About the Massey University Psychology Clinic (Palmerston North)

Postgraduate students

The Massey University Psychology Clinic (Palmerston North) aims to develop health and wellbeing at client and community levels.

The focus of our primary prevention and health promotion approach is to foster health and wellbeing, reduce health-risk behaviours, and promote beneficial health behaviours.

History

The Turitea Psychology Clinic was established in Palmerston North in 1987 by the School of Psychology for the training of clinical psychology students. The clinic was founded to provide steady training and increase training capacity for students because clinical placements in traditional health centres were unstable and subject to yearly budget and staffing fluctuations.

The clinic, now the Massey University Psychology Clinic (Palmerston North), has consolidated its position as the centre of clinical psychology training for the central North Island. It has a reputation for providing quality training and supervision. It has an excellent reputation as a rapidly developing clinical research centre. Expanded funding, doctoral-level clinical training, and data sharing between Massey clinics have led to increased quality research initiatives.

The clinic has grown in size and complexity from its early days, and is now a lively integration of training, research and practice.

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