Background and activities
My research and consultation/training work focuses on relational welfare and co-construction. Especially on processes of recovery from and in serious mental mental health problems and addictions and the development and innovative policies and programs to promote the recovery and community inclusion of individuals with these conditions. I am doing research, supervision and teaching in family therapy, counselling and supervision, dialogical and social constructionist ideas and practices, philosophy of science, qualitative methodologies, Action research methodologies, collaborative research and user-involved 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
- (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.
- (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).
- (2017) Transforming identity through participation in music and theatre: exploring narratives of people with mental health problems. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being. vol. 12.
- (2016) They need to be recognized as a person in everyday life: Teachers' and helpers' experiences of teacher-student relationships in upper secondary school. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being. vol. 11.
- (2016) Teacher–student relationship, student mental health, and dropout from upper secondary school: A literature review. Scandinavian Psychologist. vol. 3.
- (2016) ‘You notice that there is something positive about going to school’: how teachers’ kindness can promote positive teacher–student relationships in upper secondary school. International Journal of Adolescence and Youth. vol. 22 (4).
- (2016) “Negotiating partnerships:” parents’ experiences of collaboration in community mental health and substance use services. Advances in Dual Diagnosis. vol. 9 (4).
- (2016) Tilpasning eller tilbaketrekning? Tilhørighetsstrategier blant unge voksne med rusog psykiske helseproblemer. Tidsskrift for velferdsforskning. vol. 19 (3).
- (2016) Relationel identitet: Hvordan professionelle og borgere skaber hinanden som komplementære identiteter. Kognition og Pædagogik. vol. 26 (100).