Bergen Center for Brain Plasticity

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Bergen Research Foundation, the Kavli Trust, Haukeland University Hospital and the University of Bergen are joining forces to establish a new mental health research centre in Bergen, Norway: The Bergen Center for Brain Plasticity. The core of the center is the highly effective Bergen 4-day treatment  (B4DT) for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and for anxiety disorders. In 2018 the Time Magazine selected Gerd Kvale and Bjarne Hansen to be on the list of 50 Most Influential People in Health Care, based on the way the B4DT change the state of health care. For a presentation see Scientific American.
The main goals for the Bergen Center for Brain Plasticity are to:
  • Use the B4DT to elucidate multilevel mechanisms of brain plasticity to gain new insights of relevance for future therapies.
  • International dissemination the 4-day treatment 
The BCBP will officially be opened June 2019.
Read the press release from Bergen Research Foundation and see the announcement with the Minister of Health (hyperlink will be added)

Read more about leadership of the centre, the board and the scientific advisory committee (will be added)

  • About The Bergen 4-day Treatment (B4DT)

    The B4DT is a practical, evidence-based, focused and deliberate exposure based treatment. It builds on four decades of empirical research and theories about the most effective approach to OCD treatment. The innovation and strength of the wo...

  • Bergen Center For Brain Plasticity

    Bergen Research Foundation, the Kavli Trust, Haukeland University Hospital and the University of Bergen have joined forces to establish Bergen Center for Brain Plasticity, which aims to understand the mechanisms behind the effectiveness of...

  • Research projects and publications

    The Bergen 4-Day Treatment provides a stringent approach to induce rapid and lasting clinical change, suggesting that the adult brain is capable of plastic changes. As such, the B4DT offers an elegant tool to uncover the mechanisms of brain...

  • International dissemination

    Dissemination of effective treatment is a major challenge in mental health care, and even though a clinic might offer evidence-based treatment, there is not a guarantee that patients who can access it will actually receive high-quality care.

  • Related research projects

    An overview of our ongoing research projects.

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