Bettina Nielsen

Academic interests

  • Preventative psychology

  • Developmental psychology

  • Social psychology

  • Health psychology

  • Positive psychology


My research project involves the intervention Circle of Security (COS) Virginia (both the family and the group model). The COS intervention is offered by Norwegian Health and Social Services for caregivers (i.e., biological parents, foster parents, adoptive parents etc.) with children that have developed, or are at risk of developing attachment problems. The goal of the intervention is to promote positive parent-child relationships. The purpose of the study is to evaluate the effect and the implementation of COS in Norwegian Health and Social Services.


  • Phd. in Preventative and Developmental Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, 2015-2019

  • Master of Philosophy in Psychology, University of Oslo, 2010- 2012

  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Southampton Solent University, 2005-2008

Tags: Preventative psychology
Published Nov. 23, 2015 8:45 AM - Last modified Oct. 3, 2016 1:01 PM