Dr Lenhard is a psychologist and PhD with a primary research aim to increase the availability of effective, evidence-based psychological treatments.
1. Internet CBT for obsessive compulsive disorder in youth
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common mental health problem in childhood and youth. Unfortunately, the recommended first-line treatment, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), is not broadly available. To bridge this gap, we develop and evaluate internet CBT (ICBT), as an accessible and resource-effective solution to reach more children and adolescents in need for effective treatment.
2. The measurement, prediction and benchmarking of mental health outcomes
To improve clinical results, reliable measurements, clinically meaningful predictions and benchmarks are needed. Prediction of outcome is concerned with the question "What works for whom?", with the aim to offer patients personalized prognoses and interventions.
3. Climate worry and sustainable behavior change
Representative surveys show that the majority of us are worried about climate change and its consequences. The aim of this research area is to understand under which circumstances climate worry can be helpful and lead to sustainable behavior change.
2017 - medicine doctor (PhD), Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet
2011 - Licensed Psychotherapist (CBT)
2004 - Licensed Psychologist - Sweden
2003 - MSc. Psychology - University of Giessen, Germany
Academic honours, awards and prizes
Researcher of the year 2014, Mayflower Foundation, awarded by H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden