To engage in lifelong learning and caring collaboration with my patients.
Christianson considers himself privileged to work as a psychologist at Neuropsychology
Associates since January 2016. He works with a dedicated and competent team of
doctors and support staff. Providing psychotherapy for adults, he specializes
in the treatment of sexual dysfunctions. He also works with people suffering
from depression, anxiety and various behavioral problems.
Christianson has worked with the UND School of Medicine and Health Services since 1989. He is currently the director of the psychotherapy training
program for the Psychiatry Residency Program. He also
serves on the Residency Committee and the Clinical Competency Committee.
Interests and Activities
Learning is at
the heart of everything Dr. Christianson does. It is the life-blood of ethical
and competent clinical practice. Psychology is an extraordinarily complex field
where a lifetime of learning is necessary.
Christianson strives to surround himself with colleagues that are likewise
dedicated to competence and learning, and in so doing, learns from them on a
daily basis. He has led the Ethics Review Study Group since 2002. This is a
group of therapists, psychologists and psychiatrists that meet twice monthly to
study some aspect of brain and behavior.
Christianson’s undergraduate study was completed at the University of North
Dakota. His graduate doctoral degree was earned at the Fielding Institute in
Santa Barbara, California. He completed an internship at the Philadelphia
Children’s Hospital and at the Center for Sexual and Marital Studies in Long
Beach, California. He was elected to Blue Key honorary scholastic fraternity
and also was a Bush Fellow.
Christianson and his wife Alice are parents of two children, now both young
adults. He enjoys spending time with his three grandchildren, while also
finding time for reading, music, and playing trombone with the Lake Agassiz
Concert Band in Fargo.