Maria Sandgren

Psychology degree from Uppsala University in 1997. Specialisation in psychodynamic therapy.

Psychology PhD from Stockholm University (2005) with a dissertation on professional development in the music industry, which was recognised by the Department of Psychology at Stockholm University as the best doctoral dissertation of 2005.

ISTDP (Intensive Short-Term Dynamic therapy) core training (Stockholm 2012-2015) with Professor Allan Abbas and MSW Jon Frederickson. ISTDP advanced training (2021-2022) with Professor Allan Abbas and PhD Joel Town, Halifax, Canada.


Previous lecturing in many areas of psychology; emotions, social psychology, life span, cognition, personality, work and organisational psychology, scientific method (qualitative, quantitative), aesthetic psychology (creativity) and political psychology.

At present, I am working as psychologist and ISTDP therapist in Stockholm, Sweden, and I am also organizing webinars and workshops around psychological findings (in Fall 2022 on possibilities and obstacles for social connectedness), and writing research articles.