PhD, Licensed Psychologist
Rio Cederlund is currently not a member of the regular staff at the Department of Psychology.
I am a licensed Psychologist with basic CBT-training. I do my PhD studies at The Unit for Anxiety Research, Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, in a project where we evaluate a treatment method for social phobia in children and adolescents. My supervisor is professor Lars-Göran Öst. My co-supervisor is PhD Jonas Ramnerö.
Parallel with my Ph D studies I work at Gustavsbergs Vårdcentral, a primary care/research clinic south of Stockholm. My tasks there are assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents, as well as supportive therapy for parents.
Ph D studies
Doctoral thesis title (preliminary)
CBT With and Without Parent Training: Treatment of Social Phobia in Children and Adolescents.
Doctoral thesis subject
My research area is clinical psychology, and more specifically social phobia in children and adolescents. We want to learn more about children with social phobia, and how treatment can help them. Will we get better treatment outcome if the parents are involved? Will a possible diagnosis in the parent affect treatment outcome? In what way is everyday life affected for the children?
I am currently working on editing the thesis and hope to defend it in early spring, 2013.
Ollendick, T.H., Öst, L.-G., Reuterskiöld, L., Costa, N., Cederlund, R., Sirbu, C., et al. (2009). One-session treatment of specific phobias in youth: A randomized clinical trial in the USA and Sweden. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77(3), 504-516.
Cederlund, R., & Öst, L.-G. (2011). Perception of threat in children with social phobia: comparison to non-socially anxious children before and after treatment. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 40, 855-863.
Psykoterapimässan 2004 in Stockholm, Beteendeterapeutiska föreningen. Kognitiv beteendeterapi för barn med specifik fobi och social fobi.
5th International Congress of Cognitive Psychotherapy 2005 in Göteborg. CBT with and without parent training in the treatment of social phobia in children and adolescents.
39th Annual Convention, Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, Building Bridges 2005 in Washington. CBT with and without parent training in the treatment of social phobia in children and adolescents.
Psykoterapimässan 2006 in Stockholm, Beteendeterapeutiska föreningen. Rädslorna ligger på soptippen nu.
Cederlund, R., & Öst, L.-G. (2006). When everyday life is scary: Perception of threat in children with social phobia. Poster presented at Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, 40th Annual Convention, 2006 in Chicago.
Cederlund, R., Ljungström, M., & Öst, L.-G. (2006). All my fears are down the drain now: Expectation and experience of treatment in children with social phobia. Poster presented at Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, 40th Annual Convention, 2006 in Chicago.
I have taught at Stockholm University and at independent courses. Current lectures are psychotherapy research with children and adolescents, and clinical research methodology.
I have taken two basic courses in university teaching (7.5 hp).
Commissions of trust
Department of Social Sciences, Students' Faculty Council. Chairman. 2000-2002.
Department of Social Sciences, Stockholm University, Board. Student member. 2000-2002.
Swedish Council of doctoral candidates (SDok). Chairman. July 2004-June 2005.
Stockholm University, Central Doctoral Candidate Council. Vice Chairman. 2004-2006.
Stockholm University, Board. Group substitute for the student members. July 2005-June 2006.
Swedish Association for Behavioural Therapies (BTF), Board. Member. 2008-2010.
Swedish Association of Psychologists, profession group for CBT Psychologists, Board. Accountant. 2010-2012.
The Third Mission
A university has three missions: education, research, and public service. I have contributed to the third mission by participating in media. In 2007 and 2008 I did 20 episodes as an expert panelist in a tv-show, "Boston Tea Party" on Swedish Kanal 5. In addition I have made shorter appearances on TV and radio, including work with Kristian Luuk (Popcirkus, SVT), Petra Mede (Petra Mede Show, TV3), Lotta Bromé (Efter tre, SR) and Annika Lantz (Lantz i P4, SR).
Member of Swedish Association for Behavioural Therapies.
Union associations: SULF (Swedish Association of University Teachers) and Psykologförbundet (Swedish Association of Psychologists).