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Yngvild Sørebø Danielsen

Associate Professor, Head of Child and Adolescent Department of the University Psychological Outpatient Clinic, Assisting Head of Department of Clinical Psychology
  • E-mailYngvild.Danielsen@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 88 63
  • Visitor Address
    Alrek helseklynge, Årstadveien 17
    5009 Bergen
  • Postal Address
    Postboks 7807
    5020 Bergen

Research interests:

  • Treatment and psychological aspects of obesity
  • Sleep and weight
  • Etiology and treatment of eating disorders
  • Psychotherapy research (process and effectiveness)
  • Therapist training and deliberate practice

Danielsen is teaching courses at the Faculty of psychology on the topics: Case formulation and treatment plans, the therapeutic alliance,  communication skills, cognitive behavioural therapy, treatment of eating disorders, treatment of obesity, clinical psychological assessment of children and families, sleep interventions for children and clinical psychological work with families, children and adolescents. She has also been teaching courses on attachment theory and qualitative interviewing.

Academic article
  • Show author(s) (2022). Objectively measured physical activity among treatment seeking children and adolescents with severe obesity and normal weight peers. Obesity Science & Practice. 10 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Intestinal barrier integrity in anorexia nervosa (a pilot study). International Journal of Eating Disorders. 703-708.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Family-based treatment of children with severe obesity in a public healthcare setting: Results from a randomized controlled trial. Clinical Obesity. 11 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2022). Experiences when implementing enhanced cognitive behavioral therapy as a standard treatment for anorexia nervosa in outpatients at a public specialized eating-disorder treatment unit. Journal of Eating Disorders. 1-11.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Polysomnographic comparison of sleep in children with obesity and normal weight without suspected sleep-related breathing disorder. Clinical Obesity. 8 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Weekday time in bed and obesity risk in adolescence. Obesity Science & Practice. 1-8.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Livsstilsbehandling av barn og ungdom med alvorlig fedme – resultater etter ett år. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. 11 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Beyond sleep duration: Sleep timing as a risk factor for childhood obesity. Pediatric Obesity. 11 pages.
  • Show author(s) (2020). Association between gastrointestinal complaints and psychopathology in patients with anorexia nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 532-536.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Severe obesity is a limitation for the use of body mass index standard deviation scores in children and adolescents. Acta Paediatrica. 307-314.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Study Protocol: A randomized controlled trial evaluating the effect of family-based behavioral treatment of childhood and adolescent obesity–The FABO-study. BMC Public Health. 1-9.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Effectiveness of enhanced cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT-E) in the treatment of anorexia nervosa: a prospective multidisciplinary study. BMC Psychiatry. 1-14.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Effect of a family-based cognitive behavioural intervention on body mass index, self-esteem and symptoms of depression in children with obesity (aged 7-13): A randomised waitinglist controlled trial. Obesity Research and Clinical Practice. E116-E128.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Factors associated with low self-esteem in children with overweight. Obesity Facts. 722-733.
  • Show author(s) (2011). The relationship between life-style and cardio-metabolic risk indicators in children: the importance of screen time. Acta Paediatrica. 253-259.
  • Show author(s) (2010). The relationship between school day sleep duration and body mass index in Norwegian children (aged 10-12). International Journal of Pediatric Obesity. 214-220.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Fedme hos barn og unge - implikasjoner for psykologisk praksis. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 23-28.
Lecture
  • Show author(s) (2017). Behandling av forstyrret spiseatferd og fedme hos barn ved hjelp av familiebasert kognitiv atferdsterapi.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Forstyrret spiseatferd og familiebasert atferdsterapi i behandling av fedme hos barn.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Forstyrret spiseatferd og familiebasert atferdsbehandling ved fedme hos barn.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Effectiveness of Family-based behavioural social facilitation treatment for severe childhood obesity- The FABO Study.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Behandling av fedme og forstyrret spiseatferd hos barn.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Fedme hos barn og unge-når blir dette en spiseforstyrrelse?
  • Show author(s) (2015). Erfaringer fra kvalitetssikringsarbeidet ved Seksjon for Spiseforstyrrelser Haukeland Universitetssykehus .
  • Show author(s) (2014). Treatment of severely obese children and adolescents in an ordinary health care setting: An effectiveness study employing Familybased behavioral social facilitation treatment.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Treatment of childhood obesity using Family-based behavioural treatment. A research project at Haukeland University Hospital.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Fedme hos barn: Endring av livsstilsatferd i familien.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Familiebasert atferdsbehandling av fedme hos barn og unge.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Livsstilsendringer i familier med overvekt: Foreldrerolle og barnas selvbilde.
Popular scientific lecture
  • Show author(s) (2008). Behandling av barn og unge med overvekt.
Academic lecture
  • Show author(s) (2019). Association of gastrointestinal complaints and psychopathology in patients with anorexia nervosa – a pilot study .
  • Show author(s) (2017). Comparison of sleep in children with obesity and children with normalweigh.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Introducing CBT-E into Clinical Services- The Bergen Experience.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Søvn hos barn med fedme.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Familiebasert behandling av overvekt hos barn.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Familiebasert atferdsterapi for alvorlig overvekt hos barn og unge- FABO-studien.
  • Show author(s) (2015). "Effekt av CBT-E i behandling av anorexia nervosa- en prospektiv multidisiplinær studie".
  • Show author(s) (2014). Research project in the Obesity Clinic at HUS: «Effectiveness of familiy-based behavioral social facilitation treatment for severe childhood obesity».
  • Show author(s) (2013). Effectiveness of CBT-E in the treatment of Anorexia Nervosa.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Behandling av fedme hos barn-Psykologiske perspektiver.
  • Show author(s) (2009). Kognitiv atferdsterapi i behandling av barn med fedme.
  • Show author(s) (2008). Barn og unge med overvekt og fedme.
  • Show author(s) (2006). Overvekt hos barn.
Non-fiction book
  • Show author(s) (2014). Fedme hos barn-Intervensjoner og atferdsendringer i praksis. Kommuneforlaget AS.
Thesis at a second degree level
  • Show author(s) (2015). Sammenhengen mellom psykisk helse i ungdomsalder og vektstatus i ung voksen alder. En 11 års oppfølgingsstudie fra Helseundersøkelsen i Nord-Trøndelag (HUNT).
  • Show author(s) (2009). Fysisk aktivitet og selvoppfatning hos barn med fedme og normalvektige barn.
  • Show author(s) (2004). ”Barn i Bergen”: Conners’ Continuous performance Test og ADHD-symptomer.
Masters thesis
  • Show author(s) (2010). Effekt av kognitiv-atferdsterapi på kosthold og biomarkører for kardiovaskulær sykdom hos barn med fedme.
Popular scientific article
  • Show author(s) (2020). Søvn i behandling av fedme hos barn- Sammenheng mellom søvn og annen livsstilsatferd. Tidsskriftet SØVN.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Fører lite søvn til overvekt hos barn? SØVN. 14-15.
Feature article
  • Show author(s) (2016). Når spising blir sykdom. Bergens Tidende.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Vi kan hjelpe barn med fedme. Bergens Tidende. 33-33.
  • Show author(s) (2003). Forskningens forgubbing. Bergens Tidende. 27.
Letter to the editor
  • Show author(s) (2018). Implementation of enhanced cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT-E) for adults with anorexia nervosa in an outpatient eating disorder unit at a public hospital. Journal of Eating Disorders. 8 pages.
Doctoral dissertation
  • Show author(s) (2012). Childhood overweight – characteristics and treatment. Psychological perspectives.
Interview
  • Show author(s) (2014). Ungdom går ned i vekt med samtale og atferdsterapi.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Vekt på psyken.
  • Show author(s) (2013). Tester terapi mot barnefedme.
  • Show author(s) (2012). Hvor mye TV bør egentlig barna se?
  • Show author(s) (2012). Fete barn sliter ved mye skjermtid.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Lite søvn farlig for vekta.
  • Show author(s) (2008). Tester norske barn.
  • Show author(s) (2008). Sover for forskerne.
  • Show author(s) (2007). Vil knekke fedme med psykologi.
  • Show author(s) (2007). Terpi skal kutte små kilo.
  • Show author(s) (2007). Skal bli spreke og sunne hos psykologen.
  • Show author(s) (2007). Letter barn med rollespill.
  • Show author(s) (2007). Håp om en lettere framtid.
  • Show author(s) (2007). Familieterapi mot overvekt.
  • Show author(s) (2007). Familiens livsstil veier tyngst.
Programme participation
  • Show author(s) (2008). Sover for forskerne.
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
  • Show author(s) (2021). Drama og livsmestring. 19 pages.
Abstract
  • Show author(s) (2021). Late Sleep Timing, and Less Organized Sport are Related to Lower Physical Activity Levels in Children and Adolescents with Severe Obesity. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 14-14.
  • Show author(s) (2018). Is outpatient cognitive behavior therapy (CBT-E) for eating disoreders a suitable treatment method for adults with severe Anorexia Nervosa? European psychiatry. 421-421.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Lifestyle treatment of children and adolescents with obesity in Bergen, Norway: Impact of follow-up frequency and self-monitoring during the first year. Obesity Facts. 240-240.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Family-based behavioural treatment for childhood and adolescent obesity: Are parenting practices and parental cohabitation associated with pre-post changes in BMI Standard Deviation Score (BMI-SDS) during treatment? Acta Paediatrica. 19-33.
  • Show author(s) (2017). Disordered Eating in Children and Adolescents with Severe Obesity: Pre-post Changes During Family-Based Behavioural Treatment for Obesity. Acta Paediatrica. 34-40.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Effectiveness of Enhanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT-E) in the treatment of anorexia nervosa–A prospective multidisciplinary study. European psychiatry.
  • Show author(s) (2016). Cognitive functioning in patients suffering from anorexia nervosa: A longitudinal study. European psychiatry.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Mental health problems as predictors of weight change from adolescence to young adulthood, 11 years follow-up. The HUNT-study Norway. Acta Paediatrica. 10-10.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Family-based behavioural treatment of obesity-The FABO-study. Acta Paediatrica. 22-22.
  • Show author(s) (2015). A polysomnographic comparison of sleep in children with obesity and normal weight. Acta Paediatrica. 13-13.
  • Show author(s) (2008). The relationship between sleep duration and body mass index in Norwegian children (age 10-12). International Journal of Obesity. S192-S192.
  • Show author(s) (2008). Effects of a manualized cognitive behavioral treatment for childhood obesity. International Journal of Psychology (IJP). 693-693.
Poster
  • Show author(s) (2022). Sleep habits in patients with anorexia nervosa assessed in their natural environment.
  • Show author(s) (2021). Exploring life coping skills through drama, theatre and storytelling – a qualitative study of high school students experience with participation in a preventive mental health intervention .
  • Show author(s) (2021). Barriers experienced in Family-based cognitive behavioural treatment of childhood obesity and pre-mature drop-out from treatment.
  • Show author(s) (2019). The challenge of keeping it off, a descriptive systematic review of high-quality, follow-up studies of obesity treatments. .
  • Show author(s) (2018). Beyond Sleep Duration:Sleep Timing as a Risk Factor for Childhood Obesity. .
  • Show author(s) (2016). Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa Using Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Eating Disorders; Changes in BMI.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Two years obesity intervention program in children and adolescents: The importance of age at enrollement.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Family-based behavioral treatment of obesity-the FABO study.
  • Show author(s) (2015). FABO-studien.Familiebasert kognitiv atferdsbehandling for barn og unge med fedme.
  • Show author(s) (2015). Correlations between anthropometric measures and cardiometabolic risk factors in morbid obese children: are measures of sitting height useful?
  • Show author(s) (2015). Changes in body mass index (BMI) standard deviation score (sds)during one-year outpatient obesity intervention program in children and adolescents.
  • Show author(s) (2014). Factors associated with low domain spesific self-esteem in children with overweight.
  • Show author(s) (2010). Effects of a manualized cognitive behavioral treatment for childhood obesity.
  • Show author(s) (2009). Effects of a Manualized Cognitive Behavioral Treatment for Childhood Obesity (age 8-12).
  • Show author(s) (2008). The relationship between sleep duration and body mass index in Norwegian children (age 10-12).
  • Show author(s) (2008). Effects of a manualized cognitive behavioral treatment for childhood obesity.
  • Show author(s) (2004). Conners' CPT and symptoms of ADHD.
Academic literature review
  • Show author(s) (2019). The challenge of keeping it off, a descriptive systematic review of high-quality, follow-up studies of obesity treatments. . Obesity Reviews. 1-15.
  • Show author(s) (2008). Behandling av fedme hos barn og unge. Pediatrisk Endokrinologi. 64-69.
Chapter
  • Show author(s) (2022). How may cognitive behavioural therapy help individuals with eating difficulties? 285-293. In:
    • Show author(s) (2022). The Practical Handbook of Eating Difficulties. Pavilion Publishing.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

A randomized controlled trial evaluating the effect of family-based behavioral treatment of childhood and adolescent obesity–The FABO-study: The purpose of the FABO-study is to evaluate the effect of family-based behavioral social facilitation treatment (FBSFT), designed to target children’s family and social support networks to enhance weight loss outcomes, compared to the standard treatment (treatment as usual, TAU) given to children and adolescents with obesity in a routine clinical practice. https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-016-3755-9

Effectiveness of enhanced cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT-E) in the treatment of anorexia nervosa: a prospective multidisciplinary study: The study will assess the potency of outpatient CBT-E in a sample of patients suffering from AN (age >16) admitted to the Section for Eating Disorders at the Department for Psychosomatic Medicine, Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen, Norway. The study has a longitudinal design with five main assessment time points: before treatment, at 3 months, at the end of treatment, at 20 weeks, and at 12 months follow-up including biobank samples. A control group without an eating disorder will also be recruited. The study also includes a sub-study of gut microbiome in individuals with AN.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5053175/

 

Life stories and obesity: Qualitative study exploring how adults with severe obesity understand and give meaning to their own obesity development.

Sleep and obesity: Quantitative project using polysomnography and accelerometers to examine sleep patterns and their relations to obesity, life-style habits and obesity related co-morbidity in children.

eBATTLE obesity is a large multisite obesity treatment trial (RCT) recently funded by KlinBeForsk. The study is a collaboration between all the specialist obesity centers in Norway and will include the development of a psychological e-health intervention as well as examining the effect of GLP-1 analogues in treatment of severe obesity in adolescents. Design: 2-month low-energy-diet followed by 1-yr cognitive behavioral therapy with or without semaglutide.

Drop-out from treatment of eating disorders study- Mixed methods study examining factors related to drop-out from eating disorder treatment, patient experienced reasons for drop-out and therapist and general practitioners (GP) perspectives on drop-out and how to prevent it. Data sources are registry data and qualitative interviews with patients, therapists and GPs.

Studies on psychotherapy effectiveness and process: RCT comparing emotion-focused therapy and cognitive behavioral treatment of depression and examining treatment processes. In addition to quantitative outcome data, qualitative interviews with patients in both conditions will be used to explore processes of change, together with minute-to-minute analysis of video recordings of the treatment sessions