About Sigvard Lingh
I fulfilled my university psychologist education 1973, licence to practise as a psychologist in 1983 and licence to
practise as a psychotherapist 1987 from The National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen).
See: Socialstyrelsen Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare.
My private practise can be found at Östra Ågatan 29, by Uppsala's river Fyrisån, Uppsala city (10 minutes walk from the railroad station).
I work according to psychoanalytic tradition, i.e., emphasing the background, origin to personal problems. On this issue I differ (like other psychodynamically oriented psychotherapists) from behavioral therapists and cognitive psychotherapists who attach less importance to the the origin of personal problems.
These psychotherapists more emphasise learning processes and erroneous thinking and how that can be corrected for the better.
I do, however, respect CBT and behaviour therapy as those approaches sometimes are better suited.
I have lectured at several universities (Psychology program, Social work education and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) in personality, social, differential and developmental psychology.
For twelve years, in total, during the 1980's and 1990's, I was president of two professional associations in Uppsala:
Uppsala region association for licensed psychotherapists and the Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.
For a few years around 1980, I was a member of the board of the National Association for Group Psychotherapy.
My research focuses at psychopaths, those we encounter in everyday life, there on the other side of the desk or the other side of the kitchen table - not serial killers or heavy criminals. They are the smiling, properly dressed whom you, however, don't dare to contradict.
Books written by Sigvard Lingh