About the project:

The project “FactArt: Samfunnet ser” is leaded by School of Arts, Design, and Media and School of Health Sciences at Kristiania University College. 

Our partners are the University of Konstanz (Germany) and the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Brazil).

The project is funded by Kristiania, and is approved by REK and SIKT. 

What is the aim of the research project?

  • To provide treatment that can mitigate trauma among refugees.
  • To collect narratives from Ukrainian refugees to communicate to the Norwegian Society regarding their experiences. These narratives will be mediated through an artistic intervention -a theater play.

*The individual narratives will be anonymized and processed to be an inspiration to the processing of artistic method.

What does participating mean?

As a participant your health will first be mapped out through different questionnaires. If you fulfil the criteria for PTSD, you will receive individual Narrative ExposureTherapy (NET). With your consent, the individual narratives created through the NET will be used anonymously to build a script that will be used to create a theater play. Later, you will also get the opportunity to participate in NetFact (group intervention).

What is narrative exposure therapy (NET)?

Net is a psychotherapy intervention based upon  storytelling and arts, where you and your therapist will work through your life focusing on the traumatic events you have experienced. NET has been found to be a helpful treatment for people suffering with PTSD.

Students who have the following characteristics can participate in this study:

  • Ukrainian refugees living in Oslo or close to Oslo.
  • Speaks English
  • 18-55 year’s old
  • Student level: *BA, MA, PhD, introduction program, Norwegian course, studies abroad and more, qualifies to participation.
  • All genders are welcome.

The students who are qualified and wish to participate further will go through a mental health check that will take around 2 – 3 hours.

They who present PTSD and trauma symptoms will be treated with narrative exposure therapy (NET). The treatment will be in 8 sessions, each session will take from 90 to 120 minutes.

Are you interested in participating?

You can register your interest by using this form, and we will contact you with further information.

At the information meeting people will be able to ask questions about the project, and if they want, they can register their interest to participate. For those who are interested we will schedule a day to do the mental health screening.

    Please don’t hesitate to contact Associate Professor at Kristianias School of Health Sciences, Vanessa Nolasco Ferreira, if you have any questions or inquiries. 

    This project is approved by REK and SIKT.