Participants sought for studies Find help for trauma

Are you an immigrant living in Sweden having experienced traumatic life events? Researchers at Karolinska Institutet are testing an online psychological therapy (CBT) in English to help immigrants experiencing post-traumatic stress (PTSD). This psychological treatment has been proven to work.

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Traumatic life events

Many people experience traumatic events. This might be from experiencing war and conflict, being physically or sexually assaulted, or witnessing violence or serious accidents. After these things happen, it's common to not feel like yourself. You might have bad memories, nightmares, or feel scared when you think about what happened. This can make you avoid certain things or places.

The treatment

The therapy will take 8 weeks, and it's free of charge. It happens online, so you don't need to go anywhere. You'll chat with a licensed psychologist through text regularly during these 8 weeks. The treatment and information you share is confidential.

You can apply for the study if you

  • are an immigrant in Sweden (for example refugee or someone who has moved here, residence permit not necessary)
  • have experienced a traumatic event and feel bothered by memories of the event, and/or feel limited in the everyday life
  • are 18 years of age and above 
  • can read and understand basic English
  • have access to a computer or smartphone with Internet


Maria Bragesjö

Med dr, specialist psychologist and principal investigator for the study

Processing of personal data

Your personal data is processed for the purposes of this study in accordance with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). The legal entity responsible for processing of your personal data is Karolinska Institutet. The Data Protection Officer can be reached at The data will be analyzed on a group level, handled confidentially and it will be stored in a secure database at Karolinska Institutet. You can terminate your participation in the study at any time.