Web and smartphone-based therapies
Our project, “Ilajnafsy”, offers various forms of web and smartphone-based therapy for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.
Web-based written therapies
We offer two different web-based treatments; one for post-traumatic stress disorders and one for depression.
Both treatments provide the patient with a one-to-one therapist, with whom they maintain written contact over a secure internet portal. All of our therapists are native Arabic speakers who have received psychosocial training and work within a supervised structure.
When undertaking either of the above treatments, the therapists provide individual written feedback and instructions on the next written assignment within one working day. All communication between therapist and patient takes place in written form; contact by telephone occurs only in the case of crisis intervention.
The self-help app is now available from the app store.
Those suffering from mild depressive symptoms may wish to make use of our self-help app, SMILERS. This app can be used without the need for any direct contact with our therapists.
Patients using the S.M.I.L.E.R.S. app run through a total of seven different modules over the course of seven weeks. Most of the modules take the form of a picture story, for example portraying the treatment of a fictional person. This app contains important information about depressive conditions and how to deal with them, as well as some short practical exercises.
As well as our various “Ilajnafsy” written therapies and the SMILERS self-help app, we also offer a range of other therapeutic possibilities for the treatment of post-traumatic stress syndrome and depression.
A web or smartphone-based course of therapy is not suitable for every patient.
Using a thorough diagnostic process, consisting of self-diagnosis questionnaires and individual consultations as a precursor to therapy, we assess whether a course of web-based written therapy can be applied to the particular complaint and how we can best assist each individual patient.
In some particular cases a patient may respond better to other modes of treatment, such as traditional face-to-face therapy and consultation.