Turid Suzanne Berg-NielsenProfessor II Regional Centre for Child and Youth Mental Health and Child Welfare Department of Mental Health Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
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
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- (2017) Elevated cortisol levels in Norwegian toddlers in childcare. Early Child Development and Care.
- (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) 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 (Print). 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. 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 (Print). 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).
- (2013) Detecting Psychiatric Disorders in Preschoolers: Screening With the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. vol. 52 (7).
- (2013) Preschool predictors of childhood anxiety disorders: a prospective community study. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines. vol. 54 (12).
- (2012) Preschoolers' psychosocial problems: In the eyes of the beholder? Adding teacher characteristics as determinants of discrepant parent-teacher reports. Child Psychiatry and Human Development. vol. 43 (3).
- (2012) The mental health of preschoolers in a Norwegian population-based study when their parents have symptoms of borderline, antisocial, and narcissitic personality disorders: at the mercy of unpredictability. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health. vol. 6.
- (2012) Smoking during pregnancy and psychiatric disorders in preschoolers. European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. vol. 21 (11).
- (2012) Change in self-reported emotional distress and parenting among parents referred to inpatient child psychiatric family treatment. Nordic Journal of Psychiatry. vol. 66 (4).
- (2012) The three dimensions of the Student-Teacher Relationship Scale: CFA validation in a preschool sample. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment. vol. 30 (3).
- (2012) Prevalence of psychiatric disorders in preschoolers. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines. vol. 53 (6).
- (2011) Group and Individual Stability of Three Parenting Dimensions. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health. vol. 5 (19).
- (2003) From clinical towards research interview: Parenting problems with troubled adolescents. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology. vol. 44 (4).
- (2003) Specific parenting problems related to adolescents' emotional and behavioral problems. Nordic Journal of Psychiatry. vol. 57 (2).
- (2002) Parenting related to child and parental psychopathology: A descriptive review of the literature. Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry. vol. 7 (4).
- (1992) Evaluering av vedvarende voldelige personer med psykiatriske symptomer. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening. vol. 112 (28).