Academic staff – University of Copenhagen

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Sonja Breinholst

Sonja Breinholst

Research assistant

Born in 1983.  Graduated as a MSc in Psychology in 2008 from the University of Copenhagen. Worked as a clinical Psychologist at Center for cognitive theraphy, Psykiatrisk Center Sankt Hans from 2008-2011, were I became both a autorised clinical psychologist in 2010, ans specialized in CBT. Finished my PhD center for Anxiety at the University of Copenhagen in 2017. Currently in a Post Doc possition at the center for Anxiety.

Primary fields of research

Developmental psychopatology, Child anxiety, Attachment,  Parenting,

Current research

My present research is on attachment in regard to development and maintenance of childhood anxiety. More specifically, with whether and how reflective functioning (measured by The Friends and Family Interview) can mediate the relation between attachment insecurity (measured by e.g. Security Scale)  and elevated symptoms of anxiety in children and adolescent. My research also consists of studiyng parental behaviours (overinvolvement and negativity; e.g. Tangram Tasc) and reflective functioning and attachment representations (measured by AAI) in regard to the child’s RF and to the etiology of childhood anxiety in general.

Teaching

Clinical psychology, clinical child psychology, developmental psychology, developmental psychopathology, attachment, anxiety, parental behavior, self-help, CBT

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