Helene Amundsen Nissen-Lie

Associate Professor - Department of Psychology
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Phone +47 22845949
Mobile phone +4799737309
Room S02-13
Visiting address Forskningsveien 3A Harald Schjelderups hus 0373 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1094 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Academic interests

  • Therapist effects and therapist variables

  • Psychotherapy process and outcome research

  • Psychodynamic/psychoanalytic theory

  • Mechanisms of change in psychotherapy

  • The therapeutic alliance and alliance ruptures

Higher education and employment history

  • Completed a Bachelor of Science in psychology at the University of London, England, in 1997

  • Proceeded at the University of Oslo to obtain cand.psychol. degree in clinical psychology in 2002 with a thesis exploring psychotherapists’ experiences of difficulties in practice in relation to their interpersonal functioning

  • Worked as a clinical psychologist at an outpatient clinic from 2002 (Vinderen DPS, Diakonhjemmet hospital)

  • From 2005 been part of a program, Prosjekt Dobbeltkompetanse, as a doctoral candidate and as a clinical psychologist. At the completion of the program she will have gained a Ph.D. degree and a clinical specialisation (Norwegian Psychological Association) working with adults. In her research she investigates therapist effects and the influence of various self-reported therapist qualities on the processes and outcomes of psychotherapy.

  • Uses data from the NMSPOP (Norwegian Multisite Study of the Process and Outcome of Psychotherapy) in a project that constitutes a collaboration between the NMSPOP and the ISDP (the International Study of the Development of Psychotherapists, Orlinsky, Rønnestad et al)


  • Young Researcher Award, International Federation for Psychotherapy, 2014

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Published Sep. 21, 2010 10:00 AM - Last modified July 8, 2019 2:55 PM