Graciela Rovner, PhD in Medicine, ACT-Trainer

Senior pain specialist MSc Physiotherapist                                                                  Phone: +46 (0)709 74 37 77 email:


Actual positions

Care and Rehabilitation Developer at the Highly Specialized Rehabilitation Clinic, Danderyd University Hospital, Karolinska Institutet

Post doctoral fellow at the Dept of clinical Sciences & Associated Researcher at the Dept of Neurobiology, Care Science and Society, Division of Physiotherapy


Supervisor of Medical students in the final exam 



International ACT/RFT trainer

Peer reviewed by the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science

Chair of the Membership Committee 

Member of the Chapter and SIG Committee- Laison for the Latin-American and European Chapters

Member at large at the Evolution Sciences Special Interest Group

Member of the program committee for the next ACBS World conf Seattle 2016 

Lectures, Training & Supervision

Lecturer, trainer, supervisor and consultant in the area of Behavioral Physical Therapy and team Rehabilitation for Chronic Pain.    

Work Experience


Universidad Austral, School of Biomedical Sciences. ARGENTINA

Visiting Professor


Västerleden Clinic

Pain Spec. Physical Therapist


Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg   University. Medical School. SWEDEN

Supervisor for medical students at term 10 for their Master Dissertation Final Exam


Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg   University. Dept. of Rehabilitation Medicine. SWEDEN
Ass. Researcher

Frölunda Specialist Hospital. Pain   Center. SWEDEN
Clinical supervisor   (psychology/ACT). Consultant for implementation of the Quality Registry of   Pain Rehabilitation and clinical supervision in ACT

Linköping Pain Unit at the University Hospital. SWEDEN
Spec. Physical Therapist & primary investigator. Wrote SKL rapport (see under   publications)
Angereds Pain Center. SWEDEN

Consultant for implementation of the Quality Registry of Pain Rehabilitation
Kungälvs Sjukhus, Integrated   Pain Rehabilitation Clinic. SWEDEN

Leader and manager for the project SmärtRehab (PainRehab) in cooperation. Funded by the European Union Social Fond.

Kungälvs Hospital Pain Clinic.   SWEDEN
Pain-spec. Physical Therapist. Workers' care functions: offered mindfulness and yoga for the workers at the hospital. 
Biskopsgården Primary Care. An European project for immigrants. 

Work capacity assessment for women with chronic pain.
High Point Regional. Multidisciplinary Pain management, North Carolina, USA 

Clinical rotation, pain and neurological rehabilitation.


North Carolina University Hospital, Headache clinic 
Research assistant.

Tai Chi & Qigong Center in Gothenburg Workshops and courses for 450 students per semester.
Company’s owner. Therapist and lecturer in health prevention & Mindfulness at work. 


Other professional activities