Sverre Varvin


Sverre Varvin M.D., is currently a Psychoanalyst in Private practice, as well as a Senior researcher at the Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies, which is affiliated with the University of Oslo. He has held many positions in the Norwegian Psychoanalytical Society and International Psychoanalytical Association and is presently chair of the European Psychoanalytic Association’s working group on trauma. Dr. Varvin’s many honors include, receiving “The Idunn Prize,” for academic books in 2002, and the 2004 “Sigourney award,” for researchers who have contributed in a significant or major way to clinical psychoanalysis or psychoanalytical research. His past research endeavors have included work with district psychiatric services, victims of violence, treatment of schizophrenic patients, process-outcome studies of psychoanalytic psychotherapy with severely traumatised refugees, and the Research Leader of the Oslo II study on process outcome of psychoanalysis. He is also involved in a project on traumatic dreams.