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PhD Defence by Margareta Wärja

PhD Defence by Margareta Wärja

Margareta Wärja defends her PhD Thesis: Arts-Based Psychotherapy for Women Recovering from Gynecological Cancer - A Randomized Trial Evaluating the Effects on Psychological Distress


04.05.2018 kl. 13.30 - 16.30


About the thesis

Gynecological cancer survivors are affected in all aspects of their lives such as sexuality, reproduction, embodiment, self-esteem, and general quality of life. In this thesis a complex intervention study was performed for gynecological cancer survivors in which the effects of two arts-based psychotherapy treatments (individual and group) on psychological outcomes were evaluated.

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About Margareta Wärja


PhD supervisors:

Prof. Dr. Lars Ole Bonde, Aalborg University, Denmark
M.D. Phd. Karin Bergmark, Sahlgrenska University Hospital Gothenburg, Sweden; Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.

PhD committee:

Associate Professor,PhD, Niels Hannibal (chairman), Aalborg University, Denmark
Professor, PhD, Mary Jane Esplen, University of Toronto, USA
Professor emeritus, PhD, Denise Grocke, University of Melbourne, Australia

The defence is followed by a reception.

Everybody is welcome!


Department of Communication and Psychology


Rendsburggade 14, 9000 Aalborg in room 3.107

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