A psychologist specialized in clinical neuropsychology, Kjell Tore took his doctorate on emotional, thought and behavior problems in youth with development disorders. He received the distinguished Phd of the Year award for his thesis dissertation in 2017.
He currently works at a psychiatric facility in Eastern Norway treating teenagers and young adults with complex thought disorders, and working with their families and teachers to ensure optimal conditions for growth and well-being. Having studied in the United States, France, the United Kingdom and Norway, he has authored and co-authored more than 17 peer-reviewed academic articles on subjects relating to behavior regulation. He contributed two chapters to Executive Functions in Health and Disease (ed. Elkhon Goldberg), which was awarded the prestigious British Medical Association book award for advancing knowledge in the field of psychiatry in 2018. Based on his studies and clinical practice, he has developed a non-invasive process intervention approach to behavior modification. As a former member of the Norwegian Professional Golf Association, he has practical experience training elite athletes using mental training techniques to boost their peak performance potential. He has also participated in a Norwegian TV program aimed at helping persons with neuropsychiatric conditions find employment based on their unique intellectual and emotional strengths and weaknesses. Dr. Hovik is Editor-in-Chief of Nevropsykologi, which is the peer-reviewed journal of the Norwegian Neuropsychological Society.