About me

Dr. Fors is the author of A Grammar of Power in Psychotherapy (APA Press, 2018), recently translated into Swedish, for which she won the Johanna Tabin Award from the Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology.

She has appeared in a Master Clinician DVD in the APA Psychotherapy Series and was an Erikson Scholar at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, in 2020. She received the Research Award from Finnmark Hospital Trust, Norway, in 2021, and was awarded the Psychotherapy Literature Stipend by the Stockholm Academy for Psychotherapy Education (SAPU) in 2022.

For 16 years, Dr. Fors has served at the local psychiatric outpatient clinic and in private practice in Hammerfest. She is Associate Professor at UiT, the Arctic University of Norway, where she teaches medical students about issues of power and cultural safety. Dr Fors has been a guest lecturer in psychology for numerous universities in Scandinavia and has run clinical workshops in several US conferences.

Her 2018 paper on “geographical narcissism” in psychotherapy has been cited by readers in many countries and disciplines.

A Grammar of Power in Psychotherapy is her first book-length manuscript. In 2016, APA Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) and the APA Publications Office awarded it the 2016  Johanna K. Tabin Book Proposal Prize. Fors was also featured in a demonstration dvd for in the APA Psychotherapy Video Series “The Dynamics of Power and Privilege in Psychotherapy with Malin Fors”, released in October 2018. The book is available at a discount for APA members on the APA website. There one can also order an examination copy for possible use in courses. The dvd could be ordered here (only for mental heath professionals).