Forskningsgruppe for psykoterapiforskning og klinisk opplæring



Ansar, N., Nissen Lie, H. A., & Stiegler, J. R. (2023). The effects of emotion-focused skills training on parental mental health, emotion regulation and self-efficacy: Mediating processes between parents and children. Psychotherapy Research, 1-20. 

Jebeile, H., Lister, N.B., Libesman, S., Hunter, K.E., McMaster, C.M., Johnson, B.J., et al. (2023). Eating disorders in weight-related therapy (EDIT): Protocol for a systematic review with individual participant data meta-analysis of eating disorder risk in behavioural weight management. PLoS ONE; 18(7): e0282401. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0282401

Kleiven, G. S.; Hjeltnes, A.; Brattland, H.; Moltu, C. (2023). Moments of change: Clients’ immediate experiences when sharing emotions in psychotherapy. Psychotherapy Research. 10.1080/10503307.2023.2260938

Kleppe, M. M., Kessler, U., Rekkedal, G. Å., Skjåkødegård, H. F., & Danielsen, Y. S. (2023). Differences in sleep patterns between patients with anorexia nervosa and healthy controls: a cross-sectional study. Journal of eating disorders, 11(1), 76. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40337-023-00799-8 

Kvarstein, E. H., Frøyhaug, M., Pettersen, M. S., Carlsen, S., Ekberg, A., Fjermestad-Noll, J., Ulvestad, D. A., Gikling, E. L., Hjermann, E., Lindberget, K., Omvik, S., Eikenæs, I., Hummelen, B., Morken, K., Wilberg, T., & Pedersen, G. A. F. (2023). Improvement of personality functioning among people treated within personality disorder mental health services. A longitudinal, observational study. Frontiers in psychiatry, 14, 1163347. 

Skjåkødegård, H.F., Hystad, S.W., Bruserud, I., et al. (2023). Perceived barriers in family-based behavioural treatment of paediatric obesity – Results from the FABO study. Pediatric Obesity, 18(3): e12992. doi:10.1111/ijpo.12992

Stiegler, J.R., Uleberg, V.V., Heggem, T., Båfjord, I.S., & Schanche, E. (2023). The effect of the two‐chair dialogue intervention on self‐compassion‐adding an emotional evocative component to a basic Rogerian condition. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 23(2), 349-358.  Stige, S. H., Fjellheim, G., Elgen, I., & Visted, E. (2023). Krevjande situasjonar i psykisk helsevern for born og unge - Behandlarar si erfaring med og haldning til målretta trening og virtuell røyndom. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 

Wästlund, M., Salvesen, K., & Stige, S. H. (2023). Clients’ experiences with a Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness and Compassion Group Intervention – A first person perspective on change and change mechanisms. Psychotherapy Research

Zahl‐Olsen, R., Severinsen, L., Shahar, B., Stiegler, J. R., & Bertelsen, T. B. (2023). Emotion‐focused skills training for parents with anxious children. A pilot study. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. 


Ansar, N., Nissen Lie, H. A., Zahl-Olsen, R., Bertelsen, T. B., Elliott, R., & Stiegler, J. R. (2022). Efficacy of emotion-focused parenting programs for children’s internalizing and externalizing symptoms: A randomized clinical study. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, 51(6), 923-939. 

Danielsen, Y. S., Skjåkødegård, H. F., Mongstad, M., Hystad, S. W., Olsson, S. J. G., Kleppe, M., Juliusson, P. B., & Frisk, B. (2022). Objectively measured physical activity among treatment seeking children and adolescents with severe obesity and normal weight peers. Obesity science & practice, 8(6), 801–810. https://doi.org/10.1002/osp4.624

Danielsen, Y.S. & Rekkedal, G.Å. (2022). How may cognitive behavioural therapy help individuals with eating difficulties? In: Eds. Downs J, Hopfenbeck, M, Lewis H, Parker I, Schnackenberg, N. The Practical Handbook of Eating Difficulties. Pavilion Publishing & media 2022ISBN:978-1-913414-68-9

Danielsen, Y. S., Skjåkødegård, H. F., Bjorvatn, B., Juliusson, P. B., & Pallesen, S. (2022). Polysomnographic comparison of sleep in children with obesity and normal weight without suspected sleep-related breathing disorder. Clinical obesity, 12(1), e12493. https://doi.org/10.1111/cob.12493

Helle, J., Vøllestad, J., Schanche, E., & Hjelen Stige, S. (2022). From seeing difficult behaviour to recognizing legitimate needs–A qualitative study of mothers' experiences of participating in a Circle of Security Parenting program in a public mental health setting. Psychotherapy Research, 33(4), 482-493.

Kessler, U., Kleppe, M. M., Rekkedal, G. Å., Rø, Ø., & Danielsen, Y. (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, 10(1), 15. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40337-022-00536-7

Kleiven, G.; Hjeltnes, A.; Natvik, E. & Moltu, C. (2022). Engaging with Difficult Topics and Emotional Experiences in Psychotherapy: A Study of Helpful Therapist Acts. Psychotherapy Research. DOI: 10.1080/10503307.2022.2132889

Kleppe, M.M., Kessler, U., Rekkedal, G., Skjåkødegård, H.F. & Danielsen, Y.S. (2022).Sleep habits in patients with anorexia nervosa assessed in their natural environment. Sleep Medicine. Volum 100. s. S1-S301

Kleppe, M. M., Brønstad, I., Lied, G. A., Danielsen, Y., Rekkedal, G. Å., & Kessler, U. (2022). Intestinal barrier integrity in anorexia nervosa (a pilot study). The International journal of eating disorders, 55(5), 703–708. https://doi.org/10.1002/eat.

Lehmann, O. V.; Neimeyer, R. A.; Thimm, J.; Hjeltnes, A.; Lengelle, R. & Kalstad, T.G. (2022). Experiences of Norwegian Mothers Attending an Online Course of Therapeutic Writing After the Unexpected Loss of a Child. Frontiers in psychology. 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.809848

McLean, E., Onarheim, K. H., Schanche, E., Schaufel, M. A., & Miljeteig, I. (2022). Etiske dilemmaer for sykehjemsleger under covid-19-pandemien. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening.

Morken, K. T., Øvrebø, M., Klippenberg, C., Morvik, T., & Gikling, E. L. (2022). Antisocial personality disorder in group therapy, kindling pro-sociality and mentalizing. Research in Psychotherapy: Psychopathology, Process and Outcome. 

Severinsen, L., Stiegler, J. R., Nissen-Lie, H. A., Shahar, B., & Zahl-Olsen, R. (2022). Effectiveness of emotion focused skills training for parents: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial in specialist mental health care. BMC psychiatry, 22(1), 453.  Skjåkødegård, H. F., Conlon, R. P. K., Hystad, S. W., Roelants, M., Olsson, S. J. G., Frisk, B., Wilfley, D. E., Danielsen, Y. S., & Juliusson, P. B. (2022). Family-based treatment of children with severe obesity in a public healthcare setting: Results from a randomized controlled trial. Clinical obesity, 12(3), e12513. https://doi.org/10.1111/cob.12513

Stiegler, J. R., Uleberg Vildalen, V., Heggem, T., Båfjord Ismaili, S., & Schanche, E. (2022). The effect of the two‐chair dialogue intervention on self‐compassion‐adding an emotional evocative component to a basic Rogerian condition. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research.

Svendsen, J. L., Schanche, E., Vøllestad, J., Visted, E., Jentschke, S., Karl, A., ... & Sørensen, L. (2022). Self-Compassion and Its Association With Ruminative Tendencies and Vagally Mediated Heart Rate Variability in Recurrent Major Depression.


Ansar, N., Hjeltnes, A., Stige, S. H., Binder, P. E., & Stiegler, J. R. (2021). Parenthood—lost and found: Exploring parents’ experiences of receiving a program in emotion focused skills training. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 559188. 

Dundas, I., Mæhle, E., & Stige, S. H. (2021). Finding One's Footing When Everyone Has an Opinion. Negotiating an Acceptable Identity After Sexual Assault. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 649530-649530. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2021.649530

Lyngstad, M.B. & Danielsen, Y.S. (2021). Drama og livsmestring. I: Folkehelse og livsmestring i skolen; i fag, på tvers av fag og som en helhetlig tilnærming. Fagbokforlaget, ISBN 9788245034592. s. 141-160

Miljeteig, M., Forthun, I., Hufthammer, K.O., Engelund, I., Schanche, E., Schaufel, M., Onarheim, K. (2021). Priority-setting dilemmas, moral distress and support experienced by nurses and physicians in the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic in Norway. Nursing Ethics. doi: 10.1177/0969733020981748

Morken, K. T. E. & Kvarstein, E. (2021). Kapittel 18 – Mentaliseringsbasert terapi. I P.E. Binder, L. Lorås & F.Thuen (eds), Håndbok i individualterapi (en antologi): Fagbokforlaget. Nordby, E. S., Gilje, S., Jensen, D. A., Sørensen, L., & Stige, S. H. (2021). Goal management training for adults with ADHD – clients’ experiences with a group-based intervention. BMC psychiatry, 21(1), 113. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-021-03114-4

Opsvik, Y., Arefjord, K.; Amble, I. & Hjeltnes, A. (2021). The challenge of being present with yourself”: Exploring the lived experience of individuals with complex dissociative disorders. European Journal of Trauma and Dissociation. doi.org/10.1016/j.ejtd.2021.100250

Sayar, H. & Hjeltnes, A. (2021). How does grief lead to change? An integrative perspective on three affect-oriented psychotherapies. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy, 51, 135–143. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10879-020-09482-4

Schanche, E. (2021). Den vanskelige tilgivelsen. Prismet, 72(3), 241-246.

Simhan, I. L.; Vik, K.; Veseth, M.; Hjeltnes, A. (2021). Like taking a magnifying glass into everyday life: Vulnerable parents' experiences with video guidance in an infant mental health clinic. Frontiers in psychology. doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.542716

Simhan, I. L.; Vik, K. , Veseth, M.; & Hjeltnes, A. (2021). Learning to mentalize: Exploring parents’ experiences of change during video guidance in an infant mental health clinic. BMC Psychiatry, 21, 400, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-021-03398-6

Skjåkødegård, H.F., Danielsen, Y.S., Hystad, S.W., Kleppe, M.M., Olsson, G., Juliusson, P.B. & Frisk, B. (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, Volum 78 (5), s. 14-14

Skjåkødegård, H. F., Danielsen, Y. S., Frisk, B., Hystad, S. W., Roelants, M., Pallesen, S., Conlon, R. P. K., Wilfley, D. E., & Juliusson, P. B. (2021). Beyond sleep duration: Sleep timing as a risk factor for childhood obesity. Pediatric obesity, 16(1), e12698. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijpo.12698

Solberg, E. T., Halvorsen, J. E., & Stige, S. H. (2021). What Do Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Believe Will Facilitate Early Disclosure of Sexual Abuse? Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12, 639341. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2021.639341

Stige, S. H., Binder, P. E., Stiegler, J. R., Schanche, E., Hummelslund, D. A., & Hjeltnes, A. (2021). Clients’ perspective on predetermined time limits for therapy in the context of the Norwegian welfare system. SAGE Open, 11(2), 21582440211009506. 

Stige, S. H., Barca, T., B., Lavik, K. O., & Moltu, C. (2021a). Barriers and Facilitators in Adolescent Psychotherapy Initiated by Adults – Experiences That Differentiate Adolescents’ Trajectories Through Mental Health Care. Frontiers in Psychology, section Psychology for Clinical Settings, manuscript ID 633663

Stige, S. H., Binder, P.-E., Stiegler, J. R., Schanche, E., Hummelslund, D. A., & Hjeltnes, A. (2021b). Clients’ Perspective on Predetermined Time Limits for Therapy in the Context of the Norwegian Welfare System. SAGE Open. https://doi.org/10.1177/21582440211009506

Stige, S. H., Eik, I., Oddli, H. W., & Moltu, C. (2021). Negotiating system requirements to secure client engagement – Therapist strategies in adolescent psychotherapy initiated by others. Frontiers in Psychology, section Psychology for Clinical Settings

Strand, M., & Stige, S. H. (2021). Combining mindfulness and compassion in the treatment of complex trauma – a theoretical exploration. European Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 5(3), 100217. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejtd.2021.100217

Woodfin, V., Molde, H., Dundas, I., & Binder, P.-E. (2021). A Randomized Control Trial of a Brief Self-Compassion Intervention for Perfectionism, Anxiety, Depression, and Body Image. Front Psychol, 12, 751294-751294. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2021.751294


Barca, T. B., Moltu, C., Veseth, M., Fjellheim, G., & Stige, S. H. (2020). The nature of youth in the eyes of mental-health care workers: therapists’ conceptualization of adolescents coming to therapy at others’ initiative. International Journal of Mental Health Systems, 14(1), doi: 10.1186/s13033-020-00363-w  

Danielsen, Y. S., Pallesen, S., Sivertsen, B., Stormark, K. M., & Hysing, M. (2020). Weekday time in bed and obesity risk in adolescence. Obesity science & practice, 7(1), 45–52. https://doi.org/10.1002/osp4.455 

Dundas, I., Hjeltnes, A., Schanche, E., & Stige, S. H. (2020b). Does it get easier over time? Psychologists' experiences of working with suicidal patients. Death Studies, (ahead-of-print), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1080/07481187.2020.1740831 

Dundas, I., Ravnanger, K., Binder, P.-E., & Stige, S. H. (2020b). A Qualitative Study of Use of Mindfulness to Reduce Long-Term Use of Habit-Forming Prescription Drugs. Frontiers in Psychiatry, doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.493349

Karl, J. A., Prado, S. M. M., Gračanin, A., Verhaeghen, P., Ramos, A., Mandal, S. P., Michalak, J., Zhang, C.-Q., Schmidt, C., Tran, U. S., Druica, E., Solem, S., Astani, A., Liu, X., Luciano, J. V., Tkalčić, M., Lilja, J. L., Dundas, I., Wong, S. Y. S., & Fischer, R. (2020). The Cross-cultural Validity of the Five-Facet Mindfulness Questionnaire Across 16 Countries. Mindfulness, 11(5), 1226-1237. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12671-020-01333-6 

Kessler, U., Rekkedal, G.Å., Rø, Ø., Berentsen, B., Steinsvik, E., Lied, G.A. & Danielsen, Y.S. (2020). Association between gastrointestinal complaints and psychopathology in patients with anorexia nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 1(5) https://doi.org/10.1002/eat.23243

Kleiven, G. S.; Hjeltnes, A., Råbu, M. & Moltu, C. (2020). Opening up: Clients’ inner struggles in the start of therapy. Frontiers in Psychology. doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.591146

Nordmo, M., Danielsen, Y. S., & Nordmo, M. (2020). The challenge of keeping it off, a descriptive systematic review of high-quality, follow-up studies of obesity treatments. Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity, 21(1), e12949. https://doi.org/10.1111/obr.12949

Schanche, E.; Vøllestad, J.; Binder, P.-E; Hjeltnes, A.; Dundas, I. & Nielsen, G. H. (2020). A qualitative investigation of participant experiences of change in mindfulness-based stress reduction for anxiety disorders. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Health and Well-Being. 15:1, DOI: 10.1080/17482631.2020.1776094

Schanche, E., Vøllestad, J., Visted, E., Svendsen, J. S., Osnes, B., Binder, P. E., Franer, P., & Sørensen, L. (2020a). The effects of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy on risk and protective factors of depressive relapse – a randomized wait-list controlled trial. BMC Psychology. doi:10.1186/s40359-020-00417-1

Schanche, E., Vøllestad, J., Visted, E., Osnes, B., Svendsen, J. S., Binder, P. E., Osnes, B., & Sørensen, L. (2020b). Self-criticism and Self-reassurance in Individuals with Recurrent Depression: Effects of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Relationship to Relapse. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research. doi: 10.1002/capr.12381

Svendsen, J. L, Schanche, E., Osnes, B., Vøllestad, J., Visted, E., Dundas, I., Nordby, H., Binder, P. E., & Sørensen, L. (2020). Is dispositional self-compassion associated with psychophysiological flexibility beyond mindfulness? An exploratory pilot study. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.00614

Skodvin, V.A., Lekhal, S., Kommedal, K.G., Benestad, B., Skjåkødegård, H.F., Danielsen, Y.S., Linde, S.F., Roelants, M., Hertel, J.K., Hjelmesæth, J. & Juliusson, P.B. (2020). Livsstilsbehandling av barn og ungdom med alvorlig fedme – resultater etter ett år. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening, 9 doi: 10.4045/tidsskr.19.0682

Skjåkødegård, H.F. & Danielsen, Y.S. (2020). Søvn i behandling av fedme hos barn- Sammenheng mellom søvn og annen livsstilsatferd. Tidsskriftet SØVN; Volum 2.

Simhan, I. L.; Veseth, M.; Vik, K. & Hjeltnes, A. (2020). Finding focus in a difficult landscape: Therapists’ experiences with challenging video guidance processes for parent-infant dyads. Infant Mental Health Journal. 


Arefjord, N., Morken, K. T. E., & Lossius, K. (2019). Comorbid Substance Use Disorder and Personality Disorder. In A. Bateman & P. Fonagy (Eds.), Handbook of Mentalizing in Mental Health Practice: American Psychiatric Association Publishing.

Binder, P.-E., Dundas, I., Stige, S. H., Hjeltnes, A., Woodfin, V., & Moltu, C. (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. Front Psychol, 10, 2728-2728. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2019.02728

Dundas, I., Wormnes, B., & Anderssen, N. (2019). Perceived Agency as a Salient Matter in Learning Self-Hypnosis for Exam Anxiety. Journal of psychotherapy integration, 29(4), 400-411. doi:10.1037/int0000173

Morken, K. T., & Karterud, S. W. (2019). Mentalization-Based Group Therapy (MBT-G) in a Pilot Study of Female Personality Disordered and Substance-Abusing Patients. GRUPPENPSYCHOTHERAPIE UND GRUPPENDYNAMIK, 55(3), 183-205. 

Morken, K. T. E., Binder, P.-E., Arefjord, N. M., & Karterud, S. W. (2019). Mentalization based treatment from the patients’ perspective–What ingredients do they emphasize? Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 1327. 

Nødtvedt, Ø. O., Binder, P.-E., Stige, S. H., Schanche, E., Stiegler, R., & Hjeltnes, A. (2019). “You Feel They Have a Heart and Are Not Afraid to Show It”: Exploring How Clients Experience the Therapeutic Relationship in Emotion-Focused Therapy. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01996

Schanche, E., Hjeltnes, A., Nielsen, G., Stige, S. H., & Stiegler, J. R. (2019). “Nothing is just smooth or perfect”: What can students learn from intensively reviewing psychotherapy conducted by experienced therapists whilst being focused on emotional processes? Counselling and Psychotherapy Research, 19(3). doi: 10.1002/capr.12211

Schanche, E., Vøllestad, J., Binder, P. E., Osnes, B., Visted, E., Svendsen, J. L., Sørensen, L. (2019). Can clinical psychology students benefit from brief and intensive mindfulness training? Counselling and Psychotherapy Research. doi: 10.1002/capr.12273

Sørensen, L., Wass, S., Osnes, B., Schanche, E., Adolfsdottir, S., Svendsen, J.L., Vised, E., Eilertsen, T., Jensen, D.A., Nordby, H., Fasmer, O.B., Binder, P.E., Koenig, J., & Sonuga-Barke, E. (2019). A psychophysiological investigation of the interplay between orienting and executive control during stimulus conflict: A heart rate variability study. Physiology & Behavior, 211, 112657 doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2019.112657

Stige, S. H., Dundas, I., Schanche, E., & Hjeltnes, A. (2019). Kva typar mellommenneskelige situasjonar opplever norske psykologar oftast og som mest krevjande? Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening, 56(8). 

Wilhelmsen-Langeland, A., Aardal, H., Hjelmseth, V., Fyhn, K. L., & Stige, S. H. (2019). An Emotion Focused Family Therapy workshop for parents with children 6-12 years increased parental self-efficacy. Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 25(1). doi: 10.1080/13632752.2019.1655921