Student research projects

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Student research projects supervised through the Centre for Psychology, Albany, Auckland.

Arif, A. (ongoing). An exploration of the experience and sense making of refugee parents and children of the Triple-P programme. MA research project.
Supervisor: Dr Clifford van Ommen

Hahn, S. (2015). How do power-relations amongst refugee service organizations in Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand, affect their collaboration? MA research project.
Supervisor: Prof Stuart Carr; co-supervisor: Dr Clifford van Ommen

Harvey, T. (ongoing). The impact of meaningful activity: An investigation of the personal experiences of users of a mental health activity center. MA research project.
Supervisor: Dr Clifford van Ommen.

Kroch, E. (ongoing). Clients' experiences and understandings of 'treatment resistant' depression. DClin research project.
Supervisor: Dr Clifford van Ommen. Co-supervisors: Mary Breheny, Kirsten van Kessel

Lawson, C. (2016). Equine-assisted psychotherapy in New Zealand: A phenomenological investigation. MA research project.
Supervisor: Dr Clifford van Ommen

Louw, L. (2017). What does it mean to be a South African in New Zealand? Understanding displacement, identity, and belonging. MA research project.
Supervisor: Dr Clifford van Ommen

Mandeno, C. (2016).  The construction of homelessness in Aotearoa print media. MA research project.
Supervisors: Dr Clifford van Ommen and Prof Darrin Hodgetts                 

Martin, S. (2013). A psychometric evaluation of the Immediate Post-concussion Assessment and Cognitive Test. DClin research project.
Supervisors: Dr Clifford van Ommen and Dr Richard Fletcher

Papirany, A. (ongoing). Narratives of ‘victims’ and ‘bullies’ in the social practice of cyberbullying. DClin research project.
Supervisors: Dr Clifford van Ommen and Prof Kerry Chamberlain

Phillip, V. (2017). Getting the feel of therapy: Understanding the relationship between therapists' social-emotional Skills, the therapeutic process and client outcomes. DClin research project.
Supervisor: Dr Shane Harvey; co-supervisors: Dr Peter Cannon, Dr Clifford van Ommen

Smith, J. (ongoing). Mindfulness from a network perspective. DClin research project.
Supervisor: Dr Heather Kempton; co-supervisors: Dr Matt Williams, Dr Clifford van Ommen

Steadman, J. (ongoing). An exploration of perfectionism with men who identify as gay, takatapui and/or homosexual. DClin research project.
Supervisor: Dr Bev Haarhoff. Co-supervisor: Dr Clifford van Ommen.  

Thompson, V. (ongoing). Exploring the experiences of people who self-identify as being excessively worried about their health. DClin research project.
Supervisor: Dr Bev Haarhoff. Co-supervisor: Dr Clifford van Ommen. 

Vere-Jones, S. (ongoing). Carer/guardian perspectives and experiences of caring for infants in foster care. MA research project.
Supervisors: Dr Clifford van Ommen and Dr Veronica Hopner.

Vertongen, R. (ongoing). How do young people make sense of sexually explicit Internet material? Doctorate research project.
Supervisors: Clifford van Ommen, Kerry Chamberlain

Westerberg, V. (2015). Traumatic injury and early dementia in New Zealand. Masters research project.
Supervisor: Dr Clifford van Ommen; co-supervisors: Ass Prof Paul Merrick, Ass Prof John Podd

Wheeler, K. (ongoing). South African immigrants' constructions of Maori-Pakeha relations in New Zealand. MA research project.
Supervisor: Dr Clifford van Ommen

Wong, G. (2016). The experience of animal therapy in residential aged care in New Zealand: A narrative analysis. MSc research project.
Supervisor: Mary Breheny, co-supervisor: Clifford van Ommen

Zaytoun, R. (2016). The recovery experience of refugees with mTBI. MA research project.
Supervisor: Dr Clifford van Ommen

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