Projects

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The below listed research projects, carried out at the Competence Centre for Transcultural Psychiatry (CTP), are organised by these research focus areas:

  1. Psychophysiology and pathology of PTSD
  2. Treatment of trauma-affected refugees
  3. Community integration
  4. Cultural competences & understanding
If you have any questions about these focus areas or the specific projects, please email transkulturel.psyk@regionh.dk.


1. Psychophysiology and pathology of PTSD

​Period
​Title
​Investigator(s)
​Description
​Materials
​2018-19
​Examination of self-disorders in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder with secondary psychotic symptoms (working title)

​Troels Schmidt, MD
Sigurd Wiingaard Uldall, MD, PhD
Maria Nilsson, MD, PhD student
Jessica Carlsson, MD, PhD
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2. Treatment of trauma-affected refugees

​Period
​Title
​Investigator(s)
​Description
​Materials
​2008-09
​Longitudinal study of the treatment of traumatised refugees at CTP
​Cæcilie Buhmann, MD, PhD
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​​2009-11

​​The effect of the treatment of traumatised refugees with trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy (TFCBT) and medical treatment including antidepressants – a randomised controlled clinical study (PTF1*)
​Cæcilie Buhmann, MD, PhD

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​Letter informing project participants of research results:
Arabic Danish English | Farsi

​2010-11
​Traumatised refugees in treatment – description of psychiatric diagnoses and full symptom picture using systematic SCAN interviews
​Trine Marie Nørgaard, MD and Cæcilie Buhmann, MD, PhD

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​2011-12
​Stress Management versus Cognitive Restructuring: a randomised clinical study on traumatised refugees (PTF2*)
​Jessica Carlsson Lohmann, MD, PhD

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​​Letter informing project participants of research results:
Arabic Danish Farsi

​2011-15
​The treatment of traumatised refugees with Sertraline versus Venlafaxine in combination with psychotherapy – a randomised clinical study (PTF3*)
Charlotte Sonne, MD, Postdoc
Jessica Carlsson Lohmann, MD, PhD

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Letter informing project participants of research results:
Arabic Danish English | Farsi

​2011-14
​Attachment, Complex Trauma and Psychotherapy: A Clinical Study of the Significance of Attachment in Adult Arabic-speaking Refugees with PTSD
​Karin Riber, MSc, PhD

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​2012
​Basic Body Awareness Therapy – changes in physical and mental health of traumatised refugees – a pilot study
​Kajsa Stade Aarønæs, MD

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​2012-13
​Somatic comorbidity in traumatised refugees with post-traumatic stress disorder
​Mette Lolk, MD
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​2013-15
Treatment of traumatised refugees: the effect of Basic Body Awareness Therapy versus mixed physical activity as add-on treatment – A Randomised Controlled Trial (PTF4*)
Maja Sticker Nordbrandt, MD, PhD student


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Informed Consent Form

​2016
​The relationship between traumatic experiences and PTSD with psychotic symptoms in trauma-affected refugees
​Hannah Rathke, MSc Psychology student

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2016-17
​Event-related Potential in Trauma-Affected Refugee
​​Hanieh Meteran, medical and research year student
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​2015-18
​A Neuroimaging Investigation of Severely Traumatised Refugees
​Sigurd Uldall, MD, PhD 

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​Videointerview - Sigurd Uldall

​2016-18
​Treatment of Sleep Disturbances in Trauma-affected Refugees – A Randomised Controlled Trial (PTF5*)
​​Hinuga Sandahl, MD

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​2018-25
​​Imagery Rehearsal Therapy Groups

​Ida Poschmann, MSc Psychology 
Jessica Carlsson, MD, PhD
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​2018-19
​​Neurofeedback as a treatment for trauma-affected refugees - A pilot study
​Erik Vindbjerg, Clinical psychologist
Sigrid Zeuthen Hannemose, medical student
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​2018-19
​Sleep Structure in Refugees Diagnosed With PTSD

​Mia Beicher Ansbjerg, Pre-graduate Researcher and Medical Student

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2020
​Predictors of psychotherapy outcome in trauma-affected refugees: secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial 
​Berglind Bernardsdóttir, MSc Psychology Student and Research Intern at CTP 
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​2020-21
​Does sleep mediate the association between PTSD symptoms and pain in trauma-affected refugees?
​Joakim Friis, Pre-graduate Researcher and Medical Student

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​2020-21
A psychometric comparison of DSM-IV and DSM-5 adapted scales for measuring PTSD in trauma-affected refugees (PTF6*)
​Erik Vindbjerg, MSc Psychology, PhD
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3. Community integration

​Period
​Title
​Investigator(s)
​Description
​Materials
​2016-18
The MindSpring project: Prevention of chronic PTSD and social dysfunction among refugees
Charlotte Sonne, MD,  PhD, Postdoc

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​2019-22
​​The effect of integrating cross-sectoral collaboration in psychosocial treatment of trauma-affected refugees; a randomised controlled trial (PTF6*)
​Maja Bruhn, MD

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​2019-22
​Psychoeducation for patients with Bipolar Disorder in Rwanda

​Caroline J. Arnbjerg, MD
Emmanuel Musoni Rwililza, MD
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4. Cultural competences & understanding

​Period
​Title
​Investigator(s)
​Description
​Materials
​2014-17
​Cross-cultural symptom patterns in PTSD, depression and anxiety
​Erik Vindbjerg, MSc Psychology, PhD

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2015-18
The encounter between clinicians and migrant patients in the outpatient mental health services in Denmark - A mixed methods study on cultural competences, treatment satisfaction and the Cultural Formulation Interview​
​Laura Glahder Lindberg, MSc, PhD student



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​2015-18
​Transcultural psychiatry: Exploring the assessment and diagnoses of migrants in Denmark
​Signe Skammeritz, MD, PhD student

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2019
​​The interpreter-mediated consultation – development of a e-learning module for Danish medical students
​Rikke Sander Jensen, medical and research year student
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​2016-20
​Developing a new refugee assessment tool: The Screening of Refugees Self-Report (ScoRe-SR)
​Charlotte Sonne, MD,  PhD, Postdoc

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*PTF=Psychiatric Trauma Research / Psykiatrisk Traume Forskning. Randomised clinical trials at CTP generating data for the Danish database on Refugees with Trauma (DART)


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