Björn Salomonsson

Björn Salomonsson

Affiliated to Research | Docent
Visiting address: Widerströmska huset, Tomtebodavägen 18A, 17177 Stockholm
Postal address: K6 Kvinnors och barns hälsa, K6 NOGRH Jonas, 171 77 Stockholm

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
    (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
    The Imre Szecsödy Foundation Award for Psychoanalytic Research 2012
    M.D. Univ. of Lund and Stockholm
    Specialist Gen. Psychiatry
    Psychoanalyst for adults and children (International Psychoanalytic
    Research Education at the Dept. of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry,
    Karolinska Institutet)
    Associate professor in child psychiatry


  • (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


  • 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.


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  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2024-2024

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2016
  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2010

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