Stress-related illness, mental health and cognitive function – new perspectives on psychological treatment and prevention

Datum: 2022-10-20

Tid: 13:00 - 17:00

Adress: The Royal Swedish Academy Of Sciences, 4 A, Lilla Frescativägen, 114 18 Stockholm, Sverige

Lokal: Beijer Hall

Sista anmälningsdatum: 2022-10-14 23:55

Stress-related illness, mental health and cognitive function – new perspectives on psychological treatment and prevention

What is the current state-of-the evidence for psychological treatments of stress-related illness and where should we go from here? This symposium will provide an overview of current research on stress-related illness and its prevention and treatment from different perspectives, with a focus on psychological health and cognitive function. The symposium will cover aspects of psychological treatment in stress-related illness, as well as how long-term stress influences cognitive function and how cognition can be addressed in treatment and at work. The symposium includes national and international experts within the field of clinical psychology who will provide an up-to-date overview of their research on stress-related illness, cognitive symptoms and psychological treatment innovation. The symposium is directed to researchers and clinicians in psychology, as well as people who work with or have a general interest in stress-related illness and its prevention and treatment.


Welcome and introduction

Daniel Västfjäll, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Linköping University

Deploying mental health science for the future of psychological treatments – including the example of mental imagery
Emily Holmes, Department of Psychology, Uppsala University

Treatment of stress-related illness and exhaustion disorder
Elin Lindsäter and Erik Hedman-Lagerlöf, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet

Coffee break

Understanding and treating cognitive impairment in stress-related exhaustion disorder

Hanna Malmberg Gavelin, Department of Psychology, Umeå University

Identification of cognitive demands at work – basis for cognitive ergonomics

Teemu Paajanen, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health

Price award ceremony

For the recipient of The Swedish National Committee for Psychological Sciences annual award for younger researchers in psychology

End of symposium


The event is free of charge and open to the public, but registration is required for all participants. If you have any food restrictions, please let us know when you register. We will also live-stream the sympsium on this webpage. Please note that registration is only required for participation in person.

The symposium is organised by The Swedish National Committee for Psychological Sciences.

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