Jóhanna Kristín Jónsdóttir

Jóhanna Kristín joined Heilsuvern's psychologists in 2018 and treats adults and young people. It targets the clientele by the age after primary school. Jóhanna Kristín has treated anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, burnout and the consequences of trauma. She is very interested in helping people cope with changes in their lives and overcoming obstacles that hinder their quality of life and general well-being.

Jóhanna Kristín is also involved in counseling for companies in collaboration with other team psychologists. She is one of the authors and in charge of the course "Women and burnout" which individuals or groups can use here at Heilsuvernd. Jóhanna Kristín is on a service contract with VIRK and takes care of their clients.

Jóhanna Kristín received a psychology degree in 2004 from the University of Iceland and has worked in child psychiatry for about twelve years and in adult psychiatry for about five years now. She worked in the outpatient department of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department of LSH from 2005-2011 in a general team and an emergency team. There she diagnosed and treated the main mental and behavioral disorders of children and adolescents and provided counseling to parents. She called for a consultation and was a counseling psychologist at the Hringur Children's Hospital. Jóhanna Kristín set up the treatment group "Health group" for overweight adolescents in collaboration with BUGL professionals and was in charge of research into its usefulness.

Jóhanna Kristín started an independent operation of her own office, Barnageð sálfræðistofa and operated it in the years 2011-2015. The clinic was first located in Lækning, then at Sálfræðingar Höfðabakki and lastly in Bæjarlind Kópavogur. She paused the operation of the institute and began a master's degree in cultural management at Bifröst University and pursued it from 2015-2017. During her studies, she was also the university's psychologist and provided the university's students and staff with psychological services that included guidance, individual interviews and seminars. Her master's thesis in cultural management dealt with the shaping of artistic identity in girls who had long sung in a choir.

Jóhanna Kristín has given lectures and lectures for professionals and the general public. These include:

  • Manifestation of anxiety in children
  • EMDR and treatment of children
  • Self-image and well-being
  • Self-confidence and communication
  • Communication and collaboration in teams
  • Stress and burnout at work

Jóhanna Kristín has extensive additional education in the field of treatment psychology and uses the methods she deems suitable for each client and the problems he is dealing with. These include cognitive-behavioral therapies, EMDR trauma therapy, and clinical hypnosis. She is a member of the Association of Self-Employed Psychologists (FSS) and the Icelandic Hypnosis Association (DÍ).

2017 - MA in cultural management from Bifröst University
2015 - Comprehensive training in clinical hypnosis by Dr. Michael Yapko in collaboration with EHÍ
2011 - Level 1 and 2 EMDR Trauma Treatment by HAP organization
2008- Specialized study in Cognitive Behavior Therapy at Oxford Cognitive Center in collaboration with EHÍ
2004- Cand Psych degree in Psychology from the University of Iceland
2001- BA in Psychology from the University of Iceland

2017 - "How do I see myself?" The impact of young women's long-term participation in choral work on shaping their artistic identity, their significant experience and expectations for success in the field of singing. Research for an MA degree in cultural management at Bifröst University.
2011- "Overweight teenagers and their families: A path to a better life and better health". A study of group therapy for overweight adolescents at BUGL.
2004- "Children's pronunciation in a research interview: Memory capacity in light of age and development". A study of children's pronunciation in Barnahús for the Cand Psych exam in psychology at the University of Iceland.
2001- "Children and sexual offenses: Child's pronunciation in a research interview, the wording of the indictment and the outcome of the case", together with Þorbjörg Sveinsdóttir. Research for a BA degree in psychology at the University of Iceland.

2009 - Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology; ,, The ability of suspected victims of Childhood
Sexual Abuse (CSA) to provide evidence. Findings from the Children's House in Iceland ”(RJFP-2009-0016). Co-authors; Gísli H. Guðjónsson professor, dr. Jón F. Sigurðsson and Þorbjörg Sveinsdóttir.

Jóhanna Kristín studies singing at the Domus Vox choir and is a member of the Vox Feminae women's choir under the direction of Hrafnhildur Árnadóttir Hafstað. She studied oil painting at Myndlistarskóli Kópavogur and sometimes puts on walking shoes to nourish the mind and body with a good outdoor life.

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