Online intervention for difficulties with interpersonal loss

Online interventions have been firmly shown to be as efficient to treat several mental disorders as face-to-face psychotherapy. However, empirically validated online interventions are still very scarce in French, and to our knowledge, no such intervention exists to support people struggling with grief and separation. The present project aims to develop and test such an unguided self-help online intervention, based on an existing German program developed at the University of Bern (LIVIA). In order to foster adherence and efficiency of the program, we will bring about the following developments:

  • A focus on personal resources and hope induction
  • Innovative ways to foster relationships and support
  • Interactive content and design of the website

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The present project is part of the IP212 of the NCCR LIVES


Prof. Valentino Pomini, project leader
Liliane Efinger, PhD student
Esther Liekmeier, student assistant
Tanja Bellier-Teichmann, PhD, research partner

From the University of Bern:

Dr. Jeannette Brodbeck
Prof. Thomas Berger
Prof. Hansjörg Znoj

Involved Master students

Carolina Bodmer
Adrien Bornet
Dominique Flück
Elena Gervasoni
Aaricia Perrig
Priscilla Schatzer
Mélissa Roy

Involved bachelor students

Milena Martineau
Daniel Geiz
Liza Nahrath
Marco Ferriero