Bergen Clinical Psychology Research Group

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Bergen Clinical Psychology Research Group conducts research on: Psychological treatments, mental health services and user perspectives, mental health throughout the lifespan, lifestyle habits and mental health, and philosophical and theoretical psychology.

These research topics include, among others:

  • ​​​​​​Sleep: etiology, epidemiology, treatment of insomnia, epidemiological studies of the public health consequences of sleep problems
  • Health psychology: psychosocial aspect in the prognosis and rehabilitation of cardiac disease, pain, gambling
  • Anxiety disorders: RCT of cognitive behavioral based treatment (CBT) for different anxiety disorders, e.g. simple phobia/ odontofobia, panic disorders and social phobias in adults and social anxiety, separation anxiety, and generalized anxiety in children
  • Process and outcome in psychotherapy: studies of adherence, working alliance and outcome in different forms of psychological treatment (CBT, self-help programs)
  • Light treatment: experimental studies, clinical intervention studies


The research group is divided in two nodes: