Professional Development Day 2018

A day to update and up-skill in this ever-changing world

This one day workshop will give members a number of opportunities to update and upskill in connection with the NZAC competencies.  A range of workshops are on offer over the course of the day that link us to the ever changing world that we live in.  Are we confident in our understanding of confidentiality and notes; are we aware of our skills in relation to risk assessment and what we need to share with other health professionals; are we up-to-date with the new technologies that our clients are using; are we needing to bring more skills into our basket. The day offers the opportunities to answer these questions.  A keynote address will help us to understand the world of tangata whenu and tauiwi in terms of the metaphor of the arranged marriage.

Date:                Friday 27 July 2018 (AGM is Saturday 28 July 2018)

Venue:              Rydges, 75 Featherston St, Pipitea, Wellington

Programme (see draft outline of the day below) includes workshops on:

Puawangana Kaitiakitanga - Facilitators Te Ahi Kaa, Gay Puketapu-Andrews

Risk Assessment - Facilitator TBC

Confidentiality in today's climate - Facilitator Sue Webb, Ethics Convenor

Supervision - Facilitated by members of the Supervision Committe

                       What do we need to do to support our supervisee's in today's NZAC CPD environment: 

 Developing Peer Support Groups for CPD- Facilitator Niccy Fraser

 E therapies- Facilitator TBC

                        Using apps and web-based products specisifically designed for therapeutic use

 Mindfulness - Facilitator Christine Macfarlane

                         Exploring healthy mind habits with clients

  Art Therapy(TBC) - Facilitator TBC



Full Day

         Member, Provisional Member, Student Affiliate:                        $180.00

         Non-Member:                                                                             $220.00

Half day, either morning or afternoon (including lunch): 

         Member, Provisional Member, Student Affiliate:                          $90.00

         Non-Member:                                                                             $110.00


Accommodation Options (further booking details will be posted soon):



Superior King/Twin        $209.00 room and 1x full buffet breakfast in Portlander 

                                      $239.00 room and 2x full buffet breakfasts in Portlander 

City View King/Twin       $239.00 room and 1x full buffet breakfast in Portlander 

                                       $269.00 room and 2x full buffet breakfasts in Portlander 


West Plaza (a 10 - 15 minute walk from the Rydges)

Have reserved some accommodation between Thursday 26th – Sunday 28th July 2018 at the rate of $165.00 (including GST and breakfast for 1 person).  This special rate is available up until 22 June 2018.  Please note you must book directly with them and not through a travel agent or third party website.

To make a booking:

Phone – 0800 731 444 or Email – and quote the confirmation name or number below.

Confirmation - New Zealand Association of Counsellors ( #431622)


Bay Plaza (a 20 minute walk to the Rydges Hotel)

$150.00 per night (TBC)




Wilson Parking on Stout St - $4.00 per half hour (maximum casual fee $41.00 per 12 hours)

Rydges - Parking: $30.00 per vehicle (from check-in until check-out). Please note parking at the hotel is very limited, and is taken on a subject to availability basis.  Disability parking can be arranged at Rydges.



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