Sverre Urnes Johnson, Ph.D.

Academic Affiliation

Psychological Department, University of Oslo.

Research

Central interests are treatment of anxiety disorders, metacognitive therapy, the connection between process and outcome in therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and complex systems theory. Also has an interest in statistics and has expertise in network analysis. Main supervisor or co-supervisor on PhD projects that investigate outcomes and mechanisms within a network perspective on mental disorders, eating disorders, family therapy and medically unexplained complaints and symptoms (MUPS). Project manager for “Towards Personalized Treatment a Network Approach”, “MAP-19 (COVID-19) ” and the CIPA study (Mental health during crises).

Research interests

  • Psychotherapy
  • Mechanisms of change
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Metacognitive therapy
  • Network analysis
  • COVID-19 pandemic

International Collaborators

  • Associate Professor Elske Salemink
  • Associate Professor Costas Papageorgiou
  • Professor Unnur Valdimarsdottir

Project team

Head of the research group COPE.The COPE acronym stems from its main areas of investigation. This includes the application and adaptation of complex systems (C) to improve the outcome (O) of psychological treatment, enhance the understanding of the mechanisms interwoven with the maintenance and emergence of psychopathology (P), and involvement in epidemiological (E) mental health studies on the non-clinical general population in order to enhance understanding of critical transitions from healthy to psychopathological states

Project Team 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

Part-time senior researcher

Professor & Specialist in clinical psychology

s.u.johnson@psykologi.uio.no

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