Derek Farrell, Ph.D.


Derek Farrell, Ph.D., is a Principal Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Worcester (UK). He is the current President of Trauma Aid Europe and Chair of the EMDR Europe Practice Committee. Derek is also a Scientific Advisor to the Board of Trauma Aid Germany. He is involved in numerous Humanitarian Trauma Capacity Building programs throughout the world. In Geneva 2013, Derek was the recipient of the ‘David Servan Schreiber Award’ for Outstanding Contribution to EMDR Therapy. In June 2018 Derek was also awarded the Trauma Aid Europe ‘Humanitarian of the Year Award, in Strasbourg, France.


Session 416: EMDR Therapy & Dyslexia

Presented by Derek Farrell, Ph.D. in Intermediate at 9:00 AM on Sunday, October 4th.

Session Description: The lived experience of Dyslexia highlights lifelong emotional and social effects, often describing experiences of education as a ‘hostile environment’ of judgment, failure, ridicule, isolation, and stigma. This presentation will explore the ‘lived experience’ of Dyslexia through the lens of Adaptive Information Processing (AIP). It will outline how the AIP paradigm is used…