Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search

 

UC Researcher Dr Eileen Britt Awarded Scholarship

UC Researcher Dr Eileen Britt Awarded Scholarship Named After CTV Building Victim

May 7, 2013

A University of Canterbury (UC) psychology researcher Dr Eileen Britt has been awarded a new scholarship named after CTV building victim Susan Selway.

Susan Selway was a graduate of the postgraduate diploma in clinical psychology programme at UC. After graduating she was a temporary lecturer for the clinical psychology programme and was studying for a PhD in psychology at the time of her death. She was a highly respected clinician in the Christchurch community.

The scholarship was established by the Auckland Branch of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists and the College National Council to help Canterbury members of the College attend continuing educational events.

The scholarship will help Dr Britt attend the International Symposium of Motivational Interviewing in Melbourne next week.

She will be speaking at the Melbourne conference on research she has undertaken with health sciences colleague Dr Mark Wallace-Bell evaluating training motivational interviewing within the context of a university-based course.

``Motivational Interviewing is an evidenced based conversational approach which has been demonstrated to be effective in facilitating behaviour change, including health behaviour change. 

``Because of this there is a broad range of health practitioners, such as nurses, dieticians, dental therapists, physiotherapists, social workers and counsellors, who are interested in learning motivational interviewing, and there is a great deal of interest in the most effective training methods.’’

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

'Irregular Accounting': Voluntary Suspension Of Fuji Xerox Govt Contracting

This suspension gives the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment time to understand the full implications of the report from FUJIFILM Holdings into irregular accounting practices at FXNZ. More>>

ALSO:

MPI: Cow Disease Detected In NZ For First Time

MPI is responding to the detection of the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis in a dairy herd in South Canterbury... The disease is commonly found in cattle globally, including in Australia, but it’s the first detection of it in New Zealand. More>>

South Island Flooding: Focus Moves To Recovery

As water recedes throughout flood-impacted areas of the South Island, Minister of Civil Defence Nathan Guy has praised the efforts of those who were involved in the response to the flooding... More>>

ALSO:

Superu Report: Land Regulation Drives Auckland House Prices

Land use regulation is responsible for up to 56 per cent of the cost of an average house in Auckland according to a new research report quantifying the impact of land use regulations, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. More>>

ALSO:

Fund For PPP Plans: Govt Embraces Targeted Rates To Spur Urban Infrastructure

The government's latest response to the Auckland housing shortage will see central government and private sector firms invest in 'special purpose vehicles' to fund essential roading, water and drains that Auckland Council can't fund without threatening its credit rating. More>>

ALSO: