Program board

Jan Reidar Stiegler

Clinical psychologist and Researcher at Institutt for Psykologisk rådgivning

    Anne Hilde Vassbø Hagen

    Clinical psychologist and Director at Institutt for Psykologisk rådgivning

      Elisabeth Schanche

      Associate professor and Clinical psychologist at University of Bergen, Norway

        Roger Sandvik Hansen

        Clinical psychologist and Researcher at Norwegian clinic of ISTDP

          Helene Amundsen Nissen-Lie

          Associate professor and Clinical Psychologist at University of Oslo

            Thorvald Andersen

            Clinical psychologist at ACBS Chapter Norge

              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.”