Vidar Blokhus Ekroll

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Academic Interests


Theory and practice. Psychodynamic/self psychology, client centered, existential and integrative approaches.

Psychotherapy research:

I am currently working on a PHD, focusing on how client reports of psychotherapy content is related to different long-term change trajectories. My project is connected to the larger study An intensive process-outcome study of the interpersonal aspects of psychotherapy”, led by Helge Rønnestad.

Also interested in:

Moral psychology, consciousness, cognitive neuroscience, psyche and soma, social psychology, personality and intelligence.

Higher education and employment history

  • PhD-student at the Department of Psychology, UiO, and clinician at Ahus, fall 2011 →

  • Cand.Psychol (psychologist) at the Department of Psychology, UiO, spring 2011

  • Bachelor degree (social psychology) at the Department of Psychology, UiO, spring 2006

Tags: Clinical psychology and personality psychology


  • Ekroll, Vidar Blokhus & Rønnestad, Michael Helge (2017). Exploring Associations Between Therapy Factors and Post-therapy Development After Naturalistic Psychotherapies. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy.  ISSN 0022-0116.  s 1- 11 . doi: 10.1007/s10879-017-9366-7
  • Ekroll, Vidar Blokhus & Rønnestad, Michael Helge (2017). Processes and changes experienced by clients during and after naturalistic good-outcome therapies conducted by experienced psychotherapists. Psychotherapy Research.  ISSN 1050-3307.  27(4), s 450- 468 . doi: 10.1080/10503307.2015.1119326

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  • Ekroll, Vidar Blokhus (2015). Langtidseffekter av psykoterapi. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening.  ISSN 0332-6470.  52(4), s 334- 337
  • Ekroll, Vidar Blokhus & Rønnestad, Michael Helge (2015). Treatment factors of potential relevance to long-term outcome: -An exploration from the clients’ perspective..
  • Ekroll, Vidar Blokhus & Rønnestad, Michael Helge (2014). Paths to different post-therapy movements: A mixed methods follow-up study.

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Published Oct. 28, 2011 3:49 PM - Last modified Nov. 16, 2016 12:47 PM