2024 conference flyer screenshotDear colleagues

The EMDR UK annual conference (15th to 16th March 2024 York) is rapidly approaching.

It will be a wonderful opportunity to visit this historically interesting and cultural city known for the iconic York Minster and architecture from medieval times, its magnificent Georgian town houses, and the Victorian railway station. There is much to be gained professionally and socially from attending the conference.

When planning the programme, we are informed by members expressed interests and have commissioned a full programme of international and nationally renowned presenters who will inspire and enrich our knowledge and clinical skills. We have a full two days showcasing current research in EMDR and continuing the theme of working with specific client groups.

Our patron Sir Terry Waite will give an address featuring his work for the release and rehabilitation of hostages. We have clinical workshops and a reinstated Child and Adolescent stream. We are particularly delighted that our main presenter on Friday is Femke Bannink Mbazzi who will be running a major two-part workshop addressing culture and cultural adaptations in EMDR treatment; and on Saturday Ludwig Cornil and Olivier Van Limbergen will present a workshop on treating relational trauma with EMDR.

We are also delighted that we will be re-introducing poster presentations this year. The deadline for abstracts for posters is 31 December 2023.  Please contact the Association research officer if you would like further information. researchofficer@emdrassociation.org.uk 

It is now established that EMDR UK conferences are hybrid; this offers greater choice and flexibility to meet the needs of Association members and it reduces the global footprint of national association events. A large venue has been chosen in York, with numbers capped to ensure a spacious environment for delegates and exhibitors; book early if you wish to attend in person. For those further away you may choose to attend via our professionally managed online platform which will enable live participation throughout the conference.

12 EMDR CPD credits will be awarded for the full conference.  The conference will be recorded and available for registered delegates to view for up to 28 days post conference.

The EMDR Association has committed to planting five trees for every delegate registered and you will also have the opportunity to participate in this carbon reduction initiative at the point of registration.

To register please follow this link https://eyas.formstack.com/forms/emdr2024

We endeavour to ensure that the conference venue and presentations are accessible for all delegates attending in person or remotely, but we appreciate further considerations may be required. If you have any needs, disabilities or difficulties that may impact your engagement in the event please do let us know and we will aim to make reasonable adjustments. Please use the space on the registration form or contact the events manager, Amy Donohoe by email, emdr@eyas.co.uk, by telephone 07771 962993, or if preferred, provide a telephone number so that we can contact you.

Conference Venue: The Principal York, https://theprincipalyork.com/

In the event of a booking query please contact Amy Donohoe, Conference Event Manager, amy@eyas.co.uk

The EMDR UK Board, Conference Committee members look forward to meeting you at the conference either online or in York.

Marian Tobin – Conference Chair

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EMDR Europe Conference Bologna 2023 – Consultant’s Day Thursday 22nd June 2023 from 14.00 to 17:30
You can find the information here: https://emdr2023.com/consultants-day-information/

EMDR Europe Accredited Consultants can take part in the Consultant’s Day in presence and also on streaming
For the registration please visit the page https://emdr2023.com/registration/

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Dear all,

We are delighted to announce that the registrations to the 23rd EMDR Europe Conference are now open! The Conference will take place from 23rd to 25th of June 2023 in Bologna: don’t miss the opportunity to meet up in the beautiful city of Bologna and to attend the high-quality sessions that will be focused on the Journey of EMDR.

For people who are not able to travel, we are happy to offer the possibility to attend the Conference online as well! We want to make this event available to as many colleagues and friends as possible, to enjoy a full social and scientific event all together.

You can explore the full programme at https://emdr2023.com/

Please find attached the flyer of the Conference and kindly disseminate the news among your members.

To get the early bird deal, they will have to register at https://emdr2023.com/registration/ before 26th April 2023.

We also remind you that the Conference Scientific Committee of the EMDR invites you and your colleagues to present abstracts for the EMDR Europe Research & Practice Conference 2023. Please submit your abstract before the 15th January 2023 here https://emdr2023.com/abstract-submission/

Thank you and see you in Bologna in 2023!

Best regards,
Isabel Fernandez

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Please use the controls below to scroll through the pages of the PDF flyer, or download here (updated 14 Nov).

Registration opens 21 Nov.

We attempt to make the conference venue and presentations accessible for all delegates attending in person or remotely but we appreciate further considerations may be required. If you have any needs, disabilities or difficulties that may impact your engagement in the event please do let us know and we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments. Please use the space on the registration form or contact the events manager, Amy Donohoe by email, emdr@eyas.co.uk, by telephone 01243 775561, or if preferred, provide a telephone number in order that we can contact you.

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For full information please visit the conference website.

Eminent International speakers in the field will be presenting on this interesting and engaging study day. EMDR UK support team will be managing this event and all surplus funds raised will be donated to the EMDR Association UK designated research fund. The event is charged at £50 for EMDR Association Members and £100 for Non-Members.

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7th December 2021 – 9.30am – 10.30am
Dr Amie Smith

As the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic hit the South Tees NHS Trust hospitals in North East England, a timely, accessible and resource efficient approach to support frontline healthcare staff was essential. G-TEP (Group Traumatic Events Protocol, Shapiro 2013) offered a workable solution to treat staff with fresh trauma experiences as well as ongoing traumatic stress. As the only EMDR trained professional within the staff support team Amie worked fast to roll out multi-tiered EMDR-informed support. This included campaigns to promote organization wide stabilization and the 3P Programme (using the G-TEP) to support staff who were most in need. In this session you will hear about the implementation of this work and from the staff members themselves who have benefitted from taking part.

Cost: £25 for EMDR Association members.   £50 for non-members

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The Accreditation Committee will be available to discuss and answer issues in relation to the accreditation process.

The rest of the day will be devoted to a workshop on The client-therapist relationship in EMDR therapy and how to address these issues in consultation. We are delighted that Olivier Piedfort-Marin, from Switzerland, has agreed to present this workshop which should be fascinating.

The Accreditation Committee has awarded 6 CPD credits for this Workshop both for those attending in person and online. Attendance at a Consultants’ CPD workshop is necessary for re-accreditation as an EMDR Consultant.

For those attending in person tea/coffee and lunch will be provided.

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The event will also be livestreamed online.

We will send out reminders to all registered delegates in the week preceding the event; these will include a Zoom link for those not attending in person.

Directions: Click here for the venue website with details and directions (choose ‘Find us’ on the web site menu).

This event, generously sponsored by the EMDR Association, is free to all participants. However, it is a fundraising event for Trauma Aid UK and a donation of £80 to Trauma Aid UK is recommended.

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2 hour CPD event focussing on various psychiatric drugs that may influence clients who undertake EMDR therapy.


  1. To learn about commonly used medications in psychiatric and relevant side effects.
  2. To learn with case examples the role of medication before, during and after EMDR therapy.
  3. To learn further about Prazosin and similar medications to manage PTSD related symptoms.

Cost: £25 for EMDR Association members.    £50 for non-members

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NB viewing rights are also available for purchase after the event, for those who missed it, until July 8th

EMDR Association Free Webinar Event via Zoom

Recording will be made available to everyone at: Webinars – EMDR Association UK – Overcoming trauma with expert help

Presenter: Oenone Dudley  

29th June 9:30am–11:00am


A new competence framework for EMDR has just been published. This training event will provide more details of the framework and how it shapes the use of EMDR in the NHS.

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Dr.-Millia-BeguDate: 3rd June Thursday 2021 (9-11pm)

2 hour CPD event focussing on various psychiatric drugs that may influence clients who undertake EMDR therapy.


  1. To learn about commonly used medications in psychiatric and relevant side effects.
  2. To learn with case examples the role of medication before, during and after EMDR therapy.
  3. To learn further about Prazosin and similar medications to manage PTSD related symptoms.

Methods: Presentation will be based on clinicians experience along with up-to-date evidence base. Case examples and quizzes will be used to encourage interactive discussions amongst the audience.

CPD Credits:For EMDR Association UK Members: 2 EMDR Association UK CPD credits have been applied for.

About the presenter: The presenter has is an NHS Consultant Psychiatrist with 20 years of clinical experience in this field and an EMDR Europe accredited Consultant for over 15 years. She is an experienced presenter and has had articles published in peer reviewed journals.

Cost: £25 for EMDR Association members.    £50 for non-members

To join EMDR Association UK as a member (currently just £60 per year) go to: https://emdrassociation.org.uk/become-an-accredited-therapist/membership/

Any surplus generated from the event will go directly to the EMDR Association UK Designated Research Fund for projects such as the planned large scale UK study into EMDR and Depression.  Thank you in advance for supporting this through your attendance.

A video record of this event will be made available to delegates for 30 days after the event.

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Dear members of EMDR UK,
The EMDR Europe Annual Conference is just a few months away and we are all looking forward to finally meeting the whole EMDR Europe community again! The Covid-19 outbreak in 2020 has brought many changes and difficult challenges in our lives, imposing severe measures of physical distancing that resulted in the cancellation of many social and education events like our annual Conference. Now, it is time to get together again after months of isolation, and, in this special occasion, we would like to have all our colleagues of EMDR UK with us. The 2021 EMDR Conference will be an exceptional virtual experience that will keep our tradition of providing high-quality sessions, a first-class exhibit hall and social events to allow attendees to catch up with friends and networking. Being a virtual Conference, you will have access to ALL sessions, which will be available “on demand” even after the Conference is over. You can attend this virtual EMDR Europe Conference with no traveling or accommodation costs and with reduced registration fees! We are confident that the Conference will be a rewarding experience for all the attendees, so make sure you do not miss out and register here: https://emdr2021.com/registration-2/ Best regards, Isabel Fernandez

How to use the EMDR DeprEnd protocol

arne hofmannDr. Arne Hofmann and Dr. Maria Lehnung
12th May 2021 0845am start  –  1230pm finish

Severe depression is one of the most common mental disorders and affects between 15-20 % of the general population in their lifetimes. Although many interventions exist, the treatment results are often less than satisfactory. High relapse rates (ranging at 50% after two years), unsatisfactory remissions and suicidal risks are among the major problems.

A growing number of studies shows that stressful life events play a major role also in depressive disorders. Therefore, EMDR comes more and more into focus as a new intervention tool in the treatment of depressive disorders. In the last 10 years our study group has contributed to the 10 randomised controlled studies that show that EMDR is at least equal to CBT treatment in depression (equivalence) but seems to result in more complete remissions. EMDR may therefore be a great contribution to the treatment of depression and also lead to a decreased risk of relapses.


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EMDR UK Conference 2022EMDR UK Annual Conference & AGM 25th & 26th March 2022, Cardiff

I am delighted to announce this hybrid conference will be held in Wales in 2022.

We have commissioned a rich programme with highly regarded international presenters Dolores Mosquera, Ana Gomez, Kathy Steele who will focus on

It is hoped that we will fill the venue with delegates, presenters, stall holders, and have ample opportunity to meet informally and have a large celebratory gathering for the fundraising dinner. Please note this, and all future conferences, regardless of venue will also be live streamed and recorded in order to outreach extensively and flexibility to meet the needs of the membership.

Please note on this occasion there will not be a fund-raising dinner for Trauma Aid UK (TAUK) due to restricted table seating arrangements at restaurants, however, UK Board and Committee members and guests will be dining at The Chapel Restaurant on Friday 25h March, delegates are welcome to join us there by booking independently. You may wish to make a donation to TAUK regardless of the dinner.

Chapel Restaurant 


In the event of a booking query please contact: Amy Donohoe amy@eyas.co.ukConference Event Manager.

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