Ian de Terte

PhD, PGDipClinPsych

Senior Lecturer/Clinical Psychologist

Dr de Terte is a clinical psychologist (registration number 90-2594) and associate professor at Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand. He has research interests in the following areas: (1) psychological resilience/coping, which he views from a multidimensional viewpoint that includes the constructs of optimism, social support, self-care, posttraumatic growth, prevention strategies, stigma, sports participation, and survival behaviour. In addition, he draws on the performance psychology literature, such as imagery, to enhance a person’s resilience or wellbeing; (2) occupational traumatic stress/mental health, in particular, he is interested in posttraumatic stress, burnout/reactive depression, cumulative trauma, and secondary traumatic stress/vicarious trauma; and (3) high-risk occupations (e.g., police officers, fire-fighters, and military personnel). The research methodologies that he utilises are single-case design, moderation/mediation analysis, and meta-analysis. Dr de Terte is on five editorial boards: International Journal of Stress Management; Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy; Stress and Health; Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies; and the Journal of Loss and Trauma: International Perspectives on Stress and Coping. He is a member of the New Zealand Psychological Society (including the Institute of Clinical Psychology); and the  Dr de Terte’s clinical interests are directly transferable from his research interests. Dr de Terte has been fortunate to be involved in clinical or research work in some remote locations such as Phuket, Pitcairn Island, and Dubai. In his “previous life” he was a police detective with the New Zealand Police.

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