Job-focused treatment for depression in adults
Feasibility and effects of an internet-based cognitive remediation program for remitted patients experiencing cognitive residual symptoms.
Cognitive impairment is a core symptom of depression and may remain after the main symptom is treated (mood, behavior). The clinical implications of suffering from long-lasting cognitive impairment are serious. A major concern is that individuals recovered from depression are expected to function at a premorbid level at work, at home and in social settings as well as in society. Failure to comply with these expectations might lead to negative self-experiences and could represent an enhanced risk for relapse and recurrence.
In this project, our first objective is to develop a cognitive remediation program in collaboration with patients and experts, using a person-based approach. Main ingredients in the cognitive remediation program will be: psychoeducation and strategy training. Second, we want to test the feasibility of the remediation program and its effect on daily functioning and symptom load on remitted patients.
Domain expert for job-focused treatment for depression in adults and early intervention and treatment for social anxiety disorder in adolescents.
WP Leader for clinical testing, management and dissemination – WP 4
Since PhD-graduation in November 2011 Nordgreen have been actively involved in scientific publications, grant applications, supervision of students on a master and PhD level and held presentations on national and international conferences in the field of internet-based treatment. Nordgreen is leading a 1-year continued education program in self-help and internet-based treatment and introduced Internet-based treatment in the training of psychologists at the University of Bergen. She has since 2012, as the principle investigator, received funding from different sources (scientific programs, health authorities and innovation programs) of 1.8 million Euro. In addition, a cross-disciplinary team led by Nordgreen received funding from the Norwegian Research Council for a 5 year project of 5.3 million Euro, the total budget for the project is 8.18 million Euro. The common goals of the grant applications and projects have been to develop innovative ways of delivering evidence-based Internet-based treatment. The results from her research have been implemented in routine care in western and eastern Norway in primary and secondary care services (www.emeistring.no). The research projects have been developed in close cooperation with significant national and international research groups. The projects she has chaired have received national and regional awards for innovative use of ICT within the health-setting. Nordgreen was a visiting scholar with Associate professor Lee Ritterbands’ group at the Behavioral Health and Technology, Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences, University of Virginia. Nordgreen is an elected member of the eHealth Task Force of the European Federation of Psychological Associations. She led the organization of the Scientific conference for the European Society for Research on Internet Interventions, Bergen 2016.
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