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Advertiser Issue 6
Welcome to the 6th edition of the NZAC Advertiser for 2021. In this edition we have a NZAC vacancy, up and coming NZAC Professional Development day and SGC Conference, as well as lots of training courses that are available for you to take up, and the job vacancies.
NZAC Vacancy - Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Audit Team Coordinator
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Audit Team Coordinator
NZAC are seeking is seeking a full member that has knowledge and experience around NZAC continuing professional development.
The purpose of the role is to support the Auditors to maintain our self-regulation standards at exemplary levels. To coordinate the work of the CPD Auditors to assess the Continuing Professional Development Record and Plans of members. The role is a part-time paid position.
If you have enquiries about the role please contact Christine Macfarlane (President) on 021 284 3040 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here to download a copy of the job description and the Official Nomination form for National Positions 2021
To apply please send a covering letter, together with a curriculum vitae and Official Nomination form for National Positions 2021 to email@example.com
NZAC Professional Development Symposium Day - 2 July 2021 - Wellington
We are delighted to announce the NZAC Professional Development Symposium Day on 2 July 2021 in Wellington - Counselling into the future Kaitiakitanga.
Click here to view the Programme and to register
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
An Introduction to Autistic-Centred Counselling
This workshop has been developed as a result of many years of working with people on the autism spectrum (including Asperger Syndrome) , their families and associated professionals. It addresses their struggle to find suitable counselling that empathises with the many traits of the autism spectrum that can present in confused meaning when it comes to making sense of their emotions, communications and social awareness.
The co-facilitators have observed how autistic client-centred counselling can resolve many stressors for the client, their family and often for the professionals. Sherine and Serena have been counselling austic people for over 20 years. They both have family members on the autism spectrum, giving them lived experience, knowledge and understanding into the issues and challenges experienced by autistic people and their families.
The focus of the workshop will be to provide understanding, strategies and techniques for professionals to have confidence supporting autistic clients and their families. Examples will be presented from both counselling case studies and stories from autistic clients to help professionals make sense of ‘everyday’ worlds through the eyes and minds of autistic clients regardless of their cognitive ability.
This training will be of particular interest to counsellors, therapists, and professionals who support people on the autism spectrum and their families.
Some of topics we will explore:
● Counselling principles and modification for counselling when working with autistic people.
● Anxiety and depression and other feelings
● Stuff that works and stuff that doesn’t
● Strategies and case studies
Workshop notes and a PD Certificate will be given at the end of the workshop.
Facilitators : When : Where :
Sherine Mettini (MNZAC) & Serena Stace (MNZAC, AThR) Thursday 24th June 2021. Time 9am - 3pm (registration 8:45am)
Lyon Room, Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay (parking on the grounds)
Morning and afternoon tea provided. The venue is some distance from shops. Please bring your own lunch, there is a small café on site.
Registration: Click here to register www.sherinemettini.nz
Cost : Cost: $250 including GST / Early bird $230 (pay by 1/5/2021) / Students: $180 Contact : Sherine Mettini, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 029-972-4411
Or : Serena Stace, email: email@example.com, phone: 027-353-4120
Brain Working Recursive Therapy
Date/Time: 19-20 June 2021 from 08:00-17:30 on both days.
Venue: Park View Motor Lodge, 450 Tristram Street, Hamilton
Training Fee: $1075 (up until 19 May 2021); $1435 (after 19 May 2021). The fee includes morning/afternoon tea and a light lunch, as well as the assessment for accreditation.
Trainer: Phillip Louw, Registered Counselling Psychologist, approved BWRT® Supervisor and Trainer.
This two-day training is geared towards providing the necessary skills to enable participants to use it straight away with clients. All aspects of it’s use is covered in the two days. Common presenting problems addressed include trauma, grief, anxiety, phobias, depressive symptoms, anger/aggression, and relationship problems.
For information about registration, booking and any additional queries, email Phillip at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more info go to www.mindwaypsych.com/bwrt/
This training is available to professionals who have adequate training and experience working with mental health conditions. Therefore, it is open to Registered Psychologists (minimum one year post-internship experience), Psychiatrists and NZAC Registered Counsellors. If you believe you would qualify (e.g. ACC Registered) please contact me to discuss this.
Courses through Imago Institute for Relationships
Imago Institute for Relationships do courses around relationship counselling, couples workshops and professional training.
The courses presenters Brenda Rawlings MNZAC and Peter McMillan MNZAC
For the latest information on their courses please click on the link https://www.relationships.co.nz/
Training in eating issues: online as well as in Christchurch and Wellington
Eating Issues: the fundamentals
Increasing numbers of clients are seeking help for eating issues. This 1 hour online training (50 minute presentation followed by 10 minutes for questions) provides an introduction to understanding these issues. The content is based on the latest research as well as clinical experience.
Key learning points include:
✓ The relationship between eating disorders and other eating issues
✓ The main types of issues presented by clients
✓ Myths and facts about eating issues
✓ Understanding the inner world of your client
✓ Key messages for your client
✓ ANZAED eating disorder treatment principles & clinical practice standards
Next dates: Monday 24th May 5.15- 6.15 pm; Tuesday 29th June 12.15-1.15 pm. Cost: $30
Who it is for: counsellors, social workers, clinical psychologists, psychotherapists, OTs, and others in similar roles. It is designed for those new to the topic, as well as those wishing to update or refresh their knowledge. Except for those with prior experience, attending this course is a pre-requisite for further training courses at Freedom with Food.
For more information or to register for this online training, contact Lena through
www.freedomwithfood.co.nz or email@example.com
Eating Disorders and Other Eating Issues: an introduction
This half-day training provides an introduction to understanding and responding to these prevalent issues. The information is based on the latest research as well as clinical experience, and some experiential exercises are included. Some prior knowledge of the subject, or attendance at the one hour online training ‘Eating Issues: The Fundamentals’ is a pre-requisite.
Key learning points include:
- Knowing the main types of eating issues and eating disorders
- Understanding causes: the role of genes and the environment
- Assessing for risk and readiness to change
- Developing a therapeutic alliance/working alliance with your client
- Working with your client: first steps
- Multidisciplinary work and referring to other services
- ANZAED eating disorder treatment principles & clinical practice standards
Christchurch: Saturday 7th August, 1 - 4.30 pm. Wellington: Saturday 23rd October, 1 - 4.30 pm.
Cost: $150, or $120 if registered 4 weeks in advance.
Who it is for: counsellors, social workers, clinical psychologists, psychotherapists, OTs, and others in similar roles. It is designed for those relatively new to the topic (see above for pre-requisite prior training or knowledge) as well as those wishing to update, refresh or extend their knowledge.
From 2010 to 2020 Lena ran a busy private practice dedicated to working with individuals presenting with eating disorders and other eating and body image issues. She has trained in counselling, life coaching, and psychotherapy, as well as other approaches to psychological healing. She holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling, an accredited Diploma in Life Coaching, and a specialist Diploma in Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders. She is a full member of NZAC, an accredited registered member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), and the author of Bingeing, Dieting and You: 30 things every woman needs to know.
For more information or to register for this workshop, contact Lena through
www.freedomwithfood.co.nz or firstname.lastname@example.org
Trauma and the brain with addiction treatment modalities - Friday 28 May 2021
This webinar workshop is available to any counsellors/supervisors in Aotearoa and aimed at all levels of practitioner experience.
See workshop information below and if you are interested, please email PDmanager@nzac.org.nz by Thursday 13 May. When we have 24 or more people, DAPAANZ will confirm the workshop.
Webinar workshop information
This one-day workshop is being facilitated by Bronwen Wood from DAPAANZ.
The aim of this one-day workshop is to increase your knowledge about trauma and the brain in relation to addictions.
It will focus on how the brain maintains the trauma and how maladaptive coping strategies such as addictions develop. We will also spend some time focusing on treatment for addictions and trauma. If you work with trauma clients with addictions the objective of the day is to enhance your knowledge and skills.
This workshop is aimed at all levels of practitioner experience.
Total cost : $170 non members
Reduced price: $140 DAPAANZ members,
$155 NZAC members (Need 24+ people)
This workshop has been highly sought after with 14 run last year and DAPAANZ have 2 booked in so far this year. Each workshop takes 24 participants.
If you are interested, please email PDmanager@nzac.org.nz by Thursday 13 May and then DAPAANZ will supply a workshop date/s.
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, email@example.com
Job Vacancies / Classifieds
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 28th 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.