Internet-based treatment approaches

Due to the situation in the Arabic-speaking world and the resulting migration to Europe, there is a lack of mental and medical care for people with trauma sequelae not only in current war and crisis areas, but also in Europe (mainly due to a lack of knowledge of Arabic among clinical professionals).

Since 2008, the “Ilajnafsy” project has offered the possibility of applying evidence-based methods for the treatment of trauma sequelae (i.e. post-traumatic stress disorder and depression) in Arabic-speaking people worldwide due to its geographically independence.

The treatments offered in the “Ilajnafsy” program are based on a therapeutic concept (Interapy) that has been developed and scientifically evaluated as a web-based treatment method for people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It is based on a cognitive-behavioral therapy approach, of which writing therapy is a central component.

For the “Ilajnafsy” program, this therapy concept for PTSD was culturally adapted and translated into Arabic. In addition, two treatments for depression were developed as part of “Ilajnafsy”.

All treatments offered by Ilajnafsy are realized and scientifically accompanied through a program-owned, data-protected web portal.

  • Detailed information about the therapies and participation possibilities, can be found at:

More information is also available in an animated film, in English, Arabic and Arabic with English subtitles.


The project is funded by MISEREOR and the BMZ.


Freie Universität Berlin and Medical School Berlin


Dr. Sophie Clever
Sophie Klein
Tel.: (030) 30 39 06 -71


Schwerpunkte: Wissenschaftliche Begleitung, Internet-basierte Behandlungsansätze, Konsequenzen extremer Traumatisierung und Psychodiagnostik.