John is experienced in the assessment and treatment of a wide range of psychological disorders and problems of living listed above, and fully conversant with clinical diagnosis and therapy. Following on from his earlier experience with the Crisis Intervention Team at Christchurch Hospital he sees people who are acutely distressed, having experienced recent or historic trauma leading to high levels of vulnerability, and at times, significant psychiatric illness.
John’s therapeutic orientation reflects a cognitive-behavioural theoretical (CBT) approach.
Professional Qualifications and Memberships and Affiliations
- Master of Arts (Hons,); University of Canterbury.
- Post Graduate Diploma of Clinical Psychology – University of Canterbury.
- Registered Psychologist - Psychologists Act 1981 (# 90-00375).
- Fellow of NZ College of Clinical Psychologists (FNZCCP).
- Member of the Aviation Medical Society of Australia and New Zealand.
- Member of the Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.
- Co-Founder and associate of the Bealey Centre.
Awards and Professional Involvement
- Awarded the John Alexander Bushnell Award for Leadership in Clinical Psychology.
- Co-founder & Inaugural Chairperson of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists.
- Past Chairperson NZ College of Clinical Psychologists Ethics Committee.
Main areas of interests include:
- Relationship and couple therapy and its impact on family relationships.
- Risk assessment, crisis management and the management of critical incident.
- Aviation psychology and the early detection of cognitive decline in pilots.
- Human factors issues, especially as relevant to the aviation industry.
- Prevention and remedial approaches to post traumatic stress disorders and a wide range of anxiety and depressive disorders.
- Stress management and performance enhancement in the workplace.
- Early detection and resolution of conflict in workplace, community groups and families.
- Fatigue and sleep disorders.
John works at the Bealey Centre from Tuesday through to Friday.
Phone: (03) 365 6312
Fax: (03) 365 6311