Counselling Aotearoa News

Friday, 12 October 2018

The October 2018 issue of Counselling Aotearoa, the "external" newsletter of the NZ Association of Counsellors / Te Roopu Kaiwhiriwhiri o Aotearoa includes stories about NZAC to spend the next 18 months researching beneficial impacts of counselling among secondary school stuents, cultural stigmatisation and rascism still key issues across the health sector, a recent survey conducted by NZAC shows that School Gudance counsellors cannot meet the demands of their students and NZAC's submision of the Tomorrow's Schools review key message is that the traditional education model is out of date, and ways in which mindfulness can be applied in our lives, including parenting.

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Thursday, 9 August 2018

The August 2018 issue of Counselling Aotearoa, the "external" newsletter of the NZ Association of Counsellors / Te Roopu Kaiwhiriwhiri o Aotearoa includes stories about the latest nationwide youth survey of young Kiwis and where they're getting help, today's terms of reference masculinity considered outdated and detrimental to men with counsellors shifting these perceptions, NZAC's support for the Green Party's mental health pilot for 18-25 year olds, counsellors to play a vital role in potential cross party mental health group and NZAC calls for reinstated funding for Police mental health pilot.

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Friday, 8 June 2018

The June 2018 issue of Counselling Aotearoa, the "external" newsletter of the NZ Association of Counsellors / Te Roopu Kaiwhiriwhiri o Aotearoa includes stories about the review of the Family Court, a Mental Health Inquiry panel for the deaf community, abortion law reform, NZAC’s submission to the Mental Health Inquiry and an intitative to have a cross-party mental health group in Parliament

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Friday, 13 April 2018

The April 2018 issue of Counselling Aotearoa, the "external" newsletter of the NZ Association of Counsellors / Te Roopu Kaiwhiriwhiri o Aotearoa includes stories about the Associate Minister of Education seeing the benefit of counsellors to children's learning, counselling for children and families to help explore concepts of childhood and sexuality, 'Chatbus', an early intervention counselling service for primary school children, counselling service 'WellElder' working to help older people access counselling services and NZAC's response to Mike Hosking's "parents should be told" comment on radio show.

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Friday, 16 February 2018

The February 2018 issue of Counselling Aotearoa, the "external" newsletter of the NZ Association of Counsellors / Te Roopu Kaiwhiriwhiri o Aotearoa includes stories about a call to action for counselling services for the Transgender community, NZAC's newest CPD Project Coordinator Niccy Fraser's message to members, what the government's Mental Health Inquiry means for counselling in New Zealand and not-for-profit organisation Adventure Development Ltd's aim to bring New Zealand youth back to their roots. 

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Thursday, 14 December 2017

The December 2017 issue of Counselling Aotearoa, the "external" newsletter of the NZ Association of Counsellors / Te Roopu Kaiwhiriwhiri o Aotearoa includes stories about new pastoral care guidelines released by the Ministry of Education and welcomed by NZAC, the Association promoting self-regulation of counselling to the wider sector, the new National Executive members promoting counselling nationwide, the benefits of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples, and news items including President Bev Weber speaking about regular emotional health 'warrants of fitness'.

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Friday, 13 October 2017

The October 2017 issue of Counselling Aotearoa, the "external" newsletter of the NZ Association of Counsellors / Te Roopu Kaiwhiriwhiri o Aotearoa includes stories about the newest member of the NZAC Executive, Miriama Tolo; mental health being a priority for both major political parties this election; NZAC featuring prominently in recent media issues regarding bullying, suicide and youth mental health; regular mental health checkups is the message from NZAC during Mental Health Awareness Week and World Suicide Prevention Day; and a story in which George Gribbin, who after recovering from a skiing accident, developed a new sense of empathy for people struggling to return to the workforce.

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Thursday, 10 August 2017

The August 2017 issue of Counselling Aotearoa, the "external" newsletter of the NZ Association of Counsellors / Te Roopu Kaiwhiriwhiri o Aotearoa includes stories about a response to the Ministry's Suicide Prevention Strategy, how Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) mediation keeps children's interests paramount, a lack of funding for school counsellors means Kiwi students are struggling, how the NZAC are committed to promoting Puawananga Kaitiakitanga, NZAC to brief stakeholders on a new self-regulatory process and a Michigan CEO's healthy attitide towards work place mental health goes viral.

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Friday, 9 June 2017

The June 2017 issue of Counselling Aotearoa, the "external" newsletter of the NZ Association of Counsellors / Te Roopu Kaiwhiriwhiri o Aotearoa includes stories about proposed mental health policies, Maori cultural frameworks, Professional Supervision Development Day, the media debate over suicide and the International Association for Counselling Conference

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Thursday, 13 April 2017

The April 2017 issue of Counselling Aotearoa, the "external" newsletter of the NZ Association of Counsellors / Te Roopu Kaiwhiriwhiri o Aotearoa includes stories about NZAC ensuring stakeholders of counselling are informed about the robustness of enhanced self-regulation, NZAC welcoming recommendations from the Privacy Commissioner's Report into the MSD proposed data collection policy, calls for more in-school support to deal with rape culture in NZ, Te Ahi Kaa Gay Puketapu-Andrews and Ethics Convenor Sue Webb to attend The International Counselling Conference in Buenos Aires and Shirley Pastiroff shares the benefits of her mindfulness-based counselling and mindful parenting solutions.

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Friday, 10 March 2017

The March 2017 issue of Counselling Aotearoa, the "external" newsletter of the NZ Association of Counsellors / Te Roopu Kaiwhiriwhiri o Aotearoa includes stories about calls for better education and guidance for teenage boys regarding sexual health and consent, Ministry of Social Development's 'worrying' client data collection policy, NZAC members voting on the title of 'Registered Counsellor', the Ministry of Education providing funding for a new school counsellor at Kaikoura High school and the importance of counselling for lawyers.

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Friday, 10 February 2017

The February 2017 issue of Counselling Aotearoa, the "external" newsletter of the NZ Association of Counsellors / Te Roopu Kaiwhiriwhiri o Aotearoa includes stories about last year in review and what's coming up, tertiary providers seeking NZAC accreditation, the College of Public Health Medicine's collaboration with NZAC and a British initiative to have secondary school teachers trained to spot the signs of mental health problems in students.

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