Nordic conference in psychology of religion 2019

Honne Hotel and Conference Center
Biri, Norway 21 – 22 OCT 2019

We are pleased to welcome you to the twelfth Nordic conference in psychology of religion! The theme of the 2019 conference is “Affects and meaning-making – clinical and literary perspectives”.

Knowledge about the significance of affects within mental health is a central issue in psychology and psychotherapy. Jon Monsen, professor at the Department of Psychology at University of Oslo, is a leading researcher in this field and he will be the main speaker at this year’s conference. In this research, affect integration and affect consciousness are key concepts, addressing our ability to consciously perceive, tolerate, reflect upon, and express emotions appropriately. Gunn-Ingrid Ulstein will relate this knowledge to the psychology of religion and how metaphors can contain processes of meaning-making.

We also draw inspiration from art and literature. Actor Nils Ole Oftebro will take us into the universe of Henrik Ibsen’s figure Peer Gynt. Marit Aalen will elaborate on the complex emotions and desires that characterize Peer Gynt’s personality development. Jan-Olav Henriksen brings this thematic further into the relationship between self-experience and religion. In addition, there will be a number of contributions in optional seminars.

As always, there will be plenty of opportunities for conversations with old and new colleagues.

Honne hotel and conference centre is beautifully situated at Biri just off the bridge crossing lake Mjøsa and offers great views of the lake and the surrounding scenery. Honne also offers hiking opportunities to even more beautiful viewpoints.

Full program in PDF (Norwegian).