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Staff photo Inga Dennhag

Inga Dennhag

PhD, lic. Psychologist, lic. Psychotherapist. Present focus is to validate depression instruments for youths and to analyze the consequences of online sexual harassments.



Works at

Associate professor, combined with clinical employment at Department of Clinical Sciences Units: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Umeå universitet, Klinisk vetenskap, 901 85 Umeå

I teach, supervise, and work with research at the Child and Adolescent Clinic (CAP) in Västerbotten at Umeå University in Sweden. My main research area is to develop new adolescent assessment measures for mental health. Other subjects are depression and posttraumatic stress disorder. I have a special interest in issues relating to discrimination and power. The book Power and Psychotherapy was written in 2017. I have also conducted research in treatment of eating disorders with a special focus of the parents different roles.

After finishing Psychology studies 2003, I worked as a clinician for three years with adult psychiatric outpatients. Joined the Department of Psychology at Umeå University 2005. 2011, I worked as a guest researcher at the Center for Psychotherapy Research at University of Pennsylvania, US. The thesis was defended 2012 ”Learning psychotherapy: An effectiveness study of clients and therapists”. 2016, I received the title “Excellent teacher” at the Department of Psychology at Umeå University. 2017, a research position at CAP in Region Västerbotten, in Umeå, was received.

Nordic Journal of Psychiatry
Blomqvist, Ida; Ekbäck, Erik; Dennhag, Inga; et al.
Quality of Life Research, Springer 2020, Vol. 29 : S175-S176
Chaplin, John; Nilsson, Evalill; Blomqvist, Ida; et al.
Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology, Exeley Inc. 2020, Vol. 8 : 70-80
Henje Blom, Eva; Carlberg Rindestig, Frida; Gilbert, Paul; et al.
Eating Disorders, Routledge 2019 : 1-17
Dennhag, Inga; Henje, Eva; Nilsson, Karin
Social behavior and personality, Scientific Journal Publishers 2019, Vol. 47, (8)
Dennhag, Inga; Steinvall, Anders; Hakelind, Camilla; et al.
Stockholm: Natur och kultur 2017
Dennhag, Inga
Current Issues in Personality Psychology, Termedia Publishing House LTD 2017, Vol. 5
Dennhag, Inga; Ybrandt, Helene; Sundström, Anna
Tidskriften psykoterapi, Stockholm: Riksföreningen Psykoterapi Centrum 2015, (3) : 38-41
Dennhag, Inga; Ybrandt, Helene
Internet Interventions, Vol. 2, (2) : 121-127
Svartvatten, Natalie; Segerlund, Mattias; Dennhag, Inga; et al.
Psychotherapy, American Psychological Association (APA) 2013, Vol. 50, (2) : 158-166
Dennhag, Inga; Ybrandt, Helene
Umeå: Umeå universitet 2012
Dennhag, Inga
Psychotherapy Research, Routledge 2012, Vol. 22, (4) : 475-488
Dennhag, Inga; Connolly Gibbons, Mary Beth; Barber, Jacques P.; et al.
Psychotherapy Research, Routledge 2012, Vol. 22, (6) : 720-730
Dennhag, Inga; Connolly Gibson, Mary Beth; Barber, Jacques P.; et al.
Psychotherapy Research, Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group 2011, Vol. 21, (2) : 201-209
Dennhag, Inga; Ybrandt, Helene; Armelius, Kerstin

Research projects

1 September 2019 until 31 December 2022
1 January 2018 until 31 December 2023