Karin Grip Champion

Senior Lecturer

Department of Psychology
Visiting address
Haraldsgatan 1
41314 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 500
40530 Göteborg

About Karin Grip Champion


Licensed psychologist and licensed psychotherapist. I got my degrees from Umeå University in 1999 and Gothenburg University in 2007.


I have been teaching among several of the educations given at the department in Gothenburg, as well as at the department of psychology in Umea in developmental psychology, attachment theory and application, developmental psychopathology and basic neuropsychology and psychological assessment.

Research interests

My research focuses is on child exposure to intimate partner violence (IPV) and mothers survivors of IPV. A special interest of mine is attachment theory and assessment of attachment.

Current research

At the moment I take part in a feasibility study concerning evidence-based support and treatment methods for children exposed to IPV. The methods we are studying are the Kids Club, Project Support, Child Parent Psychotherapy and Trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy.

Selected publications

Doctoral thesis: The Damage Done – Children exposed to Intimate Partner Violence and their Mothers - Towards empirically based interventions in order to reduce negative health effects in children

Grip, K., Almqvist, K. & Broberg, A.G. (2011). Effects of a group-based intervention on psychological health and perceived parenting capacity among mothers exposed to intimate partner violence (IPV): A preliminary study. Smith College Studies in Social Work, 81; 1, 81-100.

Grip, K., Almqvist, K. & Broberg, A.G. (2012). Maternal report on child outcome after a community-based program following intimate partner violence. Nordic Journal of Psychiatry, 66, 239-247.

Grip, K. Almqvist, K., Axberg, U. & Broberg, A.G. (In press). Children exposed to IPV and the reported effects of psychosocial interventions. To be published in Violence & Victims, 2013; 28 (2/3).

Grip, K. Almqvist, K., Axberg, U. & Broberg, A.G. Perceived quality of life and health complaints in children exposed to intimate partner violence. (Submitted to Journal Family Violence).