Hans M. Nordahl

Hans Morten Nordahl (born 1961) is a professor in clinical psychology and behavioral medicine at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim, Norway.[1]

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Prof. Nordahl is the co-founder of the Norwegian Association of Cognitive Therapy (1994) and a former president of the Norwegian Association for CBT (NFKT). He has been a board member of the European Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (EABCT 1999-2002) and a former board member in the European Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (ESSPD, 2010-2013). In 2007 he founded the Metacognitive Therapy Institute together with Prof. Adrian Wells.[2]

Since 2011 he has been the research director of the Trauma Clinic at St. Olav's Hospital, Trondheim. From 2016 he has been Professor of Medicine (Behavioral Sciences in Medicine) at the Institute of Mental Health, NTNU.[1]

Prof. Nordahl has been extensively involved in the training and supervision of therapists both nationally and internationally and has also published several articles and book chapters during the last two decades.[1][3]

He has been a member of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters since 2007.

Selected publications:

  • Nordahl, HM, Vogel, PA., Morken, G., Stiles, T., Sandvik, P., & Wells, A. (2016). Paroxetine, Cognitive therapy or their combination in the treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder with and without avoidant personality disorder: A randomized clinical trial. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 85, 346-356.
  • Nordahl, H.M. (2009). Effectiveness of Brief Metacognitive Therapy versus Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in a General outpatient setting. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 2, 152-159.
  • Ingul, J.M., Aunet, T.,& Nordahl, H.M. (2014). A Randomized Controlled Trial of Individual Cognitive Therapy, Group Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and Attentional Placebo for Adolescent Social Phobia. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 83, 54-61.