Kirsten Benum

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Phone +47 22845239
Room S04-03
Available hours By agreement
Visiting address Forskningsveien 3A Harald Schjelderups hus 0373 Oslo
Other affiliations Bilagslønnede

Academic Interests

  • Research fellow with NFR project ”An intensive process- outcome study of the interpersonal aspects of psychotherapy”

  • Clinical research, therapist development and the therapeutic relationship

  • Integration in psychotherapy

  • Trauma psychology, attachment theory, mindfulness and mentalization


Higher education and employment history

  • Psy.D. in Psychology 1980

  • Specialist in clinical psychology 1994

  • Assistant professor with research project “Forum of Women’s therapy, and later associate professor Dep. of Psychology

  • Researcher at Centre for Social Network and Health, Ullevål University Hospital. Projects: Epidemiological studies, intervention programmes for persons with coronary heart diseases, establishing social network groups as a preventive strategy

  • Private practice from 1994

  • From 2008: Associate professor Dep. of Psychology. Member of Faculty Institute for Active Psychotherapy.

  • Teaching and evaluating educational programmes at RVTS (Regional Competence Centre about violence, traumatic stress and suicide prevention)


  • The Cornelia Wilbur Award from: The International Society for the Study of dissociation, Chicago, 2008...

Positions held

  • Head of Clinic II Dep. of Psychology


Regional ressource center about violence, traumatic stress and preventions of suicide, RVTS (web.

Tags: Clinical psychology
Published Oct. 1, 2010 4:21 PM - Last modified May 9, 2019 3:24 PM