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Inga Dennhag

I work as a lecturer in child- and adolescent psychiatry, and teach and research in the areas of trauma, anxiety and depression.



Works at

Associate professor, combined with clinical employment at Department of Clinical Sciences Units: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Role: Head of unit
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 and adapt a compassion focused therapy to an online group intervention in a Swedish context. Adolescents with stress, anxiety and depression symptoms can potentially be helped with training. New adolescent self-report questionnaires for mental health has been developed. Another research project includes sexual harassment or abuse online and offline.

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
Vestin, Magnus; Åsberg, Marie; Wiberg, Marie; et al.
Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry
Åslund, Lie; Andreasson, Anna; Lekander, Mats; et al.
Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes, Springer 2021, Vol. 5, (1)
Blomqvist, Ida; Chaplin, John Eric; Nilsson, Evalill; et al.
Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, Taylor & Francis 2021, Vol. 75, (4) : 292-300
Blomqvist, Ida; Ekbäck, Erik; Dennhag, Inga; et al.
Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes, Springer 2021, Vol. 5, (1)
Carlberg Rindestig, Frida; Wiberg, Marie; Chaplin, John Eric; et al.
Eating Disorders, Routledge 2021, (5) : 463-479
Dennhag, Inga; Henje, Eva; Nilsson, Karin
Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, Taylor & Francis 2021, Vol. 75, (5) : 330-335
Ståhl, Simon; Dennhag, Inga
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.
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
Universitetspedagogiska konferensen 2017: undervisning i praktiken – föreläsning, flexibelt eller mitt emellan?, Umeå: Universitetspedagogik och lärandestöd (UPL), Umeå universitet 2017 : 29-32
Hakelind, Camilla; Dennhag, Inga; Deutschmann, Mats; et al.
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