Reidar Schei Jessen

Academic interests

  • Clinical psychology and psychotherapy 
  • Developmental psychology 
  • Psychoanalytic and psychodynamic perspectives
  • Queer theory  
  • Critical theory 
  • Psychology of sexual orientation and gender diversity 
  • Qualitative methods 

Currently working on the project Youth Skills (ySKILLS). The PhD project, Gender dysphoria amongst adolescents, was a qualitative and phenomenological interview study. The aim was to shed light on how gender dysphoria/gender incongruence is experienced by young people themselves, in order to develop theory of gender identity development and future research on gender affirmative treatment. The project was supported by Damm Foundation (Stiftelsen Dam) in collaboration with Norwegian Council for Mental Health (Rådet for psykisk helse), Queer Youth Norway (Skeiv Ungdom), Norwegian Organisation for Sexual and Gender Diversity (Foreningen FRI), and Harry Benjamin Resource Centre (HBRS). 


PSY2013 - Qualitative Research Methods 

PSYC3100 - Qualitative Research Methods


  • Researcher and lecturer at the Department of Psychology/University of Oslo, 2021 - 
  • Doctoral Research Fellow, Oslo University Hospital and University of Oslo, 2018 - 2021
  • Clinical psychologist, Østfold Hospital, 2016 – 2018 
  • Cand.psychol. (clinical psychologist), University of Oslo, spring 2016 
Tags: Clinical psychology, Developmental psychology, Qualitative Methods
Published Mar. 16, 2020 10:02 AM - Last modified Oct. 11, 2021 5:24 PM