Main Research Interests
- Personalized psychotherapy for adolescents and adults
- Psychotherapy research
- Process-outcome in psychotherapy
- Moderators and mediators in psychotherapy
2017: Professor, University of Oslo
2010: Ph.D, University of Oslo.
1988: Cand.med., University of Oslo.
2012: Authorized psychotherapy supervisor in dynamic psychotherapy for adults (Norwegian Medical Organization).
2010: Full member of Institute of Psychotherapy (2010).
2009: Authorized psychotherapy supervisor in Child-and Adolescent Psychiatry 2005: Specialist in Child- and Adolescent Psychiatry.
1999: Specialist in Psychiatry
2018- : Researcher, Diakonhjemmet Hospital, Oslo
2017- : Professor , University of Oslo
2014- : Assistant Professor, University of Oslo
2013-2018 : Researcher, Vestfold Health Care Trust (South-Eastern Norway)
2011-12 : researcher and clinical specialist in the Dep. of Child- and Adolescent Psychiatry (CAP), Vestfold Health Care Trust
2007-11 : Clincial specialist in the Dep. of CAP, Vestfold Health Care Trust
2006-10 : Doctoral student; University of Oslo
2006- : Part time private practice; psychotherapy, Oslo
2004 : Dep.of CAP, Ullevål Hospital
2002-05 : Senior doctor, Mentalhygienisk Rådgivningskontor (Dep. Of CAP), Oslo
2000-02 : Dep.of CAP, Lyon France (Part-time)
1988-99 : Vest-Agder Sentralsykehus, Internship surgery and internal medicine, Dep of Psychiatry, Dep. Of CAP. (Southern Norway)
Personalized psychoterhapy for adolescents and adults. Training of therapists. Group therapy. Psychotherapy outcome and in-session process; development of assessment tools; treatment of non-psychotic disorders in adults and adolescents, specific and non-specific treatment factors; transference work and counter-transference; dialogue and mutual learning among psychotherapists, psychotherapy researchers, psychotherapeutic orientations, and the development of new treatment methods.
2012: American Psychoanalytic Association; Scientific Paper Prize; Co-author.
2013: Solveig and Johan P. Sommers’ scientific paper prize; First author.
Administration and research leadership:
1999&2002: Delegate from Norway to European Federation of Psychiatric Trainees
2013- : Member of the Research committee, Institute of Psychotherapy, Norway
2011- : Leader of the First Experimental Study of Transference work-In Teenagers (FEST-IT).
2010-12 : Leader of the study: Feeling Word Checklist-In Teenagers (FEEL-IT); an interdisciplinary clinical study on psychotherapy research which also was an educational research program for CAP trainees.
2011- : Co-Editor in Mellanrummet; Nordic Journal of Child- and Adolescent Psychotherapy
2009-13 : Leader of the Committee for Specialization in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, The Norwegian Medical Association
2009-10 : Chief psychiatrist Dep. CAP, Vestfold Health Care Trust
2006- : Leader of the Committee of Psychotherapy, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, The Norwegian Medical Association
2004 : Chief psychiatrist Mentalhygienisk Rådgivningskontor MRK [CAP-outpatient clinic].
2002-03 : Manager/chief psychiatrist Mentalhygienisk Rådgivningskontor (MRK)
2010-12 : Research supervision of 10 CAP-trainees in the FEEL-IT-study. FEEL-IT was an interdisciplinary clinical study on psychotherapy research which also was aneducational research program for CAP trainees.
2010- : Head supervisor of two Ph.D.-students (E. Ness and A. Marble)
2012 : Main editor of a “handbook” in psychotherapy: Psykoterapi i utvikling [Psychotherapy in development]. Akademisk Forlag, Oslo 2012. ,
2007-13 : Psychotherapy supervision for 6 CAP trainees
2007-11 : Clinical supervision for numerous CAP trainees
2010-11 : Supervision on supervision for 2 specialists in CAP (M.F: Raaholt, Aass before they received authorization as supervisors themselves).
2011-12 : Developed and been the head of an educational program for therapists in FEST-IT.
2006 - : Leader of the SASB-database in the First Experimental Study of Transference-interpretations