Gunnel Jacobsson, porträtt. Foto: ORASIS/MÅ.

Gunnel Jacobsson

Universitetslektor, leg psykolog

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Besöksadress Frescati Hagväg 8
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Postadress Psykologiska institutionen 106 91 Stockholm

Om mig

Jag är studierektor på Psykoterapeutprogrammet med fyra iniktningar:

  • Specialistinriktning för psykologer, kbt
  • Specialistinriktning för psykologer, pdt
  • Metodinriktning kbt för övriga professioner
  • Metodinriktning pdt för övriga professioner.


I urval från Stockholms universitets publikationsdatabas
  • 2012. Gunnel Jacobsson, Thomas E. Lindgren, Stephan Hau. Nordic Psychology 64 (3), 192-202

    This qualitative study examines learning processes in psychotherapy programs, focusing on how skills develop during clinical training. More specifically, the study investigates what psychotherapy students in basic training tell about their own struggling. Three training groups were included (n = 25). Data from written final essays on supervised psychotherapies were analyzed by inductive thematic analysis and identified themes were independently reviewed for accuracy. Themes fitted four categories: reactions during the psychotherapy, thoughts about having two psychotherapies, the influence of the supervisor and the peer group, and finally reflections on what to continue to observe in future psychotherapies. Students were found to be uncertain about whether emotions experienced in their therapeutic work belonged to them and therefore should be kept to themselves, or belonged to the client and thus could be used in the psychotherapy. Students also experienced that their own feelings were being magnified in the psychotherapeutic situation. Conducting two parallel psychotherapies was considered by the students to make it easier to sort out what belonged to their own personality and what belonged to the client. All students underlined the importance of group supervision for gaining perspectives. An important conclusion is that students need help to sort out and understand their feelings in the supervision situation.

  • 2011. Gunnel Jacobsson, Fredrik Tysklind, Andrzej Werbart. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology 52 (3), 282-289

    This study aims to explore how young adults in psychotherapy and young adults in general describe their problems and how their problem formulations change over time. Two matched samples from longitudinal prospective studies were compared using thematic analysis. Semi-structured, in-depth interviews were conducted at baseline, 1.5 years after termination of psychotherapy (N = 12) in the clinical sample and 3 years after baseline in the non clinical sample (N = 12). Inductive thematic analysis revealed six themes: problems associated with oneself, family, intimate relationships, sense of belonging, occupation, and social roles. The psychotherapy sample was characterized by problems with oneself closely related to other problematic areas, at both pre-treatment and at follow-up 1.5 years after termination, while problematic sense of belonging was a general theme only prior to psychotherapy. However, they were less troubled by their problems after psychotherapy. Problems with oneself decreased considerably in the non-clinical sample, while problems with intimate relationships were twice as frequent at follow-up. In the psychotherapy sample, the initial experience of being passively trapped within their problems was transformed into an experience of being an active agent in their own life. However, considerable differences between the psychotherapy sample and non-clinical sample still persisted at follow-up.

  • Artikel Abduktion
    2010. Gunnel Jacobsson. Matrix 27 (4), 324-347

    The author discusses a method of research close to the method of psycho-dynamic psychotherapy. Grounds for creating knowledge within the psychotherapeutic field are curiosity and intuitive sensitivity. The method of research best fitted to the psychotherapeutic method, as well as the natural method of every day life to create knowledge, is Peirce concept Abduction. The concept can apply on different levels. It contains epistemological theories about humans, the reality and the relation in between. It is also a research method based on the discovery of the unexpected, checking against existent knowledge, and creating new understanding, which then is tried out by new observations in a creative and continuous process. It is important to differ between technique, the practical doing, and method, the thought behind the technique – technique on a Meta level. Scientists and psychotherapists are trained to listen for the unexpected, which will be part of an professional approach. An approach could be described as generalized techniques integrated into the professional identity that guides in the meeting with the patients and the research questions. With an abductive view point researcher uses already existing knowledge and frames of reference in order to find theoretical patterns or deep structures.

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