Parallel workshops: The next generation

Advanced Empathy
in EFT

Imke Herrmann

EFT trainer and supervisor, she spent two years in Toronto, working with Leslie Greenberg on developing the emotional productivity model and conducting process-outcome research and co-founded the German institute for EFT.

    Lars Auszra

    EFT trainer and supervisor, he spent two years in Toronto, working with Leslie Greenberg on developing the emotional productivity model and conducting process-outcome research and co-founded the German institute for EFT.

      The Fragile Patient:
      Effective Capacity
      Building with ISTDP

      Jonas Sharma-Bakkevig

      Psychologist and specialist in clinical adult psychology, with main competence is short-term and long-term therapy. Works at Lovisenberg Hospital, and as a psychotherapy supervisor at The Norwegian Institute for ISTDP.

        Roger Sandvik Hansen

        Psychologist and specialist in clinical adult psychology with advanced training in ISTDP and affect awareness therapy. He is involved in the education and guidance of doctors and psychologists in ISTDP and teaches psychotherapy at the University of Bergen.

          The Detached Patient:
          Facilitating Emotional
          Attachment with ISTDP

          Filip Myhre

          Psychologist and specialist in adult psychotherapy. Works as a ISTDP teacher, and as supervisor for psychologists and physicians in psychotherapy education.

            Bernt Langvasbråten

            Psychologist specialist who worked in the specialized health services from 2007 to 2016. He now works as a ISTDP teacher and coach, and as a supervisor at Norwegian Institute for ISTDP.

              Being with It: Working Mindfully with Difficult Emotions

              Jon Vøllestad

              Psychologist working at Solli DPS in Bergen. He also teaches mindfulness to students, health professionals and the general public.

                Elisabeth Schanche

                Psychologist and specialist in clinical psychology. Works at Årstad general psychiatric outpatient clinic for adults and as a clinical supervisor for students of the psychological profession program at the University of Bergen.

                  Compassion and Creation of Meaning

                  Per-Einar Binder

                  Psychologist specialist, professor and researcher on psychotherapy, mindfulness and self-compassion. He is a trained instructor in mindfulness-based stress reduction and in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy.

                    Activation of Strong Client Emotions in Psychotherapy: What Does It Evoke in the Therapist?

                    Helene Nissen-Lie

                    Associate professor of clinical psychology at the University of Oslo. Teaches courses on therapeutic skills, psychotherapy research & clinical psychology and supervise students in psychodynamic psychotherapy.

                      When Emotions Become Overwhelming

                      Ingunn Holbæk

                      Psychologist specialist with a degree in trauma care. Works at Modum Bad Oslo Trauma Clinic, which she co-founded and was head of until 2014. She has advanced training in structural dissociation theories, EMDR and sensorimotor psychotherapy.

                        Katinka Salvesen

                        Psychologist specialist at Modum Bads Trauma Clinic in Oslo. She is a certified instructor in “Cultivating emotional balance,”, a program that provides training in mindfulness and compassion, as well as MSC teacher.

                          Embracing Emotions in Service of Vitality and a Meaningful Life

                          Thorvald Andersen

                          Psychologist who has practiced ACT for several years, with a broad range of clients. Has had extensive one-on-one training by leading international ACT professionals, including Kirk Strosahl; one of the founders of ACT. Currently works at Sykehuset i Vestfold and in private practice. President of the Norwegian ACBS Chapter.

                            Asle Elen

                            Psychologist treating patients and training professionals in psychological flexibility, embracing their inner experience to live vital and meaningful lives. Working and applying ACT at an outpatient clinic at Sykehuset Østfold and private practice. Trained in the clinical application of Relational Frame Theory. Treasurer of the Norwegian ACBS Chapter.

                              Transgenerational Affect Phobia. How to Understand and Treat Symptoms Passed on from Generation to Generation

                              Kristin Osborn

                              Mental health counselor and lecturer at Harvard Medical School, and serve as the Director of the Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy Research Program at Harvard Medical School. She is also the President of the International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association.

                                I'm Sorry: The Emotional Healing Power of Apologizing

                                Joanne Dolhanty

                                Supervising and consulting clinical psychologist and trainer for mental health organizations across Canada and internationally. Co-developer of Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT).

                                  How to Forward Mentalizing in Psychotherapy - The Emotionally Transparent and Available Therapist

                                  Finn Skårderud

                                  Psychiatrist, author and professor. Founder and CEO of Villa SULT, Foundation Institute for Eating Disorders. He runs his own psychotherapeutic practice in Oslo, and he works as a psychiatrist for the Norwegian Olympic Committee.

                                    Transform Trauma – Using the AEDP Therapist’s Bold, Embodied Presence

                                    SueAnne Piliero

                                    Dr. Piliero provides AEDP training to clinicians and graduate students throughout the US, and has given seminars and workshops to various universities and mental health organizations nationwide.

                                      Keynote speakers

                                      Leslie Greenberg

                                      Dr. Leslie Greenberg is one of the originators and primary developers of Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) for individuals and couples. You can watch a short interview with him here:

                                      Allan Abbass

                                      Dr. Allan Abbass is the founding Director of the Centre for Emotions and Health at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. Dr. Abbass’s clinical specialty and research focus is the use of Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), particularly on how unprocessed emotion plays a part in medically unexplained physical symptoms. You can watch an interview with him here:

                                      Diana Fosha

                                      Dr. Diana Fosha is the developer of Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), a healing-based, transformation-oriented model of psychotherapeutic treatment. You can watch an interview with her here:

                                      Paul Gilbert

                                      Dr. Paul Gilbert is the founder of Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), an approach that focuses on building an emotionally healthier relationship with oneself. You can watch an interview with him here:

                                      Janina Fisher

                                      Dr. Janina Fisher is a faculty member of the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute. She is well known for her expertise as both a therapist and speaker on the topic of trauma and the body in psychotherapy.
                                      You can watch a short interview with her here:

                                      Steven Hayes

                                      Dr. Steven Hayes is renown for his work on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a third-wave cognitive-behavior therapy which focuses on relating to and accepting ones emotions. You can watch his TED-talk here:

                                      “For many years you have talked about me. Behind my back. Over my head. Shouting at me. At times you haven’t even acknowledged my existence, and never have you truly listened to me. I want this to change. I need you to be with me. Sit down with me, and take me seriously. Stay with me long enough for me to tell you about my deepest longings and my heartfelt needs. If you do, I will fuel your voice in the world with magic power and create human connections for you. If you won’t, I will likely cause hell. It’s up to you! I am emotion.”