Krister Fjermestad

Associate Professor - Department of Psychology
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Visiting address Forskningsveien 3A Harald Schjelderups hus 0373 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1094 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Academic interests

  • Child anxiety disorders, assessment and treatment

  • Rare disorders

  • Treatment processes including the alliance

Background

Krister Fjermestad is Dr. Psychol from the University of Bergen in 2012. His PhD is on the alliance in child anxiety treatment. His main areas of research are child anxiety, treatment process, and rare disorders. He is involved in a large randomized controlled trial at Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, where 182 children were treated for anxiety in community clinics.

He holds a 20% position at Frambu center for rare disorders, involving research and liaison services for families of children with rare disorders.

Fjermestad has worked as a clinical child psychologist in several settings over the last decade, including the child in-patient unit at Haukeland University Hospital.

Partners

He has close international collaborators at Yale University and Virginia Commonwealth University in the US.

Tags: Clinical psychology

Publications

  • Fjermestad, Krister; Lerner, Matthew D.; McLeod, Bryce D.; Wergeland, Gro Janne; Haugland, Bente Storm Mowatt; Havik, Odd E.; Öst, Lars-Göran & Silverman, Wendy K (2017). Manuscript title: Motivation and treatment credibility predict alliance in cognitive behavioral treatment for youth with anxiety disorders in community clinics. Journal of Clinical Psychology.  ISSN 0021-9762. . doi: 10.1002/jclp.22551
  • Fjermestad, Krister; Nilsen, Wendy; Johannessen, Tina Døvle & Karevold, Evalill Bølstad (2017). Mothers’ and Fathers’ Internalizing Symptoms Influence Parental Ratings of Adolescent Anxiety Symptoms. Journal of family psychology.  ISSN 0893-3200. . doi: 10.1037/fam0000322 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Fjermestad, Krister; Runsjø, Fredrik & Stokke, Simen (2017). Self-reported health in parents of boys with sex chromosome aneuploidies. Children's health care.  ISSN 0273-9615.
  • Fjermestad, Krister & Stokke, Simen (2017). Sleep problems and life satisfaction as predictors of health in men with sex chromosome aneuploidies. Behavioral Medicine.  ISSN 0896-4289. . doi: 10.1080/08964289.2017.1282852
  • Fjermestad, Krister; Wahlborg, Marte Strandheim; Stokke, Simen; Haugland, Bente Storm Mowatt; Havik, Odd E. & Wergeland, Gro Janne (2017). Behavioral inhibition in boys with sex chromosome aneuploidies compared to a clinical sample. Advances in Neurodevelopmental Disorders.  ISSN 2366-7532.
  • Kodal, Arne; Bjelland, Ingvar; Gjestad, Rolf; Wergeland, Gro Janne; Havik, Odd E.; Heiervang, Einar & Fjermestad, Krister (2017). Subtyping social anxiety in youth. Journal of Anxiety Disorders.  ISSN 0887-6185.  49, s 40- 47 . doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2017.03.009
  • Bjåstad, Jon Fauskanger; Haugland, Bente Storm Mowatt; Fjermestad, Krister; Torsheim, Torbjørn; Havik, Odd E.; Heiervang, Einar & Öst, Lars-Göran (2016). Competence and adherence scale for cognitive behavioral therapy (CAS-CBT) for anxiety disorders in youth: Psychometric properties. Psychological Assessment.  ISSN 1040-3590.  28(8), s 908- 916 . doi: 10.1037/pas0000230
  • Bjåstad, Jon Fauskanger; Wergeland, Gro Janne; Fjermestad, Krister; Kodal, Arne; Haugland, Bente Storm Mowatt; Bjelland, Ingvar; Heiervang, Einar; Øst, Lars Gøran & Hudson, Jennie L. (2016). Long-term outcome and predictors of outcome in CBT for youth anxiety, In Ross G. Menzies; Michael Kyrios & Nikolaos Kazantzis (ed.),  Innovations and future directions in the behavioural and cognitive therapies.  Australian Academic Press.  ISBN 9781922117700.  3.  s 13 - 17
  • Fjermestad, Krister; Kanavin, Øivind J.; Næss, Eva Elisabeth; Hoxmark, Lise Beate & Hummelvoll, Grete (2016). Health survey of adults with Hereditary Spastic Paraparesis compared to population study controls. Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases.  ISSN 1750-1172.  11(98) . doi: 10.1186/s13023-016-0469-0
  • Fjermestad, Krister; Lerner, Matthew D.; McLeod, Bryce D; Wergeland, Gro Janne; Heiervang, Einar; Silverman, Wendy K.; Öst, Lars-Göran; De Los Reyes, Andres; Havik, Odd E. & Haugland, Bente Storm Mowatt (2016). Therapist-youth agreement on alliance change predicts long-term outcome in CBT for anxiety disorders. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines.  ISSN 0021-9630.  57(5), s 625- 632 . doi: 10.1111/jcpp.12485
  • Fjermestad, Krister; McLeod, Bryce D; Tully, Carrie B. & Liber, Juliette (2016). Therapist characteristics and strategies for enhancing the therapeutic alliance and treatment outcomes with adults, In Sara Maltzman (ed.),  Oxford handbook of treatment processes and outcomes in counseling psychology. A Multidisciplinary, Biopsychosocial Approach.  Oxford University Press.  ISBN 9780199739134.  7.
  • Fjermestad, Krister; Næss, Eva Elisabeth; Bahr, David & Gravholt, Claus H (2016). A 6-year Follow-up survey of health status in middle-aged women with Turner syndrome. Clinical Endocrinology.  ISSN 0300-0664.  85(3), s 423- 429 . doi: 10.1111/cen.13068
  • Wergeland, Gro Janne; Fjermestad, Krister; Marin, Carla E.; Bjelland, Ingvar; Haugland, Bente Storm Mowatt; Silverman, Wendy K.; Öst, Lars-Göran; Bjåstad, Jon Fauskanger; Oeding, Kristin; Havik, Odd E. & Heiervang, Einar (2016). Predictors of treatment outcome in an effectiveness trial of cognitive behavioral therapy for children with anxiety disorders. Behaviour Research and Therapy.  ISSN 0005-7967.  76, s 1- 12 . doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2015.11.001
  • Fjermestad, Krister; Stokke, Simen; Wergeland, Gro Janne; Anticich, Sarah; Haugland, Bente Storm Mowatt; Havik, Odd E. & Heiervang, Einar (2015). Socio-emotional problems in boys with sex chromosome aneuploidies compared to a clinical sample. Children's health care.  ISSN 0273-9615.  44(1), s 40- 53 . doi: 10.1080/02739615.2013.876538
  • Fjermestad, Krister; Vatne, Torun Marie & Gjone, Inger Helene (2015). Cognitive behavioral therapy for adolescents with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities.  ISSN 2044-1282.  9(1), s 30- 39 . doi: 10.1108/AMHID-05-2014-0017
  • Haukeland, Yngvild; Fjermestad, Krister; Mossige, Svein & Vatne, Torun Marie (2015). Emotional experiences among siblings of children with rare disorders. Journal of Pediatric Psychology.  ISSN 0146-8693.  40(7), s 712- 720 . doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsv022
  • Roberts, Susanna; Keers, Robert; Lester, Kathryn J.; Coleman, Jonathan R.I.; Breen, Gerome; Arendt, Kristian; Blatter-Meunier, Judith; Cooper, Peter; Creswell, Cathy; Fjermestad, Krister; Havik, Odd E.; Herren, Chantal; Hogendoorn, Sanne M.; Hudson, Jennifer L.; Krause, Karen; Lyneham, Heidi J.; Morris, Talia; Nauta, Maaike; Rapee, Ronald M.; Rey, Yasmin; Schneider, Silvia; Schneider, Sophie C.; Silverman, Wendy K; Thastum, Mikael; Thirlwall, Kerstin; Waite, Polly; Eley, Thalia C. & Wong, Chloe C.Y. (2015). HPA axis related genes and response to psychological therapies: genetics and epigenetics. Depression and Anxiety (Print).  ISSN 1091-4269.  32(12), s 861- 870 . doi: 10.1002/da.22430
  • Stokke, Simen; Fjermestad, Krister & Bahr, David (2015). Utdanning, arbeid og helse blant menn med Klinefelters syndrom og andre mannlige kjønnskromosomavvik. Spesialpedagogikk.  ISSN 0332-8457.  80(2), s 39- 47
  • Wergeland, Gro Janne; Fjermestad, Krister; Marin, Carla E.; Haugland, Bente Storm Mowatt; Silverman, Wendy K.; Øst, Lars Gøran; Havik, Odd E. & Heiervang, Einar (2015). Predictors of dropout from community clinic child CBT for anxiety disorders. Journal of Anxiety Disorders.  ISSN 0887-6185.  31, s 1- 10 . doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2015.01.004
  • Haukeland, Yngvild; Fjermestad, Krister; Mossige, Svein & Vatne, Torun Marie (2014). Emotional Experiences among Siblings of Children with Rare Disorders. Journal of Pediatric Psychology.  ISSN 0146-8693.  40(7), s 712- 720 . doi: 10.1093/jpepsy/jsv022
  • Jensen, Tine Kristin; Skårdalsmo, Envor M. Bjørgo & Fjermestad, Krister (2014). Development of mental health problems – a follow-up study of unaccompanied refugee minors. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health.  ISSN 1753-2000. Full text in Research Archive.
  • Wergeland, Gro Janne Henningsen; Fjermestad, Krister; Marin, Carla E.; Haugland, Bente Storm Mowatt; Bjåstad, Jon Fauskanger; Oeding, Kristin; Bjelland, Ingvar; Silverman, Wendy K.; Øst, Lars Gøran; Havik, Odd E. & Heiervang, Einar (2014). An effectiveness study of individual vs. group cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders in youth. Behaviour Research and Therapy.  ISSN 0005-7967.  57(1), s 1- 12 . doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2014.03.007
  • Jensen, Tine Kristin; Fjermestad, Krister; Granly, Lene & Wilhelmsen, Nicolai (2013). Stressful Life Experiences and Mental Health Problems among Unaccompanied Asylumseeking Children. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry.  ISSN 1359-1045.
  • Fjermestad, Krister; McLeod, Bryce D; Heiervang, Einar; Havik, Odd E.; Øst, Lars Gøran & Haugland, Bente Storm Mowatt (2012). Factor structure and validity of the therapy process observational coding system for child psychotherapy-alliance scale. Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology (Print).  ISSN 1537-4416.  41(2), s 246- 254 . doi: 10.1080/15374416.2012.651999
  • Fjermestad, Krister; Haugland, Bente Storm Mowatt; Heiervang, Einar & Øst, Lars Gøran (2009). Relationship Factors and Outcome in Child Anxiety Treatment Studies. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry.  ISSN 1359-1045.  14(2), s 195- 214 . doi: 10.1177/1359104508100885
  • O'Leary, Emily Marie McHugh; Barrett, Paula & Fjermestad, Krister (2009). Cognitive-behavioral family treatment for childhood obsessive-compulsive disorder: A 7-year follow-up study. Journal of Anxiety Disorders.  ISSN 0887-6185.  23(7), s 973- 978 . doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2009.06.009
  • Fjermestad, Krister; Kvestad, Ingrid; Daniel, Marguerite & Lie, Gro Therese (2008). "It can save you if you just forget": Closeness and Competence as Conditions for Coping among Ugandan Orphans. Journal of Psychology in Africa.  ISSN 1433-0237.  18(3), s 445- 455

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  • Bjåstad, Jon Fauskanger; Haugland, Bente Storm Mowatt; Fjermestad, Krister; Torsheim, Torbjørn; Havik, Odd E.; Heiervang, Einar & Öst, Lars Göran (2014). Psychometric evaluation of a measure for adherence/competence for CBT with child anxiety disorders.
  • Bjåstad, Jon Fauskanger; Haugland, Bente Storm Mowatt; Fjermestad, Krister; Torsheim, Torbjørn; Havik, Odd E.; Heiervang, Einar & Öst, Lars-Göran (2014). Psychometric evaluation of a measure for adherence/competence for CBT with child anxiety disorders.
  • Skårdalsmo, Envor M. Bjørgo; Fjermestad, Krister & Jensen, Tine Kristin (2014). Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children - Development of Mental Health and Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms after Settlement. Show summary
  • Fjermestad, Krister (2012). The therapeutic alliance in cognitive behavioral therapy for youth with anxiety disorders.
  • Rogde, Anja Høye; Fjermestad, Krister & Bjåstad, Jon Fauskanger (2012). The friends for life program as indicated prevention in schools.
  • Haaland, Synne Unstad; Kvestad, Ingrid & Fjermestad, Krister (2011). For få psykologer? :. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening.  ISSN 0332-6470.  48(9), s 920
  • Christensen, Marianne; Skogstad, Randi Sigrun; Fjermestad, Krister & Havik, Odd E. (2009). What predicts quality of the therapeutic alliance in a cognitive behavioural treatment for children with anxiety disorders? Therapeutic alliance measured from the patient, therapist and observer perspektive.
  • Fjermestad, Krister; McLeod, Bryce D & Havik, Odd E. (2009). Predictors of therapeutic alliance in child anxiety treatment.
  • Fjermestad, Krister & Haugland, Bente Storm Mowatt (2007). The relationship between process variables and outcome in randomised controlled trials of CBT for children and adolescents.

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