New Zealand Journal of Psychology

Publication covering psychology and mental health.

Articles from Vol. 46, No. 2, July

An Investigation of the Fidelity to a Wraparound Process in New Zealand
An Investigation of the Fidelity to the Wraparound Process in New Zealand In recent years, there has been a growing emphasis on providing evidence-based treatments in the mental health field, particularly in child and adolescent mental health, to...
Behavioural Activation Self-Help to Improve Depression in People Living with Dementia: The PROMOTE Treatment Protocol
Background By the year 2026, New Zealand is set to experience an 18% increase in the number of people living with dementia to over 78,000 (Alzheimer's New Zealand, 2012). This contributes to in excess of 35 million people with dementia on a worldwide...
Help Yourself to CBT: Investigating Clinically Significant Change in a Low Intensity Programme for Low Mood
Depression is a widespread and debilitating condition. It is estimated that depression will be the second highest disease-causing burden in the world by 2020 (World Health Organization, 1992). In New Zealand, depression is experienced by as many as...
Introduction to Special Section: Low Intensity CBT in Aotearoa New Zealand
We are excited to introduce the Low Intensity CBT special section of the Journal. Over the past two decades there have been significant changes to the way in which mental health services are delivered in New Zealand. Many of these changes have been...
"I Thought I Was Going to Die": Teachers' Reflections on Their Emotions and Cognitive Appraisals in Response to the February 2011 Christchurch Earthquake
Introduction On Tuesday 22nd February 2011, routine lunchtime was underway in education settings throughout Christchurch, New Zealand, when a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck the city. Hearing the rumble of a supersonic boom and feeling the bouncing...
Ko Tehea Te Ara Tika? A Discourse Analysis of Maori Experience in the Criminal Justice System
Traditionally, within tikanga Maori (Maori custom) there existed a Maori system of law, order, and justice that was fully integrated into everyday life (Pratt, 1992). Tikanga Maori was inseparable from spirituality, which facilitated a high level of...
Low Intensity Psychological Interventions in Aotearoa: What Can We Learn from IAPT?
Increasingly, common mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety are recognised as leading causes of disability throughout the world (World Health Organisation, 2016). Poor mental health impacts on an individual's physical health, family...
Mental Health in Aotearoa New Zealand: Rising to the Challenge of the Fourth Wave?
The mental health system in New Zealand has undergone major transformation in the past few decades. Although these changes have followed similar events occurring overseas, the manner of the changes and the impact on the health system are unique to...
Regular Outcome Monitoring in a Low Intensity-Cognitive Behavioural Intervention: A Case Study Approach
Routine outcome monitoring and feedback on therapeutic progress has been described as an important feature of good clinical practice, with some arguing that monitoring procedures should be integrated into routine mental health care (Lambert, 2010)....
Self-Practice/self-Reflection (SP/SR) as a Training Strategy to Enhance Therapeutic Empathy in Low Intensity CBT Practitioners
Introduction Low intensity interventions have been developed as a population-wide strategy to increase access to evidence-based psychological therapies, using the minimum level of intervention necessary to create the maximum gain (Bennett-Levy et...
The Effectiveness and Cultural Compatibility of a Guided Self-Help Cognitive-Behaviour Programme for Asian Students in New Zealand
New Zealand's international education industry is worth $2.85 billion (Education New Zealand, 2014), and is New Zealand's fifth largest export sector (Ministry of Education, 2014). Legislative changes to the visa requirements for international students...
Using a Cigarette Purchase Task to Assess Demand for Tobacco and Nicotine-Containing Electronic Cigarettes for New Zealand European and Maori/ Pacific Island Smokers
Smoking is a major contributor to health inequalities between ethnic groups in New Zealand with consistently poor outcomes for Maori and Pacific Island people (Blakely, Ajwani, Robson, Tobias, & Bonne, 2004; Howden-Chapman & Tobias, 2000; Wamala,...
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