I am working on aspects of the treatment situation from a psychodynamic point of view. A central theme is concept analysis and concept formation in psychoanalysis and psychodynamic theory, often referred to as conceptual research.
One aspect concerns the epistemological problem, how to validate clinical concepts and what are valid and relevant clinical facts.
Another aspect concerns the therapeutic method and the articulation of concepts like analytic attitude and therapeutic setting; and the relation between treatment method and professional ethics.
A third aspect concerns the interpretation of clinical material and concepts like transference and countertransference. In addition, I work with supervision models for psychoanalysis and psychotherapy and the percept-genetic model for perception/personality and the clinical use of Defense Mechanism Test (DMT).
Higher education and employment history
Filosofie licentiat, Lund University in 1972. Moved to Oslo the same year. Vit. ass at Psychological Department for some years before I turned to clinical work. Private practice from 1984. Specialized in intensive psychotherapy and became psychoanalyst, International Psychoanalytic Association, in 1989. I became training analyst in 1995 and child- and adolescent psychoanalyst in 2001. I was appointed associate professor at University of Oslo in 2008.
Editor-in-Chief of The Scandinavian Psychoanalytic Review 1993-1998
President of the Norwegian Psychoanalytic Society 2002-06.
The Working Party on Education i European Psychoanalytic Federation