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Opaas, Marianne

Forsker II
 
Telephone: +4741602001

Areas of Expertise

– complex traumatization

– forced migration

– refugee mental health

– psychosocial functioning and need for therapy among refugees and traumatized persons

– trauma and cognitive functioning

– loss and grief

– grief

– loss

Projects

Academic Articles

Kankaanpää, R., Vänskä, M., Opaas, M., Spaas, C., Derluyn, I., Jervelund, S. S., Skovdal, M., Durbeej, N., Osman, F., De Haene, L., de Smet, S., Andersen, A. J., Hilden, P. K., Verelst, A., Peltonen, K., (2024). Psychometric properties of the Children’s Revised Impact of Event Scale (CRIES-8) among refugee adolescents from Afghanistan, Syria, and SomaliaTaylor & Francis. doi:10.1080/20008066.2024.2349445

Aalto, S., Kankaanpää, R., Peltonen, K., Derluyn, I., Szelei, N., Verelst, A., De Haene, L., de Smet, S., Spaas, C., Jervelund, S. S., Skovdal, M., Andersen, A. J., Hilden, P. K., Opaas, M., Durbeej, N., Osman, F., Sarkadi, A., Soye, E., Vänskä, M., (2024). The effect of teacher multicultural attitudes on self-efficacy and wellbeing at workSpringer. doi:10.1007/s11218-024-09886-3

Hartmann, E. J., & Opaas, M. (2023). Convergence in a multi-method study between Rorschach and self-report data of traumatized refugees assessed before and after psychotherapy. Journal of Clinical Psychology. doi:10.1002/jclp.23484

Opaas, M., Wentzel-Larsen, T., & Varvin, S. (2022). Predictors of the 10 year course of mental health and quality of life for trauma-affected refugees after psychological treatment. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 13(1). doi:10.1080/20008198.2022.2068910

Szelei, N., Devlieger, I., Verelst, A., Spaas, C., Jervelund, S. S., Primdahl, N. L., Skovdal, M., Opaas, M., Durbeej, N., Osman, F., Soye, E., Colpin, H., De Haene, L., Aalto, S., Kankaanpää, R., Peltonen, K., Andersen, A. J., Hilden, P. K., Watters, C., & Derluyn, I. (2022). Migrant Students’ Sense of Belonging and the Covid-19 Pandemic: Implications for Educational Inclusion. Social Inclusion, 10(2), 172-184. doi:10.17645/si.v10i2.5106

Spaas, C., Verelst, A., Devlieger, I., Aalto, S., Andersen, A. J., Durbeej, N., Hilden, P. K., Kankaanpää, R., Primdahl, N. L., Opaas, M., Osman, F., Peltonen, K., Sarkadi, A., Skovdal, M., Jervelund, S. S., Soye, E., Watters, C., Derluyn, I., Colpin, H., & De Haene, L. (2021). Mental Health of Refugee and Non-refugee Migrant Young People in European Secondary Education: The Role of Family Separation, Daily Material Stress and Perceived Discrimination in Resettlement. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. doi:10.1007/s10964-021-01515-y

Opaas, M., & Hartmann, E. J. (2021). Traumatized Refugees in Psychotherapy: Long-Term Changes in Personality, Mental Health, Well-Being, and Exile Life Functioning. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. doi:10.1097/NMD.0000000000001396

Sarpong, S. P., & Sarpong, S. P., & Opaas, M. (2021). Forced Migration and the Quest for Normality: Post-Migratory Experiences of Traumatized Iraqi Refugees in Norway. Journal of Refugee Studies, 34(4), 4092-4120. doi:10.1093/jrs/feab024

Opaas, M., Wentzel-Larsen, T., & Varvin, S. (2020). The 10-year course of mental health, quality of life, and exile life functioning in traumatized refugees from treatment start. PLOS ONE, 15(12), 1-21. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0244730 Summary

Gulliksen, S., Hekne, I., Råbu, M., & Opaas, M. (2020). "Når jeg føler meg trygg, prøver jeg å si litt om det jeg har vært utsatt for". Traumatiserte flyktningers opplevelse av tillit i psykoterapi. Tidsskrift for psykisk helsearbeid, 4, 227-238.

Opaas, M., Hartmann, E. J., Wentzel-Larsen, T., & Varvin, S. (2016). Relationship of Pretreatment Rorschach Factors to Symptoms, Quality of Life, and Real-Life Functioning in a 3-Year Follow-Up of Traumatized Refugee Patients. Journal of Personality Assessment, 98(3), 247-260. doi:10.1080/00223891.2015.1089247 Summary

Opaas, M., & Varvin, S. (2015). Relationships of Childhood Adverse Experiences with Mental Health and Quality of Life at Treatment Start for Adult Refugees Traumatized by Pre-Flight Experiences of War and Human Rights Violations. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 203(9), 684-695. doi:10.1097/NMD.0000000000000330 Summary

Opaas, M., & Hartmann, E. J. (2013). Rorschach Assessment of Traumatized Refugees: An Exploratory Factor Analysis. Journal of Personality Assessment, 95(5), 457-470. doi:10.1080/00223891.2013.781030 Summary

Books and dissertations

Opaas, M. (2016). Trauma, personality function, and posttraumatic reactions: A retrospective and prospective study of traumatized refugee patients. (Doktorgradsavhandling).

Reports

Ulvik, O. S., & Opaas, M. (1995). Støtte til egen mestring. En veileder om organsiering av støtte i lokalsamfunnet, basert på erfaringer fra samarbeidsprosjektet Sorg og Omsorg Norwegian only.

Other publications

Opaas, M. (2020). Flyktninger med traumerelaterte plager - En kunnskapsoversikt. In A. O. Berg & K. HoltK. Holt (Red.) Kultur og kontekst i praktisk psykologarbeid (pp. 89-120). Gyldendal Norsk Forlag A/S.

Opaas, M. (2019). Med traumer i bagasjen. In R. Dybdahl, L. Lien, H. Siem, H. H. Bakke & I. Julardzija (Red.) Asylsøkere og flyktninger. Psykisk helse og livsmestring (pp. 121-143). Universitetsforlaget.

Opaas, M., & Grønlie, R. (2018). Samtaleterapi - kan det hjelpe deg? Animert opplysningsfilm om samtaleterapi for flyktninger, innvandrere og andre []. Zoaring.

Paulsen, C. T., Opaas, M., (2016). Flyktninghelse: - Barndommen viktigst.

Digernes, A. G., Opaas, M., (2015). Forskar på flyktningtraume.

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