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Developing a Treatment Manual Based on 3-Part Model of Psychological Resilience (3-PR) for High-Risk Occupations and Student Populations

Sara Chettiar - This research is for a doctorate in psychology

I am currently seeking participants to join in my study and benefit from free psychological intervention sessions.

This study invites you to help us examine the effectiveness of a psychological resilience treatment manual specifically designed to help individuals to cope better with daily stress, increase general well-being and reduce stress symptoms.

You are welcome to take part in this study:

If you are:

  • at least 18 years old (by Jan 2019),
  • a resident of Wellington, and
  • individuals who are overwhelmed or highly stressed;


  1. a Police Officer, or
  2. a Military member of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF), or
  3. an Undergraduate student (NZ citizen or Permanent Resident) at Massey University (Wellington campus), or
  4. an International student at Massey University (Wellington campus)

This study involves attending an hour a week session for 16 weeks. There will also be an additional introductory session. These sessions will be conducted by the primary researcher who is a PhD student under the supervision of the main supervisor who is a clinical psychologist. All sessions for this research will be held at the Psychology Clinic, Wallace St, Mount Cook, Wellington 6021, Massey University campus.

As a way of thanking you, you will receive Queensgate Shopping Centre Gift Cards worth $40.00, 4 times (a total of $160) in the total duration of this research. While findings will be published and presented at conferences, all participants’ information will strictly remain anonymous.

If you are interested in participating please contact me directly by email at 

Sara Chettiar
Email: Sara.Murugappa.Chettiar.2@uni.massey.ac.nz
 Phone:  020 4166 2979

Dr Ian de Terte,  my main supervisor
Email:  I.deTerte@massey.ac.nz
Phone:  (04) 979 3603.

Project opens –15th July 2019
Project closes - 19th August 2019