Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET)

Scientific Rating:
Well-Supported by Research Evidence
See scale of 1-5

Additional Implementation Resources

Since this program Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) was highly rated on the Scientific Rating Scale, program representatives were asked to provide additional implementation information.

Pre-Implementation Materials

There are no pre-implementation materials to measure organizational or provider readiness for Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET).

Formal Support for Implementation

There is formal support available for implementation of Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) as listed below:

Trainers, training manual, trauma screening questionnaires, supervision live & via Skype (also during program build-up, as well as for treatment support and post-testing). Descriptions on how large-scale programs were built up in the field are also available.

Fidelity Measures

There are no fidelity measures for Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET).

Implementation Guides or Manuals

There are implementation guides or manuals for Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) as listed below:

There are brief outlines of the training as well as an assessment manual available for field trained lay counselors

Research on How to Implement the Program

Research has been conducted on how to implement Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) as listed below:

  • Ertl, V., Pfeiffer, A., Schauer, E., Elbert, T., & Neuner, F. (2011). Community-implemented trauma therapy for former child soldiers in Northern Uganda: A randomized controlled trial. JAMA, 206, 503-512.
  • Jacob, N., Neuner, F., Mädl, A., Schaal, S., & Elbert, T. (2014). Dissemination of psychotherapy for trauma-spectrum disorders in resource-poor countries: a randomized controlled trial in Rwanda. Psychotherapy & Psychosomatics, 83, 354–363. doi:10.1159/000365114
  • Schaal, S., Elbert, T., & Neuner, F. (2009). Narrative exposure therapy versus interpersonal psychotherapy: A pilot randomized controlled trial with Rwandan genocide orphans. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 78, 298-306.
  • Stenmark, H., Catani, C., Neuner, F., Elbert, T., & Holen, A. (2013). Treating PTSD in refugees and asylum seekers within the general health care system. A randomized controlled multicenter study. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 51(10), 641-647.