Professional profile

Expertise/Professional profile/Experience:                                                 

Renate Grønvold Bugge is a qualified psychologist; she holds a graduate degree in Psychology from the University of Oslo, and has been an approved specialist in clinical psychology since 1977. 

She also has solid expertise in the understanding of how groups and organisations function, which she has developed through her many years of work with Group Relations Conferences based on the model from the Tavistock Centre for Human Relations, London.

Renate Grønvold Bugge – background:
Fields of experience:

For many years she has combined three main fields: clinical practice, consultancy work and managerial positions. This experience provides her with a unique ability to understand:

The individual, groups and organisations from a comprehensive perspective.

  • This means that an employee’s reaction to reorganisation processes is also seen in terms of roles and tasks and not just assessed as a reaction generated by the individual.
  • A manager’s dilemma and opportunities in decision-making processes.
  • The importance of frameworks, structures and efficient information and feedback routines in order to understand processes in an organisation.

Previous positions/Engagements:

Different managerial positions have provided her with a broad experience in terms of interaction and challenges in bureaucratic organisations, within the public health sector and in voluntary organisations.

  • Director of the Regional Centre for Child and Adolescence Psychiatry, Regions East and South.
  • County Director of the National Insurance Administration in Vest-Agder County.
  • Head of the psychosocial programmes organised by the Norwegian People’s Aid in Sarajevo, former Yugoslavia.
  • Professional and administrative head of the child and adolescence psychiatry in Vest-Agder County.
  • Special psychologist at the Vest-Agder County Hospital (Emergency and Intensive Care Departments).
  • Senior adviser at the National Insurance Administration.
  • Engaged by the Norwegian Red Cross for assignments in Mozambique.
  • Conference chair and participant at several group relations conferences in Sweden, Norway, Germany and the USA.
  • Experienced lecturer at universities, university colleges, and national and international discipline conferences.
  • Head of psychosocial support work for bereaved people following a disaster
  • The Caledonian fire, 29 September 1986
  • Follow-up of rescue personnel following the air crash at Brønnøysund in 1988
  • Adviser for corporate management following major accident
  • The Wilhelmsen shipping companies and Partnair following the Hirtshals accident in 1989
  • NSB following the Åsta train accident in 2000
  • Adviser for the support group for the bereaved following the Åsta train accident in 2000

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