Topic: Violence and abuse

Implementation of evidence-based treatment for PTSD in adults

Norwegian Center for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies (NKVTS) is implementing Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and Cognitive Therapy for PTSD for treatment of PTSD in adult mental health clinics. The project is funded by the The Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services.

2016 This project is ongoing 2030

Project Manager

Project Members

Main objective

The goal of the project is to implement evidence based treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in adult specialized mental health clinics all over Norway. The research in the project takes aim at evaluating an implementation program (Leadership and Organizational Change for Implementation; LOCI) and its effect implementation outcomes through a stepped-wedge cluster randomized design. The protocol for the research project can be found here

Subsidiary objectives




Further information



Egeland, K. M., Endsjø, M., Laukvik, E. H., Peters, N., Babaii, A., & Bækkelund, H. (2019). Nytt kartleggingsverktøy for traumer. Tidsskrift for Den norske legeforening, 139(7), 598-599. doi:10.4045/tidsskr.19.0161

Egeland, K. M., Skar, A. M. S., Endsjø, M., Laukvik, E. H., Bækkelund, H., Babaii, A., Granly, L. B., Granly, L., Husebø, G. K., Borge, R. H., Ehrhart, M. G., Sklar, M., Brown, C. H., & Aarons, G. A. (2019). Testing the leadership and organizational change for implementaion (LOCI) intervention in Norwegian mental health clinics: a stepped-wedge cluster randomized design study protocol. Implementation Science, 14(28). doi:10.1186/s13012-019-0873-7

Bækkelund, H., Bergerud-Wichstrøm, M., Mørck, A. B., Endsjø, M., & Aareskjold, J. (2017). Implementering av kunnskapsbasert behandling av PTSD hos voksne i klinikk: Oppsummering av pilotprosjekt. Oslo: Nasjonalt kunnskapssenter om vold og traumatisk stress.