Eileen Britt

Associate ProfessorEileen 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 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

  • Britt E., Soleymani S., Wallace-Bell M. and Garland A. (2023) Motivational interviewing for employment: An exploration of practitioner skill and client change talk. Journal of Employment Counseling 60(1): 42-59. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/joec.12198.
  • Jones H., McIntosh VVW., Britt E., Carter JD., Jordan J. and Bulik CM. (2022) The effect of temperament and character on body dissatisfaction in women with bulimia nervosa: The role of low self-esteem and depression. European Eating Disorders Review 30(4): 388-400. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/erv.2899.
  • Lawson R., Carter JD., Britt E., Knowles K., Then R., Vallance J., Jenkins L. and Tauamiti R. (2022) Modified metacognitive therapy for anorexia nervosa: An open trial in an outpatient setting. International Journal of Eating Disorders 55(7): 983-989. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/eat.23749.
  • Soleymani S., Britt E. and Wallace-Bell M. (2022) Motivational Interviewing for Enhancing Engagement in Intimate Partner Violence Treatment: A Quasi-Experimental Study. Partner Abuse 13(1): 144-169. http://dx.doi.org/10.1891/PA-2021-0031.
  • Turnbull EA., Dorahy MJ., Britt E. and Hanna D. (2020) Exploring an anniversary effect three years after the February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake. Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies 24(3): 117-123.