Ulrika Liljeholm

affiliated with the university

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Medical and Health Sciences
  • Occupational Therapy



My research interest is psychiatry with focus on workplace rehabilitation, participation and recovery. Especially I have interest in young adults with mental health problems. I have an extensive experience working with psychiatry since 1993. In 2009 I got my degree as an occupational therapist and since then devoted myself to workplace rehabilitation as employee at Södertälje municipality. I have worked with Individual Placement and Support (IPS) and Supported Education (SEd) as well as missions as methodical adviser and developer. 2014-2015 I worked with the YES!-project focusing on younger people with mental illness. The project based on a psychiatric outpatient clinic for young people in the age 18-23. 2015 I finished my medical master’s degree at Karolinska Institutet. The project and the master’s degree combined led to the cooperation with my current mentor professor Ulrika Bejerholm. My ambition is to boost the target group’s participation in working life, study life and society and support recovery from mental illness. The goal is that job-oriented programs should be an integral part of psychiatric treatment and rehabilitation in the future.

Currently, I am working with methodical advisement of job-orientated programs according to IPS and have attachments to the Young adult outpatient clinic in Södertälje. During the spring in 2017 I will be done as a specialist occupational therapist with focus on work life and study life and will begin my PhD in professor Ulrika Bejerholms research group.; Psychic health, activity and participation. My thesis will cover the following; Supporting young adults with mental health problems in their transition to work, school and everyday life engagement.

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