Behavioural scientist and therapist
Carina Bang is a therapist for friends and family members of people with addiction problems, and her methods are based on behavioral science theories that have been proved to make a difference in these situations.
Ms. Bang has worked in the addiction field within the Swedish prison and probation service for 10 years, motivating substance users into drug addiction treatment. In her clinical work she has met women and men with multiple problems including mental illness, sexual abuse, criminal lifestyle, domestic violence, prostitution, homelessness and substance misuse. She also worked as an instructor for conflict- and self-defense for staff within the prison.
Since 2006 she has been treating family members who are affected by substance use within the family. She have trained and supervised hundreds of personnel in different municipalities in Sweden who meets with people with substance misuse and mental health problems. She is also a trainer in Motivational Interviewing & a member of MINT. In addition to this she holds individual treatment for families. She received her bachelor degree in general criminology at the University of Stockholm, Sweden, in 2001. She has also studied Forensic Psychology, Substance Abuse Treatment and Domestic Violence.