traumatic history of the First Nation Peoples. She has sat on numerous committees and Boards as a First Nation representative including the ACSW Clinical Committee and currently as a committee member on the Alberta Clinical Hypnosis Society.  She has published a book, Eagle Wings Flapping, with spouse Moses Spear Chief.

Mary-Anne Kate

Dr Mary-Anne Kate is an award-winning researcher specialising in dissociation and interpersonal trauma, and mental health. She is a Scientific Committee member of International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD).

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Mary-Anne currently lectures on the Master of Professional Psychology and Bachelor of Psychological Science programs at Southern Cross University, Australia and has previously taught on the Master of Mental Health. She recently developed the master’s unit on psychological assessment and psychopathology, and the undergraduate unit Understanding Psychological Diagnoses. In 2021 Mary-Anne was awarded the Morton Prince award for Scientific Research. In 2018 she was awarded the Chancellor’s Doctoral Research Medal from the University of New England and in 2019 the David Caul Award from the ISSTD for her PhD on childhood maltreatment, parent-child dynamics, and dissociation. Mary-Anne developed the Multidimensional Inventory of Dissociation – 60 item version (MID-60) to screen for dissociative symptoms, DSM-5-TR dissociative disorders and PTSD. Mary-Anne also has extensive experience improving the quality of life and mental health of refugees, migrants, and other vulnerable groups, including in a diplomatic role in Cairo, as a policy advisor in an influential EU think tank, and strategic policy development in Canberra. Mary-Anne is passionate about creating a mentally healthy and equitable society.

Naomi Iliffe

Naomi is a Psychologist, EMDRAA & EMDRIA Consultant, and currently undertaking Child & Adolescent Consultant Accreditation with EMDR Europe.

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Naomi is also an EMDR Training Facilitator and member of the EMDR Australia Standards and Accreditation Committee. Since 1998 Naomi has been providing counselling to children, adolescents and adults on a range of presenting issues, and with particular experience in working with clients who have experienced trauma and complex trauma. Naomi also has extensive experience working with clients who experience dissociation. Naomi has a long history of writing and presenting trainings related to attachment, early brain development and trauma over her 25-year career in psychology. Naomi has presented at conferences on topics of attachment and trauma and presented a webinar at the EMDRAA conference in 2021 & 2023.

Nicholas Desbiendras

Psychologue libéral.

  • Praticien et Superviseur EMDR Europe certifié.
  • Volontaire CUMP 31 (Cellule d’Urgence Médico-psychologique de Haute-Garonne).

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  • Membre de la réserve sanitaire (EPRUS : établissement de préparation et de réponse aux urgences sanitaires).
  • Formateur en psycho traumatologie, prise en charge des événements récent en immédiat et post-immédiat.
  • Formateur EMDR pour les événements récents en individuel et en groupe.
  • Spécialisation : Traumatismes récents, interventions d’urgence, traumatismes chronique et troubles dissociatifs.
  • Membre de l’association EMDR France, de TAF (TAF : Trauma Aid France).

Jen Savage

Jen Savage is a Co-owner of Beyond Healing, a group therapy practice and professional development institute for clinicians around the world.

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Her journey as a clinician started 14 years ago at a state funded residential substance abuse treatment facility for women where she gained experience with a variety of symptom presentations. Amongst a very clinically diverse group of clients, the one thing that seemed to link them all together was their experiences of devastating trauma and their desperate strategies to find relief from their suffering. That experience led her to seek out training in EMDR Therapy. Following her EMDR basic training, her entire clinical practice began to change. She left agency life and joined a large group practice primarily serving community mental health. Here she focused heavily on working with children and adolescents currently facing trauma related to their primary attachment environments. She spent time as the clinical director of a privately funded outpatient treatment center preparing her to later branch out and start her own practice. With her three talented business partners, she built a holistic private practice where she is privileged to be flexible and creative in her conceptualization and approach to therapy. While operating this practice, Jen and her business partners devote themselves to writing and training on a variety of topics including case conceptualization, EMDR therapy, somatic psychology, and dissociation. Alongside their development of professional content, they host the Notice That Podcast, the leading EMDR podcast in the world.

Bridger Falkenstein

Bridger Falkenstien  is a Co-owner of Beyond Healing, a group therapy practice and professional development institute for clinicians around the world.

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He spends a majority of his time bouncing between clinical practice and working on theory of psychotherapeutics and how to integrate treatment techniques like EMDR. While studying biopsychology and sociology, he first learned the basics of Siegel’s interpersonal neurobiology and the field of affective neuroscience and neuropsychoanalysis. With these major paradigms as his foundation, he learned what the mind and body are doing in their connection inside of a mammalian organism which informs so much of his theoretical and clinical approach. While remaining a practicing clinician, Bridger pursued his doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision. He has had the privilege of weaving his knowledge into Beyond Healing Center’s active group therapy practice and throughout the curriculum that is developed and taught through Beyond Healing Institute.


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