Background and activities
My training, research, and policy interests focus on relational welfare, citizenship, democracy, governance, public value, and social justice. Especially I am interested in recovery in mental health and substance use and citizenship, public value, dignity, and the common good. This involves topics such as health equity, co-construction, co-production and co-creation, social inclusion, asset- and contextual-based perspectives, nurturing communities and environments, democracy and governance, family therapy and relational therapies. I am also focusing on the theories of science, research methods and the use of participatory action research methodologies.
I am Adjunct Professor of Mental Healthcare at the University South-Eastern Norway and Senior Advisor at the National Competence Centre for Mental Health Care (Napha).
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) A carta relacional en terapia de pareja: un recurso narrativo para la reconstrucción de la ética y el bienestar interpersonal. Revista de Psicoterapia. vol. 30 (114).
- (2019) Qualitative Interview Studies of Working Mechanisms in Electronic Health: Tools to Enhance Study Quality. Journal of Medical Internet Research. vol. 21 (5).
- (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. vol. 47 (4).
- (2019) “Keeping balance”, “Keeping distance” and “Keeping on with life”: Child positions in divorced families with prolonged conflicts. Children and youth services review. vol. 102.
- (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. vol. 17 (2).
- (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).