Critical and Discursive Psychology
The School of Psychology at Massey
University contains one of the largest groupings of psychologists
in the Southern hemisphere who adopt critical, discursive and qualitative
approaches in their work. There is a great deal of research expertise
represented amongst. External grant income across the
different interests is around nz$5,000,000 over the past 4 years.
A number of books have recently appeared through international
publishers, and an increasing number of students are completing
Masters and Doctoral degrees.
Some details of academic members of the School with these
interests are listed below
Professor Kerry P Chamberlain
Health Psychology, Research Methods, Social Psychology
Health Psychology, Psychological Wellbeing, Qualitative
Research, Research Methods, Social Psychology
Chamberlain is a Professor of Health Psychology at Massey University,
Albany, AucklandNew Zealand. He is the co-editor of Qualitative Health
Psychology: Theories and Methods (Sage; with Michael Murray), co-editor
of Existential Meaning: Optimizing Human Development Across the Life Span (Sage; with Gary Reker)
and co-author of Health Psychology: A Critical Introduction (Cambridge; with Antonia Lyons). He is currently
preparing a text on qualitative research, Qualitative Research In Psychology:
Critical Fundamentals and Strategic Practices (Sage), and he
has published widely on health psychology and methodology in
international peer-reviewed journals and in book chapters.
Kerry is a critical health psychologist whose current research interests focus
on health in everyday life, with a particular interest in topics that will
advance understandings and assistance to disadvantaged peoples. More specifically,
his research interests include: 1) food and health (including medicalisation, social practices around food and healthy
eating, dietary practices, and food supplementation); 2) media and health
(including media representations of health issues generally, the understanding
and uptake of media messages, the marketing of medications, and the mediation
of health issues broadly in contemporary society); 3) the meanings of medication
(including lay understandings of medications, consumption and the everyday
use of medications, the changing nature of medications, especially in relation
to functional foods and nutraceuticals); 4) everyday illness (illnesses that are
recurring, not severe, and are generally treated with self-care or minor
consultations, including mundane and ongoing illness, and the relation
of these to understandings of the body and bodily functioning). He utilises
mainly qualitative research methodologies in his research, predominantly
critical discursive approaches, and innovative approaches, such as photo-elicitation,
diaries, maps, and the use of material objects like personal possessions
and photographs, to reveal the materiality and social practices of everyday
life. These methodologies are being used in a current major project into
homelessness in New Zealand funded by the Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund).
Helen Madden: (Doctor of Philosophy): Integrative medicine: Paradoxes
for a contested practice.
Joanna Lyes: (Doctor of Philosophy):
Beyond obesity: Narratives of the extra-ordinariness of major weight
Trudie Cain: (Doctor of Philosophy):
Weight and the wardrobe: clothing the fat body.
Gareth Rouch: (Doctor of Philosophy):
The experience of fatherhood amongst low SES, economically active,
(Doctor of Philosophy): The life experiences of ageing among Chinese
migrants in New Zealand.
Juan Chen: (Doctor of Clinical Psychology): A cultural approach
to understanding and working with Chinese migrants in New
Ros Munro: (Doctor of Clinical Psychology):
Journeys through adolescence: Meaning-making in narratives constructed
by teenage boys.
Chamberlain, K. & Murray, M. (In press). Critical health psychology. In Fox, D., Prilleltensky, I., & Austen,
S. (Eds.), Critical Psychology: An Introduction (2nd ed). London:
Chamberlain, K. & Hodgetts,
D. (In press). Social psychology and media: Critical considerations.
Social and Personality Psychology Compass.
Dalton, S., Madden,
H., Chamberlain, K. Carr, S., & Lyons, A. C. (in press). 'It's
gotten a bit old, charity': Young adults in New Zealand talk
about poverty and aid appeals. Journal of Community and Applied
Santiago, M., & Chamberlain, K. (In press). Psychologie de la santé et psychologie critique de la santé: Un positionnement politique pour la psychologie? Psychologie Française.
Chamberlain, K., & Murray, M. (2008). Qualitative research in health psychology. In C. Willig & W.
Stainton Rogers (Eds.), Handbook of qualitative methods in psychology
(pp. 390-406). London: Sage.
Barnett, A., Hodgetts,
D., Nikora, L., Chamberlain, K., & Karapu, R. (2007). Child poverty
and government policy: The contesting of symbolic power in newspaper
constructions of families in need. Journal of Community and Applied
Social Psychology, 17, 296-312.
Chamberlain, K. (2006).
Health psychology. In A. Weatherall, M. Wilson, J. McDowall, & D.
Harper (Eds.), An introduction to psychology in New Zealand.
Chamberlain, K. (2007).
Research ethics and the protection of human participants. In
I. M. Evans, J. J. Rucklidge, & M. O'Driscoll
(Eds.), Professional Practice of Psychology in Aotearoa New Zealand
(pp. 163-179). Wellington: New Zealand Psychological Society.
S., Ngata, R., Hodgetts, D., Nikora, L., Karapu, R., Chamberlian,
K. (2007). Maori and community news constructions of Meningococcal
B: The promotion of a moral obligation to vaccinate. New Zealand
Journal of Media Studies 10, 37-46.
Hodgetts, D., & Chamberlain,
K. (2007). Mediated communities: Considerations for applied social
psychology. Journal of Community
and Applied Social Psychology, 17, 411-414.
Hodgetts, D., Chamberlain,
K., & Radley, A. (2007). Considering photographs never taken
during photo-production projects. Qualitative Research in
Psychology, 4, 263-280.
Hodgetts, D., Chamberlain,
K., Scammell, M., Nikora, L., & Karapu, R. (2007). Constructing
health news: Media production and the possibilities for a civic-oriented
An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health,
Illness and Medicine, 12, 43-66.
Hodgetts, D., Radley,
A., Chamberlain, K., & Hodgetts, A. (2007). Health inequalities
and homelessness: Considering material, spatial and relational
dimensions. Journal of Health Psychology, 12, 709-725.
J., Chamberlain, K., & Grixti, J. (2006). Relocating alcohol
advertising research: Examining socially mediated relationships
with alcohol. Journal of Health Psychology, 11, 209-222.
D. & Chamberlain, K. (2006). Developing a critical media
research agenda for health psychology. Journal of Health
Hodgetts, D. & Chamberlain,
K. (2006). Media and health: A continuing concern for health
of Health Psychology, 11, 171-174.
Loto, R., Hodgetts,
D., Chamberlain, K., Nikora, L., Karapu, L., & Barnett, A. (2006).
Pasifika in the news: The portrayal of Pacific peoples in
the New Zealand press. Journal of Community and Applied Social
Psychology, 16, 100-118.
Lyons, A. & Chamberlain,
K. (2006). Health psychology: A critical introduction. Cambridge:
Dr Leigh Coombes
is a Lecturer in critical psychology at Massey University, Turitea
Palmerston North, New Zealand. She is on the
editorial board of the Women’s Studies Journal.
Leigh has a long history of working as a narrative practitioner
in community agencies and continues to practice as a Youth Justice
Consultant in her community and alongside institutions where bicultural
practice is privileged. Leigh was appointed to a lecturing position
in the School of Psychology in 2003 where she teaches forensic
psychology with an ethical commitment to social justice (undergraduate),
psychology of women in the undergraduate and postgraduate programmes
and postmodernism in psychology at graduate level.
interests mainly focus on issues related to violence – violence
against women, including intimate partner violence, and violence by women,
including infanticide, with special attention to the historical, social and
of gender and the effects of colonisation on particular communities. Understandings
of lived experience of psychological wellbeing and the evaluation of interventions
and their social and cultural effects are broader considerations that frame
Leigh is interested in understanding the epistemological relationships
between language, power and social justice. In particular she focuses
on local issues
of relevance for marginalised groups, disorder in communities, and interpersonal
Coombes, L. & Campbell, B. (2006). Biculturalism,
gender and critical social movements in Aotearoa/New Zealand: Still
speaking from psychologies’ margins. Annual Review of Critical
Psychology, 5, www.discourseunit.com/arcp/5
A., & Coombes, L. (2005). It’s really quite
a delicate issue: GPs talk about domestic violence. Women’s
Studies Journal, 19(2), 56-79.
Coombes, L. & Morgan, M. (2004). Narrative form and the morality
of psychology’s gendering stories. Narrative Inquiry, 14,
Morgan, M., Tuffin, K., & Johnson, M. (2004).
Critical Legal Psychology: Readings of the relationship between
psychology and law informed by critical legal studies and critical
psychology. International Journal of Critical Psychology, 11, 30-49.
Morgan, M. & Coombes, L. (2003). Speaking from
the margins: An analysis of women’s spirituality narratives.
International Journal of Critical Psychology, 8, 55-72.
Coombes, L. & Morgan,
M. (2002). Speaking of counter-narratives: Enunciative politics
and commentary on memories of mother. Narrative
Inquiry, 12, 375-379.
Coombes, L. (2001). Working the constitution of gendered subjectivities:
An example from the nexus of law and psychology. International
Journal of Critical Psychology, 1, 136-139.
Coombes, L., & Morgan, M. (2001). Speaking from the margins:
A discourse analysis of ten women’s accounts of spirituality.
The Australian Psychologist, 36, 10-18.
Morgan, M., & Coombes,
L. (2001). Subjectivities and silences. Theorising an experience
of silence as a speaking subject. Feminism
and Psychology, 11, 361-375.
Edited book chapters
Coombes, L. & Te Hiwi, E. (2007). Social justice, community
change. In I. M.Evans, M. P. O’Driscoll & J. J. Rucklidge
(Eds.), Professional Practice of Psychology in Aotearoa/New Zealand
(pp.379-396). Wellington, NZ: The New Zealand Psychological Society.
Coombes, L. & Morgan, M. (2004). Politicising mothers: Counter-narratives
of mothering experience. In M. Bamberg & M. Andrews (Eds.),
Considering counter narratives. Narrating, resisting, making sense
(pp.38-41). Philadelphia: John Benjamin.
Coombes, L., & McGray, S. (2007). An evaluation
of the Waitakere Family Violence protocols: Preliminary report.
Palmerston North, Aotearoa/NZ: Massey University.
Morgan, M., & McGray, S. (2007). Counting on
protection: A statistical description of the Waitakere Family Violence
Court. Palmerston North, Aotearoa/NZ: Massey University.
Coombes, L., Te Hiwi, E., & McGray, S. (2007).
Accounting for safety: A sample of women victims’ experiences
of safety through the Waitakere Family Violence Court. Palmerston
North, Aotearoa/NZ: Massey University.
Coombes, L., Morgan, M., McGray, S., Te Hiwi, E. (2008). Responding
together: An integrated report evaluating the aims of the Waitakere
Family Violence Court protocols. Palmerston North, Aotearoa/NZ:
Professor Andrew Lock
BSc(Hons) Nott., PhD Hull, C.Psychol, FBPsS
Discourse Processes, Human Evolution,
Language Development, Narrative Therapy
Child Psychology, Discourse Processes, Human Development,
Human Evolution, Language Development, Narrative Therapy,
Andy Lock is a Professor of Psychology at Massey's Palmerston
North campus. His original research interests were centred in how
are negotiated in early adult-infant interactions, and how this
negotiative process leads the infant into using symbols for communicative
purposes, and thus moving from pre-verbal to verbal forms of communication
(e.g., Action, Gesture and Symbol: The Emergence of
Language, Academic Press and The Guided Reinvention
of Language, Academic
Press). This interest in the construction of human abilities in
interactive negotiation has underwritten his subsequent work in
cross-cultural psychology (e.g., co-editor with P.L.F. Heelas, Indigenous
Psychologies: The Anthropology of the Self, Academic Press)
and the evolutionary eleboration of symbolic abilities (e.g., co-editor
with C.R. Peters, Handbook of Human Symbolic Evolution.
Oxford University Press). He is currently completing a co-authored
book with Tom Strong, Social constructionism: sources and stirrings, Cambridge
University Press, on the historical background to constructionist
ideas and their implications for psychological practice.
Andy directs the Postgraduate
Diploma in Discursive Therapies, which uses web-based media to
include many of the main international
centres of practice and research into the teaching of local and
international graduate students. Contributors to this programme
are listed below
Recent relevant Publications
Lock, A. and Strong, T. Social constructionism: sources and
Cambridge University Press
T. and Lock, A. Discursive therapy? Janus Head 8:
A. J., Epston, D., Maisel,
R. and de Faria, N. Resisting anorexia/bulimia: Foucauldian perspectives
in narrative therapy. British Journal of Guidance and Counselling 33:
A. J., Epston, D. and Maisel,
R. Countering that which is called anorexia. Narrative Inquiry 14:
Dr Antonia Lyons
health psychology; gender and health; alcohol, gender and
identity; menopause; women's health; media and health
social psychology, health psychology, gender, identity,
Lyons, A.C. & Chamberlain,
K. (2006). Health Psychology:
A Critical Introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University
Selected Refereed Journal Articles
Thornhill, K., Lyons, A. C., Nouwen,
A. & Lip, G. Y. H. (In press). Experiences of living with congestive
heart failure: A qualitative study. British Journal of Health
Treharne, G.J., Lyons, A.C., Booth,
G.D. (In press). Psychological well-being across 1 year with rheumatoid
arthritis: Coping resources as buffers
of perceived stress. British Journal of Health Psychology.
C., Dalton, S. I. & Hoy, A. (2006). ‘Hardcore
drinking’: Portrayals of alcohol consumption in young women’s
and men’s magazines. Journal of Health Psychology, 11(2), 223-232.
I. & Lyons, A.C. (2005). The effects of victim’s
social support on attributions of blame in female and male rape. Journal
of Applied Social Psychology, 35, 1400-1418.
G.J., Lyons, A.C., Booth, D. A. & Kitas, G.D. (2005). Well-being
in rheumatoid arthritis: The effects of disease duration and psychosocial
factors. Journal of Health Psychology, 10, 457-474.
C. & Forde, E. M. E. (2004).
Food allergy in young adults: Perceptions and psychological effects. Journal
of Health Psychology, 9(4), 497-504.
G.J., Lyons, A.C. & Kitas,
G. (2004). Medication adherence in rheumatoid arthritis: Effects
of psychosocial factors. Psychology, Health and Medicine, 9(3), 337-349.
G. J., Lyons, A. C., Booth, D. A., Mason, S. R., & Kitas, G.
D. (2004). Reactions to disability in patients with early versus
established rheumatoid arthritis. Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology,
Cope, C.D., Lyons, A.C., Rylance,
M., Donovan, V & Kilby,
M.D. (2003). Providing letters and audiotapes to supplement a prenatal
diagnostic consultation: Effects on later distress and recall. Prenatal
Diagnosis, 23, 1060-1067.
E. & Lyons,
A.C. (2003). Living with puerperal psychosis: A qualitative analysis. Psychology and Psychotherapy:
Theory, Research and Practice, 76, 411-431.
Lyons, A.C. & Griffin,
C. (2003). Managing menopause: A qualitative analysis of self-help
literature for women at midlife. Social
Science and Medicine, 56, 1629-1642.
McCarthy, S., Lyons, A.C., Weinman,
J., Talbot, R. & Purnell,
D. (2003). Do expectations influence recovery from oral surgery? Psychology
and Health, 18, 109-126.
Lyons, A.C. & Farquhar, C. (2002).
Past disclosure and conversational experience: Effects on cardiovascular
functioning while women talk. Journal of Applied Social Psychology,
Lyons, A.C., Fanshawe,
C. & Lip, G. K (2002). Knowledge, communication
and expectancies of cardiac catheterisation: The patient’s
perspective. Psychology, Health and Medicine, 7(4), 461-467.
G.J., Lyons, A.C. & Tupling,
R.E. (2001). The effects of optimism, pessimism, social support,
and mood on the lagged relationship between daily stress and symptoms. Current
Research in Social Psychology [On-line], 7(5). Available: http://www.uiowa.edu/~grpproc/crisp/crisp.7.5.htm.
Lyons AC, & Lip GHY.
(2001). Perceptions and behaviour of hypertensive patients - A
Divine intervention or a case for Hippocrates? British Journal
of Human Hypertension, 15, 751-754.
Lyons, A.C. (2000). Examining media representations: Benefits
for health psychology. Journal of Health Psychology, 5(3), 343-352.
Lyons, A. C., Spicer, J, Tuffin,
K. & Chamberlain,
K. (2000). Does cardiovascular reactivity during speech reflect
self-construction processes? Psychology & Health, 14, 1123-1140.
C. & Spicer,
J. (1999). A new measure of conversational experience: The Speaking
Extent and Comfort Scale (SPEACS). Assessment,
Lyons, A.C. & Willott,
S. (1999). From suet pudding to superhero: Representations of
health for women. Health, 3, 283-302.
Lyons, A.C. & Chamberlain,
K. (1998). Daily events and physical symptoms: Effects of event
type, optimism, pessimism, and health behaviors. Current Research in Social Psychology [On-line], 3(8).
K., Stephens, C. & Lyons, A. C. (1997). Encompassing
experience: Meanings and methods in health psychology. Psychology
and Health, 12, 691-709.
Morgan, M., Stephens, C., Tuffin, K., Praat,
A. & Lyons, A. C. (1997). Lawful possession:
A constructionist approach to jealousy stories. New Ideas in
Psychology, 15, 71-81.
Lyons, A. C., Stephens, C., Morgan, M., Praat,
A. C., & Tuffin, K. F. (1996). Constructing New
Zealand: Common linguistic resources in New
Zealand political discourse. Australian
Journal of Communication, 23 (1), 77-90.
Morgan, M., Tuffin, K. F., Fredrikson,
L., Lyons, A. C. & Stephens, C. (1994). The New
Zealand health reform advertisements: What
are they all about and what will they mean to you? New
Zealand Journal of Psychology, 23,
Lyons, A. & Chamberlain,
K. (1994). The effects of minor events, optimism and self-esteem
on health. British Journal of Clinical
Psychology, 33, 559-570.
Dr C A (Mandy) Morgan
BA(Hons) PhD Murd.,DipEd Curtin
Discourse Analysis, Domestic Violence, Feminist Psychology,
Narrative Psychology, Research Methods
Domestic Violence, Qualitative Research Methodology
Discourse Analysis, Domestic Violence, Feminist Methodology,
Narrative Psychology, Post-Structuralism, Qualitative Methodology
Current research interests:
I am currently
principal researcher for the Domestic Violence Interventions
Research Programme. The programme
involves critical discursive research on the ways in which service
and intervention providers and users understand their experiences. The
research programme aims to identify possible solutions to problems
of service delivery by systematic analysis of discourses mobilised
by service providers to explain domestic violence within the context
of their work. So far, we have talked with police (on two occassions),
lawyers, doctors, men who have attended stopping violence programmes,
women whose partners have attended programmes, and women who have
used legal interventions to try to end violence in their relationships.
Current projects involve speaking with refuge workers, judges and
women who have had experience of police intervention, specifically. Papers
from completed projects are published and in preparation. In
addition to this programme I am involved in a diverse range of
feminist poststructuralist theoretical and research projects.
Bügelt, P., Morgan, M. & Pernice, R.
(in press). Staying or Returning: Pre-Migration Influences on
the Migration Process
of German Migrants to New Zealand. Journal of Community and Applied
Kahu, E.R. & Morgan, M. (in press). Choosing
a life path: Contradictions and commonalities in the valuing
of caring and working
by government policy and first time mothers. NZ Research in
Early Childhood Education Journal.
Pond, R., & Morgan, M. (in press). Protection,
manipulation, or interference? Discourse analysis of New Zealand
about supervised access and partner violence.Journal of Community
and Applied Social Psychology.
Bürgelt, P.T., Morgan, M., & Pernice,
R. (in press). The migration process through the eyes of migrants:
interpretations and responses of German migrants to New Zealand. Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies-Beiträge.
Kahu, E. R., & Morgan, M. (2007). Weaving
cohesive identities: New Zealand women talk as mothers and workers. Kotuitui: New
Zealand Journal of Social Sciences Online, 2, 5573.
Kahu, E. R., & Morgan, M. (2007). A critical
discourse analysis of New Zealand government policy: Women as
mothers and workers. Womens Studies International Forum,
Hindle, S., & Morgan, M. (2006). On being
a refuge worker: Psycho-social impacts of advocacy. Womens
Morgan, M., Coombes, L., & Campbell, B. (2006). Biculturalism,
gender and critical social movements in Aotearoa/New Zealand: Still
speaking from psychologies margins. Annual Review of Critical
Psychology, 5, http://www.discourseunit.com/arcp/5.htm
Panikkar, R., & Morgan. M. (2005). The amok of the Malay:
a culture-bound or native-bound syndrome? International
Journal of Critical Psychology, 15, 64-84.
Pond, R., & Morgan, M. (2005). Womens
experiences of using lawyers for domestic violence in New Zealand:
and Commendations. Womens Studies Journal, 19(2),
Morgan, M. (2005). Remembering embodied domination: questions
of critical/feminist psy-discourse on the body. Theory and Psychology,
Coombes, L., & Morgan, M. (2004). Narrative form and the morality
of psychologys gendering stories. Narrative Inquiry, 14,
Coombes, L., Morgan, M., Tuffin, K., & Johnson,
M. (2004). Critical Legal Psychology: Readings of the relationship
psychology and law informed by critical legal studies and critical
psychology. International Journal of Critical Psychology, 11,
Cheals, K., Morgan, M., & Coombes, L. (2003). Speaking from
the margins: An analysis of womens spirituality narratives. International
Journal of Critical Psychology, 8, 55-72
Morgan, M. (2002). Working the narrative unconscious: Positioning
theory and moral order. Narrative Inquiry, 12, 467-475.
Coombes, L., & Morgan, M. (2002). Speaking
of counter-narratives: Enunciative politics and commentry on
memories of mother. Narrative
Inquiry, 12, 375-379.
Morgan, M., & Coombes, L. (2001). Subjectivities
and silences. Theorising an experience of silence as a speaking
subject. Feminism and Psychology, 11, 361-375.
Coombes, L., & Morgan, M. (2001). Speaking
spirituality: A discourse analysis of ten women's accounts of
Australian Psychologist, 36, 10-18.
Morgan, M., & ONeill, D. (2001). Pragmatic
poststructuralism (II): an outcomes analysis of a stopping violence
of Community and Applied Social Psychology 11, 277-289.
ONeill, D., & Morgan, M. (2001). Pragmatic
poststructuralism (I): Participant observation and discourse
in evaluating violence
intervention. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology,
Tuffin, K., Morgan, M., & Stephens, C. (2001). Janes
jealousy: A narrative analysis of emotion experience in its social
context. International Journal of Group Tensions, 30, 55-68.
Tuffin, K., Morgan, M., Frewin, K., & Jardine,
A. (2000). Economic rationalism in action. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 29,
Morgan, M. (1999). Touches of the institution: An informal curriculum
of teaching about violence towards women. Women's Studies Quarterly
Morgan, M. (1998). Speaking subjects, discursive worlds:
Readings from Discourse and Social Psychology. Theory and Psychology,
Morgan, M. (1998). Discursive acts: Reading Discourse and Social
Psychology - Eleven years after. Theory and Psychology, 8,
Morgan, M., Stephens, C., Tuffin, K., Praat, A., & Lyons,
A. (1997). Lawful possession: A constructionist approach to jealousy
stories. New Ideas in Psychology, 15, 1, 71-81.
Praat, A., Tuffin, K. F., Frederikson, L.G., Lyons,
A.C., Stephens, C., & Morgan, M. (1996). Political discourses
in New Zealand: Constructions of political parties. New Zealand
Journal of Psychology,
Lyons, A. C., Stephens, C., Morgan, M., Praat,
A., & Tuffin,
K. F. (1996). Constructing New Zealand: Common linguistic resources
in New Zealand political discourse. Australian Journal of
Morgan, M. (1996). Reading the rhetoric of crisis. Theory
and Psychology, 6, 267-286.
Stephens, C., Lyons, A.C., Tuffin, K.F., Frederikson,
L.G., & Morgan, M. (1994). Mr Spiers' speech: A `patient
focused' discourse analysis. Health Care Analysis, 2, 192-195.
Morgan, M., Tuffin, K. F., Frederikson, L.G.,
Lyons, A.C., & Stephens, C. (1994). The Health Reform Advertisements:
What are they all about and what will they mean to you? New Zealand
Journal of Psychology, 23, 28-35.
Edited book chapters
Branney, P., Morgan, M., Gough, B., & Madill, A. (2006).
Reading the construction of gendered subjectivities in the politics
of domestic violence intervention: merging critical discourse
analysis and psychoanalysis. In A. KuczyDska and E. K.
Dzikowska (Eds.), Understanding sex and gender: Zrozumie
pBe III. Wroclaw, Poland: Oficyna Wydawnicza ATUT.
Morgan, M. (2004). Fantastic bodies: Post-positivist
psychology, science fiction and some problematics of discursing
technologies. In N. Gavey, A. Potts, & A. Weatherell (Eds.), Sex and the body. New Zealand: Dunmore Press.
Coombes, L. & Morgan, M. (2004). Politicising mothers:
Counter-narratives of mothering experience. In M. Bamberg & M.
Andrews (Eds.), Considering counter-narratives.
Narrating, resisting, making sense (pp.38-42). Amersterdam/Philadelphia:
Morgan, M. (2004). Working the narrative unconscious:
Positioning theory and moral order. In M. Bamberg & M.
Andrews (Eds.), Considering counter-narratives. Narrating,
resisting, making sense (pp.332-340). Amersterdam/Philadelphia: John
Morgan, M. (2004). Understanding domestic
violence: discursive analyses of talk about violence interventions.
In W. Drewery & L. Bird, Human development in Aotearoa. A journey through
life (2nd ed.) (pp.318-320). Boston: McGraw-Hill.
Morgan, M. (1999). Discourse, health and
illness. In K. Chamberlain & M. Murray (Eds.), Qualitative health research.
Dr Christine Stephens
MA DipSocSci PhD DipTchg
||Health psychology, health promotion, community
||Health Promotion, Health Psychology, Qualitative
C., & Addis,
N. (in press). Evaluation of a police debriefing programme: Outcomes
for police officers five years following
a police shooting. International Journal of Police Science and
C. A. M., Alpass, F., & Stephens, C. (in press).
Psychological variables account for variation in metabolic control
and quality of life among people with type 2 diabetes in New
Zealand. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Towers, A., Stephens, C., Fitzgerald, E., Stevenson, B., & Davey,
J. (in press) Independence, wellbeing and social participation
in an ageing population. Annals of the
Academy of Science.
M. & Stephens,
C. (in press). Breaking the cycle: Constructing intergenerational
explanations for disadvantage. Journal of Health Psychology.
Noone, J., & Stephens,
C. (in press). Men, masculine identities, and health care utilisation. Sociology
of Health and Illness,
M. & Stephens, C. (in press). Strengthening adolescent
mothers’ social support. Australian Journal of Rehabilitation
C. & Pugmire,
L. (in press). Daily organisational hassles and uplifts as determinants
and physical health in the New Zealand Police. International
Police Science and Administration
Stephens, C. (2008). Social Capital in its place: Using
social theory to understand social capital and inequalities
Social Science & Medicine, 66, 1174-1184.
C., & Breheny,
M. (2007). Menopause and the virtuous woman: The importance of
medical decision making. Health, London, 12 (1),
Stephens, C. (2007). Participation in different
fields of practice: Using social theory to understand
in community health
promotion. Journal of Health Psychology, 12(6),
M., & Stephens,
C. (2007). Healthy eating among 10-13 year old New Zealand children:
Understanding choice using
the theory of planned behaviour and the role
of parental influence. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 12 (5), 526-535.
M. & Stephens,
C. (2007). Individual responsibility and social constraint: The
role of research in constructing adolescent
motherhood. Culture, Health & Sexuality, 9, 333-346.
L., Stephens, C. & Paton, D. (2007). An evaluation
of the effects of traumatic and organisational
experiences on the psychological health of New Zealand police
A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, & Rehabilitation,
28 (3), 199-207.
C. A. M., Alpass, F., & Stephens, C.
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Contributors to the Massey Discursive Therapies
in alphabetical order of surname are the contributors
to the Discursive Therapies Programme. More information
on the programme can be found here
Anderson, PhD, is a founding member of the Houston
Galveston Institute and the Taos Institute. She is
recognized internationally as a leader in the field
of family therapy and for the development of a postmodern
collaborative approach. Harlene has authored and co-authored
numerous professional writings including her book Conversation,
Language, and Possibilities - A Postmodern Approach
Bamberg is Professor of Psychology at Clark University,
Worcester, Massachussetts. His present work is in the
area of the development of narrative skills in children
across different languages and cultures. His books,
The Acquisition of Narratives (1987), Narrative
Development (1997) and Narrative Identity (2000)
document his contribution to an emerging field of cross-cultural
discourse study. He is the joint editor of the journal Narrative
Inquiry, the leading journal in that field.
Bava is the Associate Director of the Houston-Galveston
Institute, and is responsible for co-ordinating the
contributions of Institute staff to the module on Collaborative
language Systems therapy in 175.772 Contemporary Therapeutic
Perspectives. Her PhD thesis took advantage of the
Virginia policy that encourages students to submit
electronic, hypertext theses. She has consequently
brought a number of new skills into the Discursive
Briggs is presently the Executive Director of Solutions
Behavioural Health Group in Wisconsin. This group is
closely associated with the founding Center for Solution
Focused Brief Therapy of Steve de Shazer and Insoo
Kim Berg in Milwaukee. He collaborates on theoretical
issues in therapy with Professor Gale Miller and is
an experienced therapeutic trainer, presenting many
workshops on SFBT. He is jointly responsible with Professor
Miller and Dr Zakutansky for our module on SFBT in
175.772 Contemporary Therapeutic Perspectives.
Chamberlain is a Family Therapist currently in private
practice in Brisbane, and was previously a Lecturer
in the School of Justice Studies, Queensland University
of Technology. Her therapeutic training was with the
Dulwich Centre in Adelaide, which is the originating
Therapy Centre for Narrative Therapy. She has developed
and teaches the Narrative Therapy module that forms
the first part of 175.772 Contemporary Therapeutic
Gergen is Gil and Frank Mustin Professor of Psychology
at Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania. He has been a
major influence in social psychology since his and
P. Davies's 1967 book on The Self. His role
since then has been as an increasingly penetrating
and respected critic of psychological practice, his
13 books including the 1991 award winning The Saturated
Self. Among his more recent books are Therapy
as Social Construction (co edited with S. McNamee),
1992; Realities and Relationships: Soundings in
Social Construction, 1994; the 2nd Edition of Toward
Transformation in Social Knowledge (1994); and An
Invitation to Social Constructionism (1999) and
(with Professor Mary Gergen) Social Construction:
A Reader (2003), which is used as a text in this
is Professor of Psychology at Pennsylvania State University.
She has been influential in a number of research areas,
both on the theoretical level and as an innovative
empirical researcher. Her recent work has contributed
directly to the understanding of narrative and its
place in social psychological explanations; feminist
approaches in psychology (e.g., her books, Feminist
Thought and the Structure of Knowledge,1988 and Feminist
Reconstructions in Psychology: Narrative, Gender and
Performance, 2001); and organizational theory.
Her joint book (with Professor Kenneth Gergen) Social
Construction: A Reader (2003) is used as a text
in this programme.
Rom Harré is
a New Zealander by birth. He was the Chair of the Sub-department
of Philosophy at the University of Oxford and concurrently
Professor of Social Psychology at Georgetown University,
Washington D.C. until his recent retirement. He has
authored 30 books and edited another 25 in the past
35 years, both in the Philosophy of Science and the
foundations of Social Psychology. His 1972 book, co-authored
with P.F.Secord, The Explanation of Social Behaviour became
a 'Citation Classic', and is the foundation source
of modern social psychology. Rom was a student of the
founder of Speech Act philosophy, J.L.Austin (a pupil
of Wittgenstein), a philosophy which is at the root
of both Cognitive Science and current interests in
language and discourse as they illuminate the `human
condition'. Among his more recent books are The
Discursive Mind (with G. Gillett), 1992; Discursive
Psychology in Practice (with P. Stearns), 1995; Rethinking
Psychology, 1995, Rethinking Methods in Psychology,
1995 (both with J. A. Smith and L. van Langenhove), The
Singular Self 1998, and Cognitive Science: A
Philosophical Introduction (2002).
Hevern is currently Chair of the Department of Psychology
at LeMoyne College, Syracuse, NY. His PhD is in clinical
psychology, and he is a Licensed Psychologist in the
State of New York, where he worked as a clinical psychologist
for seven years before joining the faculty at LeMoyne
College. He has compiled the largest available set
of Web resources on Narrative Psychology in support
of the course he teaches on that subject. His pages
focus upon narrative perspectives in psychology and
allied disciplines and provide an interdisciplinary
guide to bibliographical and Internet resources concerned
with "the storied nature of human conduct" broadly
conceived. He is the Internet Editor for the Society
for the Teaching of Psychology (Divison 2 of the American
Psychological Assn.), with a brief 'to foster Net based
is one of the most distinguished Family Therapist's
of the past 50 years. Her biography reads like a Who's
Who of contemporary Family Therapy. Her 1981 book Foundations
of Family Therapy was published in 7 languages
and has been through 15 editions, being the primary
text for Therapy training for two decades. She subsequently
became associated with the Milan School of Gianfranco
Cecchin and Luigi Boscolo, and along with Peggy Penn
authored Milan Systemic Family Therapy 1984,
the now classic statement of this approach. Recently,
her book Family Therapy: An Intimate History,
2000 has become another classic text in the field,
and is a core text in the Massey programme. She is
still active at the age of 81, and is a regular contributor
to our course 175.776 Professional Issues in Contemporary
is the director of the East Side Institute for Group
and Short Term Psychotherapy in New York. Advocating
a cultural approach to human learning and development,
she has made the writings of Lev Vygotsky relevant
to psychotherapy. Dr Holzman has helped to develop
social therapy, the non-psychological approach to human
development and learning created by Fred Newman. Dr
Holzman has written or edited nine books and over sixty
articles on human development and learning, psychology,
education and social therapy; among them: Performing
Psychology: A Postmodern Culture of the Mind; Schools
for Growth: Radical Alternatives to Current Educational
Models; Lev Vygotsky: Revolutionary Scientist (with
Fred Newman); and Psychological Investigations:
A Clinician's Guide to Social Therapy (with Rafael
Levin is the director of the Houston Galveston Institute,
overseeing clinical, training and research programs.
She also serves as an adjunct professor at Our Lady
of the Lake University's Houston graduate program in
marriage and family therapy, and is an associate of
the Taos Institute. Sue has been with the Institute
since 1982 when she began her practice as a therapist,
and has had the privilege of working closely with Harry
Goolishian and Harlene Anderson, who are the founders
of the therapeutic school of 'collaborative language
systems' which Institute staff teach in 175.772 Contemporary
Therapeutic Perspectives. She has written or co authored
seven publications, several of which address her interest
in "collaborative research practices".
Lewis was a clinical child psychologist at the Royal
Victoria Hospital in Montreal, the Los Angeles Probation
Department and the Houston Centre for the Retarded
before moving to Western Australia in 1971 to establish
the Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology
at Curtin University of Technology. Between 1981 and
2002 she concentrated on her private practice while
continuing to teach courses in clinical psychology
and clinical geropsychology at Curtin. She is a contributor
to 175.776 On-line Seminar in Professional Issues.
is Professor of Psychology at Massey University, Palmerston
North, New Zealand, and is Co-ordinator of the Discursive
Therapies Programme. He was editor of a collection
of papers on the transition from prelinguistic communication
to first words in Action, Gesture and Symbol: The
Emergence of Language (1978), approaching early
language development from a Vygotskyean perspective.
His interest in the emergence of symbol systems resulted
in the jointly edited book the Handbook of Human
Symbolic Evolution (1996)(with Charles Peters).
is Professor of Sociology in the Department of Social
and Cultural Science at Marquette University, Milwaukee.
His publications deal with social problems theory,
human service institutions, and interaction. His most
recent book is Becoming Miracle Workers: Language
and Meaning in Brief Therapy (1997). It provides
a detailed exploration of brief therapy as a postmodern
approach to personal and family troubles. Based on
twelve years of research and observation, Miller's
book describes in practical detail how this method
is employed in one of the most prominent brief therapy
centres in the world, the Brief Family Therapy Center
in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
PhD, is the founder of the East Side Institute for
Group and Short Term Psychotherapy. Dr Newman is a
co-contributor to 175.777 Special Topic: Introduction
to Social Therapy with Dr Lois Holzman. For three decades,
Dr Newman has been the catalyst for building sustained,
community-based developmental psychological, educational
and cultural projects. Among his books, co-authored
with Lois Holzman, are Unscientific Psychology:
A Cultural-Performatory Approach to Understanding Human
Life, The End of Knowing: A New Developmental
Way of Learning, and Lev Vygotsky: Revolutionary
Scientist. He has also written books for a popular
audience and he is the author of nearly 30 plays, four
of which were written for American Psychological Association
PhD, is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst.
She publishes on a broad range of topics and is on
the editorial board of the American Journal of Psychoanalysis.
She has also served as an expert witness in a large
number of United States and Canadian trials on a variety
of issues related to human sexuality. Her testimony
has been used by both state and national governmental
agencies as well as by plaintiffs suing these agencies.
Her most recent paper, 'Psychoanalysis and Postmodernism',
was published in the American Journal of Psychoanalysis.
Her most recent book is And the Flag Was Still There:
Straight People, Gay People and Sexuality in the U.S.
Military. She has been teaching a seminar on Wittgenstein
on the internet since 1996.
is Emeritus Professor and former Chair of the Department
of Communication at the University of New Hampshire;
he was previously Professor of Social Psychology at
the University of Utrecht. He is currently joint editor
of the Sage series 'Inquiries in Social Constructionism' with
Kenneth Gergen (above). He is one of the founders of
the social construction paradigm in social psychology,
through a series of books dating back to 1976 (one
co-authored with Alan Gauld (Human Action and its
Psychological Investigation, 1977) (see, for example, Conversational
Realities: Constructing Life through Language,
1993). In addition to his work in social psychology,
John is also recognised as a major interpreter of the
philosophy of Wittgenstein.
is an Assosciate Professor in the Graduate Counselling
Psychology program at the University of Calgary, and
a therapist in private practice. A counsellor and educator
with over twenty years of front line experience, he
recently returned to academic life, bringing with him
a practical focus on how a discursive perspective can
enhance the collaborative practice of therapy, research,
health care, education and supervision. His publications
on these themes can be found in journals such as Family
Process, the Journal of Systemic Therapies, Gecko,
Human Systems, Australian and New Zealand Journal of
Family Therapy, and The Journal of Collaborative
Therapies. Tom is a contributing editor to The
New Therapist, A South African journal for front
line practitioners. His present writing and research
focuses on how requests are articulated and negotiated
in professional and lay conversations.
is the co-ordinator of the Pacific Island section of
the Family Centre, Lower Hutt, and currently leads
an HRC funded research programme on Samoan mental health
needs. She is a regular keynote speaker at international
conferences in the areas of family therapy and policy,
and community development. She is also a dynamic workshop
presenter. Along with her colleagues Charles Waldegrave,
Flora Tuhaka and the Reverend Walpiri Campbell, she
is one of the founders of a position called 'Just Therapy',
and is the author of materials that are included in
175.773 Principles of Just Therapy, and 175.774 Issues
of Culture and Gender in Psychological Practice.
Waldegrave is a psychologist, a family therapist, an
Anglican priest, a social policy analyst and researcher.
He is the Pakeha (European) Co-ordinator of the Family
Centre. He leads the Social Policy Research Unit there
and is also a joint leader of the New Zealand Poverty
Measurement Project, funded by 2 ongoing FoRST grants.
He has published extensively in all the above areas,
including 21 papers in refereed journals. Charles leads
workshops and educational events regularly in New Zealand
Zakutansky is Vice-President of Solutions Behavioural
Health group where she practices in collaboration with
Dr John Briggs. She is also the secretary of the Solution
Focused Brief Therapy Association. She is an experienced
workshop presenter, and a regular contributor, with
Professor Miller and Dr Briggs, to our module on SFBT
in 175.772 Contemporary Therapeutic Perspectives.