trauma therapy education material

Visual concept and design of psychoeducation manual to be used language independently during therapy sessions with traumatized refugees.

Dipl. Psych. Eike Leidgens
Medizinische Flüchtlingshilfe Bochum

page online Novum World of Graphic Design

Psychological Idea

Because of horrible experiences many refugees suffer from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It can be treated with psychoeducation, a group therapy method containing the transmission of information regarding post traumatic stress disorder. Information material is handed out to the patients after each therapy session as well as material for processing a task during the week. Unfortunately, the patients are speaking many different languages and the material is not translated into each of them. That is why this important education material is useless during many therapy sessions.

I created a visual concept for this material to make it functioning language-independently. The set entails the book containing the information as well as the training material. It serves as information material as well as a diary accompanying the patient during the therapy and afterwards.