Speaker Profile



Lecturer, Psychotherapist, President of Trauma Aid Europe, EMDR Europe Accredited Trainer & Consultant
Dr Derek Farrell is a BPS Chartered Psychologist, Principal Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Worcester (UK), and EMDR Europe Accredited Trainer & Consultant, and an accredited CBT therapist with BABCP. Derek is President of Trauma Aid Europe, Chair of the EMDR Europe Practice Committee, Scientific Advisor to the Board of Trauma Aid Germany, and Chair of the EMDRIA Counsel of Scholars Future of EMDR – Training & Accreditation Group. He is involved in several Humanitarian Trauma Capacity Building programmes including Pakistan, Turkey, India, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, Lebanon, Poland, Philippines, Palestine, and Iraq. In Geneva 2013, Derek was the recipient of the ‘David Servan Schreiber Award’ for Outstanding Contribution to EMDR Therapy. In addition, Derek was also shortlisted for the prestigious Times Higher Education Supplement (TES) Awards (2017) for ‘International Impact’ due to his Humanitarian Trauma Capacity Building work in Iraq with the Free Yezidi Foundation and the Jiyan Foundation for Torture and Human Rights. In June 2018 Derek was also awarded the Trauma Aid Europe ‘Humanitarian of the Year Award, in Strasbourg, France. In June 2020 Derek was awarded the Member of the (Most Excellent Order of the) British Empire (MBE) as part of Queen Elizabeth II Birthday Honours List receiving his Award at Windsor Castle December 2021. Derek has authored over 50 academic peer- reviewed publications, several book chapters, and is the Co-Editor of the Journal of EMDR Practice & Research.


Includes an Action Trauma Network Membership!