Education and innovation
Brainproof is an educational organization in psychology with a broad competence network in several countries. Brainproof's commitment is to spread psychological knowledge to professionals, companies, schools, and society at large.
Brainproof was initiated in 2018 by Johan Pahnke, a clinical neuropsychologist and doctor in medicine (Ph.D.).
Cooperation across borders
We like to collaborate with companies, organizations and contractors, for example by being responsible for the psychological part of projects. If you want to become a partner or know more, please contact us by filling out the form below.
Johan Pahnke is doctor in medicine (Ph.D.) and a clinical neuropsychologist. Johan defended his dissertation in 2022 with the thesis Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evaluation of feasibility, effectiveness, and validity of a novel contextual behavioral treatment. In his thesis, Johan has evaluated the suitability and effect of an adapted form of ACT (NEUROACT® – stress management for flexibility & health) for adolescents and adults with an autism diagnosis.
To ensure the quality of NEUROACT as stress management for individuals with autism and other neuropsychiatric or complex difficulties and to make the method available to patients, Johan holds the professional training NEUROACT Online in Sweden and internationally.
Johan provides training in NEUROACT and trains on a regular basis in ACT, CBT, neuropsychology and stress within habilitation, psychiatry, schools and at Karolinska Institutet, for medical doctors, psychologists, psychotherapists, and other professionals.
Johan has previously worked as a psychologist in primary care and psychiatry. He has supervised personnel groups since 2003 and has further training in supervision and consultation within specialist training for psychologists.
A psychologically sustainable society
The vision of a brainproof and psychologically sustainable society has emerged based on the knowledge that a society that takes into account our human and psychological needs is possible. Today we know much more than ten fifteen years ago how our brain works. We also know what a harmful environment exposes us to. For most people, stress and exhaustion are too familiar. We also know more about brain-related diagnoses, which carry an even higher risk of ill health in people with a diagnosis. The list of areas that are lacking from a brain perspective can be made long. Urban environments with noxious noise levels, workplaces with office landscapes, residential areas without social meeting places, school curricula without regard to brain development, classrooms with inadequate work peace, or lifestyle factors that undermine health and well-being.
At the same time, we should not be overly pessimistic. Everyone who has read Hans Rosling's Factfulness knows that the world has become much better. And is about to get even better. With the help of science we develop new methods that help more and more people. We are getting better at diagnosing and treating diseases and illnesses. And build health. Today there is knowledge and modern methods to adapt society to the way our brain works. And shape the brain to be able to meet the demands of modern society. This is where we, as a competence network, want to be. And take a small step forward for a brainproof and psychologically sustainable society.
Johan Pahnke, Stockholm