Department of Economics and Business Economics

Hanne Nørr Fentz

Postdoc

Curriculum Vitae

RESEARCH AREAS

Extensive research has shown a strong association between couple relationship functioning and individual psychopathology, such as depression and anxiety. Relationship discord has further shown to predict poorer outcome for both pharmacological and individual-based therapies for depression. I am interested in how normal and dysfunctional family processes develops over time, and how the interplay in close relationships may buffer against, trigger or maintain psychological distress in the individual. My research areas focus on:

  • theoretical models on risk factors for depression (postnatal depression) and anxiety disorders
  • the close interrelationship between family functioning and psychopathology
  • the relationship between gender roles, expectations in the family and contextual stressors  
  • adapting, developing and evaluating interventions targeting distress and psychopathology in the couple or individual

 

TEACHING AREAS

Psychopathology and close relationships (couples, parent-child and the family), developmental process in the relationship (e.g. family transitions), gender roles and stressors, individual- and couple based interventions (cognitive behavioral therapy, marital therapy, preventive interventions), research methods and design.

 

EDUCATION

2014        Ph.D. in Psychology, Aarhus University

2007        Master’s degree in Psychology, Aarhus University.

2006        Master program at the Institute of Psychology, University of Bergen, Norway.

 

EMPLOYMENT

2016 – 2019   Post doc position, TrygFonden's Centre for Child Research, Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus University. Project title: When first-time fathers get depressed – Predictors of postnatal depression and consequences for parental involvement and the child’s social and emotional development.             

2013 – 2016   Research assistant, Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Aarhus University. Working on two large randomized controlled trials:

  • The Family Startup Program (TrygFonden's Centre for Child Research supported by TrygFonden)

  • The Couple Checkup (supported by a Lego Foundation, Ole Kirks Fond).

2012              Visiting researcher,Research Institut Modum Bad, Norway.

2008 - 2014   PhD student 4-year programme, The Department of Psychology, Aarhus University. Project title: Perceived control or ability to cope with anxiety -

The role of panic self-efficacy inCBT therapy for panic disorder.

2008 - 2013   Clinical psychologist, Clinic for OCD and Anxiety Disorders, Aarhus University Hospital. Individual, group therapy, and clinical assessment.  

2007 - 2008   Research assistant, Clinic for OCD and Anxiety Disorders, Aarhus University Hospital, Risskov. Preparing the PhD protocol and clinical work

2005              Kvote 2 udvalget, Department of Psychology

2004 – 2006   Student instructor (teacher assistant) Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Aarhus University. (instructor in the area of Social- and Personality psychology, Cognitive psychology, Developmental psychology, BA programme)

 

CLINICAL ASSIGNMENTS AND SUPERVISION

2015 - 2017   Supervisor,trained and supervised three recruitment teams at Aarhus University Hospital, Rambøll Management, and Department of Psychology, AU.

2017           Clinical supervisor, Parrådgivningen, Aarhus Kommunes Børnecenter

2014           Clinical psychologist at Center for Familierådgivning, Aarhus Parrådgivning, Socialforvaltningen.

 

RESEARCH FUNDING

2016: 1.049.501 DKK. Role: Principal investigator, Post doc, two-year grant, TrygFonden's Centre for Child Research, TrygFonden. Project: “Investigation of first-time fathers and mothers postnatal depression – Predictors of depression and consequences for parental involvement and the child’s social and emotional development”.

2012: 45.000 DKK. Role: Visiting researcher.Travel grant, Aarhus University Research Foundation, research visit to the Research Institute, Modum Bad, Norway, Aarhus University Research Fond.

2008: 1.408.000 DKK. Role: Principal investigator. Three-year external Ph.D. grant, Forskningsfonden til støtte af Psykiatrisk Forskning i Region Midtjylland” (Research foundation in support of psychiatric research in Central Denmark). Project: Perceived control or ability to cope with anxiety - The role of panic self-efficacy incognitive behavioural therapy for panic disorder.

2007: 137.675 DKK. Role: Principal investigator. Seven months PhD preparation grant, Forskningsfonden til støtte af Psykiatrisk Forskning i Region Midtjylland” (Research foundation in support of psychiatric research in Central Denmark). Project: Prepation of the PhD protocol 

2006: 10.000 DKK. Role: Exchange student. Travel grant, NordPlus programme, the Nordic Council of Ministers' exchange programme for students. One semester at Bergen University, Master’s degree.

 

CROSS-DISCIPLINARY RESEARCH COLLABORATION

2017-     Ph.D. project: ”Natural course of relationship functioning and the long-term effect of the brief preventive and indicated couple intervention, ‘Par-tjek’”. Department of Psychology, AU BSS, Aarhus University. Principal investigator Astrid Bjørn Leth-Nissen. Role: Co-supervisor.

2016 -    Research project on OCD and the role of accommodating behaviors and support in romantic partners. Clinic of OCD and Anxiety Disorders, Aarhus University Hospital. Supported by Psykiatriens Forskningsfond. Role: Affiliated researcher.

2014 -    TrygFonden’s Centre for Child Research, Interdisciplinary Research Centre at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University. Cross-disciplinary research centre. Role: Affiliated researcher: the Family Start-up project. Role: Principal investigator: current post doc project.

2014-     Interdisciplinary research group, Center for Research on Universal Child Policies (CRUNCH) and AU RECEIV, Department of Economy and Business Economics, Aarhus BSS. Role: Member.

2014 -    The Couples Special Interest Group. International network within the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. Role: Member.

2015 - 2017  Ph.D. project on patients with work-related stress. Clinic relating to occupational medicine, Herning. Role: Statistical consultant.

2016 -   Forum/network for postdocs and assistant professors at the Department of Psychology, Aarhus University. Role: Member.

 

VISITING RESEARCHER AND HOSTING RESEARCHERS

2016:  Visiting Professor Richard E. Heyman, Department ofCariology and Comprehensive Care, New York.

2015:  Hosting researchers Prof. James Cordova, Matt Hawrilenko, & Tatiana Grey, Clark University, Worcester, USA.

2013: Visiting Clark University, Worcester, USA, Prof. James Cordova and Prof. Richard Heyman, New York University, New York, USA.

2013: Hosting researcher Prof. Bruce Wampold, University of Wisconsin Madison, USA.

2012: Visiting the Research Institute Modum Bad, Norway

 

BOARDS

Board member of the student association FAPIA, Department of Psychology (2001 – 2003)

Board member of the Universitetssektionen, Dansk Psykolog Forening (2011 – 13)  

 

REWIEW EXPERIENCE

Anxiety, Stress & Coping (2018 )

Journal of Marriage and Family (2016 )   

Depression Research and Treatment (2011)

Depression and Anxiety (2011)

Dansk Psykologisk Forskning i Psykolog Nyt (Dansk Psykolog Forenings medlemsblad) (2011

2013)

“En Familie dannes – En undersøgelse af viden og indsatser på familieområdet”. Center for Sundhedssamarbejde, Aarhus Universitet (report, 2017).

 

PUBLICATIONS

  1. Fentz, H. N. & Trillingsgaard, T. (submitted, 2018). General, interpersonal, and gender role specific risk factors of postnatal depression in Danish fathers and mothers.

  2. Trillingsgaard, T., Sørensen, T. K., & Fentz, H. N., Relationship Help-seeking in a Danish population sample (2018). Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, published as early view.

  3. Eskildsen, A., Fentz, H. N., Andersen, L. P., Pedersen, A. D., Kristensen, S. B., & Andersen, J. H. (2017). Perceived stress, disturbed sleep, and cognitive impairments in patients with work-related stress complaints: A longitudinal study. Stress: The International Journal on the Biology of Stress, 20(4), 371-378. doi:http://dx.doi.org.ez.statsbiblioteket.dk:2048/10.1080/10253890.2017.1341484

  4. Fentz, H. N. & Trillingsgaard, T. (2017) Checking up on Couples – a Meta-Analysis of the Effect of Assessment and Feedback on Marital Functioning and Individual Mental Health in Couples, Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 43(1), 31-50. doi:http://dx.doi.org.ez.statsbiblioteket.dk:2048/10.1111/jmft.12185

  5. Trillingsgaard, T., Fentz, H. N., Hawrilenko, M., & Cordova, J. V. (2016). A randomized controlled trial of the marriage checkup adapted for private practice. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 84(12), 1145-1152. doi:http://dx.doi.org.ez.statsbiblioteket.dk:2048/10.1037/ccp0000141

  6. O'Toole, M. S., Jensen, M., Fentz, H., Zachariae, R. & Hougaard, E. (2014). Emotion differentiation and emotion regulation in high and low socially anxious individuals: An experience-sampling study, Cognitive Therapy and Research, 38 (4), 428-438. doi:http://dx.doi.org.ez.statsbiblioteket.dk:2048/10.1007/s10608-014-9611-2

  7. O’Toole, M. S., Arendt, M., Fentz, H. N., Hougaard, E., Rosenberg, N. K. (2014). Cluster A personality pathology in social anxiety disorders: A comparison with panic disorder, Nordic Journal of Psychiatry,68 (7), 460-463. doi:http://dx.doi.org.ez.statsbiblioteket.dk:2048/10.3109/08039488.2013.858770

  8. Fentz, H. N., Arendt, M., O’Toole, M., Hoffart, A. & Hougaard, E. (2013). The mediational role of panic self-efficacy in cognitive behavioural therapy for panic disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 51, 9, 579-587. doi:http://dx.doi.org.ez.statsbiblioteket.dk:2048/10.1016/j.brat.2014.06.003

  9. 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 behavioural therapy for panic disorder: The role of panic self-efficacy and catastrophic misinterpretations. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 51, 579-587. doi:http://dx.doi.org.ez.statsbiblioteket.dk:2048/10.1016/j.brat.2013.06.002

  10. Fentz, H. N., Arendt, M., O’Toole, M. S., Rosenberg, N. K., & Hougaard, E. (2011). The role of depression in perceived parenting style among patients with anxiety disorders. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 25, 1095-1101. doi:http://dx.doi.org.ez.statsbiblioteket.dk:2048/10.1016/j.janxdis.2011.07.008

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS (NOT PEER-REVIEWED)

2018   Faglig rapport til Frederiksberg Kommune: Notat 1: Baseline.Dit første barn :Evaluering af et universelt forældrekursus udbudt til førstegangsforældre i Frederiksberg Kommunes Sundhedspleje(2018). Wüst, M., Kristiansen, I. L., Trillingsgaard, T. & Fentz, H. N., 1-43.

2017   Clinical manual, Norwegian version, Stølen-Due, M., Steenberger, S., Fentz, H. N. & Trillingsgaard, T. eds. (2017). Manual for Partjek. [Manual for Couple Checkup]. Published by Center for Familieudvikling.

2017   AIRR - Assessment Inventories on Relationship Risk and Ressources (AIRR). Et online spørgeskema- og rapporteringsværktøj. (see hyperlink: https://www.familieudvikling.dk/parforhold/par-tjek/proev-et-online-par-tjek/ ) Trillingsgaard, T. & Fentz, H. N.

2016   Clinical manual, Danish version. Stølen-Due, M., Steenberger, S., Fentz, H. N. & Trillingsgaard, T. eds., (2016). Manual for Partjek. [Manual for Couple Checkup]. Published by Center for Familieudvikling.

2015   Trillingsgaard, T. & Fentz, H.N. (2015). Feedback-rapporten [The Feedback Report]. Workbook for couples receiving a Couple Chekcup.

2015   Trillingsgaard, T. & Fentz, H. N. (2015). Vejleder-rapporten [The Therapist Report].  Workbook and testprofile for practitioners conducting a Couple Checkup.

2013   Book chapter: Hougaard, E., Jonsson, H., Piet, J., & Fentz, H. N. (2013) Hvordan dokumenteres virkningen af psykoterapi? Psykoterapiens ABC, B., Møhl & M., Kjølbye, (Red.), PsykiatriFonden,  437-453.

2011   Hougaard, E. & Fentz, H. N. (2011) Hvordan virker kognitiv adfærdsterapi ved panikangst? Article published in AngstAvisen, Angstforeningen.  

2008   Hvad virker i psykoterapi? Den måske første internationale konference om, hvad der virker i psykoterapi, fandt sted i Lund i forsommeren 2008. Centrale indtryk fra nogle af de mange indlæg” (2008). Mortensen, A., Hougaard, E., Nørr, H., Finnbogadóttir, H., Asthórsdóttir, H., og Piet, J. Article published inPsykolog Nyt, 17.