What is the ‘lifeline’?

The lifeline is part of the Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) developed by Maggie Schauer, Frank Neuner, and Thomas Elbert. NET is an evidence-based short-term intervention which is effective in treating Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms. The lifeline is conducted at the beginning of NET and gives an important overview of the persons’ life story. This lifeline tool was developed in 2019 as an initiative of Center for Research in Family Health at the IWK Hospital in Halifax, NS under the supervision of Dr. Elisa Kaltenbach and Dr. Patrick McGrath. Programming by Jonathan Pierce.
Schauer, M., Neuner, F., & Elbert, T. (2011). Narrative Exposure Therapy - a short-term treatment for traumatic stress disorder (2nd ed.). Göttingen, Germany: Hogrefe.


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Minimum System Requirements

  • Up to date web browser: Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Edge is not recommended. Others are not supported.
  • Hardware acceleration enabled in browser info
  • Reliable internet connection.
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo at 2.0Ghz / AMD A4 at 2.2Ghz