Asle Hoffart, Ph.D.

Academic Affiliation

Senior Researcher, Research Institute, Modum Bad; Guest Researcher, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo.

Academics interests

Psychological treatment of anxiety disorders and PTSD. Meta-theory of psychotherapy. Network analysis. Complex dynamic system theory.

Research projects

(primary researcher(s) in parenthesis).

Outcomes and processes in stabilization, prolonged exposure, and combined treatment for complex PTSD (Peter Sele).

Personal advantage index in individualization of PTSD treatment (Karine Frost).

Outcomes and processes in cognitive-behavioral therapy and compassion-focused therapy for eating disorders (Karianne Vrabel, Maren Kopland).

Long-term trajectories in patients with eating disorders after inpatient treatment (Hanna Eielsen Punsvik).

Outcomes and processes in attention training in a group of young adults with anxiety disorders (Therese Snuggerud).

Precision treatment of anxiety disorders and eating disorders using ideographic network analysis (Karianne Vrabel, Sverre Urnes Johnson).

Low-threshold interventions for anxious youth (LIST, Bente Strom Haugland).

The effect of skill training in cognitive therapy for social anxiety disorder (Jon Fauskanger Bjaastad).

Predictors and outcomes in cognitive-behavioral therapy for social anxiety disorder (Jan Vegard Bakali).

The Norwegian COVID-19, mental health, and adherence project (MAP-19; Sverre Urnes Johnson, Omid V. Ebrahimi).

Complexity in treatment outcomes, psychopathology, and epidemiology (COPE, Sverre Urnes Johnson).

Mental morbidity trajectories in COVID-19 across risk populations of five nations (COVIDMENT, Unnur Anna Valdimarsdottir).

Critical Incidents and Psychological Adaptation (CIPA; Sverre Urnes Johnson, Omid V. Ebrahimi)

Publications

PUBLICATIONS IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS, LAST 5 YEARS:

  • Hoffart, A. (2017). Short-term efficacy of psychological and psychopharmacological interventions for panic disorder appears not to be different. Evidence-Based Mental Health. July 3. doi: 10.1136/eb-2017-102626
  • Hoffart, A., Johnson, S. U. (2017). Psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral therapies are more different than you think: Conceptualizations of mental problems and consequences for studying mechanisms of change. Clinical Psychological Science, 5, 1070-1085. doi: 10.1177/2167702617727096
  • Irgens, A. C., Hoffart, A., Nysæter, T. E., Haaland, V. Ø., Borge, F-M., Pripp, A. H., Martinsen, E. W., Dammen, T. (2017). Thought field therapy compared to cognitive behavioral therapy and wait-list for agoraphobia: A randomized, controlled study with a 12-month follow-up. Frontiers in Psychology. June 20. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01027
  • Johnson, S. U., Hoffart, A., Nordahl, H. M., Ulvenes, P. G., Vrabel, K., Wampold, B. E. (2017). Metacognition and cognition in inpatient MCT and CBT for comorbid anxiety disorders: A study of within-person effects. Journal of Counseling Psychology. May 25. doi: 10.1037/cou0000226
  • Johnson, S. U., Hoffart, A., Nordahl, H. M., Wampold, B. E. (2017). Metacognitive therapy versus disorder-specific CBT for comorbid anxiety disorders: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 50, 103-112. doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2017.06.004
  • Langkaas, T. F., Hoffart, A., Øktedalen, T., Ulvenes, P. G., Hembree, E. A., Smucker, M. (2017). Exposure and non-fear emotions: A randomized controlled study of exposure-based and rescripting-based imagery in PTSD treatment. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 97, 33-42. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2017.06.007
  • Sunde, T., Walseth, L. T., Himle, J. A., Vogel, P. A., Launes, G., Haaland, V. Ø., Hoffart, A., Johnson, S. U., Haaland, Å. T. (2017). A long-term follow-up of group behavioral therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder in a general outpatient clinic in Norway. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 14, 59-64. doi: 10.1016/j.jocrd.2017.06.002
  • Hoffart, A.; Borge, F-M.; Clark, D. M. (2016). Within-person process-outcome relationships in residential cognitive and interpersonal psychotherapy for social anxiety disorder: A reanalysis using disaggregated data. Journal of Experimental Psychopathology, 7, 671-683.
  • Hoffart, A.; Oktedalen, T; Ulvenes, P.G.; Johnson, S. U. (2016). The Mobility Inventory for Agoraphobia Avoidance Alone Scale: Factor Structure and Psychometric Properties of Subscales. Assessment, doi: 10.1177/1073191116659739.
  • Hoffart, A.; Hedley, L. M.; Svanøe, K.; Langkaas, T. F.; Sexton H. (2016). Agoraphobia with and without panic disorder. A 20- year follow-up of integrated exposure and psychodynamic therapy. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 204, 100-107.
  • Hoffart, A. (2016). Cognitive models for panic disorder with agoraphobia: A study of disaggregated within-person effects. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology84, 839-844.
  • Hoffart, A.; Hedley, L. M.; Svanøe, K. L.; Sexton, H. (2016). Cognitive and guided mastery therapies for panic disorder with agoraphobia: 18-year long-term outcome and predictors of long-term change. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 23, 1-13.
  • Lunding, S. H.; Hoffart, A. (2016). Perceived parental bonding, early maladaptive schemas and outcome in schema therapy of Cluster C personality problems. Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, 23, 107-117.
  • Hoffart, A. (2015). Betydningen av intensjonale og funksjonelle forklaringer for utvikling av klinisk ekspertise. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening52, 1056-1065.
  • Hoffart, A.; Øktedalen, T.; Langkaas, T. F. (2015). Self-compassion influences PTSD symptoms in the process of change in trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapies: a study of within-person processes. Frontiers in Psychology.
  • Hoffart, A.; Øktedalen, T.; Svanøe, K. L.; Hedley, L. M.; Sexton, H. (2015). Predictors of short- and long-term avoidance in completers of inpatient group interventions for agoraphobia. Journal of Affective Disorders; 181, 33-40.
  • Mörtberg, E.; Hoffart, A.; Boecking, B.; Clark, D. M. (2015). Shifting the focus of one’s attention mediates improvement in cognitive therapy for social anxiety disorder. Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy; 43, 63-73.
  • Øktedalen, T.; Hoffart, A.; Langkaas, T. F. (2015). Trauma-related shame and guilt as time-varying predictors of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms during imagery exposure and imagery rescripting—A randomized controlled trial. Psychotherapy Research, 25, 518-532.
  • Berggraf, L.; Ulvenes, P. G.; Øktedalen, T.; Hoffart, A.; Stiles, T.; McCullough, L.; Wampold, B. E. (2014). Experience of affects predicting sense of self and others in Short-Term Dynamic and Cognitive Therapy. Psychotherapy, 51, 246-257.
  • Berggraf, L.; Ulvenes, P. G.; Hoffart, A.; McCullough, L.; Wampold, B. E. (2014).
  • Growth in sense of self and sense of others predicts reduction in interpersonal problems in short-term dynamic but not in cognitive therapy. Psychotherapy Research24, 456-469.
  • Fentz, H. N.; Arendt, M.; O’Toole, M. S.; Hoffart, A.; Hougaard, E. (2014). The mediational role of panic self-efficacy in cognitive behavioral therapy for panic disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 60, 23-33.
  • Hoffart, A. (2014). The need to study within-person processes in psychotherapy: A discussion of alliance studies. Symbiosis Online Publishing Psychology.
  • Hoffart, A., & Hoffart, A. R. (2014). Do general therapy change principles represent causal relationships? Journal of psychotherapy integration, 24, 280-283.
  • Hoffart, A.; Hoffart, A. R. (2014). Psychotherapy integration through general therapy change principles: Missing the core of psychotherapy? Journal of psychotherapy integration.
  • Ulvenes, P. G.; Berggraf, L.; Wampold, B. E.; Hoffart, A.; S., T. C.; McCullough, L. (2014).
  • Orienting patient to affect, Sense of self, And the activation of affect over the course of psychotherapy with cluster C patients. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 61, 15-324.
  • Øktedalen, T.; Hagtvet, K. A.; Hoffart, A.; Langkaas, T. F.; Smucker, M. (2014).
  • The Trauma Related Shame Inventory: Measuring Trauma-Related Shame Among Patients with PTSD. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment; 36, 600-615.
  • Øktedalen, T.; Hoffart, A.; Langkaas, T. F. (2014). Traume-related shame and guilt as time-varying predictors of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms during imagery exposure and imagery rescripting – A randomized controlled trial. Psychotherapy Research.
  • Bonsaksen, T.; Borge, F. M.; Hoffart, A. (2013) Group Climate as Predictor of Short- and Long-Term Outcome In Group Therapy for Social Phobia. International journal of group psychotherapy, 63, 394-417.
  • Fentz, H. N.; Hoffart, A.; Jensen, M. B.; Arendt, M.; O’Toole, M. S.; Rosenberg, N. K.; Hougaard, E. (2013). Mechanisms of change in cognitive behaviour therapy for panic disorder: The role of panic self-efficacy and catastrophic misinterpretations. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 51, 579-587.
  • Hoffart, A.; Langkaas, T. F. (2013). Emosjon og kognisjon i kognitiv terapi. Tidsskrift for Norsk Psykologforening, 50, 752-758.
  • Hoffart, A.; Øktedalen, T.; Langkaas, T. F.; Wampold, B. E. (2013). Alliance and Outcome in Varying Imagery Procedures for PTSD: A Study of Within-Person Processes. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 60, 471-482.

More publications:

List of all publications from Modum Bad

National Collaborators

PTSD: Tuva Øktedalen

Eating Disorders: Jan Rosenvinge, Øyvind Rø

Anxiety Disorders: Henrik Nordahl

LIST: Gro Janne H. Wergeland, Åshild T. Haaland, Krister W. Fjermestad, Rolf Gjestad, Jon F. Bjaastad, Elisabeth Husabø, Solfrid Raknes, Bente S.M. Haugland.

Skill Training: Catharina A. Wang, Kitty Dahl, Jan Ivar Røssberg, and others

Social Anxiety Disorder: Ole Andre Solbakken, Hege Brækhus, Elfrida Kvarstein

MAP-19: Sverre Urnes Johnson, Omid V. Ebrahimi, Nora Skjerdingstad, Miriam Sinkerud Johnson, Øyvind Halsøy, Ole Myklebust Amundsen, KariAnne Vrabel, Sara Ebling Nordbø

COPE: Sverre Urnes Johnson, Omid V. Ebrahimi, Marieke A. Helmich, Miriam Sinkerud Johnson, Nora Skjerdingstad, Marianne Skogbrott Birkeland, KariAnne Vrabel, Therese Snuggerud, Sara Ebling Nordbø, Øyvind Halsøy, Ole Myklebust Amundsen, Ole Andre Solbakken, Margrethe Seeger Halvorsen, Henrik Nordahl, Roger Hagen

COVIDMENT: Xinkai Du, Omid V. Ebrahimi, Sverre Urnes Johnson, Ole A. Andreassen, Ragnhild Eek Brandlistuen, Helga Ask CIPA: Marieke A. Helmich

International Collaborators

Complex PTSD: Marylene Cloitre, Elizabeth Hembree, Chris Hoeboer

Eating Disorders: Glenn Waller, Ken Goss, Bruce E. Wampold, Eric Giltay, Rita Slof

LIST: Lars-Göran Öst, Ron Rapee

Skill Training: David M. Clark

MAP-19: Julian Burger, Rene Freichel, Alessandra C. Mansueto, Sacha Epskamp COPE: Julian Burger, Rene Freichel

COVIDMENT: Mary M Barker, Kadri Kõiv, Ingibjörg Magnúsdóttir, Hannah Milbourn, Bin Wang, Gillian Murphy, Eva Herweijer, Elisabet U Gisladottir, Huiqi Li, Anikó Lovik, Anna K. Kähler, Archie Campbell, Maria Feychting, Arna Hauksdóttir, Emily E Joyce, Edda Björk Thordardottir, Emma M. Frans, Gunnar Tómasson, Kristjana Ásbjörnsdóttir, Jóhanna Jakobsdóttir, Patrick F. Sullivan, Thor Aspelund, Daniel McCartney, Kelli Lehto, Unnur A Valdimarsdóttir, Fredrik Nyberg, Fang Fang

Project Teams at Modum Bad

Anxiety disorders:

Therese Ruud Snuggerud

Therese Ruud Snuggerud

Clinical Psychologist

Ph.D.-candidate

Sverre Urnes Johnson, Ph.D.

Sverre Urnes Johnson, Ph.D.

Part-time senior researcher

Professor & Specialist in clinical psychology

Roger Hagen, Ph.D.

Roger Hagen, Ph.D.

Part-time senior researcher

Clinical psychologist, professor in clinical psychology

Asle Hoffart, Ph.D.

Asle Hoffart, Ph.D.

Part-time senior researcher

Professor Emeritus

Epidemiological studies:

Sverre Urnes Johnson, Ph.D.

Sverre Urnes Johnson, Ph.D.

Part-time senior researcher

Professor & Specialist in clinical psychology

Omid V. Ebrahimi

Omid V. Ebrahimi

Clinical Psychologist

Ph.D.-candidate

Xinkai Du

Xinkai Du

Ph.D.-candidate

Asle Hoffart, Ph.D.

Asle Hoffart, Ph.D.

Part-time senior researcher

Professor Emeritus

Asle Hoffart portrettbilde

Part-time senior researcher

Professor Emeritus

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