Eileen Britt

Associate ProfessorEileen Britt

Director of the Clinical Psychology Programme
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 conversation 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

  • Hitzeman C., Gonsalvez C., Britt E. and Moses K. (2019) Clinical psychology trainees' self versus supervisor assessments of practitioner competencies. Clinical Psychologist http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cp.12183.
  • Jones H., Dorahy MJ., Britt E., Rowlands A., Renouf C., Carter JD. and Hanna D. (2019) Predictors of Posttraumatic Stress Symptom Trajectories Following the Fatal 2011 Christchurch, New Zealand Earthquake. Journal of Traumatic Stress 32(2): 206-214. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jts.22387.
  • O'Toole V., Martin R., Fickel L. and Britt E. (2019) Emotional wellbeing as perceived and understood through the lenses of SEL and PYD: A qualitative commentary and suggestions for future research in Aotearoa New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Psychology 48(2) 9: 91-102.
  • Scarf D., Waiktoki W., Chan J., Britt E., Nikora L., Neha T., Schimanski I., Macfarlane A., Macfarlane S. and Bennett S. (2019) Holding a mirror to society? Sociodemographic diversity within clinical psychology training programmes across Aotearoa. New Zealand Medical Journal 132(1495): 79-81.
  • Achterfhof R., Dorahy M., Rowlands A., Renouf C., Britt EF. and Carter J. (2018) Predictors of posttraumatic growth 10-12 months after a fatal earthquake. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy 10(2): 208-2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/tra0000286.