Tor Levin Hofgaard

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Tor Levin Hofgaard (born 26 March 1968) is the full-time President of the Norwegian Psychological Association. He is vice-president of International Union of Psychological Science and an Executive Council member in the European Federation of Psychologists' Associations. In Norway he is also Chair of the Board in Norwegian Council for Mental Health, and a member of the board in Federation of Norwegian Professional Associations.

Norwegian psychological association
Hofgaard was elected president first time in 2007, and was re-elected in 2010. He has a full-time engagement as president, and his portfolio extends to all areas of the associations work.

In his time as president he has made four main elements his priority:

  • Psychology serving society
  • Easy access to psychologists in primary care
  • Openness and debate
  • Professionalizaton of the associations work

International Union of Psychological Science

Hofgaard as elected as vice-president in 2012 for a period of four years. His focus in the union is on:

  • capacity building
  • policy
  • strategy.

European Federation of Psychologists' Associations

Hofgaard was elected as Executive Council member in 2011 for a period of four years. He has special responsibility for the area of community psychology and prevention and intervention.

Norwegian Council for Mental Health

Hofgaard was elected Chair of the Board in 2011 for a two-year period.

Federation of Norwegian Professional Associations

He was elected member of the board in 2010 for a period of two years.

Clinical work

Hofgaard has been working especially with long term severe drug addiction and with early intervention for psychosis, as well as with acute ward patients and with patients in outpatient clinics. He has also had a private practice working especially with LGBT related subjects, including patients with HIV.

Hofgaard also has a university education in political science. Before starting his psychological degree he had an officer’s education, and worked in the Royal Norwegian Navy.