Jacqueline van der Klooster
Clinical Psychologist
BPsych (Hon) MPsych (Clinical)

EMDR Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

If you are interested in finding out more about EMDR therapy, you may find some of the links below helpful.  EMDR therapy has a strong evidence base for helping heal trauma and is one of the two evidence based treatments for
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), the other being Trauma Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (TFCBT).
 
EMDR and TFCBT are recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as the first line treatments for PTSD for adults, prior to medication. Jackie has completed training in EMDR level1, level 2 and EMDR Master Class and has experienced working with dissociative identity disorder and complex trauma.  Jackie has also completed training in TFCBT for adults and children. Jackie has also completed further training in the delivery of EMDR via telehealth for adults and children due to COVID-19.

Both treatments are offered at Transcendent Psychology.  This same recommendation is also provided in the Australian Guidelines for treatment. 

The Guidelines for the Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are endorsed by the Australian Psychological Society, The Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.  Click on this link to view the guidelines:
PTSD GUIDELINES 

The above link opens to a 7 minute Youtube video about EMDR therapy.

The above link opens the EMDR Association of Australia Website.

The above link opens to an 11.48 minute Ted Talk where Tricia Kim Walsh shares her own EMDR journey.