Anette Stamland Solvi

Phd Candidate
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Academic interests

  • Family therapy

  • Child and adolescent mental health

  • Attachment

  • Developmental trauma

  • Parents mental health.

The PhD Project

It is common that foster parents struggle with their caregiving role. This poses a significant risk for the breakdown of foster families, especially in regard to children with moderate to severe relational and/or attachment problems. Therefore, foster parents often get support.

This PhD project aims to provide an in-depth understanding of foster parents’ emotional and relational struggle in their caregiving role for foster children, which is a prerequisite for the development of better treatment programs for foster children and their families.

We will explore the foster parents’ experience of support in managing the caregiver role, their own attachment history, how this affects them in relation to their foster child, and observe how this plays out in structured observation.


  • Clinical psychologist (cand.psychol.) from the University of Oslo (2006)

  • Specialist in child and adolescent clinical psychology

  • Specialist in clinical psychological work with adults

  • Extensive experience with clinical work with children, adolescents, families and adults from specialized mental health care

  • Research experience from the National Institute of Public Health.

Research team

Main supervisor and project leader: Idun Røseth (Telemark Hospital Trust and University of South-East Norway).

Co supervisor: Marit Råbu (University of Oslo, Department of Psychology).

Funding and collaboration

  • South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority and Telemark Hospital Trust are funding the project.

  • The project is a collaboration between University of Oslo and Telemark Hospital Trust.

Tags: Clinical psychology, Developmental psychology


  • Solvi, Anette Stamland; Foss, Kaja; von Soest, Tilmann; Roald, Helge E; Skolleborg, Knut C & Holte, Arne (2010). Motivational factors and psychological processes in cosmetic breast augmentation surgery. Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery. ISSN 1748-6815. 63(4), p. 673–680. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2009.01.024.

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Published Jan. 21, 2021 8:45 AM