Our mission is to bring together research and clinical practice to ensure that our interventions are evidence-based and at the forefront of the refugee trauma treatment field.
As an activity of STARTTS, ANFI is committed to using research to expand knowledge related to the impact of refugee trauma on brain functioning and to evaluate efficacy of different neuromodulation techniques in working with refugee survivors of torture and trauma.
Objectives: The primary aim of this project is to examine the efficacy of neurofeedback training for alleviating chronic posttraumatic stress symptoms in adult refugees in comparison to another active intervention. We hypothesize that NFT will be associated with a reduction in symptoms, accompanied by changes in functional brain activity associated with improved cognitive control and emotion regulation.
NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS)
Published Work from our Team and Collaborators
Evaluation of Neurofeedback for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Related to Refugee Experiences Using Self-Report and Cognitive ERP Measures
Background: Neurofeedback holds promise as an intervention for the psychophysiological dysfunction found in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Neural Correlates of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms, Trauma Exposure, and Postmigration Stress in Response to Fear Faces in Resettled Refugees
Neurofeedback as an adjunct therapy for treatment of chronic post-traumatic stress disorder related to refugee trauma and torture experiences: two case studies
Neurofeedback in Work With Refugee Trauma: Rebuilding Fragile Foundations
THE CASE of PABLO DIEGO The Integration of Neurofeedback in Therapeutic Work with a Torture Survivor