Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences

Tea Trillingsgaard

Associate professor

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Tea Trillingsgaard

Associate professor

  • Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences
Postal address:
Bartholins Allé 11
1350, 234
8000
Aarhus C
Denmark

Email: teatri@psy.au.dk

Mobile: +4526858554

Phone: +4587165843

Profile

Research areas
Within most western countries, the family is rapidly transforming in form, structure, and stability. Yet, the quality of couple and family relationships, such as the level of mutual support, satisfaction and intimacy, remain among the most important sources for human happiness and health.

My program of research seeks to further our understanding patterns of the patterns of change in the quality of couple and family relationships over time. This includes understanding how family relationships naturally unfold, as well as how interventions influence their course. Within this broader framework, my research has some more specific aims:

• Understand how behavioral patterns within parent-parent or parent-child relationships influence the course and stability of the family.
• Understand how contextual stressors and individual vulnerabilities influence the course and stability of the family. 
• Adapt, develop and evaluate flexible, easy-access interventions for couples and parents in real-world contexts.

Teaching areas
• The changing family and family transitions
• Close relationships
• Early family oriented intervention 
• Parenting in context
• Couple therapy and Family therapy

Education
2012 Ph.D. in Psychology, Aarhus University
2007 Licensed psychologist, Dansk Psykolognævn.
2004 Master’s degree in Psychology, Aarhus University. 
2001 1 year of studies at Institute of Psychology, Copenhagen.
1997 1 year of studies at Yuba College, California.

Employment record
1.10.2016- Associate Professor in Developmental Psychology, Aarhus University.
1.8.2012 – 31.7.2016 Postdoc in Developmental Psychology, Aarhus University.
18.2.2012 - 31.7.2012 Research assistant at Department of Psychology, Aarhus University.
1.1. 2007 – 17.2.2012 Ph.D. student at Department of Psychology, Aarhus University.
1.11.2006 – 31.12.2006 Research assistant at Center for Familieudvikling.
1.3.2005 – 31.12.2006 Clinical psychologist at Center for Børnerådgivning og Adoption, Vejle Amt.
1.10.2004 - 31.12.2004 Clinical psychologist and Research assistant at Center for Spiseforstyrrelser, Børne- og Ungdomspsykiatrisk Hospital i Risskov.

Research funding
2016: Innovationsfonden to the project "The role of the Family" and "Center for Research on Universal Child Policies" (5.5 mio) Co-investigator with PI's: M. Wüst & H. Sivertsen.
2014: TrygFonden to the project "The Effect of Pre and Postnatal Universal Parenting Support Programmes (6.8 mio). Co-investigator with PI: M. Simonsen.
2013: Ole Kirks Fond to the Couple Checkup project (5.8 mio). PI: T. Trillingsgaard.
2012: The Faculty of Business and Social Sciences to a 3-year post-doc position within the field of "The couple relationship and family formation" (1.5 mio). PI: T. Trillingsgaard.
2012: From Center for Familieudvikling to the Co-parenting project (0.15 mio). PI: T. Trillingsgaard.
2007: From K.A. og A. K Trillingsgaards Fond Research travel grant (0.1 mio).
2007: From the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences to the ph.d. project "The transition to parenthood. Predicting and preventing distress." (1.7 mio). PI: T. Trillingsgaard.

Ph.d. supervision
Ingeborg Kristensen (graduated 2016)
Marie Louise Rimestad (graduated 2017)
Tatiana Grey (graduated 2017)

Funding boards, assessment boards and peer-review
2017 - : Board member, Ole Kirks Fond
2008- : Board Member, Edith og Godtfred Kirks Christiansens Fond
2016 - : Peer-review assignments for the Swiss National Science Foundation, Ole Kirks Fond.
2016 - : Member of ph.d. assessment Committees for Tatiana Grey, Clark University; Christine Lehane, Copenhagen University; Karin Haugaard, Aalborg University.
2014 - : Peer-review assignments for: Personal Relationships, Journal of Marriage and the Family, Family Relationships, Journal of Family Psychology, SFI.


Cross-discliplinary research collaboration
2013-: Affiliated Researcher in Trygfonden’s Centre for Child Research, Interdisciplinary Research Centre at Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University, Affiliated researcher
2016-: Invited Member in TAFIBUT, Trygfondens netværk af forskere [The Tryg Foundation network of researchers].
2012-2016: Affiliated researcher in AU RECEIV, Aarhus University Research Centre For Early Interventi
ons. Cross-disciplinary research centre
2013-2015: Invited Member in Socialstyrelsens forskningsnetværk [The Ministry of Social Affairs, Research network].
2010-: Board member in Center for ADHD, Non-profit organization
2009-: Member of The Couples Special Interest Group. International network of couple researchers within the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.
2013 -2016: Member of The European Incredible Years Research group


Cross-national research collaboration and exchange
2017, 2014: Hosting professor Richard Heyman, New York University, USA.
2015: Hosting Professor James Cordova, ph.d. Tatiana Grey and ph.d. fellow Matt Hawrilenko from Clark University, USA.
2013: Hosting Associate professor Katherine Williams Baucom, Salt Lake City University, USA.
2012, 2014: Hosting Professpr Andrew Christensen, UCLA, USA.
2013: Visiting James Cordova, Clark University, USA.
2010, 2013: Visiting Richard Heyman, New York University and Stony Brook, USA.
2009: Visiting Andrew Christensen and Katherine Williams Baucom, UCLA, USA.

Publications

  1. Trillingsgaard, T., & Sommer, D. (2018). Associations between older maternal age, use of sanctions, and children’s socio-emotional development through 7, 11, and 15 years. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 15(2), 141-155. DOI: 10.1080/17405629.2016.1266248
  2. Rimestad, M. L., Trillingsgaard, T., O'Toole, M. S., & Hougaard, E. (2017). Combining parent and teacher training for early ADHD: A randomized study of effectiveness. Journal of Child and Family Studies. DOI: 10.1007/s10826-017-0982-3
  3. Trillingsgaard, T., Due, M. S., Nørr Fentz, H., & Steenberger, S. (2017). Par-sjekk Manualen.
  4. Kristensen, I. H., Simonsen, M., Trillingsgaard, T., & Kronborg, H. (2017). Video feedback promotes relations between infants and vulnerable first-time mothers: a quasi-experimental study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 17(1), 379. DOI: 10.1186/s12884-017-1568-1
  5. Trillingsgaard, T., Trillingsgaard, A., & Webster-Stratton, C. (2017). Virkningen af De Utrolige År forældretræning i forhold til yngre børn med ADHD symptomer.
  6. Kristensen, I. H., Simonsen, M., Trillingsgaard, T., & Kronborg, H. (2017). Video feedback promotes the early relations between infants and vulneralbe first time mothers: A quasi-experimental study of the Marte Meo method. Abstract from Nordisk Folkesundhedskonference, Aalborg, Denmark.
  7. Trillingsgaard, T., Nørr Fentz, H., Hawrilenko, M., & Cordova, J. (2017). Checking up on couples: Long term results from a randomized controlled trial of Par-tjek. Abstract from Child Development: The Roles of the Family and Public Policies, Vejle, Denmark.
  8. Matthiesen, S. M. S., Riddersholm, L., Jensen, G. B., Jørgensen, K. S., & Trillingsgaard, T. (2017). Evaluering af parrådgivning: Børnecentret, Socialforvaltningen, Aarhus Kommune. Århus Kommune, Socialforvaltningen.
  9. Kristensen, I. H., Trillingsgaard, T., Simonsen, M., & Kronborg, H. (2017). Are Health visitors' observations of early parent-infant interactions reliable? A cross-sectional design. Infant Mental Health Journal, 38(2), 276-288. DOI: 10.1002/imhj.21627
  10. 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: 10.1111/jmft.12185
  11. Trillingsgaard, T. (Producer), & Nørr Fentz, H. (Producer). (2017). AIRR - Assessment Inventories on Relationship Risk and Ressources (AIRR). Et online spørgeskema- og rapporteringsværktøj..
  12. Trillingsgaard, T., Nørr Fentz, H., Hawrilenko, M., & Cordova, J. (2017). Relationship Health Care: Disseminating and Implementing the Marriage Checkup Across Diverse Settings: A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Marriage Checkup Adapted for Private Practice in Denmark . Abstract from Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Annual Convention, San Diego, United States.
  13. Trillingsgaard, T., Nørr Fentz, H., Hawrilenko, M., & Cordova, J. (2016). A randomized controlled trial of the Marriage Checkup adapted for private practice. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 84(12), 1145-1152. DOI: 10.1037/ccp0000141
  14. Bramsen, R. H., Poulsen, A. K. H., Sørensen, T. K., & Trillingsgaard, T. (2016). Evaluering af behandlingstilbud til voldsudøvende mænd og deres familier: Ved Krisecenter Odense.
  15. Kristensen, I. H., Simonsen, M., Trillingsgaard, T., & Kronborg, H. (2016). Video feedback promotes early relations between infants and vulnerable first-time mothers. A quasi-experimental study: Oral presentation WAIMH congress . Abstract from 15th World Congress of the World Association for Infant Mental Health , Prag, Czech Republic.
  16. Jacobsen, L. S. K., Steenberger, S., & Trillingsgaard, T. (2016). Det gyldne øjeblik i parforholdet. Psyke & Logos, 37(1), 118-143.
  17. Sørensen, T. K., Nørr Fentz, H., & Trillingsgaard, T. (2016). Help-seeking behaviors among Danish couples. Poster session presented at ABCT's 50th Annual Convention, New York, United States.
  18. Trillingsgaard, T., Due, M. S., Nørr Fentz, H., & Steenberger, S. (2016). Par-tjek Manualen. Center for Familieudvikling.
  19. Trillingsgaard, T., Maimburg, R. D., & Simonsen, M. (2015). The Family Startup Program: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial of a universal group-based parenting support program. B M C Public Health, 15, [409]. DOI: doi:10.1186/s12889-015-1732-3
  20. Trillingsgaard, T., Sommer, D., Mathias, L., & Elklit, A. (2014). Adult attachment and the perceived cost of housework and child care. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 32(5), 508-519. DOI: 10.1080/02646838.2014.945516
  21. Trillingsgaard, T., Trillingsgaard, A., & Webster-Stratton, C. (2014). Assessing the effectiveness of the 'Incredible Years parent training' to parents of young children with ADHD symptoms: A preliminary report. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 55(6), 538-545. DOI: 10.1111/sjop.12155
  22. Kristensen, I. H., Simonsen, M., Trillingsgaard, T., & Kronborg, H. (2014). Early Parent-infant Interactions; Are Health Visitors' Observations Reliable? Cross-sectional study of Marte Meo therapists' Competence.
  23. Trillingsgaard, T., Baucom, K. J. W., & E. Heyman, R. (2014). Predictors of change in relationship satisfaction during the transition to parenthood. Family Relations, 63(5), 667-679. DOI: 10.1111/fare.12089
  24. Trillingsgaard, A., & Trillingsgaard, T. (2014). Virkningen af De Utrolige Års forældretræning i forhold til yngre børn med ADHD-symptomer. Aarhus: Center for ADHD.
  25. Trillingsgaard, T., & Trillingsgaard, A. (2013). Parent training and young children with ADHD. Abstract from Cross-National Incredible Years Meeting, Socialstyrelsen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  26. Baucom, K., Baucom, D., Doss, B., Gordon, K. C. C., Heyman, R. E., Stanley, S. M., & Trillingsgaard, T. (2013). Beyond the intent to reach: Recruitment of couples for intervention research. Abstract from Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Annual Convention, Nashville, United States.
  27. Trillingsgaard, T., Due Madsen, A., Marcussen, S., Ringkøbing Rothenborg, J., Sindberg, T. H., & Steenberger, S. (2013). Pas godt på hinanden: Når to bliver til tre. København: Center for Familieudvikling.
  28. Trillingsgaard, T., J. Williams-Baucom, K., E. Heyman, R., & Elklit, A. (2012). Relationship interventions during the transition to parenthood: Issues of timing and efficacy. Family Relations, 61(5), 770-783. DOI: 10.1111/j.1741-3729.2012.00730.x
  29. Trillingsgaard, T. (2012). Relationship Satisfaction During the Transition to Parenthood: Preventing and Predicting Distress. Aarhus: Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Aarhus University.
  30. Trillingsgaard, T., Elklit, A., Shevlin, M., & Maimburg, R. D. (2011). Adult attachment at the transition to motherhood: Predicting worry, health care utility and relationship functioning. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 29(4), 354-363.
  31. Lasgaard, M., Goossens, L., Bramsen, R. H., Trillingsgaard, T., & Elklit, A. (2011). Different sources of loneliness are associated with different forms of psychopathology in adolescence. Journal of Research in Personality, 45(2), 233-237. DOI: 10.1016/j.jrp.2010.12.005
  32. Trillingsgaard, T., & Williams Baucom, K. (2011). Predicting Individual and Interpersonal Adjustment across the Transition to Parenthood. Poster session presented at 45th ABCT Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada.