Johan Bjureberg

Assistant professor

About me

  • Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet (2023)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet
  • Research fellow financed by The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities and Stiftelsen Natur & Kultur.
  • Postdocs:
    • Department of Psychology Stanford University (2020-2021)
    • Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet (2018-2019)
  • PhD, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet (2014-2018)
  • Psychologist license (2011)
  • Psychology program, Uppsala University (2006-2011)

Research description

I study maladaptive behaviors, such as self-injury and aggression, theorized - at least in part - to stem from emotion-regulation difficulties. I study these behaviors and their proposed underlying mechanisms from a psychotherapeutic and epidemiological perspective. Beyond studying these phenotypes in registries and evaluating if our treatments are efficacious, I aim to design trials that examine key mechanisms through which treatments work. This has the potential of making already effective treatments even more effective and can deepen our understanding of the etiologies of different phenomenon.

Books and book chapters:

Bjureberg, J. & Bjärehed, J (2019). Självskadebeteende. Stockholm: Natur och Kultur.

Gratz, K. L., Bjureberg, J., Sahlin, H., & Tull, M. T. (2019). Emotion Regulation GroupTherapy for Nonsuicidal Self-injury. In Washburn, J. (ed.): Nonsuicidal Self-Injury: Advances in Research and Practice. New York: Routledge.