Johanne Smith-Nielsen

Johanne Smith-Nielsen


Born: 1977-10-03



2015:               PhD, Psychology, University of Copenhagen

2008:               MSc. in Psychology, University of Copenhagen 


Maternity leaves

2011 – 2013 (15 months)

2004 – 2005 (12 months)

2003 – 2004 (10 months)


Current position

2020: Associate professor, Department of Psychology, Center for Early intervention and Family studies

Previous positions: 

2018 - 2020: Assistant Professor, Center for Early Intervention and Family Studies (CIF), Dept. of Psychology, University of Copenhagen

2014 - 2018: Post doc, (CIF) Dept. of Psychology, University of Copenhagen

2010 - 2014: PhD student, UCHP BabyLab, Dept. of Psychology, University of Copenhagen

2009 – 2014: Part time consultant and supervisor at Plan B.

2008 - 2010: Clinical psychologist and research assistant, UCPH Babylab & The University Clinic, Dept. of Psychology, University of Copenhagen.


Clinical training and positions

2021: Danish COSP trainer

2020: Certified COSP fidelity coach

2018 – present: Ongoing supervision, COSP fidelity coaching

2017: Fidelity coaching training. Two-day seminar, Circle of Security International, Deidre Quinlan.

2017: Core sensitivity training, three-day seminar. Circle of Security International, Kent Hoffman.

2015: Reliable coder, the “Alarm Distress Baby Scale” (ADBB). Completed training and supervision with Dr. Antoine Guedeney.

2015 – 2019: Supervision (video conference) on providing the attachment based intervention Circle of Security program. Supervisor: Deidre Quinlan, Minnesota.

2015: Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis-I Disorders (SCID-I). Reliable and certified in diagnosing psychiatric disorders according to Diagnostic and Statistical manual of Mental disorders. Three-day seminar by Dr. Joseph Ventura.

2015: Reliable coder in “Coding Interactive Behavior”, a research method for coding parent-infant interaction (including parental sensitivity, reciprocity, infant contribution to the interaction). Three-day training by Prof. Ruth Feldman, University of Yale U.S. followed by supervision of own codings.

2014: Reflective Functioning on AAI at Centre for Attachment Research, New School for Social Research, New York, U.S. by Prof. H. Steele. Completed three-day seminar.

2011: Intervention Therapy (VIT): For Working with Human Relationships, Two-days theoretical seminar followed by 6 hours of supervision with dr. George Downing.

2011: Registered Circle of Security Parenting Educator, Circle of Security International, Completed training with Bert Powel.

2010: Authorization (/license) as a clinical psychologist. Involved 160 hours of supervision on assessment and psychotherapy from 6 different senior supervisors.

2008-2010: Psychoanalytic training with psychoanalyst Margit Jørgensen. 30 h theoretical seminar and 2 years of continuous supervision.

2009: Structured Clinical Interview for Personality-Disorder, DSM-IV Axis II. 35 h training and supervision on own interviews. With MD Per Sørensen, dr.s Stig Poulsen & Susanne Lunn.

2008: Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development (third edition). 25 h training and video-based supervision by dr. Mette Skovgaard Væver.

2008: Adult Attachment Interview. 12 h training and supervision by dr. Charlotte Sandros.


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