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Derek Farrell, MBE

Guest Speaker

Prof Derek Farrell, MBE, is a professor in trauma psychology at the University of Worcester, Northumbria University, and Queen’s University Belfast. Farrell is president of Trauma Aid Europe and the Trauma Response Network Ireland. He is also co-editor of EMDRIA’s Journal of EMDR Practice & Research. He has been involved in several Humanitarian Trauma capacity-building programs, including Pakistan, Turkey, India, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, Lebanon, Poland, Philippines, Palestine, and Iraq. Farrell has authored over 50 academic peer-reviewed publications and several book chapters and is the co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of EMDR.


Session P2: Consultant Session: Enhancing Competency in EMDR Therapy Using the Trident Model

Presented by Derek Farrell, MBE in Advanced at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, April 17th.

Clinical Supervision/ Consultation of EMDR therapy practice is essential to ensure that an EMDR clinician’s practice is safe, informed, effective, efficient, evidenced, and relevant. Achieving proficiency and competency in EMDR requires an intense commitment to life-long learning. This session will explore the core components of clinical supervision and consultation paradigms about enhancing clinical practice in…

Session T1: Integrating EMDR Therapy for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Presented by Derek Farrell, MBE at 11:00 AM on Thursday, April 18th.

This workshop explores the integration of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy in the treatment of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Employing a dual-focus approach, the intervention combines AIP informed, trauma processing with compassion-focused techniques and interventions. EMDR’s adaptive information processing model is used to reprocess distressing memories, facilitating their integration into a…