Bergljot Gjelsvik

Postdoctoral Fellow
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Phone +47 22845109
Visiting address Forskningsveien 3A Harald Schjelderups hus 0373 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1094 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Academic interests

  • Causes of suicidal behaviour, risk and protective factors, drug collecting behaviour among patients with a history of deliberate self-poisoning, diversity in trajectories leading to as well as following crises
  • Causal models for repeat episodes of depression, relation between depression and suicidality
  • Treatment of depression and suicidality
  • Mindfulness-based interventions for patients with repeat episodes of depression and deliberate self-harm
  • Developmental psychopathology, risk and resilience, challenges in translational research, e.g.; from causal findings to efficient preventive interventions
  • Multi-method designs

Higher education and employment history

  • Bergljot Gjelsvik is a PhD candidate at the Department of Psychology, UiO, Gjelsvik’s position being part of a programme combining research with clinical specialization towards becoming a consultant clinical psychologist.
  • Gjelsvik has initiated and currently works with the research project “After the suicide attempt. A longitudinal study of suicidal careers and effects of aftercare”. The purpose of the study is to investigate causes of suicidal behaviour, with particular emphasis on mechanisms underpinning continuing risk for repeat episodes of suicidal behaviour over time.
  • As part of her clinical training towards becoming a consultant clinical psychologist, Gjelsvik is reading for the MSt in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) at Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, UK.
Tags: Clinical psychology


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  • Binder, Per-Einar; Gjelsvik, Bergljot; Halland, Even & Vøllestad, Jon (2014). Mindfulness i psykologisk behandling. Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 9788215021164.  204 s. Show summary

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  • Chatburn, Eleanor; Benum, Kirsten; Oddli, Hanne & Gjelsvik, Bergljot (2017). Key characteristics of flash-forwards in recurrently suicidal patients.
  • Gjelsvik, Bergliot (2017). Fra laboratoriet til terapirommet. Suicidologi.  ISSN 1501-6994.  22(3), s 22- 26
  • Gjelsvik, Bergljot (2017, 16. mai). Ekspert reagerer på brev om selvmord.  Verdens Gang.
  • Gjelsvik, Bergljot (2017). Turister i nattens lugar. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening.  ISSN 0332-6470.  s 670- 676
  • Gjelsvik, Bergljot; Chatburn, Eleanor; Benum, Kirsten & Oddli, Hanne (2017). Suicidal imagery: A catalyst in the suicidal process?.
  • Oddli, Hanne; Benum, Kirsten; Chatburn, Eleanor & Gjelsvik, Bergljot (2017). 'I wanted to kill the body, not the experience'. Suicidal imagery as transitional space..
  • Gjelsvik, Bergljot (2016). Selvmordsgåten : hva bringer en person fra suicidal tanke til handling?. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening.  ISSN 0332-6470.  53(8), s 664- 665
  • Francis, Vergunst & Gjelsvik, Bergljot (2015). Fossil fuel divestment and the BPS. The Psychologist.  ISSN 0952-8229.  28, s 608- 608
  • Gjelsvik, Bergljot & Binder, Per-Einar (2015). Inn i naturen. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening.  ISSN 0332-6470.  52(9), s 809- 812
  • Gjelsvik, Bergljot; Vetlesen, Arne Johan; Binder, Per-Einar & Vergunst, Francis (2015). Bør klargjøre sin klimarolle. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening.  ISSN 0332-6470.  52(11)
  • Tuft, Mia; Gjelsvik, Bergljot & Nakken, Karl Otto (2015). Epilepsy is dancing. Epilepsy & Behavior.  ISSN 1525-5050.  51, s 329- 331 . doi: 10.1016/j.yebeh.2015.07.029
  • Askvik, Kristine & Gjelsvik, Bergljot (2014, 23. oktober). Overrasket av medikamentfunn. [Tidsskrift].  Dagens Medisin.
  • Gjelsvik, Bergljot (2014). Advarsel om selvmordsrisiko. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening.  ISSN 0332-6470.  51, s 243- 245
  • Gjengedal, Kjerstin & Gjelsvik, Bergljot (2014, 14. juli). Medical practice increases the risk of suicide. [Internett].
  • Gjelsvik, Bergljot; Heyerdahl, Fridtjof & Hawton, Keith (2013). Deliberate self-poisoning with prescribed drugs is not related to medical severity of acts. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.  ISSN 0160-6689.  74(6), s 630- 630 . doi: 10.4088/JCP.12l08298
  • jacobsen, siw ellen & Gjelsvik, Bergljot (2013, 02. desember). Fikk enda mer medisin etter forgiftning. [Internett].
  • Binder, Per-Einar & Gjelsvik, Bergljot (2012). Mindfulness - en kur for noe, men ikke for alt. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening.  ISSN 0332-6470.  49(11), s 1128- 1129
  • Binder, Per-Einar & Gjelsvik, Bergljot (2012). Mindfulness i populærkultur, forskning og klinikk. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening.  ISSN 0332-6470.  49(6), s 613- 614

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Published Sep. 21, 2010 10:01 AM - Last modified July 8, 2019 2:04 PM