Presentations & Teachings on Working with Refugees & Migrants

Social and health care practitioners may freely access evidence-based practice psychological interventions and teachings as well as current practice-based evidence whist treating their culturally diverse clients.

We would like to express our deepest appreciation to all experts, governmental and non- governmental organisations and agencies whose work have been cited below, enriching our portal and practice of professionals working with refugees and asylum seekers.

These presentations have been compiled by Dr Farkhondeh Farsimadan a Chartered Counselling Psychologist who is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and an HCPC registered psychologist.

Please, use the links below to view the presentations and teachings.  

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  • Adapting Therapies for Faith Communities. Presentations. University of Leeds, School of Medicine, Medicine Health.

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  • Addressing depression in Muslim communities: Results and resources. University of Leeds, School of Medicine, Medicine Health.

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  • An overview of issues in working with vulnerable immigrant and refugee populations and a case study of the Garcia family. Carll, E., Chakaryan, H., & Stiles, D. (2021).  Refugee Mental Health Resource Network, RMHRN, an APA interdivisional Webinar. APA Division 56 - Trauma Psychology.

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  • Assessment and treatment of torture survivors: Resilience-Centred Healing. Akinsulure-Smith, A.M., Porterfield, K., & Smith, H.E. (2017). APA Division 56 -Trauma Psychology.

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  • Bridging the gap in global youth mental health.  Dawson, K. (2017).  University of New South Wales & the World Health Organisation, WHO. Research presented at NSW, Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors, Annual Research Symposium.

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  • British Red Cross positive images-migration and development: a toolkit for teachers, youth workers and other educators to teach young people about migration and development.

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  • British Red Cross refugees and migration teaching resources.  British Red Cross.

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  • City of Sanctuary UK, resources for people fleeing violence and persecution and seeking sanctuary in the UK are available by theme and for various groups and can be accessed via link below:

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  • Community based clinical interventions with Sri Lankan Tamil community. Mayuran, S. (2018). NSW, Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors.

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  • Contemporary issues in treating refugee survivors of trauma.  Silove, D. (2016). Sydney South West Local Health District and School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales. Research presented at NSW, Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors, Annual Research Symposium.

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  • Educational needs and experiences of refugee children in Scotland. McBride, M. (2018).  What Works Scotland, WWScot.

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  • Experiences of refugee resettlement in Scotland. What Works Scotland, WWScot. (2018).

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  • Human Rights and trauma:the impact of the understanding of rights on successful settlement and healing.Bartolomei, L., and Pittaway, E. (2016). University of New South Wales & Centre for Refugee Research.Research presented at NSW, Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma, Annual Research Symposium.

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  • Latest on neuroscience and trauma. Liddle, B. (2016).  NSW, Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors.

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  • The link between physical and mental health of refugees. Harris, M. (2019). Centre for Primary Health Care and Equity, University of New South Wales.  Research presented at NSW, Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors, Annual Research Symposium.

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  • Making psychosocial interventions accessible to 100,000s of refugees. Bryant, R. (2018). NSW, Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors.

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  • The mental health of asylum seekers: trauma, post-migration stress, treatment and clinical outcomes.  Steel, Z. (2017). School of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, St John of God Health Care, Richmond Hospital, Sydney. Research presented at NSW, Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors, Annual Research Symposium.

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  • Monitoring community attitudes during refugee resettlement in Armidale, NSW.  Watt, S. et al. (2020). NSW, Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors, STARTTS, Research Symposium.

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  • "My mind is not like before": Survivors of torture and trauma amongst refugees – identification and treatment. The International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims, IRCT (2018).

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  • Narrative Exposure Therapy: Concept & Efficacy.  Neuner, F. (2016). A Webinar presentation.  APA Division 56-Trauma Psychology, published on November 5, 2016. 

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  • Refugee issues for educators.  Marks, J., & Radosavlievic, L. (2016).   Idaho Conference on refugees: neighbours united workshop resources. The Refugee Centre Online. Idaho Office for Refugees

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  • Refugee trauma and suicidality: The case of Nadia.  Reddel, T. (2018).  NSW, Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors.

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  • Resettlement of Syrian refugees in West Dunbartonshire: lessons for partnership and community engagement. Bynner, C. (2018).  What Works Scotland, WWScot.

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  • Restoring hope, rebuilding lives: Lessons from the field. Northwood, A., & Keefe, A.

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  • Schools of Sanctuary resources: teaching resources, lesson plans and fact and figures about refugees for schools. These resources can be accessed via link below:

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  • Serving survivors of torture: Attending to vicarious trauma and enhancing vicarious resilience. Berthold, S.M., & Deutsch, A. (2011).

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  • Sport and physical activity in the treatment of refugee trauma survivors of torture and trauma. Rosenbaum, S. (2020). School of Psychiatry, UNSW Sydney Vice President, Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies Director, Exercise Sports Science Australia. NSW, Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors, STARTTS, Research Symposium.

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  • Traumatized refugees and EMDR psychotherapy: a brief report of experience-based EMDR practices with refugees and asylum seekers in Italy.  A presentation by Lucia Formenti (2016). EMDR Europe Association, Psychotraumatology Research Centre, Milan, Italy.

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  • Trauma & the Refugee & Immigrant Experience. Abdi, S. (2016). Boston Children Hospital Refugee Trauma & Resilience Centre.

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  • Trauma-related genetic, epigenetic and molecular factors contributing to mental illness – what do we know?  Matosin, N. (2019).  University of Wollongong. Research presented at NSW, Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors, Annual Research Symposium.

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  • Trauma, PTSD and substance use. Mills, K. (2021). The Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use. University of Sydney, Australia.

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  • Treatment of PTSD & addiction in traumatised adults. Askovic, M. (2021). Neurofeedback Program Coordinator & ANFI Director. NSW, Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors, STARTT.

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  • United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR Teaching About Refugees page provides free and adaptable teaching materials on refugees, asylum, migration and statelessness for all age groups in primary and secondary education with a section dedicated to professional development and guidance for primary and secondary school teachers on inclusion of refugee children in their classes.

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  • Utilizing remote technology in managing self-harm and suicidality with refugee trauma clients. Rosenfield, M, (2021). NSW, Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors, STARTTS, Clinical Master Class.

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  • Working with Immigrant-Origin Clients. An update for mental health professionals. Based on the Report of the APA Presidential Task Force on Immigration. Crossroads: The Psychology of Immigration in the New Century.  APA Presidential Task Force on Immigration, (2013).

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  • Working clinically via Tele-Health with an asylum seeker experiencing self-harm and suicidality. Theodor, K. (2021). NSW, Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors, STARTTS, Clinical Master Class.

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  • Working in conflict zones/disasters & legislative advocacy for refugee children & families: atypical training for graduate students. Carll, E., Khoury, B., & Stiles, D. (2021).  Refugee Mental Health Resource Network, RMHRN, an APA interdivisional Webinar. APA Division 56 - Trauma Psychology.

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  • Working with young unaccompanied asylum seekers & refugees. (2021). Education Scotland.

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