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Research in Clinical Psychology

The research group Research in Clinical Psychology (RCP) consists of researchers interested in psychological treatment and other interventions for people with psychological suffering as well as psychological background mechanisms behind psychological suffering.

The group's research interest includes psychotic disorders, experiences of trauma, and difficulties with sexuality. We seek close cooperation with clinical settings and we see the experience of both people with mental illness, their relatives, and professionals as valuable sources of knowledge. In our research, we use both methods that focus on people's own experiences, and methods designed to capture how these experiences and difficulties can be described in more general terms.

Head of the group: Anneli Goulding


Anneli Goulding’s research interests include personality psychology, severe mental disorders, such as schizotypal personality disorder and psychoses, and interventions. She also has an interest in aspects of paranormal experiences and their relations to both health and disorders. Anneli is also involved in research projects regarding persons who have sexually offended, and in a project at Sahlgrenska university hospital headed by professor Margda Waern where person centred psychosis treatment is implemented in psychiatric obstetrics.

Karin Boson is a PhD student in psychology with specialisation towards youth, psychological health, and abuse. In March 2016 she defended her Licentiate thesis "How do the tweenies do? - Mental health, alcohol experiences and personality among young adolescents" on 12-14-year olds psychological health, experiences with alcohol, and personality, from a child and parental perspective. Karin is part of hte longitudinal and interdisciplinary research programme LoRDIA, a collaboration between the Univerity of Gothenburg and Jönköping University.

Sara Ingevaldson’s area of research concerns psychological aspects of adolescents who have sexually offended. She is conducting a follow up study of 45 young men who in their teens committed sexual offenses. The focus of the study is on the men’s own understanding of the consequences of having been identified as an adolescent sexual offender.

Elisabeth Punzi's research concerns how clients experiences can be a focus point in clinical environments. She is interested in the terms for clinical operations with foundations in critical psychology where commonly used diagnostic systems and treatments are problematised and analysed from a power perspective. Additionally she is intersted in narrative perspectives and how litterature, arts and music can be integrated into clinical environments.

Ove Sonesson´ research encompasses psychological assessment, with special focus on result of psychiatric treatment. A more common research interest is of the human being as a constructor of its world.

Jennifer Strand’s research area encompasses psychiatric diagnoses from a psychological perspective. She is specifically interested in psychoses and is conducting a three year project where parenting abilities in persons with psychoses are examined. The research is performed in collaboration with outpatient cares in Gothenburg. Jenifer is also involved in several studies where the patience experience of psychiatric treatment is studied.

Jonas Stålheim’s research concerns persons with psychosis and problematic substance use. His primary research area is how reflection about self/others (often conceptualized as mentalisation/metacognition) and affect regulation, interacts with substance use in persons with psychosis. Ongoing research includes an interview study about affect regulation and substance use, a study of patterns of substance use and a naturalistic long term follow-up study of a cohort of patients in treatment at a community mental health center specializing on the group.

Inga Tidefors is a senior professor in psychology, with emphasis on sexology, with many years of research on adults as well as youth committing sexual abuse. The research has also encompassed the perspective of the abused and his/her experience of seeking help and support after being a victim of abuse, and how sexually abused children are treated in the legal process. Another research track has been about romantic realtionships at work. As a researcher in the area of sexology Inga has a focus on differences between forced and non-forced sexuality, and the role of genus and power.

Research in Clinical Psychology (RCP)

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Utskriftsdatum: 2020-07-08