Eileen Britt

Senior LecturerEileen Britt

Psychology 515
Internal Phone: 93694
Through my research and teaching I seek to make a difference, and to develop students who in turn will be people prepared to make a difference.

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

My primary research area is Motivational Interviewing - its efficacy, practice, training and implementation. Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative style for strengthen a person's own motivation for change.My other areas of research are the psychological impacts of the Canterbury earthquakes; clinical supervision and competency assessment in clinical psychology; and bicultural practice and teaching.

Recent Publications

  • Achterhof R., Dorahy MJ., Rowlands A., Renouf C., Britt E. and Carter JD. (2017) Predictors of Posttraumatic Growth 10-12 months After a Fatal Earthquake. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/tra0000286.
  • Britt E., Davies K. and Daffue C. (2017) Context and tension in psychiatric diagnoses in people with intellectual disabilities: Challenges and responses. Research and Practice in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities : 1-11. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23297018.2016.1266912.
  • Britt EF., Swibaker K. and Swatzky R. (2017) Motivational Interviewing to Promote Employment in Ambivalent Individuals (in press). Journal of Employment Counseling
  • Macfarlane SL., Britt E., Macfarlane A., Naswall K. and Henderson J. (2017) Growing a culturally-responsive tertiary programme in psychology: Stepping up (in press). Australian Journal of Indigenous Education (AJIE)
  • Britt EF. (2016) Educating for Equity: Stepping Up to the Challenge.. Journal of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists 26(2): 40-50.