Nina Tejs Jørring, MD
Senior Consultant, Child- and Adolescent Psychiatrist,
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Capital Region of Denmark
Narrative Psychotherapist and Supervisor
Børne- og Ungdomspsykiatrisk Center, Region H
Ambulatorie for unge, Vibeholmsvej 17
2605 Brøndby, Denmark
Dr. Nina Jørring established The Family Therapy unit in 2009, the first unit to combine Narrative Therapy and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Through her research and work Nina has shown how this approach truly empowers families being treated at the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. Her work is based on the following principles:
- Psychiatric illnesses are communicative and relational in their very nature and do not only affect the individual person but affect the whole family.
- The family is not the problem but has the key to solving the problems.
- The road to recovery from psychiatric illnesses is through family-collaboration based on the ethics of respect, curiosity, trust and hope.
Nina has taught and supervised medical doctors and other mental health employees for years and is known and respected for her unique approach, which has been described as an “innovative, enthusiastic, and inspiring teaching with exemplary tales and engaging metaphors.”
Nina is also politically engaged. As a writer of several blogs and articles she’s aimed to help fighting stigma and encouraged future medical services to build teams and organizations with leadership that will honour the ethical principles of respect, curiosity, trust and hope.
Nina lives with her husband Ulrik, whom she has built a life with since they were 20 years old. Together they share a love of traveling and have spent a year sailing the Pacific. They have three grown sons and have recently become grandparents.
Nina is a receiver of the child- and adolescent trainees honouree price for advancing teaching environment in Denmark in 2018.
Nina has written both articles and a blog in her native language and articles in English.
Nina Tejs Jørring, MD Resources
Blog (in Danish): www.denoffentlige.dk/nina-tejs-joerring-1
Publications in English
- Nina Tejs Jørring, Karsten Gjessing Jensen (2018): Treatment efficacy of narrative therapy for children and adolescent with diverse psychiatric symptomatology. Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology. Vol 6(2): 107-114
- Ejbye-Ernst, D, Jørring, N. T. (2017): Doping it collaboratively. Addressing the Dilemmas of Designing Quantitative Effect Studies on Narrative Family Therapy in a Local Clinical Context. Journal of systemic therapies. Vol. 36, iss1
- Nina Tejs Jørring, Charlotte Bredahl- Jacobsen (2014): Narrative Therapy in CAMHS –Multistoried Treatments. Journal of Systemic Therapies, Vol 33, No.1, 2014, pp.89-101
- N.T. Jørring og A. Torsson (1990): The emotional status of cystic fibrosis patients as evaluated by hospital and family, and the correlation of the daily treatment load to these two evaluations. Acta Univesitatis Carolinae vol 36-1990, no1/4 pg. 225-227
Publications in Danish
- Marianne Gürtler og Nina Tejs Jørring: The story about the therapeutic e-mails in CAMHS (Historien om de terapeutiske e-mails i børne- og ungdomspsykiatrien.) Systemisk Narrativ Forum, april 2016
- Ejbye-Ernst, D, Jørring, N. T., Jacobsen, C. B. (2015). Client perspectives on the use of questionnaires in the start-up phase of a psychotherapeutic course of treatment (Klientperspektiver på anvendelsen af spørgeskemaer i opstartsfasen af et psykoterapeutisk behandlingsforløb.)Fokus på Familien, 2, 109-125
- Lene Kiib Hecht og Birgitte Hartvig Shousboe (red): Eating Disorders -symptoms, causes and treatment (Spiseforstyrrelser – symptomer, årsager og behandling.) chapter 13: Nina Tejs Jørring: Children and Adolescents with anorexia and their families. (Børn og unge med anoreksi – og deres familier). Psykiatrifonden 2012
- Nina Tejs Jørring: First, Anorexia took power, then the hospital took it -Through Narrative Therapy the practitioners and family can co-create an alliance and take the power back to the family. (Først tog Anoreksien magten, så tog hospitalet den – Gennem narrativ terapi kan behandlere og familie sammen skabe en alliance og tage magten tilbage til familien.) Fokus dec. 2009 (Page 286-305)