Tom J. Andersen
Born 1941; married; adult daughter and son.
MSc in Psychology, University of Copenhagen, 1971.
Authorized psychologist, 1990.
(A) Clinical Psychologist (1976). Two years of education in psychotherapy and supervision. Under the auspices of The Danish Psychological Association, 1974-1976.
(B) Graduate therapist and supervisor of group-analysis (1981). Four years’ education in analytic group therapy – large groups, family therapy and self therapy inclusive, by Malcolm Pines, Meg Sharpe, Lisbeth Hearst, Harold Behr and D. Colin James. Under the auspices of the Institute of Group Analysis, London, 1978-1981.
(C) Supervision of supervision by Lizel Hearst (one year), Judy Gammelgaard (one year) and Iben Buemann (one year).
(D) Supervision of groups by principal of Nebs Møllegård, cand.psych. Hans Kornerup, 4 monthly hours, 1982-1987.
(E) Licensed as specialist and supervisor of psychotherapy, the Danish Psychological Association, 1995.
(F) Licensed as supervisor of psychotherapy, the Danish Psychiatric Association, 1988-2003. 2003-???
(G) Two month’s full-time affiliation to the Neuromedical Department, Gentofte Hospital followed by a couple of years of supervision, 1976-1977.
(H) University lectures with clinic at Rigshospitalet by associate professor Anders Gade, combined with supervision, 1988-1990.
(I) Licensed as specialist of adult neuropsychology, the Danish Psychological Association 1996.
(J) Test update of test battery S81, Neurological Department, Neurocentret Rigshospitalet, 1998-1999.
(K) Licensed as supervisor of adult neuropsychology, the Danish Psychological Association, 2002.
Selected minor courses of neurological relevance
- Advanced course II (1984) and advanced course III (1987) in neuropsychology, under the auspices of the Danish Psychological Association, 1974-1976.
- Methods of Investigation, 2 days’ workshop, Vejlefjord. Organized by the Society of Danish Neuropsychologists, 1992.
- Methods of Research, 2 days’ workshop, Vejlefjord. Organized by the Society of Danish Neuropsychologists, 1993.
- Dementia and Dementia Investigation. Gunhild Waldemar, Henning Laursen, Anders Gade et.al., under the auspices of the Danish Psychological Association, 4 days, 1996.
- Dyslexia by Jørgen Petersen and Gorm Hetmar, under the auspices of the Danish Psychological Association, 2 days, 1997.
- Dyslexia seen in neuropsychological perspective by Carsten Geisle and Jørgen Frost, under the auspices of the Psychological Association, 2 days, 1997.
- Basic neuroscience, 8 days’ course, Part I: Neuroanatomy by professor Morten Møller. Part II: Neurochemistry by neuropsychologist Gitta Wortwein. Part III: Neurophysiology by chief physician Martin Lauritzen. Under the auspices of Department of Psychiatry, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 1998.
- Neuropsychology and Magnetic Resonance, professor Olaf Paulson et. al., 1 day, 2005.
- Applied Psychotraumatology by psychologist Jakob Inge Kristoffersen, 3 days, 2006.
- Brain and Emotion by Albert Gjedde, Barbara Ravnkilde, Nicoline Marie Hall, Elisabeth Phelps, Kim Rune, Morten Kringelbach & Edmund T. Rolls, 2 days 2006.
- Rehabilitation of visuo-perceptual and visuo-spatial disorders by professor Barbara Wilson, 2009.
- Autism Diagnostic Interview by chief psychologist Lennart Pedersen – Autism Diagnostic Interview, Revised (ADI-R), three days, 2010.
(1) Institute for the Blind and Partially Sighted (IBOS), Hellerup, Denmark, clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist, 1971-1980.
(2) Institute for the Blind and Partially Sighted (IBOS), Hellerup, Denmark, Neuropsychological consultant, part-time employment, 1980-
(3) Department of Psychiatry, Hillerød Hospital, clinical psychologist, 1980-1994
(4) Department of Psychiatry, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, 1994-2015 (approx.)
(5) Mental Health Services – Capital Region of Denmark, Psychotherapeutic Clinic Nannasgade, clinical psychologist, 2015-
(6) Center for Rehabilitation of Brain Injury, University of Copenhagen, Amager, six months of group research-based employment, 1992.
(7) Employed as the psychologist expert for the Health Care Patient Complaints Board, Denmark, 1996-2003.
(8) Independent clinic (owner): “Clinical Neuropsychological Consultation” – predominantly practicing vocational assessment based on combined neuropsychological and personality functioning tests, 1980-
Special experience and competence
(The numbers in brackets refer to the employments where the experience has been gained).
Vocational assessment based on combined neuropsychological and personality tests (2) + (8).
Depressive patients and patients with avoidant personality disorder (3) + (4) + (5)
Blind and partially sighted persons (1) + (2).
Patients with autism spectrum disorders (2) + (5) + (8).
Brain-injured patients (1) + (2) + (6).
Multi-disabled patients + Patients with chromosomal syndromes (1) + (2) + (8).
Patients with specific cognitive deficits + Retarded patients (1) + (2) + (8).
The professional life in health organizations, how to handle interdisciplinary cooperation problems, how to ensure authentic contact with the patients (B) + (7).
Supervisor of the interdisciplinary staff at the municipality of Copenhagen´s addict relief service, Halmtorvet 3, 1979.
Supervisor in analytic group therapy at Psychotherapeutic Workshop, Gentofte hospital, 1981-1982.
Supervision of an analytic group in private practice under the auspices of the Society of Analytic Group and Family Therapy (SAGF), 3 years 1984-1986 incl.
Supervision of neuropsychologists in clinical problems as part of their authorization or certification as specialists, 2001 –
Supervision of younger doctors for approval as a psychiatric specialist, (2) + (4).
Positions of trust
Member of the board for the Society of Analytic Group and Family Therapy (SAGF), 1983-1988.
Co-founder and member of the editorial board of “Matrix – Journal of Psychotherapy”, 1985-1995.
Member of the international advisory board for the journal “Therapeutic Communities – The International Journal for Therapeutic and Supportive Organizations”, 1992-1994.
Assistant trade union representative 8 years (approx.2003-2011) (4).
Tom J. Andersen: Sexual Themes in Therapeutic Groups. Matrix, 3 (nr.1.), 14-32, 1986.
Karterud, S. et al.: Psychotherapeutic treatment of serious personality disorders at two Scandinavian day wards. Matrix, 5 (nr.3), 2-36, 1988.
Tom J. Andersen: A psychiatric day ward and its relation to a group-analytic training model: An integrative strategy. Group Analysis, 23, 145-154, 1990.
Tom J. Andersen: A psychiatric day ward and its relation to a group-analytic training model: Response to discussion by David Kennard. Group Analysis, 24, 215-218, 1991.
Tom J. Andersen: Professional dilemmas in relation to pseudo dementia. Matrix, 7 (nr.4), 45-55, 1991.
Kasper Jørgensen, Tom J. Andersen, Henrik Dam: The diagnostic efficiency of the Rorschach depression index and the schizophrenia index: A Review. Assessment, , Vol 7, 259-280, 2000.
Selected lectures by Tom J. Andersen
“Subordination and Opposition – two ideals in our culture”. Congress lecture at the First Nordic Group-therapeutic Symposium, Copenhagen, 1991.
“Creativity Problems in Hierarchical Structures”, lecture at the Institute of Group Analysis in Jutland, Århus, 1993.
“Integrated Treatment Efforts? – pros and cons of developing an organisation with a single treatment orientation at all levels”. Lecture at the monthly Therapeutic Communities Meeting, Sct. Hans Hospital, 1993.
“Innovation – Individual Efforts and Group Control”, lecture at the Institute of Group Analysis in Jutland, Århus, 1998.
“The Plasticity of the Brain and Personality – how much does personality change”? Lecture at the Danish Neuropsychologists’ Annual Meeting, Center of Vejlefjord, 2000.
“Objectivity Limiting Factors in the Personal Contact during Vocational Assessment”, Institute for the Blind and Partially Sighted (IBOS), 2003.
Membership of professional associations
The Society of Danish Neuropsychologists (society under The Danish Psychological Association), 1989.
Psychotherapeutic Society for Psychologists (society under The Danish Psychological Association).
Psychological Autism Society (society under The Danish Psychological Association).
Selected interviews and reviews
An evening with Jarl Jørstad: Group processes influencing teamwork and leadership in our psychiatric institutions. Matrix, 1, 55-57, 1985.
SAGF member meeting with David Ellis. Matrix, 4, 52-53, 1985.
Interview with Hein Heinsen, by Vibeke Nathan and Tom J. Andersen: ”It´s in the surface”. Matrix, 2, 3-15, 1986.
Interview with radio host and theologian Helmut Friis by Kirsten Agerskov and Tom J. Andersen: The family in today´s Denmark. Matrix, 4, 71-83, 1986.
Interview with the philosopher and psychologist Laurits Lauritsen by Tom J. Andersen and Kirsten Agerskov: Individual-, group- and family- therapy. A common paradigm? Matrix, 1, 4-18, 1987.
Tom J. Andersen and Søren Aagaard: Conversation with psychoanalyst and chief physician Martin Lotz. Matrix, 2, 2-14, 1988.
Tom J. Andersen: Yehuda Ben-Yishay’s “mirror room”. Matrix, 2, 54-57, 1988.
Tom J. Andersen and Joakim Hoffmeyer: Interview with Hans Kornerup – That´s how it´s been for me. Matrix, 2, 61-71, 1989.