Saturday 5th November 2022

Further details to be announced shortly.

We are happy to announce the second Trauma Aid Europe Virtual Conference on Saturday 5th November 2022.


Please see the attachment below for a Call for Abstracts and available options for contributions to the Virtual Conference.


The deadline for Abstracts is 2nd September 2022.

For more details please click on the following link:


Call for Abstracts



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