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.

Who cares? What’s the point? 2016-17 – Building a science communication podcast

I have been hosting and producing Who cares? What’s the point? – my science communication podcast – for a year now. There was an opportunity to talk about my creative journey over this year at the Science Communicators of New Zealand annual conference last week, so I took it up and gave a short presentation […]

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Speech to the Fabian Society: Key elements for a Reformed Mental Health System in Aotearoa

This is the text from the speech I gave to the Fabian Society in Auckland on the evening of 6 December, 2017. I have made the speech text available for viewing here via Google Docs, but have also reproduced it below with the slides I also presented that evening. I believe that the organisers made […]

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Do teachers believe in “neuromyths” just as much as everyone else?

There are some commonly held misconceptions in the general public about how the brain works and how it affects how we learn – these are often called “neuromyths.” We know that the general public can fall prey to these much of the time, but what about our educators? And if teachers believe in these neuromyths, […]

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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