Alexander Rozental

Alexander Rozental

Affiliated to research

About me

After graduating from the study programme in psychology in 2011 with a MSc I worked as a clinical psychologist at an outpatient psychiatric care unit and as an adjunct lecturer at the Centre for Psychiatry Research at Karolinska Institutet. I became a Licensed Psychologist in Sweden in 2012 and have continued doing part-time clinical work in different settings ever since. I completed my PhD at the Department of Psychology at Stockholm University in 2017 with a doctoral thesis on the negative effects of Internet-based cognitive behaviour therapy. After my dissertation I spent almost two years as a researcher at the Institute of Child Health at University College London, where I am currently an Honorary Associate Professor. I completed a post doctoral position at the Centre for Psychiatry Research at Karolinska Institutet in 2021, where I am presently an adjunct researcher, doctoral supervisor, and principal investigator for the implementation of patient-controlled admissions to inpatient care in Region Stockholm. Since 2021, I am an Associate Professor and Study Director at the Department of Psychology at Uppsala University.

Research description

My research concerns four broad topics:

Transdiagnostic issues and behavioural problems related to psychiatric disorders, such as perfectionism and procrastination. Negative effects and malpractice issues related to psychological treatments. Internet-based cognitive behaviour therapy. Implementation and effectiveness of novel methods in inpatient care, for instance patient-controlled admissions.

I have currently 60 publications in international peer-reviewed journals, with an h-index of 17 (Scopus). For a complete overview, see my ORCID.

I am an Associate Editor for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

I have released three self-help books in Swedish: Dansa på deadlineTio i tolv, and Bättre än perfekt.

I am currently supervising two doctoral students:

Emelie Allenius at the Centre for Psychiatry Research at Karolinska Institutet (Patient-controlled admissions for patients with severe psychiatric disorders), 2021- Maria Smitmanis Lyle at the Centre for Psychiatry Research at Karolinska Institutet (Patient-controlled admissions for children and adolescents with severe mental health disorders), 2021-

I have previously supervised one doctoral student:

Matilda Berg at the Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning at Linköping University (Learning and knowledge in cognitive behaviour therapy), 2017-2021.
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