Margrethe Seeger Halvorsen

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

  • I am interested in psychotherapy research and how to make this research useful for clinical practice

  • My primary interest is in the relationship between process and outcome in psychotherapy

  • I am part of the research project “An intensive process-outcome study of the interpersonal aspects of psychotherapy” at the Department of Psychology, UiO. This is a naturalistic psychotherapy research project of highly experienced therapists and their clients

  • My current project is a qualitative study of” the best of best-practices”. It involves a strategically selected sample of high-change therapies, and the aim is to explore how experienced therapists work to establish and maintain a good therapeutic alliance (with focus on the emotional bond), and how they motivate and prepare clients for treatment and change.

Higher education and employment history

  • My academic training includes social anthropology, history of religion, developing studies and psychology.

  • I have my professional degree in psychology from the University of Tromsø (2001)

  • Dr. Psychol. (PhD in clinical psychology) from the University of Oslo (2006)

  • Thesis title: Self-image and Psychotherapy: Measurement, Predictor and Outcome issues. Currently I work half time as postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Psychology (UiO)

  • Half time as clinical psychologist at Vinderen DPS (outpatient clinic)

Awards

  • Årets doktorgrad 2007. [Doctoral dissertation of the year, 2007]. The Norwegian Psychological Association (NPF)

Cooperation

Margrethe collaborates with Professor Helge Rønnestad who is the principal investigator of the research project, the two Ph.D. candidates Marit Råbu and Hanne Weie Oddli, as well as the rest of the research team of the project (Hanne Haavind, Siri Gullestad, Eva Axelsen, Bjørg Røed Hansen, Kirsten Benum, Nora Sveaass, Sissel Reichelt, Anne von der Lippe and Odd Arne Tjersland). Other collaborators in the project are Professor David Orlinsky (University of Chicago), Professor Robert Elliott (University of Strathclyde) and Professor Bruce Wampold (University of Wisconsin).

Tags: Clinical psychology and personality psychology

Publications

  • von der Lippe, Anna Louise; Oddli, Hanne & Halvorsen, Margrethe S. (2017). Therapist strategies early in therapy associated with good or poor outcomes among clients with low proactive agency. Psychotherapy Research.  ISSN 1050-3307. . doi: 10.1080/10503307.2017.1373205
  • Halvorsen, Margrethe S.; Benum, Kirsten; Haavind, Hanne & Mcleod, John (2016). A Life-Saving Therapy: The Theory-Building Case of "Cora".. Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy.  ISSN 1553-0124.  12(3), s 158- 193
  • Halvorsen, Margrethe S.; Mcleod, John; Benum, Kirsten & Haavind, Hanne (2016). Response to Commentaries on A Life-Saving Therapy: The Theory-Building Case of "Cora": Conceptualizing the Complexity of Change in Psychotherapy: The Case of “Cora”. Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy.  ISSN 1553-0124.  12(3), s 224- 237
  • Oddli, Hanne; Nissen-Lie, Helene A & Halvorsen, Margrethe S. (2016). Common therapeutic change principles as "sensitizing concepts": A key perspective in psychotherapy integration and clinical research. Journal of psychotherapy integration.  ISSN 1053-0479. . doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/int0000033
  • Stige, Signe Hjelen & Halvorsen, Margrethe S. (2016). From cumulative strain to available resources: A case study of the potential effects of new trauma on recovery. Illness, crisis and loss.  ISSN 1054-1373.
  • Halvorsen, Margrethe S. (2014). Kampen for tilværelsen. Refleksjoner fra en terapeut og terapiforsker i isødet, I: Anna Louise von der Lippe; Helene A Nissen-Lie & Hanne Oddli (red.),  Psykoterapeuten. En antologi om terapeutens rolle i psykoterapi.  Gyldendal Akademisk.  ISBN 9788205472136.  Kapittel 15.  s 307 - 317
  • Oddli, Hanne & Halvorsen, Margrethe S. (2014). Experienced Psychotherapists’ Reports of Their Assessments, Predictions, and Decision Making in the Early Phase of Psychotherapy. Psychotherapy.  ISSN 0033-3204.  51(2), s 295- 307 . doi: 10.1037/a0029843
  • Benum, Kirsten & Halvorsen, Margrethe S. (2013). Terapeuten som emosjonelt anker, I: Kirsten Benum; Eva Axelsen & Ellen Johanne Hartmann (red.),  God Psykoterapi: Et Integrativt Perspektiv.  Pax Forlag.  ISBN 978-82-530-3598-7.  kapittel 8.  s 219 - 246
  • Råbu, Marit; Halvorsen, Margrethe S. & Haavind, Hanne (2011). Early relationship struggles: A case study of alliance formation and reparation. Counselling and Psychotherapy Research.  ISSN 1473-3145.  11(1), s 23- 33 . doi: 10.1080/14733145.2011.546073 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Halvorsen, Margrethe Seeger & Monsen, Jon Trygve (2007). Self-image as a moderator of change in psychotherapy. Psychotherapy Research.  ISSN 1050-3307.  17(2), s 205- 217 . doi: 10.1080/10503300600608363
  • Monsen, Jon T.; von der Lippe, Anna Louise; Lippe, Anna Louise von der; Havik, Odd E.; Halvorsen, Margrethe S. & Eilertsen, Dag E. (2007). Validation of the SASB introject surface in a Norwegian clinical and nonclinical sample. Journal of Personality Assessment.  ISSN 0022-3891.  88(2), s 235- 245
  • Halvorsen, Margrethe Seeger; Hagtvet, Knut Arne & Monsen, Jon Trygve (2006). The reliability of self-image change scores in psychotherapy research: An application of generalizability theory. Psychotherapy.  ISSN 0033-3204.  43, s 308- 321
  • Halvorsen, Margrethe Seeger & Joner, Andreas (1999). Oppvekst i lesbiske parforhold. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening.  ISSN 0332-6470.  (6), s 514- 522

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  • Andenæs, Agnes; Benum, Kirsten; Carlquist, Erik; Halvorsen, Margrethe S.; Hauge, Mona-Iren; Madsen, Ole Jacob; Moss, Sigrun Marie; Oddli, Hanne; Roen, Katrina; Råbu, Marit; Skjelsbæk, Inger; Stänicke, Erik; Strømme, Hanne; Sveaass, Nora & Tjersland, Odd Arne (2017). Sneversynt om psykologisk kunnskap. Morgenbladet.  ISSN 0805-3847.  198(5), s 28- 29
  • Oddli, Hanne; Nissen-Lie, Helene A; Mcleod, John; Rønnestad, Michael Helge & Halvorsen, Margrethe S. (2017). Goal consensus between client and therapist. A mixed-method study..
  • Benum, Kirsten; Halvorsen, Margrethe S.; Oddli, Hanne; Øiestad, Guro & Mcleod, John (2016). The journey towards becoming an integrative psychotherapist: Teaching integration in as a perspective on theory, research and practice..
  • Benum, Kirsten; Halvorsen, Margrethe S.; Oddli, Hanne & Stänicke, Erik (2015). En terapeut sine refleksjoner over en time med høyt nivå av Referential Activity.
  • Benum, Kirsten; Halvorsen, Margrethe S.; Oddli, Hanne & Stänicke, Erik (2015). Hvordan jobber erfarne terapeuter i praksis? Kasusstudier som metode.
  • Benum, Kirsten; Halvorsen, Margrethe S.; Oddli, Hanne & Stänicke, Erik (2015). The expert therapist reflecting on high Referential Activity (symbolization) in a session.
  • Halvorsen, Margrethe S. (2015). Bedringens tap. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening.  ISSN 0332-6470.  8, s 788- 790
  • Halvorsen, Margrethe S.; Benum, Kirsten; Stänicke, Erik & Oddli, Hanne (2015). How usual is treatment as usual? Erfarne terapeuters refleksjoner over forskningsdeltagelse..
  • Halvorsen, Margrethe S.; Benum, Kirsten; Stänicke, Erik & Oddli, Hanne (2015). How usual is treatment as usual? Experienced therapists’ reflections on research participation..
  • Oddli, Hanne; Benum, Kirsten; Halvorsen, Margrethe S. & Stänicke, Erik (2015). Expert therapists as clinicians and research participants.
  • Oddli, Hanne; Benum, Kirsten; Halvorsen, Margrethe S. & Stänicke, Erik (2015). Klinisk ekspertise – hva er det og hvordan viser det seg i praksis? Analyser av ekspertterapeuter som klinikere, lærere og forskningsdeltakere..
  • Stänicke, Erik; Benum, Kirsten; Halvorsen, Margrethe S. & Oddli, Hanne (2015). Timing as an aspect of expertise.
  • Stänicke, Erik; Benum, Kirsten; Halvorsen, Margrethe S. & Oddli, Hanne (2015). Timing som et aspekt ved terapeutisk ekspertise.
  • Stänicke, Erik; Oddli, Hanne; Halvorsen, Margrethe S. & Benum, Kirsten (2015). Psykoterapiforskningen støtter ikke pakkeforløp. Morgenbladet.  ISSN 0805-3847.
  • Halvorsen, Margrethe S. (2014). Ut-trette eller ut-rette?. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening.  ISSN 0332-6470.  12
  • Halvorsen, Margrethe S.; Benum, Kirsten; Haavind, Hanne; Von der Lippe, Anna Louise; Nissen-Lie, Helene A; Oddli, Hanne; Råbu, Marit; Stänicke, Erik & Rønnestad, Michael Helge (2014). How does alliance work develop in phases of psychotherapy?.
  • Oddli, Hanne; Halvorsen, Margrethe S. & Rønnestad, Michael Helge (2014). Expertise demonstrated: What does it mean to be an expert psychotherapist?.
  • Benum, Kirsten & Halvorsen, Margrethe S. (2013). The researcher, the therapist and the client: Integrating different voices in a case study of bond formation.
  • Benum, Kirsten & Halvorsen, Margrethe S. (2011). A life saving bond. When the therapeutic alliance is threatened by persistent suicidality.
  • Oddli, Hanne & Halvorsen, Margrethe S. (2011). Experienced therapists’ reports of their assessments, predictions and decision-making in the early phase of psychotherapy.
  • Halvorsen, Margrethe S.; Rønnestad, Michael Helge; Von der Lippe, Anna Louise; Axelsen, Eva; Haavind, Hanne; Gullestad, Siri Erika; Reichelt, Sissel & Røed Hansen, Bjørg (2010). Convergence of alliance ratings in a sample of highly experienced teacher-therapists and their clients.
  • Råbu, Marit; Halvorsen, Margrethe S. & Haavind, Hanne (2010). Early relationship struggles. A case study of alliance formation and reparation.
  • Halvorsen, Margrethe S. (2007). Hvilken betydning har pasienters selvbilde for endring i psykoterapi?.
  • Halvorsen, Margrethe S. (2006). Self-Image and Psychotherapy: Measurement, Predictor and Outcome Issues.
  • Halvorsen, Margrethe Seeger (2003). Aspects of self-image and changes in psychotherapy.
  • Halvorsen, Margrethe Seeger (2003). Self-image and changes in psychotherapy.
  • Halvorsen, Margrethe S. & Joner, Andreas (2001). Lesbian families in Norway: A comparative study of child and family functioning in lesbian, single mother, and heterosexual families.

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