Livia Van Leuven
Psychology degree from Karolinska institutet, lic. psychologist, and doctoral student at Karolinska institutet, the Department of Clinical Neuroscience. Side to my research I am working as a clinical psychologist with children and adolescents within primary care in Stockholm.
My research mainly focuses on preventing and reducing child abuse/maltreatment among families at higher risk or where child abuse occur. My doctoral project concerns the evaluation of a parenting program within the social services, delivered to parents reported of physical or emotional child abuse. The program has been evaluated in two controlled trials. I am also involved in other projects concerning the effectiveness and implementation of parenting programs.