Adapting Acceptance Commitment Therapy for Use with Adult Survivors of Torture Suffering from Chronic Pain and Posttraumatic Distress

Project: ResearchClinical research

Research areas and keywords


  • Chronic Pain, Torture Suvivors, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Clinical Research


This is a collaborative clinical research effort involving Dignity - Danish Institute Against Torture (Linda Nordin), Lund University (Dr Sean Perrin), and King's College London (Professor Lance McCracken). A new clinical service targeting chronic pain in adult survivors of torture will be offered by Dignity. Linda Nordin, clinical psychologist based in Dignity, will lead the research efforts of the new clinic as part of a post-doctoral fellowship funded by Dignity, under the supervision of Dr Perrin and with input from international expert in the application of ACT for chronic pain - Professor McCracken. The research which will focus on the acceptability and efficacy of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) adapted for use with refugees and torture survivors suffering from chronic pain. This will be one of the first systematic evaluations of ACT for refugees and torture survivors with chronic pain.
Effective start/end date2017/01/10 → …

Collaborative partners

  • Lund University
  • King's College London
  • Department of Psychology, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College
  • Dignity - Danish Institute Against Torture (lead)