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Clinical psychology refers to professional activities that aim to prevent, cure and alleviate human suffering and mental components of ill health, as well as systematic exploration of the origin, development, diagnosis, assessment, treatment and prevention of clinical mental conditions.

Clinical psychology can be defined as the systematic study of the origin, development, diagnosis, assessment and treatment and prevention of clinical conditions.

Source: The Swedish National Committee for Psychological Sciences

The Division of Clinical Psychology at the Department of Psychology conducts research and organizes undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral studies in the area of clinical psychology. 

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Psychology
Psychotherapist with client (genre picture). Photo: Sozavisimost from Pixabay
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Researchers

Per Carlbring

Professor, Leg psykolog, Leg psykoterapeut, Specialist i klinisk psykologi

Department of Psychology
Per Carlbring i U31

Stephan Hau

Professor

Department of Psychology
Stephan Hau Foto: Psykologiska institutionen/HD

Therese Anderbro

Universitetslektor

Department of Psychology
Therese Anderbro Foto: Datorenheten/HB

Azade Azad

Researcher

Department of Psychology

Jan Bergström

Universitetslektor

Department of Psychology
Jan Bergström Foto: Psykologiska institutionen/HD

Charlotta Björklind

Adjungerad lärare

Department of Psychology
Charlotta Björklind Foto: Datorenheten/HB

Sven Christianson

Professor emeritus

Department of Psychology
Sven Å Christianson Foto: Psykologiska institutionen/HD

Christer Ekelund

Adjunct teacher

Department of Psychology
Christer Ekelund Foto: Psykologiska institutionen/HD

David Anders Forsström

Researcher

Department of Psychology
David Forsström

Katarina Georgsson

Doktorand

Department of Psychology

Jakob Jonsson

Gästforskare

Department of Psychology
Jakob Jonsson

Aina Lindgren

Adjunkt, psykolog

Department of Psychology
Aina Lindgren Foto: Psykologiska institutionen/HD

Karin Lindqvist

Doktorand

Department of Psychology
Karin Lindqvist Foto: Psykologiska institutionen/HD

Ingrid Ljunggren

Psykolog

Department of Psychology

Jan Erik Lundkvist

Doktorand

Department of Psychology

Anna Mautner

Psykolog och adjungerad lärare

Department of Psychology
Anna Mautner

Jakob Mechler

Doktorand

Department of Psychology
Jakob Mechler Foto: Psykologiska institutionen/HD

Ewa Mörtberg

Docent, universitetslektor

Department of Psychology
Ewa Mörtberg Foto: Psykologiska institutionen/HB

Mats Najström

Universitetslektor, leg. psykolog leg. psykoterapeut

Department of Psychology
Mats Najström Foto: Psykologiska institutionen/HD

Björn Philips

Professor

Department of Psychology
Björn Philips, porträtt i miljö. Foto: Psykologiska institutionen/HD

Jonas Rafi

Doktorand

Department of Psychology
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Margareta Simonsson-Sarnecki

Universitetslektor

Department of Psychology
Margareta Simonsson-Sarnecki, porträtt. Foto: Athina Strataki.

Ann-Charlotte Smedler

Professor emerita

Department of Psychology
Ann-Charlotte Smedler, porträtt. Foto: Niklas Björling.

Kristina Sundqvist

Researcher

Department of Psychology
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Christopher Richard Francis Sundström

Researcher

Department of Psychology

Liv Svirsky

Adjungerad lärare

Department of Psychology

Andrzej Werbart

Affilierad professor

Department of Psychology
Andrzej Werbart Foto: Psykologiska institutionen/HD

Bo Vinnars

Universitetslektor

Department of Psychology
Bo Vinnars Foto: Datorenheten/HD

Camilla von Below

Universitetslektor

Department of Psychology
Camilla von Below Foto: Psykologiska institutionen/HD

Lars-Göran Öst

Professor emeritus

Department of Psychology

Research projects

Courses and programmes

The following courses on basic and advanced levels are mainly in the area of clinical psychology.

Please note the elegibility demands, which in some cases may include being admitted to an education programme.

In addition to these there are many courses in clinical psychology within the Master of psychology programme (Psychologist Programme) and the Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy Programme.

Doctoral studies

For information about studying at the PhD level and finding courses in the area of clinical psychology, see the page Courses and programmes.

Between 5 and 10 PhD students study clinical psychology at the Department of Psychology, often leading to at least one new doctoral dissertation every year.

Departments and centres

The research in this subject at Stockholm University is mainly done within the Division of Clinical Psychology at the Department of Psychology. The research done within the Stockholm University Psychology Clinic is also within this subject.

Department of Psychology Stockholm University Psychology Clinic