Dr Anders Nordahl-Hansen

Affiliation: University of Oslo

My research mainly involves the development of social communication and language in children with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. I currently hold the position as a postdoc at the department of special needs education at the University of Oslo, Norway, where I am conducting a Campbell Systematic Review on language interventions for children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Another project concerns how media, in particular TV and film, portrays characters autism spectrum disorders. This project is one of the few that quantitatively evaluate fictional characters with ASD up against diagnostic criteria. The papers related to this project have been published in Psychiatry Research, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, The Lancet Psychiatry as well as a book-chapter in Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders. I have also been involved on a project lead by Roald Øien at the University of Tromsø and Yale University that evaluate different screening instruments for autism spectrum disorders.

In collaboration with Roald Øien, Logan Hart we have worked as guest editors for a special issue in Journal of Autism and developmental Disorders (The April 2018 Issue) that contain some 30 papers related to the area of parenting and primary caregivers of children with autism spectrum disorders.

I collaborate with researchers from among others The University of Edinburgh, University of Tromsø, Yale University, Royal Holloway – University of London, and the University of Helsinki.

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Dr David Hafner

David Hafner

Affiliation : University of Chicago

David Hafner, a practicing psychoanalyst residing in Monterrey, is professor of clinical psychology at the University of Monterrey. His research interests include addiction, pathological grief, and the psychoses, in relation to language acquisition and the hypothesis of the unconscious. He treats and researches substance addictions and severe mental illnesses at DIMAC drug rehabilitation center and maintains a private clinical practice. He regularly contributes and translates for Language and Psychoanalysis, The Lacanian Review (Hurly-Burly), Décsir, and (Re)-turn.

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