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Dr Karen Frewin PhD, PGDipPP

Senior Lecturer in Counselling and Guidance

Institute of Education

Professional

Contact details

  • Location: Collinson
    Campus: Turitea

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology - Massey University (2003)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Practice - Massey University (2013)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Critical Discourse Analysis, Spirituality in Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy, Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Animal-Assisted Therapies, Past-Life Regression, Counselling Practice, Psychotherapy Practice, Psychology, Psychological Practice, Domestic Violence, Men's Stopping Violence/Perpetrator Groups.

Thematics

Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106): Psychology (170100): Psychology And Cognitive Sciences (170000): Psychology not elsewhere classified (170199): Social and Community Psychology (170113)

Keywords

Critical Discourse Analysis, Qualitative Analysis, Animal-Assisted Therapies, Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy, Spirituality, Past-Life Regression, Counselling Practice, Psychotherapy Practice, Psychology, Psychological Practice, Domestic Violence, Men's Stopping Violence/Perpetrator Groups, Child Abuse Prevention.

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 1

Research Outputs

Journal

Clark, V., Tuffin, K., Frewin, K., & Bowker, N. (2018). Housemate desirability and understanding the social dynamics of shared living. Qualitative Psychology. 5(1), 26-40
[Journal article]Authored by: Frewin, K., Tuffin, K.
Frewin, KE. (2017). Embodied Relating and Transformation: Tales from Equine Facilitated Counseling. Anthrozoos. 30(1), 170-171
[Book Review]Authored by: Frewin, K.
Clark, V., Tuffin, K., Frewin, K., & Bowker, N. (2017). Shared housing among young adults: avoiding complications in domestic relationships. Journal of Youth Studies. 20(9), 1191-1207
[Journal article]Authored by: Frewin, K., Tuffin, K.
Simons, M., Tuffin, K., & Frewin, K. (2010). Newspaper constructions of sexual abuse on Pitcairn Island. Australian Journal of Communication. 37(1), 95-110
[Journal article]Authored by: Frewin, K., Tuffin, K.
Tuffin, K., Rouch, G., & Frewin, K. (2010). Constructing adolescent fatherhood: Responsibilities and intergenerational repair. Culture, Health and Sexuality. 12(5), 485-498
[Journal article]Authored by: Frewin, K., Tuffin, K.
Frewin, K., Pond, R., & Tuffin, K. (2009). Sexual abuse, counselling and compensation: Discourses in New Zealand newspapers. Feminism and Psychology. 19(1), 29-47
[Journal article]Authored by: Frewin, K., Pond, R., Tuffin, K.
Tuffin, K., & Frewin, K. (2008). Constructing the law: Discourses and social practices. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology. 18(1), 68-82
[Journal article]Authored by: Frewin, K., Tuffin, K.
Frewin, K., Tuffin, K., & Rouch, G. (2007). Managing identity: Adolescent fathers talk about the transition to parenthood. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 36(3), 161-167
[Journal article]Authored by: Frewin, K., Tuffin, K.
Frewin, KE., Tuffin, K., & Kendall, R. (2006). Reading Hansard and constructing national identities. Subjectivity: international journal of critical psychology. (Special Issue: White Terror/(Post) Empire), 122-145
[Journal article]Authored by: Frewin, K., Tuffin, K.
Frewin, KE., Stephens, C., & Tuffin, K. (2006). Re-arranging fear: Police officers' discursive constructions of emotion. Policing and Society: an international journal of research and policy. 16(3), 243-260 Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10439460600811901
[Journal article]Authored by: Frewin, K., Stephens, C., Tuffin, K.
Frewin, KE., & Gardiner, BD. (2005). New age or old sage?: A review of equine assisted psychotherapy. The Australian Journal of Counselling Psychology. 6(2), 13-17
[Journal article]Authored by: Frewin, K., Gardiner, B.
Tuffin, K., Praat, A., & Frewin, K. (2004). Analysing a silent discourse: Sovereignty and tino rangatiratanga in Aotearoa. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 33(2), 100-108
[Journal article]Authored by: Frewin, K., Tuffin, K.
Frewin, K., & Tuffin, K. (1998). Police status, conformity and internal pressure: A discursive analysis of police culture. Discourse and Society. 9(2), 173-185
[Journal article]Authored by: Frewin, K., Tuffin, K.
Tuffin, K., Morgan, M., Frewin, K., & Jardine, A. (2000). Economic Rationalism in Action. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 29(1), 30-36
[Journal article]Authored by: Frewin, K., Morgan, C., Tuffin, K.

Book

Tuffin, KF., Rouch, G., & Frewin, K. (2018). The 'missing' parent: Teenage fathers talk about the meaning of early parenthood. In A. Kamp, & M. McSharry (Eds.) Re/assembling the pregnant and parenting teenager: Narratives from the field(s). (pp. 269 - 290). Germany: Peter Lang Ltd
[Chapter]Authored by: Frewin, K., Tuffin, K.

Conference

Frewin, K., & Tuffin, K. (2004). Getting real: Constructing applied social constructionism. In AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY Vol. 56 (pp. 67 - 67). : AUSTRALIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL SOC
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Frewin, K., Tuffin, K.
Tuffin, K., & Frewin, K. (2004). Teaching critical social psychology. In AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY Vol. 56 (pp. 95 - 95). : AUSTRALIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL SOC
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Frewin, K., Tuffin, K.

Consultancy and Languages

Consultancy

  • August 2003 - August 2012 - Manawatu Alternatives to Violence (Manline)
    Mission: to help reduce all forms of violence and promote healthier lifestyles and relationships by: providing services to men within an individual, family / whanau and community context.
  • 2007 - 2009 - SPEAQ Service Practitioners Eliminating Abuse Queensland
    Working with men and their families to help stop abuse and domestic violence.
  • 2007 -2008 - Domestic and Family Violence Men's Perpetrator Program Service Providers Queensland
    Training Committee
  • 2004 - 2009 - Race Relations and Cultural Relations Group
    Massey University Research Group
  • 2004 - 2006 - ACC National Research Project Advisory Panel
    Raranga Whatumanawa: A national project examining the effects of sexual abuse on children and adults, and developing effective guidelines for the treatment of sexual abuse.
  • 2001 - 2007 - Institute of Counselling Psychology
    Professional Advisory Group
  • August 2015 - - Institute of Counselling Psychology
    Committee Member

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Co-supervisor 0 1

Courses Coordinated

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2018 - Victoria Clark - Doctor of Philosophy
    Striking the right balance: a discursive psychological approach to understanding the social dynamics of shared domestic living arrangements among young adults in New Zealand

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