CURRICULUM VITAE, monica ålgars

(valitettavasti vielä vain englanniksi/tyvärr ännu bara på engelska)

 

EDUCATION

Tulum, 2012

Tulum, 2012

University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

Licensed psychotherapist (CBT), 2014-2018 

Åbo Akademi University, Department of Psychology, Turku, Finland

PhD in Clinical Psychology, March 2012

Master’s Degree in Psychology, 2007   

University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Studies in Adult Clinical Psychology, 2005

 

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

Lecturer in clinical psychology (50%), 2019 to present

Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa, Helsinki, Finland

Psychologist at an outpatient psychiatric department for children, 2008

Psychologist in adult inpatient and outpatient care (Eating disorders unit), 2012 to present

Komppi Oy, Helsinki, Finland

Private psychotherapy practice, 2016/2014 to present

Åbo Akademi University, Department of Psychology, Turku, Finland

Administrative assistant, 2007

Researcher, 2009 to present

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders, USA

Visiting scholar, 2012

Turku University Hospital, Turku, Finland

Psychologist in adult inpatient and outpatient care, 2007

Psychologist at an outpatients’ psychiatric department for children, 2008

 

SELECTED TEACHING AND SUPERVISION

Åbo Akademi University, Department of Psychology, Turku, Finland

Eating Disorders, 2011 to present

The Psychology of Gender, 2009 -2013

Gender and Cognitive Psychotherapy, 2014

Supervision of nine Master's Theses on topics related to eating disorders and body image, 2010-2016

University of Helsinki, Department of Psychology, Helsinki, Finland

Lectures on eating disorders, 2017 to present

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Swedish (native), English (full professional fluency), Finnish (full professional fluency), German (intermediate), French (basic)

 

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

Alanko, K., Aspnäs, M., Ålgars, M., & Sandnabba, K. (2018). Coping in narratives of Finnish transgender adults. Nordic Psychology, https://doi.org/10.1080/19012276.2018.1515032

Ålgars, M., Alanko, K., Santtila, P., & Sandnabba, N.K. (2012). Disordered eating and gender identity disorder: a qualitative study. Eating Disorders, 20, 1-12.

Ålgars, M., Huang, L., Von Holle, A.F., Peat, C.M., Thornton, L., Lichtenstein, P., & Bulik, C.M. (2014). Binge eating and menstrual dysfunction. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 76, 19-22.

Ålgars, M., Ramberg, C., Moszny, J., Hagman, J., Rintala, R., & Santtila, P. (2015). Readiness and motivation for change among young women with broadly defined eating disorders. Eating Disorders, 6, 1-11.

Ålgars, M., Santtila, P., Jern, P., Westerlund, M. & Sandnabba, N.K. (2011). Sexual body image and its correlates: A population-based study of adult women and men. International Journal of Sexual Health, 23, 26-34.

Ålgars, M., Santtila, P., & Sandnabba, N.K. (2010). Conflicted gender identity, body dissatisfaction, and disordered eating in adult men and women. Sex Roles, 63, 118-125.

Ålgars, M., Santtila. P., Varjonen, M. Witting, K. Johansson, A. Jern, P, & Sandnabba, N.K. (2009). The adult body: How age, gender, and body mass index are related to body image. Journal of Aging and Health, 21, 1112-1132.

Antfolk, J., Ålgars, M., Holmgård, L, & Santtila, P. (2017). Body dissatisfaction and disordered eating in androphilic and gynephilic men and women. Personality and Individual Differences, 117, 6-10.

Jern, P., Santtila, P., Johansson, A., Varjonen, M., Witting, K., Ålgars, M., Alanko, K., von der Pahlen, B. & Sandnabba, N. K. (2008). Indicators of premature ejaculation and their associations with sexual distress in a population-based sample of young twins and their siblings. Journal of Sexual Medicine 5, 2191-2201.

Jern, P., Santtila, P., Witting, K., Alanko, K., Harlaar, N., Johansson, A., von der Pahlen, B., Varjonen, M., Vikström, N., Ålgars, M., & Sandnabba, N. K. (2007). Premature and delayed ejaculation: genetic and environmental effects in a population-based sample of Finnish twins. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 4(6), 1739-1749.

Johansson, A., Bergman, H., Corander, J., Waldmanm I.D., Karrari, N., Salo, B., Jern, P., Ålgars, M., Sandnabba, K., Santtila. P., & Westberg, L. (2012). Alcohol and aggressive behavior in men – moderating effects of oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) polymorphisms. Genes, Brain and Behavior, 11(2), 214-221.

Johansson, A.,  Santtila, P., Harlaar, N., von der Pahlen, B., Witting, K., Ålgars, M.,  Alanko, K., von der Pahlen, B., Alanko, K., Jern, P., Varjonen, M., & Sandnabba, N. K. (2008) Genetic effects on male sexual coercion. Aggressive Behavior, 34, 190-202. 

Mattila, A., Heinonen, L. Mäntymäki, A., Uusi-Mäkelä, N., & Ålgars, M. (2015). Sukupuolen korjauksen vaikutus psyykkiseen hyvinvointiin ja elämänlaatuun. Duodecim, 131(4), 379-81.

Runfola, C., Zucker, N., Holle, A., Mazzeo, S., Hodges, E., Perrin, E., Bentley, M., Ulman, T.F., Hoffman, E. Forsberg, S., Ålgars, M., Zerwas, S., Pisetsky, E., Taivo, C., Kuhns, R., Hamer, R., Bulik, C. (2014). NURTURE: Development and pilot testing of a novel parenting intervention for mothers with histories of an eating disorder. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 47, 1-12.

Suokas, J. & Ålgars, M. (2017). Uusi hoitomalli pitkäaikaiseen laihuushäiriöön. Suomen Lääkärilehti, 72, 1623.

Thornton, L.M., Trace, S.E., Brownley, K.A., Ålgars, M., Mazzeo, S.E., Bergin, J.E., Maxwell, M., Lichtenstein, P., Pedersen, N.L, & Bulik, C.M. (2017). A comparison of personality, life events, comorbidity, and health in monozygotic twins discordant for anorexia nervosa. Twin Research and Human Genetics, 20(4), 310-318.

Varjonen, M., Santtila, P., Höglund, M., Jern, P. Johansson, A., Wager, I., Witting, K., Ålgars, M., & Sandnabba, N. K. (2007). Genetic and environmental effects on sexual excitation and sexual inhibition in men. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 4, 1739-1749.

Witting, K., Santtila, P., Alanko, K., Harlaar, N., Jern, P., Johansson, A., von der Pahlen, B., Varjonen, M., Ålgars, M., & Sandnabba, N.K. (2008). Female sexual function and its associations with number of children, pregnancy, and relationship satisfaction. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 34, 89-106. 

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Ålgars, M., Gräsbeck, B., Santtila, P., & Sandnabba, N.K. (2011, May). Relationships between Childhood Traumatic Experiences, Body Dissatisfaction and Disordered Eating, and the Mediating Role of Body Dissatisfaction: A Population-based Study of Finnish Men and Women. Presented at the International Conference of Eating Disorders in Miami, US.

Ålgars, M., Hjerpe A-M., Santtila, P., & Sandnabba, N.K. (2012, May). Is childhood sexual abuse a specific risk factor for disordered eating when controlling for other childhood traumatic experiences? A case-control study with siblings. Presented at the International Conference of Eating Disorders in Austin, US.

CONFERENCE POSTERS

Ålgars, M. (2010, May). Sexual body image and its correlates: a population-based study of Finnish women and men. Poster presented at the 10th Congress of the European Federation of Sexology, Porto, Portugal

Ålgars, M. (2009, August). Gender Identity, Disordered Eating, and Body Dissatisfaction in Adult Women and Men. Poster presented at the 7th Annual Conference of the Australia and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders, Brisbane, Australia.

Ålgars, M., Anttonen, M., & Suokas, J. (2019, March). Developing an Outpatient Unit for Patients With Severe and Enduring Anorexia Nervosa - Experiences and Statistics From the First 20 Months of Operation. Presented at the International Conference of Eating Disorders in New York, US.

Ålgars, M., Ramberg, C., Moszny, J., Rintala, H., & Santtila, P. (2014, March). Readiness and Motivation for Change in a CBT Group Intervention for Eating Disorders. Presented at the International Conference of Eating Disorders in New York, US.

Ålgars, M., & Suokas, J. (2019, March). Inpatient Treatment of Severe and Enduring Anorexia Nervosa. Presented at the International Conference of Eating Disorders in New York, US.

Ålgars, M., Viitaniemi, J., von Frenckell, C., Moszny, J., Rintala, H., & Santtila, P. (2016, March). Satisfaction with Therapy and Therapists in a CBT Group Intervention for Eating Pathology. Presented at the International Conference of Eating Disorders in San Francisco, US.

 

PEER-REVIEW

Served as a peer-reviewer for European Eating Disorders Review, Body Image, Journal of Sexual Medicine, Sex Roles, Frontiers in Psychology, and Nordic Psychology, 2010 to present

 

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