Turid Suzanne Berg-Nielsen
Background and activities
- Mental health of preschool children
- Antecedents to development of pscyhosocial problems in children
- Parent-child interaction
- Daycare quality
- Attachment styles in children
- Videobased parent interventions
- Idiographic measures and user-involvement for adolscents with mental health problems in primary care
Current research studies:
- "Thrive by 3". A preventive model of intervention and implementation of quality-building and quality-control in childcare centers to strengthen mental health and development in 1 & 2 year olds. Partners: Professor May Britt Drugli NTNU, researcher Elisabet Solheim at RBUP, assosciate Professor Ratib, Lekhal at BI. Childcare centers in 8 comnunities and municipalities in the Oslo area and Middle-Norway are cluster-randomized. Effects are measured after 1 year intervention on the observed quality in the childcare units, on observed employee-child interaction, child mental health and development and employers' and parents' evaluation of quality-building. Financed by the Norwegian Research Council.
- "The Early Secure in Trondheim" - study. A longitudinal study of early detection and prevention of psychosocial disorders among preschoolers in the community. PhDs: Kristine Viddal &Trude Hamre Sveen. Partners: Professor Lars Wichstrøm, NTNU; Professor Jay Belsky, University of California, Davis. Financed by the Norwegian Research Council.
- "Laughter, tears and nappies" A randomized control trial of videobased parent intervention with vulnerable infants and toddlers. PhD Kjersti Sandnes, Partners MD Magnhild S. Høivik, St. Olavs Hospital; Professor May Britt Drugli, RKBU and leader of unit Marit Bergum Hansen, RBUP Oslo.
- Too much too soon?" A multi-informant, prospective study of predictors, moderators and effects of enduring day care stress on young children's mental health. Partenrs: Professor May Britt Drugli, NTNU; Associate professor Vibeke Moe, RBUP Oslo and University of Oslo; Professor Lieselotte Ahnert, Universität Wien; and Professor Jay Belsky, University of California.
- "What matters to you?" (ASSERT). An RCT study on how to strengthen adolescent user involvement in primary mental health services with systematic idiographic assessment. PhD: Thomas Kristian Tollefsen. Partners: Professor Tine jensen, UiO; and researcher Simon Peter Neumer, RBUP, Oslo.
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) Samspillskvalitet mellom ansatte og små barn (1-3 år) i norske barnehager. Paideia. vol. 17.
- (2019) Parents' personality-disorder symptoms predict children's symptoms of anxiety and depressive disorders - a prospective cohort study. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. vol. 47 (12).
- (2018) Elevated cortisol levels in Norwegian toddlers in childcare. Early Child Development and Care. vol. 188 (12).
- (2018) Maternal personality disorder symptoms in primary health care: associations with mother–toddler interactions at one-year follow-up. BMC Psychiatry. vol. 18:198.
- (2017) Change in Attachment Predicts Change in Emotion Regulation — Particularly among 5-HTTLPR Short-Allele Homozygotes. Developmental Psychology. vol. 53 (7).
- (2016) Young Brazilian Children’s Emotion Understanding: A Comparison within and across Cultures. Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology. vol. 6 (2).
- (2016) Måleegenskaper ved den norske versjonen av Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Assessment (CAPA) og Preschool Age Psychiatric Assessment (PAPA). PsykTestBARN.
- (2016) Disorganization, COMT, and children's social behavior: The norwegian hypothesis of legacy of disorganized attachment. Frontiers in Psychology. vol. 7.
- (2016) Predictors of change in depressive symptoms from preschool to first grade. Development and Psychopathology. vol. 28 (4).
- (2016) Screening for persistent psychopathology in 4-year-old children. Pediatrics. vol. 138 (4).
- (2015) What enhances the development of emotion understanding in young children? A longitudinal study of interpersonal predictors. British Journal of Developmental Psychology. vol. 33 (3).
- (2015) Video feedback compared to treatment as usual in families with parent–child interactions problems: a randomized controlled trial. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health (CAPMH). vol. 9 (3).
- (2015) Secure attachment promotes the development of effortful control in boys. Attachment & Human Development. vol. 17 (3).
- (2014) What do parents know about their children's comprehension of emotions? Accuracy of parental estimates in a community sample of pre-schoolers. Child: Care, Health and Development. vol. 40 (3).
- (2014) Catechol-O-methyltransferase Val158Met genotype moderates the effect of disorganized attachment on social development in young children. Development and Psychopathology. vol. 26 (4pt1).
- (2014) Predicting Service Use for Mental Health Problems Among Young Children. Pediatrics. vol. 133 (6).
- (2014) Psychiatric disorders in preschoolers: the structure of DSM-IV symptoms and profiles of comorbidity. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. vol. 23 (7).
- (2013) The Mother and Baby Interaction Scale: a valid broadband instrument for efficient screening of postpartum interaction? A preliminary validation in a Norwegian community sample. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences. vol. 27 (3).
- (2013) Do Time in Child Care and Peer Group Exposure Predict Poor Socioemotional Adjustment in Norway?. Child Development. vol. 84 (5).
- (2013) Sleep Disorders in Preschoolers: Prevalence and Comorbidity with Psychiatric Symptoms. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. vol. 34 (9).