Background and activities
My research and consultation/training work focuses:
- Relational welfare and co-construction, co-creation, co-production and social innovation promoting social inclusion, dignifying lives, communities, practices and services
- Processes of recovery from and in serious mental mental health problems
- Cooperation and collaboration in mental health and substance abuse care
- Family therapy, counselling and supervision
- Philosophy of science
- Qualitative methodologies,
- Action research, collaborative research and "user"- and community involvement in research
I am professor 2 i Mental Healthcare ved University of South-Eastern Norway i Sørøst-Norge and Nord University.
Scientific, academic and artistic work
A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database
- (2019) Qualitative Interview Studies of Working Mechanisms in Electronic Health: Tools to Enhance Study Quality. Journal of Medical Internet Research. vol. 21 (3).
- (2019) Getting Change-Space: A Grounded Theory Study of Automated eHealth Therapy. Qualitative Report. vol. 24 (7).
- (2019) Encountering staff‑directed aggression within mental health and substance abuse services: exploring conceptions of practice following education. International Journal of Mental Health Systems. vol. 13 (20).
- (2019) “Nourishing communion”: A less recognized dimension of support for young persons facing mental health challenges?. The Humanistic psychologist.
- (2019) Keeping balance, Keeping distance and Keeping on with life - child positions in divorced families with prolonged conflicts. Children and youth services review.
- (2019) To Navigate the Normative and the Not-Normative: Family Therapists Negotiating Their Professional Identities with Parents Whose Children are Placed in Public Care. Contemporary family therapy. vol. 41 (2).
- (2019) «Jeg føler meg som en utvidet organisme» – unge voksnes opplevelse av parforholdet som mulighet og begrensning. Scandinavian Psychologist.
- (2018) Between a rock and a softer place - A discourse analysis of helping cultures in crisis resolution teams. Qualitative Social Work. vol. 17 (2).
- (2018) Manejando imprevistos na facilitação grupal: um estudo de caso com o exercício como se. Revista da SPAGESP. vol. 19 (1).
- (2018) The Relational Essence of Natural Recovery: Natural Recovery as Relational Practice. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction.
- (2018) "Caminhando lado a lado": prascticás colaborativas nos ttratamentos de saúde mental e uso de substáncias. Nova Perspectiva Sistêmica. vol. 61.
- (2018) Continuing Education in Mental Health: Critical Moments to Analyze Group Process. Paidéia. vol. 28 (e2834).
- (2018) “I now have a life!” Lived experiences of participation in music and theater in a mental health hospital. PLoS ONE. vol. 13 (12).
- (2017) Korsang som recovery-fremmende tiltak for personer med psykiske helseplager. Scandinavian Psychologist. vol. 4.
- (2017) Rituals that helped heal a nation after a terror attack. Scandinavian Psychologist. vol. 4 (6e).
- (2017) Researching Systemic Therapy History: In Search of a Definition. Journal of Family Psychotherapy. vol. 28 (2).
- (2017) Commentary I: Reflection on ‘Conversational Resources for Clinical Practice with Families: Social Construction in Action’. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy. vol. 38 (3).
- (2017) “Sorting things out together”: Young adults’ experiences of collaborative practices in mental health and substance use care. American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation. vol. 20 (2).
- (2017) Helpful support to promote participation in school and work – subjective experiences of people with mental health problems: a literature review. Social Work in Mental Health. vol. 16 (3).
- (2017) Acting Out: Enabling Meaningful Participation among People with Long-Term Mental Health Problems in a Music and Theater Workshop. Qualitative Health Research. vol. 27 (11).