Ingvild Finsrud

Doctoral Research Fellow - Klinisk psykologi
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Room S-325
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Visiting address Forskningsveien 3A Harald Schjelderups hus 0373 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1094 Blindern 0317 Oslo
Other affiliations Faculty of Social Sciences (Student)

Academic interests

  • Psychotherapy research

  • Therapist effects and therapist development

  • Measurement in psychotherapy

PhD Project

The PhD project is a naturalistic process-outcome study situated at Modum Bad. The project investigates change processes in patients primarily treated for depression, anxiety, eating disorders, or psychological trauma. The patients receive different treatment models: cognitive behavioral therapy, metacognitive therapy, compassion focused therapy, stabilizing therapy, short-term dynamic therapy, existential therapy, or family therapy. I use a measurement that includes measures of symptoms, common factors and therapy-specific change processes (affects, cognitions, metacognitions, and self-compassion). The aim of the project is to investigate interactions between symptoms, common factors and therapy-specific processes, and how these (potential) interactions are related to treatment model and patient characteristics.


  • Cand. psychol., Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, spring 2016

  • Modum Bad, eating disorders unit, spring 2016- fall 2017

  • The National Program for Integrated Clinical Specialist and PhD-training for Psychologists, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo and Modum Bad, fall 2017

Tags: Clinical psychology


  • Finsrud, Ingvild; Nissen-Lie, Helene Amundsen; Ulvenes, Pål Gunnar; Melsom, Linne; Vrabel, KariAnne & Wampold, Bruce E. (2022). Confidence in the therapist and confidence in the treatment predict symptomatic improvement week by week in therapy: A latent curve modeling approach. Journal of Counseling Psychology. ISSN 0022-0167. doi: 10.1037/cou0000640.
  • Finsrud, Ingvild; Nissen-Lie, Helene, Amundsen ; Vrabel, KariAnne; Høstmælingen, Andreas; Wampold, Bruce E. & Ulvenes, Pål Gunnar (2021). It's the therapist and the treatment: The structure of common therapeutic relationship factors. Psychotherapy Research. ISSN 1050-3307. 32, p. 139–150. doi: 10.1080/10503307.2021.1916640.

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  • Finsrud, Ingvild; Nissen-Lie, Helene A; Ulvenes, Pål; Vrabel, KariAnne & Wampold, Bruce E. (2019). Structure of Common Factors across Psychotherapies and Diagnoses.
  • Jessen, Reidar Schei; Finsrud, Ingvild; Kløvfjell, Knut Haavard; Svedenborg, Helena; Ditlefsen, Ingrid, Tande & Sikveland, Serina Fuglestad (2013). Kritisk generalist? Javisst! . Morgenbladet. ISSN 0805-3847.

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