Frida Gullestad Rø

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Academic Interests

  • Psychotherapy research

  • Attachment theory

  • Mentalization and theory of mind

  • Personality disorders

  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy

Higher education and employment history

  • PhD at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo 2012

  • Psychologist from University of Oslo 2005.

  • In the spring semester 2009, Slagstad Gullestad was based in London, as an Honorary Research Fellow at the Psychoanalysis unit, directed by Peter Fonagy, at University College London (UCL). 

  • Is part of “Prosjekt dobbelkompetanse i psykologi


  • 2008-2010 - Deputy Board Member, University of Oslo

  • 2008- Member of the Department of psychology Research Committee, University of Oslo


  • Department of Personality Psychiatry, Oslo University Hospital Ullevål

  • Ullevål Personality Project (UPP)

Tags: Clinical psychology


  • Stänicke, Line Indrevoll; Haavind, Hanne; Rø, Frida Gullestad & Gullestad, Siri Erika (2019). Discovering One’s Own Way: Adolescent Girls’ Different Pathways Into and Out of Self-Harm. Journal of Adolescent Research. ISSN 0743-5584. p. 1–30. doi: 10.1177/0743558419883360. Full text in Research Archive
  • Johansen, Merete Selsbakk; Karterud, Sigmund; Normann, Eivind; Rø, Frida Gullestad; Kvarstein, Elfrida H & Wilberg, Theresa (2018). The relationship between reflective functioning and affect consciousness in patients with avoidant and borderline personality disorders. Psychoanalytic psychology. ISSN 0736-9735. 35(4), p. 382–393. doi: 10.1037/pap0000169.
  • Antonsen, Bjørnar Torske; Johansen, Merete Selsbakk; Rø, Frida Gullestad; Kvarstein, Elfrida H & Wilberg, Theresa (2016). Is reflective functioning associated with clinical symptoms and long-term course in patients with personality disorders? Comprehensive Psychiatry. ISSN 0010-440X. 64, p. 46–58. doi: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2015.05.016.
  • Gullestad, Frida Slagstad; Johansen, Merete Selsbakk; Høglend, Per Andreas; Karterud, Sigmund & Wilberg, Theresa (2013). Mentalization as a moderator of treatment effects: Findings from a randomized clinical trial for personality disorders. Psychotherapy Research. ISSN 1050-3307. 23(6), p. 674–689. doi: 10.1080/10503307.2012.684103.
  • Rø, Frida Gullestad (2013). Psykoterapiforskning – aktuelle utfordringer og dilemmaer. Matrix. ISSN 0109-646X. 30, p. 26–37.
  • Kvarstein, Elfrida Hartveit; Arnevik, Espen Kristian; Halsteinli, Vidar; Rø, Frida Gullestad; Karterud, Sigmund & Wilberg, Theresa (2013). Health service costs and clinical gains of psychotherapy for personality disorders: a randomized controlled trial of day-hospital-based step-down treatment versus outpatient treatment at a specialist practice. BMC Psychiatry. ISSN 1471-244X. 13(315). doi: 10.1186/1471-244X-13-315. Full text in Research Archive
  • Gullestad, Frida Slagstad; Wilberg, Theresa; Klungsøyr, Ole; Johansen, Merete Selsbakk; Urnes, Øyvind & Karterud, Sigmund (2012). Is treatment in a day hospital step-down program superior to outpatient individual psychotherapy for patients with personality disorders? 36 months follow-up of a randomized clinical trial comparing different treatment modalities. Psychotherapy Research. ISSN 1050-3307. 22(4), p. 426–441. doi: 10.1080/10503307.2012.662608.
  • Gullestad, Frida Slagstad & Wilberg, Theresa (2011). Change in reflective functioning during psychotherapy-A single-case study. Psychotherapy Research. ISSN 1050-3307. 21(1), p. 97–111. doi: 10.1080/10503307.2010.525759.

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  • Axelsen, Eva Dalsgaard; Benum, Kirsten; Bernhardt, Ida S.; Gullestad, Siri Erika; Halvorsen, Margrethe Seeger & Hartmann, Ellen Johanne [Show all 24 contributors for this article] (2017). Historien Psykologtidsskriftet ikke forteller. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening. ISSN 0332-6470. 54(12), p. 1197–1199.
  • Gullestad, Frida Slagstad (2012). Mentalisering - en dimensjon eller flere?
  • Gullestad, Frida Slagstad (2011). Mentalization as a moderator of treatment outcome. Paper presented -.
  • Gullestad, Frida Slagstad (2011). Is short-term day hospital treatment followed by outpatient combined psychotherapy superior to outpatient individual psychotherapy for personality disorders?
  • Gullestad, Frida Slagstad (2010). Er kort-tids dagavdelingsbehandling etterfulgt av langtids kombinasjonsbehandling bedre enn poliklinisk individualterapi for personlighetsforstyrrelser?
  • Gullestad, Frida Slagstad (2010). Randomized controlled trial of day hospital treatment followed by combined psychotherapy versus outpatient individual psychotherapy for patients with personality disorders: 36 months follow-up.
  • Gullestad, Frida Slagstad (2009). Doktorgrader må synliggjøres. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). ISSN 0804-3116.
  • Gullestad, Frida Slagstad (2009). Change in Reflective Functioning - a single-case study.
  • Gullestad, Frida Slagstad (2009). Dimensjoner ved mentalisering.
  • Gullestad, Frida Slagstad (2009). Mentalisering i akuttpsykiatri.
  • Gullestad, Frida Slagstad (2009). Endring i evnen til mentalisering gjennom psykoterapi, en single-case studie.

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Published Sep. 21, 2010 10:02 AM - Last modified July 8, 2019 3:17 PM