Dr Jacqueline Feather

Senior Lecturer/Internship Convenor

Phone: 921 9999 ext. 7693

Email: jackie.feather@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:
Room AR226, AR Building
AUT University
North Shore Campus
90 Akoranga Drive
Northcote, Auckland
New Zealand

Postal Address:
AUT University
AUT North Shore Campus
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142
New Zealand

Links to relevant web pages:
http://muir.massey.ac.nz/handle/10179/535/statistics

http://jkp.com/catalogue/book/9781849050869

Qualifications:

BA(Hons) Otago, PGDipCouns Auckland, PhD DipClinPsych Massey

Memberships and Affiliations:

Registered Psychologist (Clinical and Counselling scopes) New Zealand Psychologists Board

Member of New Zealand Psychological Society: Executive member and Director of Scientific Affairs (2012-2016); Member of the NZPsS Institute of Counselling Psychology

Royal Society of New Zealand: Member of the Advisory Panel for the Vice President of Humanities and Social Sciences (representing NZPsS) (2012-2014)

Centre for Interdisciplinary Trauma Research, AUT: Trauma-focused Care Leader

Member of the Future Psychology Group 

Biography:

Jackie has many years clinical experience working with children, adolescents, families and adults in community, statutory and mental health settings. She was a psychologist and clinical team leader at the Specialist Services Unit of Child Youth and Family (now Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki) and a founding staff member of Puawaitahi, a multi-agency centre for child abuse assessment and treatment in Central Auckland. Jackie helped develop the Postgraduate Programme in Counselling Psychology at AUT and was inaugural clinic leader of the Counselling Psychology Clinic at the AUT Akoranga Integrated Health Clinic. She teaches on the programme, is internship convenor, provides clinical supervision to practicum students and interns, supervises postgraduate research students, is part of an eHealth research team and maintains active involvement in leadership and service roles.

Teaching Areas:

Paper Coordinator:
Psychological Intervention (Masters)
Counselling Psychology Internship A and B (PGDipCounsPysch)

Research Areas:

Jackie’s current research interests centre around progress and outcome evaluation of psychological interventions, including building capacity for evaluating electronic interventions, particularly those designed to prevent and ameliorate trauma related effects. Her PhD research involved developing and evaluating a trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy programme for child abuse and trauma. Jackie has PhD, Masters and Honours students researching clinical and trauma-related topics. These include: Updating the original TF-CBT model with sensory modulation; interprofessional research evaluating clinical interventions in the AUT Akoranga Integrated Health (AIH) Clinic; client experiences of intern psychologists in the AIH clinic; and graduate counselling psychologists’ experiences of training, identity development and eHeath interventions; millennials experience of human-made environmental change.

Counselling Psychology in Aotearoa/NZ
Client and therapist experiences
eHealth/user experiences
Updating Trauma-focused CBT
Psychology and the environment/Existential issues

PhD Research

Feather, J. S. (2007). Trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy for abused children with posttraumatic stress disorder: Development and evaluation of a manualised treatment programme. PhD thesis, Massey University, Albany, Auckland.

Current Research Projects:

Violence prevention: Promotion of healthy relationships amongst high school students using a smartphone App. A Project funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment Health and Society Research Fund - 2015 Science Investment (Principal Investigator Koziol-McLain)

Koziol McLain, J, Carter, P., Feather, J & Parry, D. Consumer-Centred Methods for Informing and Enhancing e-Health Developments: Development of Situated Co-inquiry for assessing user experiences of eHealth interventions.

Doctoral students:

Butcher, M. The Enablers and Barriers for Psychologists as Clinical Leaders in Mental Health Services

Holt, M. Born into Grief

Maynaard, P. Exploring Self-Compassion and Self-Forgiveness: The Mediating Role of Self-Criticism, Comparative Self-Schema and Affect.

Pudney, W. Couples addressing relationship and emotional stress (CARES): A randomised controlled trial of a programme to increase relationship wellbeing for couples in stress and conflict.

Tam, E. Investigation of the Efficacy of Mindfulness-infused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with Feedback-informed Approach to treat Anxiety in Youth: A Full-scale Study

Taylor, O. Evaluation and update of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Child Trauma and Abuse: Neuropsychological Outcomes

Publications:

Waitoki, W. W., Feather, J. S., Robertson, N. R. & Rucklidge, J. (Eds.). (2016). Professional practice of psychology in Aotearoa New Zealand. Wellington, NZ: The New Zealand Psychological Society.

Abraham, Q., Feather, J. & Harre, N. (2016). Bigger-than-self issues: Implications for psychological practice in Aotearoa New Zealand. In W. W. Waitoki, J. S. Feather, N.R. Robertson & J. J. Rucklidge (Eds.), Professional practice of psychology in Aotearoa New Zealand. Wellington, NZ: The New Zealand Psychological Society.

Cargo, T., Waitoki, W. W. & Feather, J. S. (2016). Informed consent in the Aotearoa New Zealand context. In W. W. Waitoki, J. S. Feather, N.R. Robertsone & J. J. Rucklidge (Eds.), Professional practice of psychology in Aotearoa New Zealand. Wellington, NZ: The New Zealand Psychological Society.

Feather, J. S., Howson, M., Ritchie, L., Carter, P. D., Parry, D. T., & Koziol-McLain, J. (2016). Evaluation methods for assessing users’ psychological experiences of web-based psychosocial interventions: A systematic review. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 18(6), e181. doi: 10.2196/jmir.5455

Kosanke, C., Puls, B., Feather, J., & Smith, J. (2016). Minimizing intense relational dynamics to enhance safety: A thematic analysis of literature on sandtray work with adult trauma survivors. British Journal of Psychotherapy, 32(4), 502- 516. doi: 10.1111/ bjp.12242

Kosanke, G., Puls, B., & Feather, J. (2016). Sandtray work with adult trauma clients: Creating safety, facilitating communication and fostering healing. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Arts Therapy, 10(1), 59-65.

du Preez, E., Feather, J., & Farrell, B. (2016). Counselling psychology in New Zealand. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 1-8. doi: 10.1080/09515070.2015.1128397

Goodyear R, Lichtenberg J, Hutman H, Overland E, Bedi R, Christiani K, Di Mattia M, du Preez E, Farrell B, et al. (2016). A global portrait of counselling psychologists’ characteristics, perspectives, and professional behaviors. Counselling Psychology Quarterly, 1-8. doi: 10.1080/09515070.2015.1128396

Parry, D., Carter, P., Koziol McLain, J. & Feather, J. (2015). A model for usability evaluation for the development and implementation of consumer eHealth interventions. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 216, 968.

Earl, T., Hodgson, E., Bunting, A. & Feather, J. (2014). Talking therapies in times of change. Journal of the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists, 24, 15-24.

Bellamy, A., Feather, J., Gibson, K., Howard, F. & Lambrecht, I. (2014). Psychology in Aotearoa 2020: Where are we going? Psychology Aotearoa, 6, 14-17.

Scherman, R. M. & Feather, J.S. (2013). Counselling Psychology in Aotearoa/New Zealand: Introduction to the Special Section. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 42, 7-10.

Kliem, A. Feather, J.S. & Miranda (2013). Collaborative partnership and reflective practice: An intern counselling psychologist and client share their therapeutic journey. New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 42, 59-65.

Feather, J. (2012). CBT and Existentialism: Oxymoron or perfect partnership? [abstract]. In R. Scherman & C. Krageloh (Eds.), Walking the talk: The 2012 collection of oral presentations from the School of Public Health and Psychosocial Studies (p. 19). Auckland: Auckland University of Technology

Feather, J. (2011). Counselling psychology in Aotearoa New Zealand: A developing paradigm [abstract]. In R. Scherman & C. Krageloh (Eds.), Walking the talk: The 2011 collection of oral presentations from the School of Public Health and Psychosocial Studies (p. 51). Auckland: Auckland University of Technology.

Feather, J. (2011). CBT, postmodernism and existential crises [abstract]. In R. Scherman & C. Krageloh (Eds.), Walking the talk: The 2011 collection of oral presentations from the School of Public Health and Psychosocial Studies (p. 53). Auckland: Auckland University of Technology.

Feather, J. (2010, December). Step-by-step: Trauma-focused work. Counselling children and young people. Journal of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, 41- 45.

Feather, J. S. & Ronan, K. R. (2010).  Cognitive behavioural therapy for child trauma and abuse: A step-by-step approach.  London, UK: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Ronan, K. R. & Feather, J. S. (2009). Child maltreatment: Introduction to the special issue. Australian Psychologist, 44, 143-145.

Feather, J. S. & Ronan, K. R. (2009). Trauma-focused CBT with maltreated children: A clinic-based evaluation of a new treatment manual.  Australian Psychologist, 44, 174-194.

Feather, J. S. & Ronan, K. R. (2009).  Assessment and interventions for child trauma and abuse.  In Taylor, J. & Themessl-Huber, M. (Eds.) Safeguarding children in the primary care context.  UK: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Feather, J. S. & Ronan, K. R. (2006). Trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy for abused children with posttraumatic stress disorder.  New Zealand Journal of Psychology, 35, 132-145.

Conference presentations (recent):

Feather, J. A Shea Hart, A. (2017, March). Dominant Species Syndrome: A new concept to understand and manage unsustainable human behaviour, Conference paper presented to the 6th International Conference of Cognitive and Behavioural Psychology (CBP 2017), Singapore.

Feather, J & Shea Hart, A. (2016, December). Understanding psychosocial processes to facilitate human behaviour change: Introducing Dominant Species Syndrome. Workshop presented to the Australasian Facilitators Network Conference: Tuakana Teina, Poihakena Marae, Raglan.

Gilbert, J., Feather, J., Carter, P., Parry, D. & Koziol McLain, J. (2016, October). Usability testing of a web-based safety decision aid (isafe) for women: Lessons from a situated co-inquiry. Paper presented at the 21st Nursing Network on Violence against Women International Conference: Strengthen healthcare systems to promote safety and health of women and families, Melbourne, Australia.

Feather, J. & van Kessel, K. (2016, June). Integrating CBT into counselling psychology training in Aotearoa New Zealand: A contextual bicultural approach. Oral presentation to the 8th World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies 2016 (WCBCT), Melbourne, Australia

Feather, J (2015, September). Ecological formulation. Oral presentation to the New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference: Te Ao Tūroa: The World in Front of Us, University of Waikato, Hamilton.

Feather, J & Shea Hart, A (2015, November). Pioneering approach for human wellbeing and a sustainable future: Addressing Dominant Species Syndrome. Oral presentation to the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) National Symposium: Social Workers as Leaders and Change Agents, University of Sydney, Australia.

Feather, J., Carter, P. D., Koziol McLain, J. & Parry, D. (2014, November) Situated co-inquiry: A method of usability testing to closely appreciate user experiences of an artefact in terms of the health needs and opportunities. Oral presentation to the Medicine 2.0 8th World Congress on Social Media, Mobile Apps, Internet/web 2.0, Maui, Hawaii, USA.

Feather, J. (2014, September). Dialectical Diamond: A simple model for helping clients to resolve fundamental dilemmas that keep them stuck. Oral Presentation to the New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference Ka tū, ka oho - Te matai hinengaro me te ao hou Psychology in a Changing World, Nelson.

Shea Hart, A. & Feather, J. (2014, August). Dominant Species Syndrome: A new concept to understand unsustainable human behaviour on the planet. Oral Presentation to the New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference Ka tū, ka oho - Te matai hinengaro me te ao hou Psychology in a Changing World, Nelson.

Earl, T., Bunting, A. & Feather, J. (2013, September). Increasing access to talking therapies in adult mental health: Stepped care introduction and pilot. In T. Earl, Chair, Stepped Care Symposium. Symposium conducted at the New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference, Auckland.

Lenaarts, M., Feather, J. & Earl, T. (2013, September). Therapists experiences of the introduction of stepped care in adult mental health services. In T. Earl, Chair, Stepped Care Symposium. Symposium conducted at the New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference, Auckland.

Feather, J.S. (2013, July). Existential CBT: Back to the future. Oral presentation to the 7th World Congress of Behavioural & Cognitive Therapies, Lima, Peru.
 
Feather, J.S. (2013, July). CBT and Existentialism: Why these are important for counselling in a changing world. Invited keynote to Tertiary Counsellors’ Hui, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland.

Feather, J. (2012, September). CBT and Existentialism: Oxymoron or perfect partnership? In B. Farrell, Chair, Institute of Counselling Psychology Symposium. Symposium conducted at the New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference, Wellington.

Feather, J.S. (2011, October). CBT, postmodernism and existential crises. Oral presentation to the 34rd Australian Association for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (AACBT) Conference, Sydney.

Feather, J.S. (2011, August). Counselling psychology in Aotearoa New Zealand: A developing paradigm. In B. Farrell, Chair, Institute of Counselling Psychology Symposium. Symposium conducted at the New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference, Queenstown.

Feather, J.S. (2011, March). CBT for child trauma and abuse. Invited workshop presented to the New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists (NZCCP) 22nd Annual Conference, Parnell, Auckland.

Feather, J. S. (2010, November). Interweaving CBT and culture, science and art in developing a new intervention for child trauma and abuse. Oral presentation to The Aotearoa New Zealand Association for Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (AnzaCBT) Inaugural Conference. Albany, Auckland.

Du Preez, E. & Feather, J. (2010, July). Second order ethical practice in counselling psychology. In B. Farrell, Chair, Institute of Counselling Psychology Symposium. Symposium conducted at the New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference, Rotorua.

Feather, J. S. (2009, August). Trauma-focused CBT: An evidence-based manualised therapy approach for working with abused and traumatised children and adolescents. Workshop presented to the New Zealand Psychological Society Annual Conference, Palmerston North.

Feather, J. S. (2008, September).  Single-case meta-analysis evaluation of trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy for abused children with PTSD. Oral presentation to the 31st Australian Association for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (AACBT) Conference, Adelaide.

Feather, J. S. (2008, September).  Trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy for abused children with PTSD: A treatment outcome study.  Poster presentation to the 15th Australasian Conference on Traumatic Stress (ASTSS), Melbourne.

Feather, J. S. (2008, July).  Trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy Down Under: Reducing PTSD and increasing coping in traumatised abused children.  Oral presentation to the 26th Annual Conference of the International Society for Research on Stress and Anxiety (STAR), Birkbeck College University of London, UK.
 
Feather, J. S., Berking, T. & Murupaenga, P. (2008, January). Evidence-based trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy for abused children in Aotearoa/New Zealand.  Invited presentation to Global Healthcare Solutions for Vulnerable Populations Conference, Auckland.

Awards:

2015-2019: Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment Health and Society Research Fund - 2015 Science Investment $2.4 million Grant (Member of the research team; Principal Investigator Koziol-McLain). Violence prevention: Promotion of healthy relationships amongst high school students using a smartphone App.

2014: Koziol McLain, J, Carter, P., Feather, J. & Parry, D. Consumer-Centred Methods for Informing and Enhancing e-Health Developments: Research grants from AUT University Strategic Research Investment Fund (SRIF); FHES Research Investment Fund; Design & Creative Technologies Strategic Research Fund

2013: AUT University: Teaching Award: The Postgraduate Programme in Counselling Psychology, School of Public Health and Psychosocial Studies in recognition of achievements in building a new programme

2013: AUT University: Faculty Travel Grant

2011: AUT University: School Travel Grant; Faculty Travel Grant

2010: AUT University: Best Paper Award, School of Public Health and Psychosocial Studies in recognition of outstanding research achievement

2008: CQUniversity, Australia: Seed Grant

2008: Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies: Research Award, First Prize

2008: Australian Association of Cognitive Behavior Therapists (AACBT): Conference Support Funding Award

2008: Central Queensland University Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Health: International Conference Speakers Assistance Award

2005: New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists Annual Conference: Grant-in-aid for poster presentation

2002: New Zealand College of Clinical Psychologists Annual Conference: John Dugdale Award for Best Student Presentation

2002: Massey University: Doctoral Scholarship

2002: Ministry of Social Policy: New Zealand Government: Grant-in-aid


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