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Advertiser Issue 5
Welcome to the 5th edition of the NZAC Advertiser for 2021. This edition of the Advertiser includes a National Office vacancy, a call for Abstracts from NZCCA, details about the School Counsellors Conference, numerous courses that are available to us and of course our regular how to advertise with us section as well as our usual classifieds. The inclusion of courses for advertising in the NZAC Advertiser does not necessarily indicate NZAC support for the content.
NZAC Ethics Secretary
NZAC is seeking an experienced professional (15 hours per week) to help administer the complaints process for the Association.
This role involves working with the current Ethics Secretary, the Convenor and Ethics Committee in appraising complaints and applying ethical decision-making. The role also involves administration of the procedures and processes and would suit someone who is confident and competent with computer systems and enjoys detail.
The NZ Association of Counsellors (NZAC) is the professional association for counsellors in Aotearoa/New Zealand. There are two Ethics Secretaries who work for 15 hours each per week. Together they provide administration, clinical management and support for, and participate in, the National Ethics Committee of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors. The Secretaries are the first point of contact for people making complaints or ethical enquiries and they then process these according to policy and procedures established by the National Ethics Committee in line with the Association's Code of Ethics and according to New Zealand law, including the Articles and Principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi / Treaty of Waitangi.
In this role you will:
- Be responsible for the receipt and documentation of complaints, either verbal or written.
- Utilise professional clinical skills pertaining to ethical practice in making decisions about how to proceed with complaints (in conjunction with the Convenor and other Committee members).
- Assist with the on-going processing of complaints and communication with the Committee members, Regional Ethics Teams and Hearing Panels.
- Maintain the Committee’s electronic databases and communication.
- Answer ethics queries to the Office, with assistance from the Convenor and Committee members as necessary.
- Maintain established networks with internal and external stakeholders, all members of NZAC and joint complaint bodies such as the Health and Disability Commission, Privacy Commissioner, ACC and Family Court.
- Act as Privacy Officer for the Ethics Committee.
- Undertake administration of the Ethics Committee and monitor the budget of the committee.
The successful candidate will have an understanding and commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and will be: well organised; able to effectively manage time and priorities; technologically competent; have good literacy skills; able to handle distressed enquirers and upsetting material; competent at exploring and articulating ethical dilemmas; able to work co-operatively as part of a team.
Knowledge and experience of complaints procedures within the counselling profession or another health profession will be an advantage.
Click here to download a copy of the job description
If you have enquiries about the role please contact Linda Allen (Executive Director) on 04 471 0307 or email email@example.com
To apply please send a covering letter, outlining your experience and qualifications to undertake this position, together with a curriculum vitae to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close on the 30th May 2021.
Schema Therapy Training Online
April 20th 2021
Schema Therapy Online Course 1: Learn the Basics of Schema Therapy Practice Online.
6-Week Program (Now with 16-weeks access in total)
Call for Abstracts - NZCCA Conference 2021 Indigenous Practices & Pathways
The NZCCA Conference 2021 will be held in Wellington from 16-18th September.
Indigenous Practices & Pathways provides the opportunity to share cultural knowledge, traditions,
values, principles and practices developed in indigenous communities and civilisations. Traditional
knowledge is at the core of indigenous identity, culture, languages, heritage and livelihoods.
This year we would like to hear from and include presentations and experiences from those working
in the field who are already practicing, navigating or developing indigenous practices and pathways
in the social sector.
If you’re keen to share your learnings and/or experiences, we would like to hear from you. At this
stage, topics/subjects are open and will be categorised according to trends/themes that are
submitted and selected.
You will be submitting your abstract for either a 15 minute ORAL presentation or a 90 minute
interactive WORKSHOP. Opportunities for workshop presentations are very limited, therefore
those that provide a high level of indigenous interaction e.g. traditional dance/songs, wood carving,
weaving, art etc. are likely to be selected.
It is hoped that this years’ Conference will provide a unique convergence of networking, learning,
inspiring cultural practice, discussions, conversations, and increased knowledge and experience,
alongside new and renewed connections.
We encourage you to share your knowledge and experience with us in Wellington.
Submit your abstract to email@example.com by 30th April 2021.
Once submitted, you will receive an email acknowledging receipt within three working
30th April 2021: Final date for submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org
31st May 2021: Presentations selected and presenters notified.
1st July 2021: Deadline for all Presenters to register online.
Bereavement by Suicide - Webinar
- Title: Bereavement by Suicide
- Blurb: This training looks at ways to help reduce the vulnerability of those bereaved by suicide by equipping you with skills and knowledge to appropriately support. Amanda brings her own lived experience to this training, having lost her daughter to suicide.. This training is recorded.
- Live Webinar Date & Time: Tuesday 4th May, 1.00pm – 3.00pm
- Presenter: Amanda Christian
- Cost: $79.00 + GST pp with discounts for groups of 5 or more
- Registration link: https://book.griefcentre.org.nz/bereavementbysuicideNZ
Imago Relationship Therapy - A Two Day Fundamentals Training in Working with Couples
07/08 May or
18/19 June 2021 (Early Bird ends 18 May)
Revolutionise your work with couples. Relationship work can be dynamic,
stimulating and highly effective using the structured processes inherent in
Presented by Brenda Rawlings MNZAC and Peter McMillan MNZAC
For more information and to register see:
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If you would like to talk with us further about this training, please
contact us on 0800 462 464 or email@example.com
Online Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship Hosted by Aotearoa New Zealand EFT Community
15–16 & 18–19 June 2021
9am–5pm NZ time
• A short-term focused treatment for individuals, couples and families, which blends family systems and
experiential approaches to therapy with attachment theory.
• Developed by Dr. Sue Johnson, and showing strong empirical evidence for positive client outcomes. It
is globally the most successful approach to couple therapy.
• Reflecting the most recent research on the nature of relationship distress, which results from a
perceived threat to basic adult needs for safety, security, and closeness in intimate relationships
• Based on a solid treatment map, which helps the therapist guide the couple away from conflict impasse
into new bonding interactions.
• Holding the solution to helping couples thrive again!
Participants learn to:
• Conceptualise relationship distress and repair based on theories of attachment and emotion.
• Build strong therapeutic alliances utilising finely tuned validation and careful attunement.
• Help partners access the more vulnerable emotions underlying repetitive destructive cycles.
• Shape new patterns of engagement by creating powerful enactments.
* early bird NZ$1,095 (if paid before 23 May 2021)
* student/low income NZ$950
* repeat externship NZ$700
* country location parity fee NZ$600
2 scholarship places for Maori/
Pasifika therapists or therapis
To Register go to - Registration
2021 Trauma Education (Day 1-4) with Dr Leah Giarratano
A highly-regarded trauma focused program for all mental health professionals that is offered in three modes providing best-practice treatment in treating psychological trauma.
Face-to-face capital city training resumes in August 2021, while an engaging self-paced online program over three months can be undertaken commencing February, April, July or October.
A highly interactive livestream is also offered in March, June, September and November.
The Day 1-4 in both online modes attract 34 professional development hours. The capital city programs attract 28 professional development hours.
For details about these offerings please refer to https://talominbooks.com/upcoming-training-with-Leah-Giarratano
For details about Leah Giarratano and books she has published, please refer to www.talominbooks.com
Please direct your enquiries to Joshua George, firstname.lastname@example.org
Introduction to Transactional Analysis (TA101)
Wellington Transactional Analysis Institute
Introduction to Transactional Analysis
Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of July 2021
Venue, Level 3 41 The Terrace.
Transactional Analysis is a method of understanding our own internal world and our interactions with others. It is widely used in psychotherapy, counselling, organisational work and in education.
The TA101 is an internationally recognized training course.
Students who participate in the whole course are awarded the TA101 Certificate. This is awarded by the International Transactional Analysis Association (ITAA).
Recipients of the TA101 Certificate can apply for the appropriate category of membership in ITAA.
The TA101 is a general introduction to Transactional Analysis and is open to anyone wishing to learn more about the human condition. It is also a prerequisite for people wishing to enrol in professional training courses offered by various Transactional Analysis Training Institutes locally, nationally and internationally, that may lead to Certification as a Transactional Analyst.
Cost: $300 (GST inclusive) payable on enrolment.
Numbers: the course is limited to no more than 16.
Tutor: John C Savage
John has been working as a Therapist in Wellington since 1998.
His work includes experience in residential treatment centres, therapeutic communities, outpatient treatment clinics, general counselling and psychotherapy for a range of issues. He is currently in private practice in Wellington. John holds Membership with the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists and the New Zealand Association of Counsellors.
John is also a trainer, supervisor and teacher of Psychotherapists and Counsellors. He holds international qualifications as a teacher and supervisor including a Masters Degree in Science (MSc) from Middlesex University in London.
To be sent an enrolment form contact John : email@example.com
Please make the subject title of the email TA101
School Counsellors Conference, Wellington, 17 - 19 November 2021
We are excited to present Mauri Ora 2021, the National Conference for School Counsellors being held in beautiful Te Whanganui-a-Tara from the 17th to the 19th November 2021. Click here to view the official website.
This conference is a unique opportunity for those of us on the frontline working in schools throughout the country to learn, reflect, collaborate and network.
The kaupapa is Mauri Ora: strengthening wellbeing within Aotearoa, and supporting our rangatahi and whānau to thrive. School counsellors are strategically placed and are increasingly being called upon as ‘first responders’ to mental health crises.
Our conference supports and equips our dedicated school counsellor community throughout Aotearoa as they do this essential work.
Te Pakiaka Tangata (2017), the recent report into Pastoral care, Guidance and Counselling in New Zealand states:
Many of the challenges adolescents deal with are becoming increasingly complex…Schools are in a unique position to work with other agencies and the wider community to help improve and support young people’s wellbeing.Within an unstable and uncertain world, schools have the potential to be places of safety, stability and security where young people can experience connection and belonging that supports their development.
We would love to have you join us in sunny Wellington and share Mauri Ora 2021 with us. Please register your expression of interest and we will keep you updated.
Nā Te Komiti Mauri Ora 2021
We are notified regularly about vacancies for counsellors and they are listed in the Members Only section:
Click here to access Classifieds (Go to "My Classifieds" at the top of the page)
Wanting to advertise through NZAC?
You are very welcome to advertise any counselling positions through us. Just email our Administration Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org a pdf or link to the advertisement.
The next issue of the NZAC Advertiser is due to be emailed out to our membership nationwide (as well as appearing live on our website: https://nzac.org.nz/publications/advertiser/) on Friday 7th May 2021 and the costs are as follows:
For one issue:
Members & Organisations registered as Not for Profit $120.00
All prices are GST inclusive.
The above price also includes a listing of the website events calendar: https://nzac.org.nz/event-calendar
Please provide a working link to your registration page and/or your website to be included.
The advertiser is published online and emailed to the members every three weeks and reaches approximately 3000 + members. You will be emailed an invoice after the date of publication. Please provide your invoicing details.