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Dr Patricia Thompson PhD, MA, NZAC


Institute of Education


Contact details

  • Location: 4.02, Collinson Village
    Campus: Turitea


  • Doctor of Philosophy - Massey University (2016)
  • Master of Arts - University of San Francisco (1989)

Fellowships and Memberships

  • Member, New Zealand Association of Counsellors (Full) (2000)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Supervisor of:
2013:     Judith Wright – Masters Project
Title:       Do no harm: Ethical considerations for working with attachment in the therapeutic relationship

2014:     Fleur Davies – Masters Project
Title:       Where the Wild Things Are: Early Attachment Relationship Links To Adolescent Emotion Regulation

2014:     Sally Jansen van Vuuren – Masters Project
Title:       Decreasing social networks in old age and the implications for counselling: A literature review

2015        Joan Atley
Title:        Precious Gifts: A systematic literature review on the resilient mindset and how secondary school staff can promote it in their     students

2015   Zoe Lindsay
Title:   The Impact of Paediatric Terminal Illness on the Family:  A Systemic Literature Review


Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Education (130000): Education not elsewhere classified (139999): Other Education (139900):
Psychology And Cognitive Sciences (170000)


I've lived in New Zealand for nearly twenty five years and worked at Massey since 2005, albeit intermittently.  Previously I taught college age students before returning to University for Counsellor Training.  I've been a member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors since 1999.

Research Outputs


Wright, JK., Webb, SB., Sullivan Thompson, P., Kotze, E., Crocket, K., Cronforth, S., . . . Blanchard, N. (2008). The "F" word: The challenge of feminism and the practice of counselling twenty years on. New Zealand Journal of Counselling. 28(1), 87-103
[Journal article]Authored by: Thompson, P.

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