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Helena Sehlin

Credit: Josefin Bergenholtz

Profile

-Part time PhD Student at the Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre
-Clinical psychologist at the Special Unit for Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the Child and adolescent psychiatric clinic, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden

 


Research interests

Helena Sehlin is a part-time PhD student at the GNC and conducts her clinical work in a multidisciplinary team at the Special Unit for Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the Child and adolescent psychiatric clinic, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden. Her main research interests as well as her clinical interests, lie in the treatment of individuals with ADHD and autism spectrum disorder. She has a particular interest in non-pharmacological treatment and has worked clinically with cognitive behavioural interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and ADHD. She is also especially interested in how we can make use of modern information technology in clinical work, as a way to facilitate contact with patients and make health care more accessible to individuals with various needs – especially individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders. Her current research is at the intersection between these areas and is conducted within the context of the project “An internet-based support and coaching model for adolescents and young adults with ADHD and/or autism spectrum disorder”. The project revolves around a multicentre controlled intervention study and makes use of both qualitative and quantitative methodological approaches in order to evaluate a chat-based form of support. Helena has formerly been involved in the project as coordinator for the study at one of the study sites and clinically in delivering the intervention. Helena’s qualitative research has sought to add to the knowledge base concerning how individuals with ADHD and autism spectrum disorder themselves perceive treatment and support. It implies so far that these persons can experience obstacles in traditional health care and that an internet-based format may have specific qualities that address some of these needs. Quantitative measures will help determine how the chat-based intervention may affect quality of life, self-esteem, sense of coherence as well as symptoms of depression and anxiety in the individuals participating in the study.

 


Career

Helena Sehlin is a licenced clinical psychologist who received her education at Linköping University, Department of Behaviour Sciences and Learning and graduated in 2009 (M.Sc. Clinical Psychology). She has worked clinically at an outpatient psychiatric clinic specialised in adults with autism spectrum disorder and ADHD at Södra Älvsborg Hospital, Borås, Sweden and at an adult psychiatric outpatient clinic in Kungsbacka, Sweden, mainly with the assessment and treatment of a various psychiatric conditions as well as performing neuropsychiatric investigations. She is currently employed at the Special Unit for Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the Child and adolescent psychiatric clinic, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden, where her clinical focus lies in the treatment of children with neurodevelopmental disorders and comorbid psychiatric conditions. Helena is a part-time PhD student at the Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre since 2016 and is currently also under specialist training to become a specialist in the psychology of functional disabilities.

 


Keywords

ADHD | Autism | ESSENCE |Coaching |Support |Internet-based | Adolescent |Adult | Chat

 


Language

Swedish | English

 


Contact

E-mail: Helena.sehlin@vgregion.se


 

Publications

2018

2012

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