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Gerd Kvale

Professor, Professor i klinisk psykologi, Direktør ved Bergen Center for Brain Plasticity, Haukeland Universitetssykehus
  • E-postGerd.Kvale@uib.no
  • Telefon+47 916 38 681
  • Besøksadresse
    Christiesgt. 12
  • Postadresse
    Postboks 7807
    5020 BERGEN
  • Behandling av angstlidelser
  • Tvangslidelser
  • Translasjonsperspektiv på angst og tvangslidelser 

PhD studentr:

Audun Havnen (dobbelkompetanse)

Eili Nygard Riise (dobbeltkompetanse)

Vitenskapelig artikkel
  • 2020. The Bergen 4-Day Treatment (B4DT) for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Outcomes for Patients Treated After Initial Waiting List or Self-Help Intervention. Frontiers in Psychology.
  • 2020. Effects of Bergen 4-day treatment on resting-state graph features in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. 1-10.
  • 2019. The Bergen 4-day treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder: Does it work in a new clinical setting? Frontiers in Psychology. 1-8.
  • 2019. Nordic OCD & Related Disorders Consortium: Rationale, design, and methods. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics. 1-13.
  • 2019. Mapping cortical and subcortical asymmetry in obsessive-compulsive disorder: Findings from the ENIGMA Consortium. Biological Psychiatry. 1-13.
  • 2019. Is sensory processing sensitivity related to treatment outcome in concentrated exposure and response prevention treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder? Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders. 1-7.
  • 2019. Implementation of the Bergen 4-day treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder in Iceland. Clinical Neuropsychiatry. 33-38.
  • 2019. Does family accommodation predict outcome of concentrated exposure and response prevention for adolescents? Child Psychiatry and Human Development. 975-986.
  • 2019. Dispositional resilience in treatment‐seeking patients with obsessive‐compulsive disorder and its association with treatment outcome. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 243-251.
  • 2019. A randomized controlled trial of concentrated ERP, self-help and waiting list for obsessive- compulsive disorder: The Bergen 4-Day Treatment. Frontiers in Psychology. 1-13.
  • 2018. The Bergen 4-day treatment for OCD: four years follow-up of concentrated ERP in a clinical mental health setting. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. 1-17.
  • 2018. The Bergen 4-day OCD treatment delivered in a group setting: 12-month follow-up. Frontiers in Psychology. 1-10.
  • 2018. The Bergen 4-Day Treatment for Panic Disorder: A Pilot Study. Frontiers in Psychology. 1-9.
  • 2018. Successfully treating 90 patients with obsessive compulsive disorder in eight days: The Bergen 4-day treatment. BMC Psychiatry. 1-9.
  • 2018. Post-treatment predictors of follow-up status for obsessive-compulsive disorder treated with concentrated exposure therapy. Cogent Psychology. 1-12.
  • 2018. Emotional Processing in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of 25 Functional Neuroimaging Studies. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. 563-571.
  • 2018. Emotion regulation in obsessive-compulsive disorder, unaffected siblings, and unrelated healthy control participants. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. 1-9.
  • 2018. Concentrated exposure and response prevention for adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder: A replication study. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders. 15-22.
  • 2018. A 4-Day Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Intervention Program for CFS/ME. An Open Study, With 1-Year Follow-Up. Frontiers in Psychiatry. 11 sider.
  • 2017. The Dimensional Obsessive-Compulsive Scale: Development and Validation of a Short Form (DOCS-SF). Frontiers in Psychology.
  • 2017. Sleep disturbances in treatment-seeking OCD-patients: Changes after concentrated exposure treatment. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 186-191.
  • 2017. Concentrated ERP Delivered in a Group Setting: A Replication Study. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy. 530-536.
  • 2016. Therapist variability in the task/goal dimension of the early working alliance predicts outcome in exposure and response prevention treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Clinical Neuropsychiatry. 94-99.
  • 2016. Stepped Care Versus Direct Face-to-Face Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Social Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder: A Randomized Effectiveness Trial. Behavior Therapy. 166-183.
  • 2016. Prevalence of personality disorders in patients with OCD and relationship to treatment outcome. Clinical Neuropsychiatry. 130-135.
  • 2016. Concentrated exposure and response prevention for adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder: An effectiveness study. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders. 13-21.
  • 2015. Working alliance and competence as predictors of outcome in cognitive behavioral therapy for social anxiety and panic disorder in adults. Behaviour Research and Therapy. 40-51.
  • 2015. Stepped care versus face-to-face cognitive behavior therapy for panic disorder and social anxiety disorder: Predictors and moderators of outcome. Behaviour Research and Therapy. 76-89.
  • 2015. Neuroimaging of psychotherapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder: A systematic review. Psychiatry Research : Neuroimaging. 306-313.
  • 2014. Predictors of sleep disturbances in treatment-seeking OCD-patients. Clinical Neuropsychiatry. 182-186.
  • 2014. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in patients with first- episode psychosis (FEP): A prospective study. Clinical Neuropsychiatry. 164-169.
  • 2014. Concentrated ERP delivered in a group setting: An effectiveness study. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders. 319-324.
  • 2013. Sleep and heart rate variability in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder: Preliminary findings. Clinical Neuropsychiatry. 56-60.
  • 2013. Intensive group treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder: A pilot study. Clinical Neuropsychiatry. 48-55.
  • 2013. Heart rate variability and fatigue in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome after a comprehensive cognitive behavior group therapy program. Journal of Psychophysiology. 67-75.
  • 2013. Attention training with dichotic listening in OCD patients using an Iphone/ Ipod app. Clinical Neuropsychiatry. 45-47.
  • 2012. Evaluering av forsøksutdannelse av tannleger og psykologer i behandling av odontofobi og intraoral sprøytefobi basert på kognitiv atferdsterapi (CBT) :. Den norske tannlegeforenings tidende. 276-282.
  • 2011. Is genetic counseling a stressful event? Acta Oncologica. 1089-1097.
  • 2011. Affective and cognitive attitudes, uncertainty avoidance and intention to obtain genetic testing: An extension of the Theory of Planned Behaviour. Psychology and Health. 1143-1155.
  • 2010. Oral health and its influence on cognitive behavioral therapy in patients fulfilling the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-IV criteria for intra-oral injection phobia. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica. 98-105.
  • 2010. How to handle genetic information: a Comparison of attitudes among patients and the general population. Public Health Genomics. 396-405.
  • 2009. One- vs. five-session treatment of intra-oral injection phobia: a randomized clinical study. European Journal of Oral Sciences. 279-285.
  • 2009. One- vs. five-session treatment of intra-oral injection phobia: a randomized clinical study. European Journal of Oral Sciences. 279-285.
  • 2008. Risk factors for maternal death in the highlands of rural northern Tanzania: a case-control. BMC Public Health.
  • 2008. Oral health and oral treatment needs in patients fulfilling the DSM-IV criteria for dental phobia: Possible influence on the outcome of cognitive behavioral therapy. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica. 1-6.
  • 2008. One- vs. five-session treatment of dental phobia: A randomized controlled study. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry. 381-390.
  • 2008. Fear of blood, injury, and injections, and its relationship to dental anxiety and probability of avoiding dental treatment among 18-year-olds in Norway. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry. 153-169.
  • 2007. Psychological characteristics of Norwegian adolescents reporting no likelihood of visiting a dentist in a situation with toothache. International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry. 430-438.
  • 2007. Outcome of pharmacological treatments of pathological gambling - A review and meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology. 357-364.
  • 2007. Confidentiality versus Duty to Inform – An Empirical Study on Attitudes towards the Handling of Genetic Information. American Journal of Medical Genetics. 142-148.
  • 2006. Dental and medical injections: prevalence of self-reported problems among 18-yr-old subjects in Norway. European Journal of Oral Sciences. 122-127.
  • 2006. Cognitive behavioral therapy vs zopiclone for treatment of chronic primary insomnia in older adults - A randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
  • 2005. Factors related to satisfaction with dental care among 23-year olds in Norway. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. 1-8.
  • 2004. Spilleavhengighet-kartlegging, utbredelse, etiologi og behandling. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 713-722.
  • 2004. Reliability and validity of the Dental Satisfaction Questionnaire in a population of 23-year-olds in Norway. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. 25-30.
  • 2004. Beliefs about professional ethics, dentist-patient communication, control and trust among fearful dental patients: the factor structure of the revised dental beliefs survey. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica. 21-29.
  • 2003. Hva er tannlegeskrekk og hvordan kan den diagnostiseres? Tandlægebladet. 8-15.
  • 2003. Hva er tannlegeskrekk og hvordan kan den diagnostiseres. Tandläkartidningen. 14-20.
  • 2003. Hva er tannlegeskrekk - hvordan kan den diagnostiseres? Den norske tannlegeforenings tidende. 6-11.
  • 2003. General self-efficacy, dental anxiety and multiple fears among 20-year-olds in Norway. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 331-337.
  • 2003. Gender-based differences in utilization of dental care among young adults in Norway. A longitudinal study. European Journal of Oral Sciences. 377-382.
  • 2003. Benzodiazepiner for angstkontroll og sedasjon ved tannbehandling. Ikke-farmakologisk behandling - målsetninger og metoder. Statens legemiddelverk. 49-55.
  • 2003. Behavioral treatment of insomnia in older adults: An open trial comparing two interventions. Behaviour Research and Therapy. 31-48.
  • 2003. Behandlingsplanlegging - hva er målene og hvordan går man frem? Nordiske organisasjonsstudier.
  • 2003. Attentional and physiological characteristics of patients with dental anxiety. Journal of Anxiety Disorders. 75-87.
  • 2003. An intervention program to reduce dental avoidance behaviour among adolescents. A pilot study. European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry. 1-6.
  • 2002. Treatment of dental anxiety disorders. Outcome related to DSM-IV diagnoses. European Journal of Oral Sciences. 69-74.
  • 2002. Relationship between caries prevalence at 5 years of age and dental anxiety at age 10. European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry. 22-26.
  • 2002. Psychological characteristics of elderly insomniacs. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 425-432.
  • 2001. The Maudsley obsessional inventory and OCD in a Norwegian nonclinical population. Tourette Syndrome Association Quarterly Newsletter.
  • 2001. Prevalence of insomnia in the adult Norwegian population. Sleep. 771-779.
  • 2000. The Maudsley Obsessional-Compulsive Inventory and OCD in a Norwegian nonclinical sample. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 283-286.
  • 2000. The Maudsey Obsessional-Compulsive Inventory and OCD in a Norwegian nonclinical sample. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. 283-286.
  • 2000. Reliability and validity of the Dental Indifference Scale in a population of 18-year-olds in Norway. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. 330-335.
  • 2000. Factors related to missed and cancelled dental appointments among adolescents in Norway. European Journal of Oral Sciences. 175-183.
  • 1999. Dental anxiety and dental avoidance amnong 12-18 year olds in Norway. European Journal of Oral Sciences. 422-428.
  • 1998. The ability of Corah's Dental Anxiety Scale and Spielberger's State Anxiety Inventory to distinguish between fearful and regular Norwegian dental patients. Acta Odontologica Scandinavica. 105-109.
  • 1998. Non-pharmacological interventions for insomnia in older adults: A meta-analysis of treatment efficacy. Psychotherapy. 472-482.
  • 1998. Missed and cancelled appointments among 12-18-year olds in the Norwegian Public Dental Service. European Journal of Oral Sciences. 1006-1012.
  • 1998. Klinisk praksis og supervisjon i grunnutdanningen: Erfaringer fra Universitetet i Bergen. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening.
  • 1998. Dental anxiety among 18-year-olds in Norway. Prevalence and related factors. European Journal of Oral Sciences. 835-843.
  • 1997. Validation of the Dental Fear Scale and the Dental Belief Survey on a Norwegian sample. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. 160-164.
  • 1996. Prinsipper for behandling av odontofobe pasienter ved Senter for odontofobi. Den norske tannlegeforenings tidende. 544-548.
  • 1996. Kronisk søvnløshet hos eldre. En oversikt med særlig henblikk på grunnlaget for ikke-farmakologisk behandling. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 623-633.
  • 1996. Frykt for tannbehandling: Utbredelse, etiologi og behandling. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 785-793.
  • 1996. Behandling av odontofobe pasienter. Resultater etter tre år ved senter for odontofobi. Den norske tannlegeforenings tidende. 550-554.
  • 1996. Behandling av odontofobe pasienter. Resultater etter tre år ved Senter for odontofobi. Den norske tannlegeforenings tidende. 550-554.
  • 1996. Behandling av odontofobe pasienter. Den norske tannlegeforenings tidende. 550-554.
  • 1995. Odontofobi hos voksne. Demografiske, psykologiske og odontologiske karakteristika. Den norske tannlegeforenings tidende. 48-55.
  • 1994. Information to and communication with cancer patients: Improvements and psychological correlates in a comprehensive car program for patients and their relatives. Patient Education and Counseling. 171-182.
  • 1994. Cardiovascular conditioning and anticipatory nausea and vomiting in cancer patients. Behavioral Medicine. 78-33.
  • 1993. Pre-chemoptherapy nervousness as a marker for anticipatory nausea: A case of a non-causal predictor. Psycho-Oncology. 33-41.
  • 1993. A comprehensive vancer care project to improve the overall situation of patients receiving intensive chemotherapy. Journal of psychosocial oncology. 17-40.
  • 1992. Improved care of patients with small cell lung cancer. Acta Oncologica. 823-832.
  • 1992. Hemisphere differences in evnet-related potentials (ERPS) to monoaural presentaions of simple speech sounds. Perceptual and Motor Skills. 1043-1054.
  • 1991. Negative mood and psychophysiological reactivity to alcohol cues: A determinant of relapse in female problem drinkers? Psychophysiology.
  • 1991. Anticipatory nausea and vomiting in cancer patients: In search of mediating mechanisms. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 50-50.
  • 1991. Anticipatory nausea and vomiting in cancer patients: Differences in cardiovascular response patterns. Psychophysiology. 35-35.
  • 1991. Anticipatory nausea and vomiting in cancer patients. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 894-898.
  • 1990. ERPs to simple speech sounds as a function of presentation mode. Journal of Psychophysiology. 76.
  • 1989. Conditional learning and brain asymmetry: Empirical data and a theoretical framework. Learning and Individual Differences. 385-405.
  • 1987. Effects of hemispheric asymmetry on human classical conditioning to verbal and nonverbal visual CSs. Psychophysiology. 557-565.
  • 1986. Utvikling og behandling av antecipatorisk kvalme og oppkast i forbindelse med kjemoterapibehandling. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. 295-300.
  • 1986. Utvikling av antecipatorisk kvalme og oppkast i forbindelse med kjemoterapibehandling. Psykologiske og psykofysiologiske prediktorer. Nordisk Psykologi: teori, forskning, praksis. 210-211.
  • 1986. Hemispheric asymmetry and human classical conditioning. Effects of lateralized CS presentations. Psychophysiology.
Vitenskapelig foredrag
  • 2015. Concentrated ERP for OCD delivered in a group setting: A replication study.
  • 2014. Predictors of insomnia in treatment-seeking OCD-patients.
  • 2014. Intensive and prolonged exposure and response prevention (ERP) for OCD: Individually tailored treatment delivered in a group setting. An effectiveness study.
  • 2013. Sleep, executive cognitive factors and heart rate variability in OCD patients.
  • 2013. OCD-prosjektet: erfaringer etter ett års drift.
  • 2013. Nytt fra OCD-studien.
  • 2013. Klinikk + kvalitetssikring + forskning = sant. OCD satsinga i Helse Bergen.
  • 2013. Intensive group treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A pilot study.
  • 2013. Executive cognitive factors and sleep disturbance in patients with OCD: Predictors and treatment results.
  • 2013. Attention training with dichotic listening in OCD patients.
  • 2006. Confidentiality versus Duty to Inform – An Empirical Study on Attitudes towards the Handling of Genetic Information.
  • 2005. Frykt for injeksjoner blant 18-åringer.
  • 2005. Fear of injections:A population based study among 18-yr-olds in Hordaland County of Norway.
  • 1996. Treatment of dental fear patients in a specialized clinic.
Fagbok
  • 2013. Hvordan sikre angstpasienter kunnskapsbasert behandling? Universitetsforlaget.
  • 2013. 101 ting vi gjerne skulle visst da vi begynte å behandle pasienter med angstlidelser. Universitetsforlaget.
Hovedfagsoppgave
  • 2015. Illness perception in treatment seeking OCD patients.
  • 2011. Ein effektivitetsstudie av ein intensiv multimodal behandlingsmodell for kronisk utmatting.
  • 2007. One-session treatment of injection phobia: Specific process variables contributing to treatment outcome.
Populærvitenskapelig artikkel
  • 1989. Bivirkninger av kjemoterapi - psykologiske aspekter. Helsenytt for alle. 14-15.
Kronikk
  • 2014. Bli kvitt angsten på fire dager. Bergens Tidende.
Doktorgradsavhandling
  • 2019. The Emotional Brain in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
  • 2019. Concentrated Exposure and Response Prevention for Obsessive- Compulsive Disorder in Adolescents: the Bergen 4-Day Treatment.
  • 2016. Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and the Importance of Assessing Clinical Effectiveness.
  • 1994. Psychological factors in anticipatory nausea and vomiting in cancer chemotherapy. Thesis submitted in fulfilment of the reqirements for doctoral dissertation. -.
Vitenskapelig Kapittel/Artikkel/Konferanseartikkel
  • 2013. Kognitiv terapi ved panikklidelse og sosial angstlidelse. 10 sider.
  • 2013. Angstlidelser hos voksne og barn – behov for økt innsats. 9 sider.
  • 1998. Psychotherapy with older adults. 23 sider.
  • 1998. Insomnia in older adults. 9 sider.
  • 1987. Atferdsmedisin og helsepsykologi: Nye innfallsvinkler til psykosomatikk. 19 sider.
Sammendrag/abstract
  • 2011. Transfer of newborns to neonatal care unit: a registry based study in Northern Tanzania. Tropical medicine & international health. 273-274.
  • 2011. Risk factors contributing to child's progression to severe disease in rural Tanzania. Tropical medicine & international health. 311-311.
  • 2009. Measuring the impact of health interventions in complex settings: need for a common evaluation framework. Tropical medicine & international health. S6-S7.
  • 2008. CBT versus pharmacological treatment of insomnia in older adults. International Journal of Psychology. 16-16.
  • 2006. Cognitive-behavioural therapy is more effective than hypnotic treatment. a randomized controlled trial of elderly chronic primary insomniacs. Journal of Sleep Research. 158-158.
  • 2006. Cognitive-behavioral and hypnotic treatment of chronic primary insomnia among the elderly. A randomized controlled trial. Sleep. A253-A254.
Poster
  • 2007. An fMRI-study of brain activation to ontogenetic, phobic vs. phylogenetic, fear-relevant stimuli.
  • 2006. Confidentiality versus Duty to Inform – An Empirical Study on Attitudes towards the Handling of Genetic Information.
  • 2004. Affective and cognitive factors predicting intentions to take a genetic test.
  • 2004. Affective and cognitive factors predicting intentions to take a genetic test.
  • 1998. Insomnia in the elderly: A metaanalysis of treatment efficacy for nonpharmacological interventions.
  • 1998. Behavioral treatment for insomnia in the elderly: A meta-analysis of treatment efficacy.
Vitenskapelig oversiktsartikkel/review
  • 2016. Cognitive behavioral and pharmacological treatments of OCD in children: A systematic review and meta-analysis. 58-69.
  • 2015. Cognitive behavioral treatments of obsessive-compulsive disorder. A systematic review and meta-analysis of studies published 1993–2014. 156-169.
  • 2014. Dissemination and Intensifying evidence-based treatment for OCD: Norway is in the lead. 14-15.
  • 2005. Outcome of psychological treatments of pathological gambling: a review and meta-analysis. 1412-1422.
  • 2004. Dental fear in adults: a meta-analysis of behavioral interventions. 250-284.

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Professor i klinisk psykologi

Akademiske grader/  kompetanse:
1982: Cand.psychol
1994: Dr.psychol. Universitetet i Bergen
2002: Professor i klinisk psykologi

Profesjonelle lisenser:
1991 Spesialist i klinisk psykologi (PsyD, NPF), fordypningsområde voksne
1997 Spesialist i klinisk gerontopsykologi (NPF)
2002 Veilederutdanning i klinisk psykologi (NPF)

Fra høsten 2011 leder av Helse Bergens satsing på tvangslidelser (OCD)

Main study:

New treatment strategies for "The difficult to treat anxiety patients": A randomized placebo-controlled multicenterstudy. (PI)  Norwegian Research Council and Norway’s Regional Health Authorities (project no.: 912013) and             Helse Vest (project no: 911880)

Study 1: "Translational approach to the understanding and treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Can D-Cycloserine enhance and stabilize the treatment-response in relapsed and non-responding OCD-patients? A randomized, double-blind, placebo- controlled  national study"  (PI)

Study 2: “Translational Approach to Anxiety Disorders: Treatment and Mechanisms. A Randomized Double-Blind Study.» Helse Vest, project 911880  (PI)

Quality improvement;

Implementation of evidence based treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorders. The OCD-team, Haukeland University Hospital (leader)