Wahlström Jarl, Professori / Professor /Emeritus

Wahlström Jarl, Professori / Professor /Emeritus
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Jarl Wahlström, PhD, is Professor Emeritus in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy and former director of the Psychotherapy Training and Research Centre at the Department of Psychology. He served for many years as head of the national integrative postgraduate specialization programme in psychotherapy for psychologists, organized by  the Finnish University Network in Psychology, Psykonet. He has an advanced training in family and systems therapy, and more than thirty years’ experience as a clinical psychologist, family therapist, trainer and consultant, and university teacher. His main research interest is in psychotherapy discourse, a topic on which he has published in several international journals and books. He is the supervisor of several doctoral dissertations.

Areas of Interest

Integrative psychotherapy, family and couples therapy, psychotherapists' training

Research Areas

Process and outcome in psychotherapy, psychotherapy and counselling discourse, qualitative research, case study methodology

The Relevance and Benefits of my Research

Our research group studies the relationship between process or content of psychotherapy and the outcome of treatment. We aim to show how, in the conversational exchange between client and therapist, the client’s perspective on and his/her position in relation to his/her problematic experience changes and affords a lost sense of agency in life to be re-established.

Recent Publications

Wahlström, J. (2017). The researcher in the field : some notes on qualitative research in mental health. European Journal of Psychotherapy & Counselling, 19 (1), 97-109. doi:10.1080/13642537.2017.1289972 Open access

Kykyri, V.-L., Karvonen, A., Wahlström, J., Kaartinen, J., Penttonen, M., & Seikkula, J. (2017). Soft Prosody and Embodied Attunement in Therapeutic Interaction: A Multimethod Case Study of a Moment of Change. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 30 (3), 211-234.

List of Publications 2000-2005

List of Publications 2006 =>