ABOUT KARINA

I'm a native Dane who has lived abroad for over 30 years, making my way through five other countries besides Denmark. I studied clinical psychology and systemic/relational psychotherapy in Belgium, where I lived for 20 years. After moving around for a big part of my life, I now work parttime in a group practice in Copenhagen, and also work parttime in Berlin as a lecturer. Additional to these professional activities, I try to write whenever possible. My first book was published in 2018.

I work in English, Danish, German and Dutch.

 

 

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WORK EXPERIENCE

  • 2019 - Lecturer in sex therapy together with Ulrich Clement at ISI in Berlin

  • 2011 – Independent Psychologist in Copenhagen (Main focus on couples therapy, sexuality and LBGTQIA+ issues)

  • 2016 – Supervisor for the counselors at LGBT Danmark www.lgbt.dk

  • 2011 – 2015 University Lecturer at DIS (Danish Institute for Study Abroad) in Copenhagen (Main topics: The Psychology of Human Sexuality and Clinical Psychology)

  • 2008 – 2011 Independent Psychologist in Berlin, in collaboration with artop - Institute at the Humboldt-University as well as Pro Familia, center for sexual health

  • 2004 – 2005 Psychologist at the Communication Center (now ‘Context’), University Hospitals Leuven (Main focus on couples therapy)

  • 2003 – 2005 Psychologist and Supervisor at an institute for socially challenged youths and their educators (Medisch Pedagogisch Instituut ‘Levenslust’)

  • 2001 – 2005 Independent Psychologist in a group practice in Brussels

  • 2001 – 2002 Psychologist at an institute for socially challenged families (Thuisbegeleidingsdienst Cocon-Vilvoorde)

  • 2000 – 2001 Psychologist in a center for sexual health (SJERP – Dilemma), Brussels

EDUCATION

  • 2017 - 2019 Systemic Sexual Therapist w/ U.Clement at Institut für Systemische Impulse (ISI) in Berlin

  • 2008 – 2009 Behaviour and Communication Trainer at artop – Institute at the Humboldt-University Berlin, Germany – www.artop.de

  • 2001 – 2005 Systemic Psychotherapist Studied systemic/relational psychotherapy with leading figures in systemic therapy and sexology at the University of Leuven, Belgium – www.uzleuven.be/context

  • 09/2001 Master of Psychology, with Honours

1998-2001 Study of Clinical Psychology at the Free University of Brussels, Belgium – www.vub.ac.be/

  • 07/1998 Bachelor of Science in Psychology, with Honours

1995 – 1998 Study of psychology at the University of Essex, United Kingdom – www.essex.ac.uk

I hone my skills by going to workshops and have enjoyed being taught by specialists like David Schnarch and Esther Perel.