Dr Klara Edlund
Adress: Trädgårdsgatan 11
753 09 Uppsala
Dr. Klara Edlund is a clinical psychologist, licensed psychotherapist, clinical supervisor in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and an associate professor in psychology. She has dedicated the past 25 years to her work in eating disorders, in clinical practice as well as research, clinical supervision and teaching. She has extensive experience in working with most eating disorders such as eating disorders with severe underweight to super obesity and with eating disorders in different contexts such as sport, specialized out-patient care, as a lecturer and as a clinical practitioner supervising students or staff at different health care settings. Her work focus on problems related to eating attitudes, overevaluation of weight, shape and appearance as well as issues related to a healthy diet and exercise. Klara has been conducting research for the past 25 years, targeting different areas of interest related to eating disorders in general, risk factors for the development of eating disorders, eating disorders in sport, compulsive training and problems related to relative energy deficiency in sport. She is a senior researcher at Karolinska Institutet and Sophiahemmet University and she is currently collaborating with Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences in Stockholm, Umeå University, Sahlgrenska Academy in Gothenburg, and Linneaus University in Växjö/Kalmar.
Klara has over 15 years of experience in clinical supervision in CBT for students in psychology and psychotherapy training and in several basic training courses in CBT, as well as extensive experience in clinical supervision for staff in their professional practice in e.g. specialist psychiatry, specialised eating disorder care and in specialised services for substance dependence.
For the past 25 years, Klara has been providing psychological treatment, mainly for people with various types of eating disorders and obesity. For the last 10 years she has specialised in the treatment of eating disorders in sport and exercise, mainly elite sport. She also has extensive experience with other problems related to training and performance, such as performance blocks, problems related to injuries and other problems in the sports environment.
During the past 20 years Klara has delivered far more than 1000 lectures at different universities in Sweden, students in psychology, psychotherapy, medicine, physiotherapy, and dietetics to mention a few. She has also delivered numerous talks, lectures and workshops for staff and executives in the public health care system as well as in corporate settings. She is the author and editor of four textbooks and has authored a number of scientific papers and reports.
Mia Almstedt is a registered nurse (RN), with specialist training in psychiatry and basic level of training in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT, in Sweden “2 year GPU”). She has also continuous education in functional family therapy (FFT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).
Mia has more than 10 years of experience in conducting psychotherapeutic treatment with CBT as well as many years of experience in working with FFT and DBT. She has previously worked in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (BUP), working with Intensive Contextual Behavioural Therapy* (IKB). There she has worked with young people and their families with serious self-harm and suicidality, as well as with self-harm of a lower severity, so-called non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). Mia has also worked in specialist addiction care (Addiction Medicine Clinic) and in the Social Services Outpatient Clinic where she provides treatment work for young people. Mia has long and wide experience of working with children, adolescents, families and adults on issues related to mental health, lifestyle and well-being.
At Dr. Klara Edlund’s office, Mia delivers consultations and psychological treatments with CBT-E for different types of eating disturbances and eating disorders, including overevaluation of weight, shape, and appearance as well as problematic eating behaviors and compulsive training and exercise. She also delivers psychological treatment and consultations for general issues related to mental health, sleep and to problems related to exercise and performance. Mia also offers counseling at times of major life events, life changes and especially when life is taking unexpected turns in a direction you didn’t wish for. Further, she offers counseling for career transitions, parenting skills, major life decisions or challenges as well as lifestyle changes.
* Intensive Contextual Treatment for Self-harm (ICT) is a manual-based, intensive, contextual treatment. The four core targets of ICT are to increase: