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EMDRNZ Conference 2023

Join our EMDRNZ Conference 2023 in Wellington or online (via live stream). EMDRNZ and EMDRAA members enjoy the exclusive member rate.

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EMDRNZ Conference 2023
EMDRNZ Conference 2023

Time & Location

22 Nov 2023, 9:00 am – 26 Nov 2023, 5:00 pm

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 55 Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand


About the Event

EMDRNZ is delighted to announce two workshops at this year’s Friday 24th November EMDRNZ Conference.

Please email to  for more detailed timetable.

All registrations for in-person attendance are closed and for online attendance will close on Friday 18 November.

Conference Keynote Speakers presenting in person - Robin Shapiro and Ad de Jongh

Robin Shapiro: EMDR & Polyvagal tools for Chronic Pain, Tinnitus, Long Covid, and Multiple Chemical Sensitivities.

Our nervous systems broadcast many symptoms after the original causes of pain, sound, illness, and allergies are long gone. EMDR, Vagal Calming, and Visualization techniques can quiet or eradicate those symptoms! This training explains how to use EMDR's Standard Protocol, some basic Polyvagal calming exercises, and some visualizations to heal Chronic Pain, Long Covid, Tinnitus, and MCS. It includes a lecture, a detailed PowerPoint, and many case examples.

Robin Shapiro's Bio

Robin Shapiro is known for her clear, accessible, and practical style in writing, teaching, and clinical consultation. She is the author/editor of five books covering multiple modes of clinical treatments. She is in high demand as a consultant, workshop presenter, and conference speaker on the issues of healing trauma, dissociation, attachment issues, anxiety, depression, sexual and relationship issues.

A psychotherapist since 1981, she has expertise in EMDR, ego state, somatic, relational, attachment-focused, and many other therapies. She is skilled at synthesizing diverse therapy modalities and explaining how to use them, simply, and often entertainingly, to other therapists. Her passion is helping psychotherapists understand and effectively treat their clients.

Ad de Jongh's Bio

Ad de Jongh, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and professor of Anxiety and Behavior Disorders at the University of Amsterdam. He is also an honorary professor in psychology at the School of Health Sciences of Salford University in Manchester, at the Institute of Health and Society of the University of Worcester, and at the School of Psychology of Queen’s University in Belfast. He was involved in establishing the Psychotrauma Expertise Center (PSYTREC), where he is the head of research department. He is an expert in the treatment of anxiety disorders and is involved in research on the efficacy of evidence-based treatments for a wide variety of patient groups, including traumatized children, people with intellectual disabilities, and other complex psychiatric conditions such as psychosis and borderline personality disorder. He published more than 400 scientific articles, book chapters, and books on his areas of expertise. is an approved trainer for the EMDR Europe Association and a member of the Council of Scholars; the Future of EMDR project.

Day 1 & 2: Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd November 2023 (in person and live streamed; recording availble for 90 days) 

Pre-Conference Workshop - Robin Shapiro: Introduction to Ego States with working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse, including how to help clients grow into good adult sexual relationships.

Day 3: Friday 24th November 2023 (ONLY in person and live streamed; NOT RECORDED) 

EMDRNZ Conference Day

Keynote Speakers - Robin Shapiro and Ad de Jongh

Day 4 & 5: Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th November 2023 (in person and live streamed; recording availble for 90 days) 

Post-Conference Workshop - Ad de Jongh: Treatment of Complex PTSD and Dissociation and EMDR 2.0

EMDRNZ is hosting this year’s Conference in Wellington from 22nd – 26th November and is extending the EMDRNZ member rate to EMDRAA members. Those unable to attend in person can purchase the digital recordings of the Robin Shapiro and Ad de Jongh workshops at the member rate or join online (via live stream).

Costs (all GST-inclusive):


$145 - Conference (1 day – Friday 24th November)

$455 - 2 Day Workshop 

$555 - 3 Days - Conference Day and 1 workshop

$855 - 5 Days - Conference and 2 workshops


$195 - Conference (1 day – Friday 24th November)

$525 - 2 Day Workshop 

$695 - 3 Days - Conference Day and 1 workshop

$995 - 5 Days - Conference and 2 workshops 

Annual membership to EMDRNZ is $115.


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