JoAnne Dahl

Delägare i Skandinaviska institutet för Evidensbaserad Psykologi AB
och examinator på institutets utbildningar. Hon föreläser, handleder, skriver böcker och har arbetat med utbildning och forskning inom evidensbaserad psykologi sedan 1970 talet. JoAnne är en av pionjärerna inom ACT i Sverige och har fått utmärkelsen "Teaching Excellence" från The National Behavior Therapy Society

JoAnne Dahl

PhD Professor Emerita, Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Psychotherapist, Peer Reviewed ACT trainer, ACBS Fellow. US and Swedish Citizenship. Department of Psychology University of Uppsala Uppsala, Sweden.

Education 

BA Earlham College, Richmond Indiana, 1973

MS Clinical Psychology 1978 Department of Clinical Psychology Uppsala University, Uppsala Sweden

Ph.D in Applied Psychology, Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, 1987 Uppsala Sweden
Post Doc 1989-1990 Department of Behaviour Medicine, Children’s Hospital, Harvard University, Boston

Docent (Associate Professor degree), 1993, Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, 

Full Professor promotion 2012 Department of Psychology, Uppsala University, Uppsala Sweden

Licenses:


Licensed Psychologist 1979-present


Licensed Psychotherapist in CBT 1992-present


International Recognised ACT Trainer

ACBS (Association for Contextual Behaviorial Science) Fellow awarded 2015

Present Position


Professor Emerta in Psychology


Department of Psychology, Uppsala University


Awards:


2014 ACBS Fellow Distinction. This is the highest award given for distinction in research within ACBS 

2011 Award for Teaching Excellence from the National Behavior Therapy Society 

2009 Gold Flame Award from National Epilepsy Society for Contributions for Treatment of Epilepsy in the Developing Countries 

Commissions 

Chairperson for Commission on Developing Behavioral Self Help technology for Epilepsy in the Developing Countries. International League Against Epilepsy 2003- present 

Professional Positions 

1979-1989 Psychologist at Regional Rehabilitation Medicine in Örebro County Hospial, Örebro Sweden

1989-1990- Post Doctoral Fellowship at Harvard University, Children’s Hospital, Department of Behavior Medicine, Boston MA USA 

1990-1991- Research Clinical Psychologist at the Neurological Department at Linkoping University Hospital, Sweden 

1991-1995- Chief psychologist at Sandvikens Regional Rehabilitation Unit, Sandviken Hospital , Sandviken Sweden

Scientific Publications 

1. Melin, L. and Dahl, J. (1981) Effects of contingent relaxation on epileptic seizures. Journal of Psychiatric Treatment and Evaluation 3, 
197-203, 

2. Brorson, L.O. and Dahl, J. (1982) The treament of epilepsy: Pharmacology and behavior therapy. Scandinavian Journal of Social Medicine 
59, (in Swedish) 

3. Dahl, J. and Brorson, L.O., (1983) Behavioral Analysis of Children with epilepsy: Theory and practice. Scandinavian Journal of Behavior Therapy 12: 195-210 (in Swedish) 

* 4. Dahl. J., M* 4. Dahl. J., Melin, L., Brorson, L.O., and Schollin, (1985) J. Effects of a broad 
spectrum behavior modification treatment program on children with refractory seizures., Epilepsia 26: 303-309 

* 5. Dahl, J., Melin, L. and Lund, L., (1987) Effects of contingent relaxation treatment program on adults with refractory seizures., Epilepsia 
28: 125-132 

* 6. Dahl, J., Melin, L. and Leissner, P., (1988)Effects of a behavioral intervention 
on epileptic seizure behavior and paroxysmal aktivity: A systematic replication of three cases of children with intractable epilepsy., Epilepsia 29: 172-183 

7. Dahl, J. (1988) Behavior therapy and the treatment of epilepsy, Scandinavian Journal of Behavior Therapy 17: 139-153 

* 8 Dahl, J., Gustavsson, D. and Melin, L., (1990) Effects of a behavior treatment 
program on children with asthma., Journal of Asthma 27: 41-46 

9)Dahl, J., Lindquist, B., Tysk, C., 
Leissner, P., Philipson, L., Jarnerot, G., (1991) Effects of a behavioral 

medicine approach to chronic constipation, Journal of Diseases in Colon and Rectum, 09.769-776. 

10 Dahl, J., Brorson, L.O. & Melin, L., (1992) Effects of a broad- spectrum behavioral treatment program on children with refractory epileptic seizures: An 
eight year follow-up, Epilepsia 33, 1: 98-102, 

11. Dahl, J. (1991) Ein verhaltensmedizinischer Ansatz zur Diagnostik and Behandlung bei Epilepsie. (book chapter) Epilepsie 91 Jahrestagung der 

deutschen Sektion der Internationalen Liga gegen, Herausgegeben von D. Scheffner, Einhorn press Verlag 303-316, 

12. Dahl, J. (1998) A Behavioral Medicine Approach to the analysis and treatment 
of childhood asthma, Scandinavian Journal of Behavior Therapy, 27,:1, 30-41. 

13. Johansson, C. Dahl, J., Jannert, M. Melin, L, Andersson, G. (1998) Effects of 
a cognitive-behavioral pain-management program. Behavioral Research and Therapy, 36, 915-930. 

14. Dahl, J. (1999) A behavioral medicine approach to epilepsy: time for a paradigm shift? Scandinavian Journal of Behavior Therapy, 28, 3 97-114 

15. Dahl, J. Nilsson, A. (2001) Evaluation of a preventive behavioral medicine work-site intervention for public health workers at risk for developing chronic pain. European Journal of Pain, 5; 1-12 

16. Dahl Olerud, J, & Wilson, K., (2002) Behavior Medicine. Applied Behavior Analysis: Theory and Practice, Chapter 15, eds. S. Eikeseth, F. Svartdal. Gyldendal Akademisk, ( in press) (in norwegian) 

17. Wicksell, R. & Dahl Olerud, J. (2003) 
Evaluation of a behavior analysis and treatment of progressive 

myoclonus epilepsy, type Unverricht – Lundborg: A case study. Cognitive Behavior Therapy, 32, 1, 38-46. 

18: Dahl, J, Wilson, K., Nilsson, A (2004) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy 
and the Treatment of Persons at Risk for Long-Term Disability Resulting from Stress and Pain Symptoms Behavior therapy 

19. Dahl, J., Lundgren, T. (2005) Behavior Analysis of Epilepsy: Conditioning mechanisms, be-havior technology and the contribution of ACT. The Behavior Analyst Today, 6 (3), 191-202. 

20. Wicksell RK, Dahl J, Magnusson B, Olsson GL. Using acceptance and commitment therapy in the rehabilitation of an adolescent female 
with chronic pain: a case example. Cogn Behav Pract (2005); 12: 415–23. 

21. Lundgren, T. Dahl, J. Melin, L, Kies,, B. Evaluation of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Drug Refractory Epilepsy: A RCT trial in South Africa.—A pilot study, Epilepsia, (2006) 

22. Lundgren, T., Dahl, J., Melin, L., Yardi, N. (2008) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Yoga for drug refractory epilepsy: A Randomized controlled trial, Epilepsy and Behavior. 

23. Lundgren, T., Dahl, J., Hayes, S. (2008) Evaluation of mediators of change in the treatment of epilepsy with acceptance and commitment therapy. Journal of Behavior Medicine 

24. Plumb, J. Stewart, I, Dahl, J, Lundgren, T, (2009) In search of meaning: Values in Modern clinical behavior analysis, The Behavioral Analysis, 32, 85-103 

25. Thorsell J, Finnes A, Dahl J, Lundgren T, Gybrant M, Gordh T, Buhrman M. A Comparative Study of 2 Manual-based Self-Help Interventions, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Applied Relaxation, for Persons With Chronic Pain. Clin J Pain. 2011 May 2. 

26. Lundgren, T. Luoma, J., Dahl, J. Strosahl, K. Melin, L. The Bull’s Eye Value Survey: a Psychometric Evaluation, Cognitive and Behavioral Practice (2012) 

27. Weineland, S., Arvidsson, D., Kakoulidis, T. P., & Dahl, J. (2012). Acceptance and commitment therapy for bariatric surgery patients, a pilot RCT. Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, 6(1), e21-e30. doi: 10.1016/j.orcp. 2011.04.004 

28. Ly, K.H., Dahl, J., Carlbring, P. & Andersson, G. (2012). Development and initial evaluation of a smartphone application based on acceptance and commitment therapy. Springer Plus 

29. Weineland, S, Lillis, J, Dahl, J, Measuring Experiential Avoidance in a Bariatric Surgery Population- Psychometric Properties of AAQ-W, Obesity Research in Clinical Practice (2012) 

30. Wieneland, S, Hayes, S.C. Dahl, J., Psychological Flexlibility and the Gains of Acceptance-based treatment for post-bariatric surgery: six-month follow-up and a test of the underlying model, Clinical Obesity, (2012 ß) 

31 Wieneland, S, Alfonsson, S., Dahl, J., Ghaderi, A, Development and validation of a new questionnaire measuring eating disordered behaviors post bariatric surgery Clinical Obesity. 2012 

32 Thorsell J, Finnes A, Dahl J, Lundgren T, Gybrant M, Gordh T, Buhrman M. (2011) A comparative study of 2 manual-based self-help interventions, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Applied Relaxation, for persons with chronic pain. Clinical Journal of Pain, 27(8):716-723. Erratum. (2013) Clinical Journal of Pain, 29(5):469.

33. Thorsell Cederberg, J., Cernvall, M., Dahl, J., vonEssen, L., Ljungman, G. Acceptance as a mediator in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for persons with chronic pain? International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 23(1):21-29. 2016

34. Livheim, F., Tengström, A, Bond, F., Andersson, G., Dahl, J., Rosendah, I. Psychometric Properties of the Avoidance and Fusion Questionaire: A psychological measure of psychological inflexibility in Youth. Journal of Contextual Behavioural Science, 2016  

35. Thorsell Cederberg J, Weineland Stranskov S, Dahl J, Ljungman G. (2017) Parent’s relationship to pain during children’s cancer treatment – a preliminary validation of the Pain Flexibility Scale for Parents. Journal of Pain Research, 10:507-514.

36. Thorsell Cederberg J, Weineland Stranskov S, Dahl J, Ljungman G. Children’s relationship to pain during cancer treatment – a preliminary validation of the Pain Flexibility Scale for Children. Accepted Journal of Pain Research April 2017.

37. Thorsell Cederberg J, Dahl J, von Essen L, Ljungman G. An acceptance-based intervention for children and adolescents with cancer experiencing pain – a single subject study. Journal of Pain Research, 2017

38. Finnes, A., Enebrink, P, Sample, F., Dahl, J., Ghaderi, A., Nager, A, Feldman, I. Cost-effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and a Workplace Intervention, Sickness Absence du to Mental Disorders, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 2017

39. Finnes A, Ghaderi A, Dahl J, Nager A, Enebrink P. Randomized Controlled Trial of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and a Workplace Intervention for Sickness Absence due to Mental Disorders. J Occup Health Psychol. (2018). 

40) Finnes A, Enebrink P, Sampaio F, Sorjonen K, Dahl J, Ghaderi A, Nager A, Feldman I. Cost-effectiveness of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and a Workplace Intervention for Employees on Sickness Absence due to Mental Disorders. J Occup Environ Med. (2018).

41. Wallin, E., Parling, T., Weineland, S., Dahl, J. (2018) Ac- ceptance and Commitment Therapy to promote value attain- ment among individuals with overweight. A multiple baseline evaluation. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science. Accepted

42: Thorsell Cederberg, J, Weinerland, S. Dahl, J, Ljungman, G (2018) Validation of the Swedish Acceptance and Action Questionnaire (SAAQ) for parents of children with cancer. Journal of Contextual Behaviour Science

43: Finnes, A, Enebrink P, Dahl J, Ghaderi A, Nager A, Öst, LG

Psychological Treatments for Return to Work in Individuals on Sickness Absence due to Common Mental Disorders or Musculoskeletal Disorders: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, in press

Book Chapters 

Dahl, J., (1990) A behavior medicine approach to epilepsy, (book chapter) Peadiatric 
Epilepsy, Wrightson Biomedical Publishing Ltd, Hampshire, UK, 

Dahl, J. Lundgren, T. 2006) Acceptance and Committment Therapy (ACT) in the Treatment 
of Chronic Pain (In Mindfulness-Based Treatment Approaches, Ruth Baer (Ed) Elsevier 

Robinson, P., Gregg, J., Dahl, J Lundgren, T.(2004) ACT in Medical Settings, In Acceptance 
and Commitment Therapy: A Practical Guide, S. Hayes & K. Strosahl (EDS) Springer, New York 

Dahl Olerud, J, & Wilson, K., (2003) Behavior Medicine. Applied Behavior Analysis: Theory 
and Practice, Chapter 15, eds. S. Eikeseth, F. Svartdal. Gyldendal Akademisk, (in norwegian) 

Dahl JC, Lundgren TL. Conditioning mechanisms, behavior technology, and contextual behavior therapy. In: Schachter SC, Holmes GL, Trenité DG, eds. Behavioral aspects of epilepsy: principles & practice. New York: Demos, 2008:245-252. 

Professional Books 

Dahl, J., Epilepsy: A behavior medicine approach to assessment and treatment, A 
handbook for professionals working with epilepsy, (250 pages) Hogrefe & Huber Publishers, Gottingen, Seattle, 1992 

Dahl, J., Wilson, K. G., Luciano, C., & Hayes, S. C. (2005). Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Chronic Pain. Reno, NV: Context Press. 

Dahl, J. Lundgren, T. Living Beyond Your Pain, New Harbinger, 2006 

Dahl, J. Lundgren, T. Släpp Taget om Smärtan, Wahlström & Widstrand (2008) 

Dahl, J. Plumb, Stewart, I, Lundgren, T The Art and Science of valuing in Psychotherapy, New Harbinger, 2009 

Lillis, j. Dahl, J. Weineland, S. The Diet Trap: Feed Your Psychological Needs and End the Weight Loss Struggle Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy , New Harbinger 2014 

ACT and RFT in Relationships: Helping Clients Deepen Intimacy and Maintain Healthy Commitments Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Relational Frame 

Theory JoAnne Dahl (Author), Ian Stewart (Author), Christopher Martell (Author), Jonathan S Kaplan New Harbinger 2014 



    



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