Online via Zoom

Event Date/Time
Date(s): 22/10/2020
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Developmental Trauma, Psychosis and Neurofeedback

Online Workshop Outline

The general public, leaders of public services, and mental health clinicians need to understand the really important advances in treating our most difficult and expensive public health issue – the effects of developmental trauma, illustrated by its contribution to psychosis. 

This online seminar will make it clearer for you by informing you about developments in neuroscience that enable us to assess and treat brain dysregulation due to developmental trauma, which has been shown to be a major contributor to the development and severity of psychosis.

~Organised by the Australian Neurofeedback Institute on Behalf of headspace Early Psychosis and Parramatta Mission.~


A/Prof Roger Gurr

A/Prof Roger Gurr

Clinical Director, headspace Early Psychosis, Western Sydney.

Conjoint Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Western Sydney University; Board Chair, NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors (STARTTS); previously Director of Mental Health for Western Sydney Area Health Service, Western Sydney LHD and Nepean Blue Mountains LHD.

Dr. Vivek Sharma

Dr. Vivek Sharma

Neurofeedback practitioner, headspace Early Psychosis, and ZenWaves Clinic.

Has interest in treatment of complex mental health conditions, such as Developmental Trauma, with neuromodulation techniques such as Neurofeedback. Trained as a Psychiatrist overseas with experience in full spectrum of mental health setting from general psychiatry inpatient unit, psychiatric hospital, high secure forensic setting, correctional centres, community and private practice.

Mirjana Askovic

Mirjana Askovic

Neurofeedback Program Coordinator at STARTTS and Director of the Australian Neurofeedback Institute (ANFI).

The Australian Neurofeedback Institute (ANFI) was established by STARTTS to offer neurofeedback training and mentoring to other clinicians in the field of trauma. Mirjana is a PhD candidate with the Discipline of Psychiatry at the University of Sydney. Her research is focused on the examination of the mechanisms and efficacy of neurofeedback in reducing symptoms of PTSD in trauma affected refugees.

Sejla Murdoch

Sejla Murdoch

Senior Team Leader of the STARTTS’ Neurofeedback Program and ANFI Deputy Director.

Sejla has worked as a clinician and a clinical supervisor at STARTTS since 1998 and since 2007 assisted in the development of the STARTTS Neurofeedback (NF) Clinic. Sejla is the Senior Team Leader of the STARTTS’ Neurofeedback Program and ANFI Deputy Director. Sejla is an accredited BCIA-A Neurofeedback Mentor.

Seminar Program

headspace Early Psychosis is funded by the Commonwealth Government and provided by Parramatta Mission 

Who should attend

This webinar is suitable for the general public,  leaders of public services and all professionals working with trauma and looking to understand the impact of developmental trauma on the brain. 

Workshop Fee


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