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Neurofeedback and Developmental Trauma in Young People

Event organized by CASPA

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Learn how Neurofeedback Therapy and Neuromodulation can be applied to treat children and young people living with developmental trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

The presentation is an opportunity for professionals in the field of Child Protection and Youth Mental Health to gain practical an theoretical knowledge and learn about the new technology of Neuromodulation.

Professionals will be able to experience Neurofeedback themselves. Volunteers will have sensors fixed onto their heads while watching their brain wave activity on a computer screen. Whilst wired up, participants will be able to familiarise themselves with the process and the feel of a Neurofeedback session.

Presented by Nerida Saunders and Professor Bulent Turman, the presentation will provide evidence of Neurofeedback efficacy, in the hope that this trauma therapy will be made accessible to the young people who struggle to integrate their childhood trauma through conventional therapies, to help fast-track healing.

The presenters
Adjunct Professor Bulent Turman, neuroscientist, teaches and conducts research at Griffith, Sydney and Ege universities. Dr Turman has lectured for many years at the School of Medicine, Sydney University and also the Faculty of Medicine Bond University. Prof. Turman’s expertise is in neuromodulation and neuroplasticity. Originating from Turkey (Ege University), Turman‘s doctorate in neurophysiology brought him to the University of New South Wales where his work focused on investigating the functional organisation of cortical somatosensory areas.

Nerida Saunders BCN (BA, Dip Ed, Grad Couns., MPhil., PhD Cand) is the Co-Director of The Brain, Mind and Memory Centre in Tweed Heads. Previously President of Applied Neuroscience Society Australasia and current Clinical Advisor at the Brain, Mind and memory Centre, Nerida’s is a specialist in QEEG measurement and interpretation, and Neurofeedback Therapy for improving performance has led her to successfully treat people with complex (childhood) trauma and PTSD. Nerida is a member of the Australian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ASTSS), EMDRIA, ANSA and Fellow ACCP.