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Mike Niconchuk

Program Lead
Wend Collective

Michael Niconchuk is a researcher and practitioner at the intersection of psychological trauma recovery, migration, and violence prevention. Trained in security studies, international relations, and social cognition, Michael has worked for more than a decade in the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Balkans to support local capacities to offer evidence-based care for persons affected by violent conflict, extremism, and displacement.  He has worked extensively on trauma recovery support for Syrian refugees, and the dignified and safe rehabilitation of the families and children of foreign terrorist fighters. He is the author of The Field Guide for Barefoot Psychology and numerous publications on mental health, identity-based violence, and migration.