Jari Sinkkonen

Jari Sinkkonen (born 1951) is a Finnish MD, Ph. D Adjunct professor of child psychiatry at the University of Turku as well as a child and adolescent psychotherapist. He is one of Finland’s most prominent and respected characters in the field of child psychiatry. He takes an active part in the conversation about upbringing of children and child welfare. Before retirement he worked for 18 years as a medical superintendent in Save the Children organization. During his career Sinkkonen has written several books on child development and attachment theory for both professionals and lay audiences. One of his recent fascinating books deals with creativity of great composers from wellbeing’s point of view. As a great friend of classical music, Sinkkonen also has a diploma of flute studies at the Conservatory of Lausanne (1975), which he took during his medical studies.