Saturday 5th November 2022

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Mowadat Rana – ‘EMDR in Pakistan: A Journey of a Thousand Leagues’ – Resilience of a Nation

Pam Brown – ‘Trauma Recovery in Australia and partnership with Rotary, in rural and remote Communities affected by Disaster’


Speakers Presentations include:

Dr. Derek Indoe – Work in the Favelos in Brazil

Professor Paul Miller – EMDR and Midwifery in Northern Ireland

Adeline Pupat – Scaling up Trauma Treatment with GIST-T Traumatic Stress Relief Training & Intervention Package

Cecile Bizouerne, Elisabetta Dozio and Dr. Derek Farrell – G-TEP Group CBT for Children in Central African Republic (CAR) by Paraprofessionals

Penny Papanikolopoulos and Vasia Stamati – EMDR and Children in Foster Care in Greece

Peter Bumke, Ute Sodemann and Frank Hofmann – Trauma Aid Germany and TPSS in Iraq


             This Event is dedicated to

The memory of Tom & Maureen Farrell




Inaugural Trauma Aid Europe Virtual Conference

Saturday 5th March 2022

A Virtual Day Summit Forum to explore Trauma Capacity Building to address the Global Burden of Trauma where it is most needed bringing together a diverse panel of Trauma experts to share their experiences of various International Trauma Capacity Building projects – consider the journey to date – explore what the future holds

This Event is dedicated to the memory of Tom Farrell, Liverpool Legend


About Trauma Aid Europe

Trauma Aid Europe is a network organization responsible for the promotion and development of EMDR therapy, as an evidence based, empirically supported psychotherapy, in assisting communities affected by the consequences of psychological trauma.

Agenda - Saturday 5th March 2022

09:00 Registration

09:30 Welcome by TAE President – Dr. Derek Farrell

09:40 Keynote Address: Trauma Capacity building to address the global burden of trauma: Rolf Carriere (CEO GISTT)

10:20 Trauma Psycho-Social Support (TPSS+) – Frank Hofmann (Trauma Aid Germany)

11:00 Morning Coffee Break

11:30 Trauma Stress Relief (TSR) 

12:20 AIP informed Trauma Counselling (SE Asia Model). Tri Hadi – EMDR Indonesia

12:45 Lunch break + Virtual Poster Presentations

13:45 Group Trauma Treatment in Iraq & Central African Republic (TF-CBT versus GTEP) – Cecile Bizouerne, Elizabetta Dozio (ACF France) & Dr. Derek Farrell

15:00 Trauma Capacity Building Curriculum Design – Ron Ockwell & Gail Womersley

15:15 Afternoon Tea Break

15:35 Research & Development Strategy for Trauma Capacity Building and Paraprofessional Development – Matt Kiernan & Ian Barron

16:15 Closing Remarks – Dr. Derek Farrell

Trauma Aid Europe Humanitarian Award

Past Trauma Aid Europe Humanitarian Award Recipients

1st   Award       2015 – Helga Mattheß

2nd Award       2016 – Ute Sodemann

3rd Award        2017 – Joanny Spierings

4th Award        2018 – Derek Farrell

5th Award        2019 – Isabel Fernandez

2020                 No award due to COVID-19

7th Award        2021 – Dr. Sushma Mehrotra


7th Trauma Aid Europe Humanitarian Award 2021


 This award is offered in recognition of outstanding contribution to the EMDR community for:


Supporting traumatized communities


Disseminating EMDR Therapy within Humanitarian environments


Implementing Humanitarian trauma capacity building projects throughout the world


Networking , connecting and strengthening resources