Kristiina Tyni

Kristiina Tyni

Doctoral student
Department of Psychology Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
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I am a part-time doctoral student in psychology and have worked as a clinical psychologist since 2000. I am also a trained psychotherapist and specialist in clinical psychology.


I teach students in psychology at Linnaeus University, foremost in psychodynamic theory and clinical practice, ethics, and issues related to LGBTQ+ persons.


The subject for my thesis deals with children and youth 4-18 years old identifying as some other gender than their sex assigned at birth. We use the term "gender creative identity" to include children unfamiliar with transgender. The research builds on qualitative data from individual interviews with children and their parents, focusing on their lived experiences related to (the child's) gender identity in everyday life.