About me

I am an associate professor in clinical psychology, lic psychologist, and lic psychotherapist. I am working as a teacher and researcher at the Centre for Psychiatry Research, a joint collaboration between Karolinska Institutet and Region Stockholm. I teach at several study programs and courses, including the study program in psychotherapy, the specialist program for psychologists in adult psychiatric services, and in cognitive-behavioral therapy for resident physicians specializing in psychiatry. My research focuses on cognitive-behavioral therapy for various psychiatric disorders and quality assurance of psychological treatment and psychiatric services. I am principal investigator of several research projects involving doctoral students and postdoctoral research fellows. Contact: benjamin.bohman@ki.se


2022. Team leader: quality assessment and quality improvement of psychological treatment.

2021. Associate professor in clinical psychology, Karolinska Institutet.

2019. License as psychotherapist, National Board of Health and Welfare. 

2013-2014. Postdoctoral research fellow, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Division of Psychology. 

2013. PhD, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Global Public Health. 

2007. License as psychologist, National Board of Health and Welfare.

Research description

Ongoing research projects


Project 1. Transdiagnostic versus diagnosis-specific cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders

In collaboration with Region Stockholm and WeMind Psykiatri. Supported by Söderström König Foundation and Thuring Foundation.


Project 2. Cognitive-behavioral therapy in a group format for ADHD predominantly inattentive presentation

In collaboration with Capio Psykiatri, Region Stockholm, and WeMind Psykiatri. Supported by Foundation for Mental Health, Jane and Dan Olsson Foundation, Längmanska Foundation, Magnus Bergvall Foundation, Professor Bror Gadelius Foundation, Söderström König Foundation, and Thuring Foundation.

Strålin, E. E., Thorell, L. B., Szybek, K., Lundgren, T., Bölte, S., & Bohman, B. (2022). Cognitive-behavioral group therapy for ADHD predominantly inattentive presentation: a feasibility study of a new treatment protocol. Nordic Psychology. 


Project 3. Quality assurance of cognitive-behavior therapy: student skill acquisition, therapist competence and adherence, and treatment outcome

In collaboration with Aleris Psykiatri, Capio Psykiatri, Prima Barn- och vuxenpsykiatri, Region Stockholm, Stockholm University, Tiohundra, and WeMind Psykiatri. Supported by Karolinska Institutet and Thuring Foundation.

Bergvall, H., Ghaderi, A., Andersson, J., Lundgren, T., Andersson, G., & Bohman, B. (2023). Development of competence in cognitive-behavioral therapy and the role of metacognition among psychology and psychotherapy students. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy. 


Additional publications


af Winklerfelt-Hammarberg, S., Toth-Pal, E., Jansson-Fröjmark, M., Lundgren, T., Westman, J., & Bohman. B. (2023). Intolerance-of-uncertainty therapy versus metacognitive therapy for generalized anxiety disorder in primary health care: a randomized controlled pilot trial. PLoS One. 

Bohman, B. (2023). Clinicians’ perceptions and practices of diagnostic assessment in psychiatric services. BMC Psychiatry, 23, 191.

Bergvall, H./Larsson, C., Strålin, E. E., Bohman, B., & Alfonsson, S. (2023). Perceived effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on clinical psychology internships in Sweden. BMC Medical Education. 

Pahnke, J., Jansson-Fröjmark, M., Andersson, G., Bjureberg, J., Jokinen, J., Bohman, B., & Lundgren, T. (2022). Acceptance and commitment therapy for autistic adults: a randomized controlled pilot study in a psychiatric outpatient setting. Autism: International Journal of Research and Practice. 

Enö Persson, J., Leo Swenne, C., von essen, L., Bohman, B., Rasmussen, F., & Ghaderi, A. (2022). Experiences of nurses and coordinators in a childhood obesity prevention trial based on motivational interviewing within Swedish child health services. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being. 

Andersson, G., Olsson, E., Ringsgård, E., Sandgren, T., Viklund, I., Andersson, C., Hesselman, Y., Johansson, R., Bergman Nordgren, L., & Bohman, B. (2021). Individually tailored Internet-delivered cognitive-behavioral therapy for survivors of intimate partner violence: a randomized controlled pilot trial. Internet Interventions, 26, 100453.  

Doering, N., Ghaderi, A., Enö Persson, J., Tynelius, P., Rasmussen, F., & Bohman, B. (2021). Effects of the PRIMROSE prevention trial of childhood obesity on parental self-efficacy. BMC Pediatrics, 21, 388.  

Jansson-Fröjmark, M., Alfonsson, S., Bohman, B., Rozental, A., & Norell-Clarke, A. (2021). Paradoxical intention for insomnia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Sleep Research, e13464. 

Ghaderi, A., Rosendahl, I., & Bohman, B. (2021). Integrating motivational interviewing with cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders, depression, and unhealthy lifestyle behaviors: a feasibility study. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy.  

Burket, L., Parling, T., Jansson-Fröjmark, M., Reuterskiöld, L., Ahlqvist, J., Shanavazh, S., Reinebo, G., Vinnars, B., Beckman, M., Bohman, B., Rozental, A., Larsson, C., Lindgren, A., Linde, J., Bonnert, M., & Lundgren, T. (2021).  Development and preliminary evaluation of the psychometric properties of the Psychological Flexibility in Epilepsy Questionnaire (PFEQ). Epilepsy and Behavior, 115, 107685. 

Andersson, G., Björklind, A., Bennett-Levy, J., & Bohman, B. (2020). Use, and perceived usefulness, of cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques for self-care among therapists. The Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, 13. 

Pahnke, J., Hirvikoski, T., Bjureberg, J., Bölte, S., Jokinen, J., Bohman, B., & Lundgren, T. (2019). Acceptance and commitment therapy for autistic adults: an open pilot study in a psychiatric outpatient context. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 13, 34-41. 

Rohde, J. F., Bohman, B., Berglind, D., Hansson, L., Frederiksen, P., Mortensen, E. L., Heitmann, B. L., & Rasmussen, F.  (2018). Cross-sectional associations between maternal self-efficacy and dietary intake and physical activity in four-year-old children of first-time Swedish mothers. Appetite, 125, 131-138. 

Enö Persson, J., Bohman, B., Tynelius, P., Rasmussen, F., & Ghaderi, A. (2018). Prevention of childhood obesity in child health services: follow-up of the PRIMROSE trial. Childhood Obesity, 14(2)99-105. 

Norman, Å., Bohman, B., Nyberg, G., & Schäfer Elinder, L. (2018). Psychometric properties of a scale to assess parental self-efficacy for influencing children’s dietary, physical activity, sedentary, and screen time behaviours in disadvantaged areas. Health Education and Behavior, 45(1)132-140.  

Beckman, M., Bohman, B., Ghaderi, A., Rasmussen, F., & Forsberg, L. (2017). Supervision in motivational interviewing: an exploratory study. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 45(4), 351-65.  

Bohman, B., Santi, A., & Andersson, G. (2017). Cognitive behavioral therapy in practice: therapist perceptions of techniques, outcome measures, practitioner qualifications, and relation to research. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, 46(5)391-403.  

Bohman, B., Rasmussen, F., & Ghaderi, A. (2016). Development and psychometric evaluation of a context-based parental self-efficacy instrument for healthy dietary and physical activity behaviors in preschool children. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 13(1)  

Enö Persson, J., Bohman, B., Forsberg, L., Beckman, M., Tynelius, P., Rasmussen, F., & Ghaderi, A. (2016). Proficiency in motivational interviewing among nurses in child health services following workshop and supervision with systematic feedback. PLoS One, 11(9).   

Doering, N., Ghaderi, A., Bohman, B., Heitmann, B. L., Larsson, C., Berglind, D., Hansson, L., Sundblom, E., Magnusson, M., Blennow, M., Tynelius, P., Forsberg, L., & Rasmussen, F. (2016). Motivational interviewing to prevent childhood obesity: a cluster RCT. Pediatrics, 137(5).  

Nyberg, G., Sundblom, E., Norman, Å., Bohman, B., Hagberg, J., & Schäfer Elinder, L. (2015). Effectiveness of a universal parental support programme to promote healthy dietary habits and physical activity and to prevent overweight and obesity in 6-year-old children: the Healthy School Start study. PLoS One, 10(2).   

Doering, N., Hansson, L. M., Scheers Andersson, E., Bohman, B., Westin, M., Magnusson, M., Larsson, C., Sundblom, E., Willmer, M., Blennow, M., Heitmann, B. L., Forsberg, L., Wallin, S., Tynelius, P., Ghaderi, A., & Rasmussen, F. (2014). Primary prevention of childhood obesity through counselling sessions at Swedish child health centres: design, methods and baseline sample characteristics of the PRIMROSE cluster-randomised trial. BMC Public Health, 14.  

Bohman, B., Nyberg, G., Sundblom, E., & Schäfer Elinder, L. (2014). Validity and reliability of a parental self-efficacy instrument in the Healthy School Start prevention trial of childhood obesity. Health Education and Behavior41(4), 392-396. 

Bohman, B., Ghaderi, A., & Rasmussen, F. (2014). Training in methods of preventing childhood obesity increases self-efficacy in nurses in child health services: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 46(3), 215-218. 

Bohman, B., Eriksson, M., Lind, M., Ghaderi, A., Forsberg, L., & Rasmussen, F. (2013). Infrequent attention to dietary and physical activity behaviors in conversations in Swedish child health services. Acta Paediatrica, 102(5), 520-524. 

Bohman, B., Forsberg, L., Ghaderi, A., & Rasmussen, F. (2013). An evaluation of training in motivational interviewing for nurses in child health services. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 41(3), 329-343.   

Bohman, B., Ghaderi, A., & Rasmussen, F. (2013). Psychometric properties of a new measure of parental self-efficacy for promoting physical activity and dietary behaviors in children. European Journal of Psychological Assessment, 29(4), 291-298.   

Furmark, T., Carlbring, P., Hedman, E., Sonnenstein, A., Clevberger, P., Bohman, B., Eriksson, A., Hållén, A., Frykman, M., Holmström, A., Sparthan, E., Tillfors, M., Nilsson Ihrfelt, E., Spak, M., Eriksson, A., Ekselius, L., & Andersson, G. (2009). Guided and unguided self-help for social anxiety disorder: randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Psychiatry, 195(5)440-447.