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Ingrid Dundas

Associate Professor, Head of Section for Adults and the elderly, Department of Clinical Psychology
  • E-mailIngrid.Dundas@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 31 84
  • Visitor Address
    Alrek helseklynge, Årstadveien 17
    5009 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7807
    5020 Bergen

Refugee mental health, mindfulness, self-compassion, clinical research combining qualitative and quantitative methods, attachment and other psychodynamic relational theories, hypnosis, psychiatry

Ingrid Dundas was born in 1958, has three children and has a PhD from the University of Bergen, were she has been employed since 1993. She is a specialist in clinical psychology and currently associate professor at the Department of Clinical Psychology. Her theoretical orientation is integrative, and she aims to assist students in becoming proficient in a wide range of clinical topics, becoming generalists and then specialists. In line with her integrative and generalist approach, she has completed five years of part-time continuing education in psychodynamic therapies at the Department of Psychotherapy in Oslo (introductory and advanced seminar), as well as trainings within a number of the established and evidence-based mindfulness- and self-compassion programs. She is a specialist in clinical psychology and has worked for many years as a clinical supervisor for psychology students, as well as course-coordinator for master theses of the psychology program. She has been the outpatient clinic manager at IKP in two periods.

Over the years she has been principal investigator for five large and small research projects where psychological interventions have been implemented and examined, including CBT, self-hypnosis and mindfulness-based interventions. She has supervised approx. 56 master theses (approx. 107 students) and co-supervised three doctoral theses.  Her publications are both quantitative and qualitative. In recent years she has collaborated with Bergen Municipality, Center for Migration Health (SEMI) to implement and test low-threshold interventions for newly arrived refugees in Bergen. She is currently working on developing a longitudinal study of the implementation and effectiveness of the low-threshold Program Management Plus (PM +) developed by the World Health Organization, in collaboration with SEMI and colleagues in Bergen. She is also working on a long-term follow-up of a low-threshold intervention for overeating disorders implemented by a national self-help organization: Counseling for Eating Disorders (ROS) in collaboration with Modum Bad, Oslo.

Ingrid Dundas was born in 1958, has three children and has a PhD from the University of Bergen, were she has been employed since 1993. She is a specialist in clinical psychology and currently associate professor at the Department of Clinical Psychology. Her theoretical orientation is integrative, and she aims to assist students in becoming proficient in a wide range of clinical topics, becoming generalists and then specialists. In line with her integrative and generalist approach, she has completed five years of part-time continuing education in psychodynamic therapies at the Department of Psychotherapy in Oslo (introductory and advanced seminar), as well as trainings within a number of the established and evidence-based mindfulness- and self-compassion programs. She is a specialist in clinical psychology and has worked for many years as a clinical supervisor for psychology students, as well as course-coordinator for master theses of the psychology program. She has been the outpatient clinic manager at IKP in two periods.

Over the years she has been principal investigator for five large and small research projects where psychological interventions have been implemented and examined, including CBT, self-hypnosis and mindfulness-based interventions. She has supervised approx. 56 master theses (approx. 107 students) and co-supervised three doctoral theses.  Her publications are both quantitative and qualitative. In recent years she has collaborated with Bergen Municipality, Center for Migration Health (SEMI) to implement and test low-threshold interventions for newly arrived refugees in Bergen. She is currently working on developing a longitudinal study of the implementation and effectiveness of the low-threshold Program Management Plus (PM +) developed by the World Health Organization, in collaboration with SEMI and colleagues in Bergen. She is also working on a long-term follow-up of a low-threshold intervention for overeating disorders implemented by a national self-help organization: Counseling for Eating Disorders (ROS) in collaboration with Modum Bad, Oslo.

Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2021). Finding One's Footing When Everyone Has an Opinion. Negotiating an Acceptable Identity After Sexual Assault. Frontiers in Psychology.
  • Show author(s) (2021). A Randomized Control Trial of a Brief Self-Compassion Intervention for Perfectionism, Anxiety, Depression, and Body Image. Frontiers in Psychology. 1-8.
  • Show author(s) (2020). The Cross-cultural Validity of the Five-Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire Across 16 Countries. Mindfulness. 1226-1237.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Participant experiences of change in mindfulness-based stress reduction for anxiety disorders. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Is Dispositional Self-Compassion Associated With Psychophysiological Flexibility Beyond Mindfulness? An Exploratory Pilot Study. Frontiers in Psychology.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Does it get easier over time? Psychologists’ experiences of working with suicidal patients. Death Studies.
  • Show author(s) (2020). A Qualitative Study of Use of Mindfulness to Reduce Long-Term Use of Habit-Forming Prescription Drugs. Frontiers in Psychiatry.
  • Show author(s) (2019). “All Eyes on Me”: A Qualitative Study of Parent and Patient Experiences of Multidisciplinary Care in Craniofacial Conditions. The Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Journal. 1187-1194.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Perceived agency as a salient matter in learning self-hypnosis for exam anxiety. Journal of psychotherapy integration. 400-411.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Kva typar mellommenneskelege situasjonar opplever norske psykologar o�ftast og som mest krevjande? Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening.
  • Show author(s) (2019). Becoming Aware of Inner Self-Critique and Kinder Toward Self: A Qualitative Study of Experiences of Outcome After a Brief Self-Compassion Intervention for University Level Students. Frontiers in Psychology. 1-12.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Does a short self-compassion intervention for students increase healthy self-regulation? A randomized control trial. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 443-450.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Trait self-compassion reflects emotional flexibility through an association with high vagally mediated heart rate variability. Mindfulness. 1103-1113.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Self-compassion and depressive symptoms in a Norwegian student sample. Nordic Psychology. 58-72.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Mindfulness based stress reduction for academic evaluation anxiety: a naturalistic longitudinal study. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy. 114-131.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Mechanisms of mindfulness: Rumination and self-compassion. Nordic Psychology. 71-82.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Facing the fear of failure: An explorative qualitative study of client experiences in a mindfulness-based stress reduction program for university students with academic evaluation anxiety. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Emotion work in a mental health service setting. Qualitative Social Work. 317-332.
  • Show author(s) (2013). The Five Factor Mindfulness Questionnaire in Norway. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 250-260.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Does self-hypnosis add to the effectiveness of a cognitive-behavioral intervention against test anxiety? Nordic Psychology. 224-241.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Psychosocial challenges related to Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder. The Open Sleep Journal. 5-51.
  • Show author(s) (2009). Making exams a manageable task. Nordic Psychology. 26-41.
  • Show author(s) (2008). Placeborespons kan forstärka medicinsk terapi. Läkartidningen. 3638-3642.
  • Show author(s) (2006). The dilemma of confrontation. Coping with problem drinking in the family. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly.
  • Show author(s) (2006). Mestring av prestasjons-og eksamensangst: forståelse og behandlingsmetoder. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 574-581.
  • Show author(s) (2005). Rom for reorientering. En veiledning fra en kandidats perspektiv. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 1104-1112.
  • Show author(s) (2000). Dundas, I. (2000)Cognitive/affective distancing as a coping strategy of children of parents with a drinking problem. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 18 (4) 85-98. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 85-99.
  • Show author(s) (1994). The Family Adaptability and Cohesion Scale III in a Norwegian sample. Family Process. 1-5.
  • Show author(s) (1994). Er FACES grunnen til den manglende støtten til Olsons circumplekse modell? En utprøving av modellen med Blooms Familie Fungerings Skalaer. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 385-396.
Report
  • Show author(s) (2006). Making exams a managable task. .
  • Show author(s) (2006). Bruk av affirmasjoner som metode i for mestring av prestasjons- og eksamensangst. .
  • Show author(s) (1991). A growth curve approach to the study of parental relations and depression in adolescence. .
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) (2010). Testing interventions against test anxiety.
  • Show author(s) (2006). Coping with performance anxiety.
Compendium
  • Show author(s) (1994). Differences between enmeshment and extremely close families.
Thesis at a second degree level
  • Show author(s) (2014). Mindfulness for barn og unge.
  • Show author(s) (2014). In Heartment - Betydningen av selvmedfølelse for psykologers velvære og fungering.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Hvordan kan mindfulness-basert behandling hjelpe for pasienter med tinnitus?
  • Show author(s) (2014). Evalueringsangst blant elever fra to videregående skoler i Hordaland.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Oppmerksomhetsbasert tilbakefallsforebygging i behandling av legemiddelavhengighet: En kvalitativ studie av selvvennlighet.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Metakognitiv terapi: En nyttig behandlingstilnærming for kroppsdysmorfisk lidelse?
  • Show author(s) (2013). Does Self-Compassion Mediate the Relation between Mindfulness and Depressive Symptoms in a Norwegian Student Sample?
  • Show author(s) (2013). Can Mindfulness Increase Happiness?
  • Show author(s) (2012). Kan oppmerksomt nærværsbasert stressreduksjon redusere tilleggsvansker hos brystkreftpasienter? En systematisk litteraturgjennommgang.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Søsken til kreftsyke barn og unge: Psykososial tilpasning basert på selvrapporteringer. En review av kvalitative og kvantitative studier fra 1977 til 2010.
  • Show author(s) (2011). Medierer grubling og selvkritisk tenkning sammenhengen mellom mindfulnes og depresjon i et norsk studentutvalg?
  • Show author(s) (2011). An empirical study of the relationship between mindfulness and emotion regulation difficulties in a Norwegian student sample.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Utrygg tilknytning som risikofaktor for å utvikle borderline personlighetsforstyrrelse.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Korleis verkar mindfulness emosjonsregulerande?
  • Show author(s) (2010). Hvordan kan mindfulness virke emosjonsregulerende?
  • Show author(s) (2010). En empirisk studie av sammenhenger mellom oppmerksomt nærvær og personlighetstrekk i et norsk studentutvalg.
  • Show author(s) (2010). En empirisk studie av sammenhenger mellom mindfuness og depresjonssymptomer i et norsk studentutvalg.
  • Show author(s) (2009). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for depression, does it work and how?
  • Show author(s) (2009). Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for depression, Does it prevent depression relapse and how?
  • Show author(s) (2009). Mentaliseringsbasert terapi av borderline personlighetsforstyrrelse - hva finnes av empirisk støtte for denne behandlingsformen?
Popular scientific article
  • Show author(s) (1992). Taushet og distanse i familier med alkoholproblemer. Rus som faktor i barns utvikling. Temahefte.. 13-18.
Doctoral dissertation
  • Show author(s) (1999). Functional and dysfunctional closeness : family interaction and children's adjustment.
Abstract
  • Show author(s) (2012). Dilemmas associated with having delayed sleep phase disorder. Journal of Sleep Research. 172-172.
Poster
  • Show author(s) (2013). More than just an exam: An explorative-reflexive qualitative study of experiences of acceptance and change among students with exam anxiety participating in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction groups.
Errata
  • Show author(s) (2018). Correction to: Trait Self-Compassion Reflects Emotional Flexibility Through an Association with High Vagally Mediated Heart Rate Variability\. Mindfulness. 1994-1995.
Academic literature review
  • Show author(s) (2014). Oppmerksomt nærværsbasert stressreduksjon (MBSR) for tilleggsvansker ved brystkreft. Vård i Norden. 29-35.
  • Show author(s) (2008). Placebo respons kan förstärka medicinsk terapi. Läkartidningen. 3538-3642.
Article in business/trade/industry journal
  • Show author(s) (2013). How may mindfulness help in working with substance use disorders. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 194-200.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Can mindfulness be of help in coping with substance abuse. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 112-115.
Interview Journal
  • Show author(s) (2008). Når en verker etter lindring oppmerksomt nærvær som forebygging. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 990-991.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

Promoting social and work integration in refugees through resilience building mindfulness-based interventions (PROMIND).

Interpersonal experiences after interpersonal assult

Mindfulness based selfcompassion in students

The Bergen group for mindfulness-based interventions for refugees (BMIR)

We are a group of researchers and clinicians working at the University of Bergen, Norway (UiB) and Centre for migration Health, Bergen Municipality (CMH), who are coordinating our efforts to implement and establish knowledge on mindfulness- and self-compassion based interventions for refugees. 

Members of the group are:

Valeria Markova, PhD (cand.), Center for Migration Health and UiB

Kaia Brun, M.Sc. in Psychology, Center for Migration Health

Vivian Woodfin, PhD (cand.), Department of Clinical psychology, UiB

Elisabeth Flo, PhD, Department of Clinical psychology, UiB

Ingrid Dundas, PhD and Clinical Specialist (NPF), Department of Clinical psychology, UiB