Rück Lab in California

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Volen is in California this week, meeting with professionals involved in hoarding task forces and treatment of Hoarding Disorder in and around San Francisco. Below are two members of the relatively new task force in Santa Clara, Dana Girard and Mallory von Kugelgen. A fruitful discussion which led to new ideas about what a Swedish task force could focus on.

It is obvious that there is a lot to be done for people with Hoarding Disorder in Sweden, and that collaboration across organizations is key, More updates from the trip to come.


On track: Volen Ivanov passed his half-time seminar

Volen with the examination board: Bo Melin, Jerker Hetta and Karin Wirdefeldt
Zooming in on Volen.

Volen passed his half-way checkpoint to his PhD today. We wish to thank the examination board and the co-supervisors Eva Serlachius, David Mataix-Cols and Paul Lichtenstein.

Next up in our group for his half-time seminar is Jesper Enander: January 16th, 13h00 at Askö, M57, Huddinge. Welcome.

Half-time seminar for Volen Ivanov

Welcome to Volen Ivanov’s half-time seminar for his PhD plan “Never let go! The etiology, clinical presentation and treatment of Hoarding Disorder”.

When: December 8, 13H00.

Where: Askö, M57, Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge.

Volen Ivanov

Meet us at the APA meeting in New York



Several team members will present at the upcoming APA meeting:


Saturday May 3, 3:30 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Room 1E11, Level 1. Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

Internet-Delivered Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Body Dysmorphic Disorder: A Pilot Study

Jesper Enander, M.Sc.


Sunday May 4, 12:30 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Room 1E11, Level 1

Hoarding Disorder in Adolescence: Phenomenology and Clinical Correlates

Volen Z. Ivanov, M.Sc.


Tuesday May 6, 2:30 P.m. – 4:00 P.m.

New Research Poster Session 2, Halls 3A/3B, Level 3

Poster: NR8-26: Acceptance-Based CBT for Body Dysmorphic Disorder: A Pilot Study

Johanna Linde, M.Sc.