International trends in medical and empirical social studies

Approved for specialization- and educational credentials, for psychologists (NPF), psychiatrists (Dnlf), specialist nurses (NSF) and members of the Norwegian Union of Social Educators and Social Workers (FO).

Edna B. Foa

Edna B. Foa, PhD, University of Pennsylvania.

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Prolonged Exposure Therapy

Target audience: Anyone working clinically with traumatized patients (PUT, DPS, BUP, PPT, hospitals, etc.) or with research on trauma and double diagnosis disorders, such as borderline and alcohol-/drug abuse. Experts in stress medicine psychiatry and researchers in psychotherapy.

Copenhagen: March 16 - 19, 2009
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Stefan G. Hofmann

Stefan G. Hofmann, Ph.D., Boston University

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Social Anxiety and Panic Disorder

Target audience: Anyone working clinically with children/youth or adults (PUT, DPS, BUP, PPT, hospitals, etc), with social anxiety and panic disorders.

This workshop provides an excellent opportunity for a two-day update on social anxiety and panic disorders. Dr. Hofmann is one of the most innovative and leading researchers in the field.

Seminar was held in Oslo, November 2006.
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Robert J. Kohlenberg

Robert J. Kohlenberg, PhD, ABPP, University of Washington

Behavioral Therapy

Target audience: Researchers and clinicians who have familiarity with Cognitive and/or Behavior Therapy, and experience in treating both disorders such as depression, anxiety, and problems of the self. The workshop would also be of interest to psychodynamic therapists who are interested in learning a behavioral approach to understanding the curative role of the therapist-client relationship.

This workshop provides an opportunity for an update on the foundations and development of “third wave” behavior therapy (FAP, DBT and ACT). Dr. Kohlenberg is recognized as a world-class researcher and treatment developer.

Oslo: (date to be announced)
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Alan Marlatt

G. Alan Marlatt, Ph.D., University of Washington

Mindfulness and Addictive Behaviors


Target audience: Anyone working with prevention, information dissemination, harm reduction, treatment (PUT, DPS, BUP, PPT, hospitals, etc.) or research and development in the fields of alcohol abuse and dependence.

Seminar was held in Oslo, December 2007.
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John H. Halpern

John H. Halpern, M.D., Harvard Medical School

Hallucinogens and Ecstasy (MDMA): Harms, possibilities and research

Target audience: This seminar is relevant for clinical work with youths, drug prevention and public awareness, or research dealing with drugs and addiction. Experts on drugs in public management and translational research in psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, toxicology and neuropsychology. We encourage attendees with different backgrounds and perspectives to participate.

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Pål-Ørjan Johansen

Pål-Ørjan Johansen, Psykolog, Cand. Ph.D. NTNU

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder: Introduction to Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Target audience: Anyone working clinically with children/youth or adults (PUT, DPS, BUP, PPT, hospitals, etc.), with double diagnosis and severe problems in regard to emotion regulation, impulsiveness and self-harm.

Seminar was held in October 2006.
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George E. Vaillant, M.D.

George E. Vaillant, MD, Harvard Medical School

Positive Psychology and Successful Aging

Target audience: Health clinicians, researchers and advanced students in medicine and the social sciences, educators, the media, policy-makers and others interested in positive psychology and successful aging.

Seminar was held in Oslo, October 2007
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