Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Psychology

Committee Information

The following members of the Interest Group Committee have been elected by the members of this Interest Group. Please feel free to contact the Interest Group Committee members with any queries or suggestions about the activities and events which they organise for members of this Interest Group around Australia.

Please note that all committee members are volunteers with a range of work commitments. We will get back to you regarding your enquiry as soon as we can.


Mrs Arianne Struik
Arianne Struik is a clinical psychologist, family therapist and EMDR practitioner and consultant, originally from the Netherlands. She worked in Child and Adolescent Mental Health for twenty-two years as a clinical psychologist and program director. Arianne has been member of the ESTD Child and Adolescent committee for several years.
She moved to Australia and became director of The Institute for Chronically Traumatized Children (ICTC) from which she delivers FIFO-trauma treatment in remote areas in Australia and New Zealand.
She developed the Sleeping Dogs method, described in the book Treating Chronically Traumatized Children (Struik, 2014) and teaches internationally on the treatment of trauma and dissociation in children.

Membership Secretary

Mrs Fiona Mawson


Mrs Gillian Dolan

Committee Member

Mr Hugh Woolford
Phone: 0407153211
Hugh completed a Batchelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology at the University of New South Wales in 1984 and after some years of working in community health settings completed his Masters in Clinical Psychology at UQ in 1993 and is an endorsed Clinical Psychologist and a member of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. Over the past 30 years Hugh has worked as a clinician with children, adults and older adults in community, hospital and institutional settings in Australia and England. He has a wide range of interests including end-of-life issues and more complex presentations and believes EMDR is an extremely effective therapy.

Memership Secretary

Ms Jane Reynolds

Committee Member

Ms Kellie Edwards
With a strong background in Leadership Coaching, Organisational Change and Human Resource Management, Kellie Edwards is a Psychologist, Mindfulness Teacher and EMDR Therapist based in Edithvale and Melbourne CBD. She runs group workshops and individual coaching and counselling sessions both online and face to face. These programs integrate mindfulness and self compassion practices with the power of EMDR to help Make Better Possible for clients.

Committee Member

Ms Gisela Tonat
Phone: 0415 397 213
I am an accredited institute trained EMDR Practitioner, Facilitator and Consultant. I grew up in Germany and live since 1993 in Australia, Newcastle. I am a registered Psychologist and work since 2004 in private practice after been employed in D&A Health services and women's Health Centre. I am passionate about EMDR therapy since I discovered it in 2007 through personal experiences. Although I do want to work less I want to give back to the EMDR community. Please contact me if you have any questions