Hanna Sahlin

Hanna Sahlin

Adjunct Lecturer
Visiting address: Norra Stationsgatan 69, plan 7, 11364 Stockholm
Postal address: K8 Klinisk neurovetenskap, K8 CPF KCP PT/HU, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a clinical psychologist, licensed psychotherapist and Specialist in
    clinical psychology. I earned my PhD on /Deliberate self-harm
    - characteristics, clinical correlates and interventions/ in April 2018.
    *2018 PhD *Deliberate self-harm – characteristics, clinical correlates and
    *2013-2017: *PhD programme at the Karolinska Institutet, Department of
    Clinical Neuroscience.
    *2012-2015: Research school of Psychiatry. *Karolinska Institutet,
    *2013:* Board Certified specialist in Clinical Psychology, Swedish
    Psychological Association.
    *2010: *University diploma in Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral
    Therapy Stockholm University, Department of Psychology.
    *2003*: Licensed psychologist, National Board of Health and Welfare
    *2001: *Master of Science in Psychology. Uppsala University, Department
    of Psychology.


  • I have a long, clinical background mainly specialized in Dialectical Behavior
    Therapy for women with borderline personality disorder and deliberate
    My PhD-thesis called "Deliberate self-harm – characteristics, clinical
    correlates and interventions" focused on both cross-sectional and
    registry-based studies of deliberate self-harm as a phenomenom "outside" of
    borderline personality disorder, as well as on treatment intervention
    studies. Our intervention studies are focused on increasing emotion
    regulation skills in adults and adolescents with self-harm.
    I have my post-doc studies in Viktor Kaldos researchgroup, where we study the
    emotion regulating effect of affect labeling, or
    naming: https://ki.se/cns/emotionsreglering
    Current research focus is on emotion regulation, treatment interventions for
    gender minority/transgender individuals and borderline personality disorder.


All other publications


  • Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2018-2024

Degrees and Education

  • Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, 2018

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