Training and research

Clinical psychologist in office

As we are a university-based training clinic, you may be asked if you are willing to help with our training and/or research.

Training

You may be asked whether you are willing to have a student psychologist in their fifth year of training sit in on assessments or therapy sessions. You may also be asked whether you are willing to be seen by an intern psychologist in their final (typically 7th) year of training, although this will have been indicated and agreed before your first appointment.

If you are seen by a student psychologist or intern psychologist, your case will be discussed with a supervisor and your sessions may be videotaped (to aid student learning). Further information will be provided if this opportunity arises and your written permission for videotaping requested.

Research

Research helps us evaluate the effectiveness of our work, to improve our clinical service and expand psychological knowledge. You may be invited to participate in staff- or student-led research, which will have been approved by either a Massey University or national ethics committee. If there is an opportunity for participation in research, you can choose to opt-in to the research and opt-out at any stage during the project. Participation in research will be purely voluntary, will have no bearing on whether you receive services, and will take place only with your written permission after the project has been fully explained to you.

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