Nowadays I am an associate professor at the Unit of Reproductive Health at the Karolinska Institutet. I also work in private practice with psychoanalysis and as a consultant at the Mama Mia Child Health Centre in Stockholm. These are topics that are interesting me the most:
- We know much about the links between problems in infancy and later non-optimal development. Yet, such issues are often neglected – not taken care of until important time has elapsed. How can we awaken the interest among politicians to devote more resources to qualified psychotherapeutic efforts for parents and infants?
- Nurses and other groups working with families with babies need education and supervision to become more agile in observing “baby worries” and to talk with the parents about it. Monica Hedenbro, licensed psychotherapist and Ph.D. and I run courses in perinatal psychiatry at the Unit of Reproductive Health, Karolinska Institutet.
- A clinical project was financed by the Swedish Inheritance Fund. You can read more about it at the bottom page of another page. It is scientifically evaluated by doctoral student Katarina Kornaros, supervised by me and Professor Eva Nissen at the Unit of Reproductive Health.
- Researchers have mapped the links between behaviours of depressed mothers and their babies. Can psychoanalysts contribute to understanding how the child experiences the mother’s depression?
- What happens during a mother-infant treatment? How can we develop the technique? My colleagues and I at the Reception Service of Mother-Infant Psychoanalysis, are collaborating with colleagues at the Anne Freud Centre in London, the Centre Alfred Binet in Paris, the Hincks-Dellcrest Center in Toronto, and THRIVE infant-family program in Los Angeles.
- Parent-infant psychotherapy poses deep and complex theoretical questions. You can find my writings on these topics here.
Now I have told you about clinical work and research in this field. There is a related research area which has made me curious: Infant research. If you want to know more about this exciting and expanding field, read here!