Jon Sletvold

Jon Sletvold

Jon Sletvold is a licensed specialist in clinical psychology and psychotherapy. He was founding Board Director and is currently Faculty, Training and Supervising Analyst at the Norwegian Character Analytic Institute. He is former chair of the Psychotherapy Speciality Board of the Norwegian Psychological Association. He is editor of three books (in Norwegian) and the author of the recently published book: The Embodied Analyst – From Freud and Reich to Relationality, which has won the Gradiva Award for the Best Book 2015.

Sletvold, J. (2015). Embodied empathy in psychotherapy: Demonstrated in supervision. Body, movement and Dance in Psychotherapy: An International Journal for Theory, Research and Practice, 10, 2, 82-93.
Sletvold, J. (2016). The analyst’s body: A relational perspective from the body. Psychoanalytic Perspectives, 13: 186-200.

DOI: 10.1080/1551806X.2016.1156433.

Sletvold, J. (2016). Freud’s three theories of neurosis: Towards a contemporary theory of trauma and defence. Psychoanalytic Dialogues, 26: 460-475.


Online Modules

Past and Current Confer Events


Developing embodied awareness in the psychotherapy relationship
Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March 2019

Reaching Embodied Integration
Saturday 11 July 2015

Psychotherapeutic Listening with the Body
A skills development workshop