Randi Ulberg

Professor - Adult Psychiatry Unit
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Mobile phone +47-22029961
Visiting address Forskningsveien 7 Bygg A 3. etasje 0377 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1039 Blindern 0315 Oslo

Main Research Interests

  • Personalized psychotherapy for adolescents and adults
  • Psychotherapy research
  • Process-outcome in psychotherapy
  • Moderators and mediators in psychotherapy

Academic Background

2017: Professor, University of Oslo
2010: Ph.D, University of Oslo.
1988: Cand.med., University of Oslo.

Clinical Background

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

Employment Background:

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)

Research areas:

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


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Published Aug. 20, 2014 1:25 PM - Last modified Oct. 6, 2020 12:45 PM