Ole André Solbakken
My primary research interests are within the realm of affect theory, with a central focus on affect integration, affect organization and process and outcome in psychotherapy. I am currently working on validating the Affect Consciousness Interview (ACI), both as a measure of psychological health and as a predictor of psychotherapeutic process and outcome. The efficacy, effectiveness and processes of change in Affect Consciousness Therapy (ACT) is another important area of investigation for me, and a central aspect of my clinical work.
Higher education and employment history
Graduated from the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, 2003 (Cand Psychol). Completed PhD-studies within the "The National Program for Integrated Clinical Specialist and PhD-training for Psychologists in Norway" at the same department in 2011. This program is a joint cooperation between the Universities of Bergen, Oslo, Tromsø, The Norwegian University ofScience and Technology (Trondheim), the Regional Health Authorities, and the Norwegian Psychological Association. The program was funded jointly by The Ministry of Education and Research and The Ministry of Health and Care Services. Specialist in Clinical Psychology (NPF - The Norwegian Psychological Association) in 2011. Completed three-year clinical training in Affect Consciousness Therapy (ACT) at the Institute of Affect Theory and Psychotherapy (IATP) in 2008. Completed three-year Core Training in Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) in 2011. Currently in Training for Trainers in ISTDP with Jon Frederickson at The ISTDP Instiute. Extensive clinical work and experience from general psychiatric outpatient treatment, outpatient addiction treatment and a residential psychiatric treatment facility treating treatment resistant mental disorders.
Primary collaborators are Professor Jon T. Monsen, research fellow Roger Sandvik Hansen, both Dept. of Psychology, University of Oslo, and Professor Odd E. Havik, Department of Psychology, University of Bergen.