Sarb Johal

Spreading the art and science of useful and useable psychology since 1991.

In order to help you, Sarb can advise you in in the following areas:

Psychologist, Coach and Therapist
Sarb is a qualified clinical and health psychologist, and holds current valid registrations in both NZ and the UK as well as two doctoral level degrees in. Sarb has undertaken intensive training in contextual behavioural therapies over the past 4 years, especially using ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) processes.
Consultant / Trainer / Facilitator
Sarb is very experienced in consulting in sensitive work environments, but is courageous in delivering straight talk where its needed. He has worked in Government, clinical, academic, NGO and commercial settings delivering professional services for over 27 years. Sarb also has a qualification in Management Consulting from the National School of Government in the UK.
Researcher and Writer
Sarb holds an academic appointment as Associate Professor in Disaster Mental Health at Massey University in Wellington New Zealand. He has published numerous peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters, as well as contributing to mainstream media debate in newspapers, magazines and his blog.
Broadcaster / MC
As well as writing and presenting his own show on BBC World Service, Sarb is a regular contributor to Radio New Zealand's parenting slot, other NZ Radio stations and BBC World News TV. Sarb also MC'd TEDxWellington 2014 and 2016 and has been re-engaged for 2017.

What creeps us out?

SJ:       In this Psychology Report, I talk with Professor Frank McAndrew at Knox College in Illinois, USA, and we get into the concept of creepy and how he studied it in this paper. Now, creepy is a phrase you may have been hearing a lot more over the last two or three years, and often […]

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WCWTPs2e5 Do people prefer psychotherapy to drug therapy?

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 5 of the show. Who cares? What’s the point? The podcast about the mind for people who think. In this episode, I talk with Dr Joshua Swift, Assistant Professor in Psychology, based at Idaho State University in the USA. In this conversation, we focus on Joshua’s work with his colleagues on treatment refusal […]

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Quality of relationships matters for fathers and their children’s development

In this Psychology Report, I talk with Associate Professor Claire Vallotton from the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and Michigan State University in the USA, about father’s parenting stress and its relationship to cognitive and language development in toddlers. This interview is based on the findings of this paper, and you can listen […]

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Organisations I am proud to have worked with over the past few years
alright-org min-of-health tedx-wellington min-of-social-dev rnz who dep-pm-cab bbc-world-news nz-red-cross cera office-pm-csa giffgaff healthfit     fonterra creativehqlifehack cant-dhb dh leadershipnz oneroom bbc-world-service nzcustoms min-civil-def wlg-emergency-mgmt eqc nzmat formway irdr iupsys japan-soc-promo-sci start