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Björn Salomonsson

Postdoc

About me

Associate professor, M.D., specialist in general psychiatry, training in psychoanalysis and child analysis. My research and scientific publications focus on

(1) evaluating various psychotherapy methods for parent-infant mental health problems

(2) developing further such therapy methods at Child Health Centres (Swedish community care for parents and babies)

(3) integrating various theories (psychoanalytic, developmental psychology and attachment) underlying such methods

(4) integrating infant mental health care in routine health care

Education

M.D. Univ. of Lund and Stockholm

Specialist Gen. Psychiatry

Psychoanalyst for adults and children (International Psychoanalytic Association)

Research Education at the Dept. of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Karolinska Institutet)

Associate professor in child psychiatry

Research description

(1) Using RCT methodology to evaluate Mother-Infant Psychoanalytic treatment. An ongoing study uses quantiative and qualitative methodology to investigate short-time psychodynamic consultations at Child Health Centres (BVC)

(2) Developing, at a Child Health Centre (BVC), a brief parent-infant psychotherapy method and describing it in scientific writings

(3) There is a need to integrate various theories in the infant mental health field. Some of them are observational, others are more based on therapeutic intuition and dialogue. Both are needed but need to be conceptually integrated. This has resulted in several publications.

(4) Launching a project supported by the Swedish Inheritance Fund Commission, by which qualified therapists are allocated to Child Health Centres in Stockholm to supervise nurses and provide brief parent-infant consultations.

(5) Providing psychological models of understanding the experiences of children with ADHD

Teaching portfolio

In 2013 I lanuched, with licensed psychotherapist and M.D. Monica Hedenbro, a course in perinatal psychiatry, at the Unit of Reproductive Health, Karolinska Institutet. The participants were mainly nurses and health visitors at Maternity Centres and Child Health Centre, social workers, and psychiatrists. A second and third round of this course will start in Aug. 2016 and Jan. 2017, respectively.

Academic honours, awards and prizes

The Imre Szecsödy Foundation Award for Psychoanalytic Research 2012

Documents

Links

Publications

Infantile defences in parent-infant psychotherapy: The example of gaze avoidance
Salomonsson B
The International journal of psycho-analysis 2016;97(1):65-88

A long-term follow-up of a randomized controlled trial of mother-infant psychoanalytic treatment: outcomes on the children
Salomonsson Mw, Sorjonen K, Salomonsson B
Infant mental health journal 2015;36(1):12-29

A LONG-TERM FOLLOW-UP STUDY OF A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL OF MOTHER-INFANT PSYCHOANALYTIC TREATMENT: OUTCOMES ON MOTHERS AND INTERACTIONS
Salomonsson Mw, Sorjonen K, Salomonsson B
Infant mental health journal 2015;36(6):542-55

Psychodynamic therapies with infants and parents: a critical review of treatment methods
Salomonsson B
Psychodynamic psychiatry 2014;42(2):203-34

Psychodynamic therapies with infants and parents: a review of RCTs on mother-infant psychoanalytic treatment and other techniques
Salomonsson B
Psychodynamic psychiatry 2014;42(4):617-40

Transferences in parent-infant psychoanalytic treatments
Salomonsson B
The International journal of psycho-analysis 2013;94(4):767-92

Has infantile sexuality anything to do with infants?
Salomonsson B
The International journal of psycho-analysis 2012;93(3):631-47

Maternal experiences and the mother-infant dyad's development: introducing the Interview of Mother's Experiences (I-ME)
Salomonsson B, Sandell R
JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE AND INFANT PSYCHOLOGY 2012;30(1):21-50

Psychoanalytic case presentations in a weaving thoughts group: on countertransference and group dynamics
Salomonsson B
The International journal of psycho-analysis 2012;93(4):917-37

[All quit on the breast front]
Salomonsson B
Lakartidningen 2011;108(36):1709-10

A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL OF MOTHER-INFANT PSYCHOANALYTIC TREATMENT: II. PREDICTIVE AND MODERATING INFLUENCES OF QUALITATIVE PATIENT FACTORS
Salomonsson B, Sandell R
INFANT MENTAL HEALTH JOURNAL 2011;32(3):377-404

A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL OF MOTHER-INFANT PSYCHOANALYTIC TREATMENT: I. OUTCOMES ON SELF-REPORT QUESTIONNAIRES AND EXTERNAL RATINGS
Salomonsson B, Sandell R
INFANT MENTAL HEALTH JOURNAL 2011;32(2):207-231

[Psychoanalytic treatment of problems in the mother-child relation. A randomized controlled trial shows significant therapeutic effects]
Salomonsson B, Sandell R, Werbart A, Rydelius Pa
Lakartidningen 2011;108(18):984-7

The music of containment: Addressing the participants in mother-infant psychoanalytic treatment
Salomonsson B
INFANT MENTAL HEALTH JOURNAL 2011;32(6):599-612

THE TWO SEXUALITIES IN CLINICAL PSYCHOANALYSIS
Salomonsson B
RIVISTA DI PSICOANALISI 2011;57(2):435-438

THE AGES & STAGES QUESTIONNAIRE: SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL: A VALIDATION STUDY OF A MOTHER-REPORT QUESTIONNAIRE ON A CLINICAL MOTHER-INFANT SAMPLE
Salomonsson B, Sleed M
INFANT MENTAL HEALTH JOURNAL 2010;31(4):412-431

Semiotic transformations in psychoanalysis with infants and adults
Salomonsson B
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOANALYSIS 2007;:1201-21

'Talk to me baby, tell me what's the matter now' - Semiotic and developmental perspectives on communication in psychoanalytic infant treatment
Salomonsson B
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOANALYSIS 2007;:127-46

The impact of words on children with ADHD and DAMP - Consequences for psychoanalytic technique
Salomonsson B
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOANALYSIS 2006;:1029-47

A method for presenting and commenting psychoanalytic case material in a peer group
Norman J, Salomonsson B
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOANALYSIS 2005;:1281-98

Some psychoanalytic viewpoints on neuropsychiatric disorders in children
Salomonsson B
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOANALYSIS 2004;:117-35

Cathecting body and mind in a new relationship: Aspects of the analytic method in work with adolescents
Airas C, Campbell D, Salomonsson B
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOANALYSIS 2002;:685-8

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