Current position: Professor of Medicine, University of Bergen. Head Physician, Haukeland University Hospital, Norway
Education and previous positions:
|1967 MD||Graduated from University of Bergen|
|1970||Authorized as Medical Practitioner|
|1970-1975||Resident in Psychiatry, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway|
|1976-1981||Medical Head of Staff at Blue Cross Social Center (Alcohol Unit), Bergen, Norway|
|1981-1985||Research fellow, Norwegian Research Council|
|1985-1988||Assistant professor, Department of Psychiatry, Sandviken Hospital, Bergen, Norway|
|1986-1987||Research fellow, Center of Alcohol Studies, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA|
|1988-1991||Chief consultant in Psychiatry at Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway|
|1991-1994||Guest Researcher at Karolinska Hospital, Institute of Clinical Neuroscience, Section for Alcohol and Drug Addiction, Stockholm, Sweden|
|1994-1995||Head of Department of Research, Stiftelsen Bergensklinikkene (Alcohol Unit), Bergen, Norway|
|1996-1997||Chief County Psychiatrist, County Medical Officer in Hordaland County, Bergen, Norway|
|1997-2006||Assistant professor/Professor at Department of Clinical Medicine, Section for Psychiatry, University of Bergen, Norway|
|1976-2010||Part-time Private Practice|
|1976-2010||Consultant in Forensic Psychiatry|
|1976-2010||Teacher at School of Medicine, University of Bergen, undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level|
|1988||Ph D (Dr.med.) at the University of Bergen. Thesis:· “Outcome of alcoholism in women. A follow-up study of 55 women 3-10 years after treatment”|
|1972-1976||4-year’s education in Short- Term Dynamic Psychotherapy|
|2001- 2002||2-years education in Cognitive Therapy|
Main Research Areas and Publications:
Short-Term Anxiety Provoking Psychotherapy (STAPP): Treatment and outcome.
Long-term outcome of treated female alcoholics.
Psychiatric disorders and addiction in females: Treatment and long term outcome.
Mental health and outcome of intervention among medical students at the University of Bergen: Long term outcome
Prof. Hans Bergman, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Docent Lena Dahlgren, Karolinska Institutet, Stocholm, Sweden
Docent Johan Franck, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Prof. Barbara McCrady, Center of Alcohol Studies, Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA
Ass. Prof. Shelly Greenfield, McLean Hospital, Harvard University, USA
Honours and Rewards:
The Bergen Group for Research on Dynamic Psychotherapy received the annual Research Prize from the National Council for Research on Mental Health
Research groups: Professor Brit Haver, Department of Clinical Medicine, Section for Psychiatry.
1.Longitudinal· outcome of treated female alcoholics.·
Group leader: Brit Haver.
Group members are Rolf Gjestad, Psy D, Institute for Clinical Medicine, Section for Psychiatry; Johan Franck MD, PhD, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Division of Psychiatry, Stockholm, Sweden; Staffan Lindberg MA, BA, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Section for Alcohol and Drug Dependence Research, Stockholm, Sweden. Associated member: Knut A. Hagtvet PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, Norway.
The project is a long-term (25-27 yrs) longitudinal follow-up of 420 women alcoholics treated early in their addiction career at Karolinska Hospital, Sweden. The treatment program was specifically adapted to meet the needs of women not previously treated for alcohol addiction, and was called the EWA programme (Early treatment of Women with Alcohol Addiction). The sample includes a RCT with a 25 year’s register data follow-up, which makes this material unique in a world perspective. The first study focuses on mortality differences between EWA women and matched women of the general population (MWGP). The second study is about differences in mortality between EWA and TAU women. The third study is focusing the relationship between changes in depression, alcohol use and dysfunctional attitudes over time, by use of Latent Growth Curve Models (LGCM). A fourth study focuses on methodological problems related to mortality studies.· Later publications will focus on use of health services, sick-leave, invalid pension and more between the three groups (EWA versus TAU, and the total sample (N=420) versus matched women of the general population)
2. Stress among medical students: a controlled intervention study.
Group leader: Brit Haver
Group members: Mari Holm, Research Medical Student, Faculty of Medicine, University of Bergen; Rolf Gjestad, Psy D, Institute for Clinical Medicine, Section for Psychiatry, University of Bergen; Kirsten Irene Stordal MD PhD, Helse Bergen HF, N-5021 Bergen, Norway and Reidar Tyssen MD PhD, Department of Behavioural Sciences in Medicine, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway.
The study is a long term follow-up (up to 10 years) of a group of students at the medical school in Bergen. It is a prospective controlled study of two types of intervention:· self-development groups and discussion groups, as compared to no intervention (the control group). A full class of students (n = 129) participated in group sessions during their third year of medical school in Bergen, Norway. Another class (n = 152) acted as control group. Two types of group sessions were offered. One option was self-development groups led by trained group psychotherapists. Alternatively, students could choose discussion groups that focused on themes of special relevance to doctors, led by experienced general practitioners. The intervention comprised of 12 weekly group sessions each lasting 90 minutes. Data were gathered before the intervention (T1), and three months post intervention (T2). Distress was measured using the Perceived Medical School Stress (PMSS) and Symptom Check List-5 (SCL-5) assessments. Participation in the self-development groups was a significant and independent predictor of a reduction in perceived medical school stress at the first follow-up endpoint (T2). Long term follow-up at the end of medical school, after the end of mandatory service following graduation, as well as 5 years following graduation from medical school will be published.