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Contact details +64 (04) 801 5799  ext. 63620

Dr John Fitzgerald

Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology

School of Psychology

I am a Registered Psychologist (Clinical) under the HPCA Act. Prior to arriving at Massey in 2015 I spent 8 years as Senior Clinical Psychologist with the CAMHS team at Taranaki DHB (1992-2001) and then 14 years as Director of The Psychology Centre in Hamilton (2001-2015).

Professional

Contact details

  • Ph: extn 63620
    Location: 7C-51a, Block 7
    Campus: Wellington

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Non-sucidal self-injury, suicide risk and suicidal behaviour; monitoring change and measuring clincal outcomes; mental health and visual impairment; clinical psychology in primary healthcare settings; professional practice and ethics; various topics associated with Evidence Based Practice.

Thematics

Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology (170106): Psychological Methodology, Design and Analysis (170110): Psychology (170100): Psychology And Cognitive Sciences (170000)

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 0 1

Research Outputs

Journal

Fisher, K., Fitzgerald, J., & Tuffin, K. (2017). Peer responses to non-suicidal self-injury: Young women speak about the complexity of the support-provider role. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 46(3), 146-155
[Journal article]Authored by: Fitzgerald, J., Tuffin, K.Contributed to by: Fitzgerald, J.
Fitzgerald, JM., & Curtis, C. (2017). Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) in a New Zealand student population.. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 46(3), 156-163
[Journal article]Authored by: Fitzgerald, J.
Fitzgerald, JM., & Fitzgerald, CM. (2015). Brief screening for depression and anxiety in vision and other rehabilitation services. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation. 22(10), 492-496
[Journal article]Authored by: Fitzgerald, J.
Fitzgerald, JM., & Evans, IM. (2009). Guest editors: Psychology in primary health care: Theory, practice and innovation - Introduction to the special issue. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 38(1), 6-8
[Journal article]Authored by: Fitzgerald, J.
Fitzgerald, JM., & Fitzgerald, CM. (2014). Use of a simple mental health screen within vision rehabilitation needs assessment: the PHQ-4. International Journal of Ophthalmic Practice. 5(4), 12-17
[Journal article]Authored by: Fitzgerald, J.
Fitzgerald, JM. (2013). Psychologist prescribing in New Zealand: Is it worth considering?. Psychology Aotearoa. 5(2), 82-85
[Journal article]Authored by: Fitzgerald, J.
Evans, I., Fitzgerald, J., Herbert, A., & Harvey, S. (2010). Cultural competence and power sharing: an international perspective on training clinical child psychologists. The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice. 5(4), 34-42
[Journal article]Authored by: Fitzgerald, J.
Fitzgerald, J., & Galyer, K. (2008). Collaborative prescribing rights for psychologists: The New Zealand Perspective. New Zealand Journal of Psychology. 37(3), 44-52
[Journal article]Authored by: Fitzgerald, J.
Fitzgerald, JM., & Richardson, H. (2002). Use of the reasons for depression questionnaire with adolescents.. J Clin Psychol. 58(9), 1045-1056
[Journal article]Authored by: Fitzgerald, J.

Book

Fitzgerald, JM. (2007). Assesment of outcomes in mental health settings. In IM. Evans, JJ. Rucklidge, & M. O'Driscoll (Eds.) Professional Practice of Psychology in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 335 - 350). : NZ Psychological Society
[Chapter]Authored by: Fitzgerald, J.
Evans, IM., & Fitzgerald, J. (2007). Integrating research and practice in professional psychology: Models and paradigms. In IM. Evans, . Rucklidge, JJ, & M. O'Driscoll (Eds.) Professional practice of psychology in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 283 - 300). Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Psychological society
[Chapter]Authored by: Fitzgerald, J.

Report

Fitzgerald, JM., Galyer, KT., Whiu, G., & Thomas, P.(2010). Understanding Families and Suicide Risk. Auckland, NZ: Te Pou
[Technical Report]Authored by: Fitzgerald, J.

Conference

Fitzgerald, CM., Fitzgerald, JM., & Tairi, T. (2017, June). Listening to caregivers: Exploring the experiences of those supporting people with visual impairment.. Presented at Vision 2017 - Low vision rehabilitation: A global right. 12th International Conference of the International Society for Low Vision Research and Rehabilitation (ISLRR). The Hague, Netherlands.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fitzgerald, J., Tairi, T.
Fitzgerald, JM. (2017). Exploring clinical psychologists' perceptions of ethical practitioners and of themselves. Poster session presented at the meeting of 15th European Congress of Psychology. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Fitzgerald, J.
Taylor, JE., & Fitzgerald, J. (2016). The beginnings of a journey: Mental health service user perspectives in clinical psychology training at Massey University. In Diversity in Clinical Practice: Whakahangai te tikanga mahi: Conference Book(pp. 30 - 30). , New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists (NZCCP) 27th National Conference: Diversity in Clinical Practice: Whakahangai te tikanga mahi Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Fitzgerald, J., Taylor, J.
Taylor, JE., & Fitzgerald, J. (2015). The beginnings of a journey: Mental health service user perspectives in clinical psychology training at Massey University. In Service User Academia Symposium 2015: Creating connections & building bridges together: One step closer: Programme & Abstracts, Service User Academia Symposium 2015: Creating connections & building bridges together: One step closer New Zealand: University of Otago
[Conference Abstract]Authored by: Fitzgerald, J., Taylor, J.
Fitzgerald, JM., & Myers, J. (2013, September). Ethics in practice: Attitudes and behaviours amongst clinical psychologists in New Zealand. Presented at New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference. Auckland, New Zealand.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fitzgerald, J.
Fitzgerald, CM., & Fitzgerald, JM. (2014, March). Introducing a simple mental health screen to vision rehabilitation needs assessment: Assessing the usefulness of screening using the Patient Health Questionnaire-4. Presented at Vision 2014. Melbourne, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fitzgerald, J.
Fitzgerald, JM., & Fitzgerald, CM. (2013, June). Exploring the Association Between Depression, Anxiety and Visual Impairment: The Role of Preliminary Screening Using the PHQ-4. Presented at 4th Australasian Mental Health Outcomes & Information Conference. Sydney, Australia.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fitzgerald, J.
Fitzgerald, JM. (2013, September). Clinical Psychology Pre-Qualification Training in the Use of Outcome Measures.. Presented at NZ Psychological Society Annual Conference. Auckland.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Fitzgerald, J.

Supervision and Teaching

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Supervisor 6 0

Courses Coordinated

  • 175.302 Abnormal and Therapeutic Psychology
  • 175.782 Clinical Psychology Assessment

Current Doctoral Supervision

Supervisor of:

  • Amber McAllister - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Family resilience in the context of suicide behaviour
  • Donnella De Silva - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    The Relationship Between Self-Injury, Emotion Regulation, and Gender among Tertiary Students
  • Jake Gallagher - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Triggers and barriers to mental health related help-seeking in young men
  • Olivia High - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Caring contact via text messaging: a pilot study
  • Emily Cory - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Nonsuicidal Self-Injury and Perfectionism in Young Adults
  • Louise Edwards - Doctor of Clinical Psychology
    Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) and suicide risk among young adults: An examination of the role of perceived burdensomeness

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