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Advertiser Issue 2
Welcome to the 2nd edition of the NZAC Advertiser for 2022!
We have a small edition this month but there are some fantastic new opportunities to develop your career with some workshops and free upcoming NZAC webinars.
Please also check out the latest job vacancies as these are updated regularly.
The inclusion of content for advertising in the Advertiser does not necessarily indicate NZAC support for the content.
We update our Job Vacancies page regularly with new listing so be sure to visit often.
They are listed in the Members Only section:
Click here to access Classifieds (Go to "My Classifieds" at the top of the page)
Free NZAC webinar: Demystifying working with ACC
NZAC Second complimentary webinar 2022.
Monday 28 March 6.00 -7.30pm
or Friday 1 April 10.30am-12pm
Thinking about becoming ACC registered but not sure?
Wondering: Can I do this work? What is it actually like to work within the ACC system? Is it too difficult and complex to navigate? Are the ACC reports and criteria for funding overwhelming? Have you read/heard negative media about working with ACC? What are the benefits of working within the ACC system?
During this webinar Lisa Holden will talk about her experience of working within the ACC system with survivors of sexual harm. She describes that she “loves ACC work” and wishes to support other NZAC counsellors into this area. This is not an ACC authorised webinar, but one counsellor’s take on the system’s pros and cons and how she has tried to navigate her way through its joys and challenges. This webinar will be a conversation between Lisa and Niccy Fraser discussing the questions above and will include plenty of time for your questions. You are also encouraged to send your questions in advance to Niccy Fraser email@example.com
Bio - Lisa Holden Lisa completed a Masters of Counselling in 1998. She worked in various community organisations for many years, then started working in private practice in 2014, registering as a sensitive claim’s provider. She has been completing supported assessments for sensitive claims since 2017. She completed her studies towards a Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling (Counselling Supervision) at Waikato University in 2021.
Pre register below:
Monday 28 March 6.00 -7.30pm
or Friday 1 April 10.30am-12pm
Free NZAC Webinar: What would you do if a client complained about your practice?
NZAC's Fourth complimentary webinar workshop 2022.
Thursday 7 April 4pm-6.30pm
What would you do if a client complained about you?
What would you do if, as a supervisor, your supervisee arrived at supervision with a letter of complaint from NZAC‘s Ethics Secretary?
This webinar workshop via Zoom, will be facilitated by members of the Auckland Regional Ethics Team. Sabrina Zoutenbier, Carol White, Mike Williams and Elahe Khaleghian.
The workshop will cover all the stages demonstrating the responsibilities of all parties - the client, the Ethics Secretary, the counsellor/supervisee, the supervisor and the Regional Ethics Team (RET) appointed to address the complaint.
This interactive webinar workshop will provide you with an opportunity to read a complaint and see a counsellor reply. The PD manager will send you an example of a client complaint and counsellor reply for discussion during the workshop. Please have a copy of the NZAC Code of Ethics with you, to identify relevant parts of the code under discussion.
I have been involved in counselling for the past 20 years, in both private practice, as a supervisor and in tertiary education. For the last 17 years I have been a lecturer on the Master of Counselling programme at the University of Auckland. I enjoy teaching ethics and working with NZAC as a member of the Regional ethics Team.
I am a foundation member of our Association and became a Life Member in 2002. I have been a school guidance counsellor, tertiary counsellor and now I have a private practice, mostly supervision. I was President of NZAC for 2 terms. I am on the Auckland Branch Committee and the Ethics Committee. I find the Ethics Committee work challenging and rewarding.
I work part time as a school guidance counsellor after being Head Of Department of an Auckland High School for 21 yrs. I was previously an inaugural member of the supervision committee and in addition to my role on the ethics committee, I currently supervise people from a wide range of occupations.
I have been a secondary school counsellor for over 35 years while maintaining a small private practice that includes supervision. I have served on the National Ethics Committee since early 90s and am one of the contributors to the existing code of ethics. I have also acted as the convenor for the regional processes in Auckland (RET) since its inception.
Pre register below:
Counselling Youth on the Autism Spectrum
Gain a deeper understanding of your autistic clients and learn practical evidence-based strategies you can use in your practice tomorrow.
This 12-hour professional development training will be practical, using evidence-based strategies that you can individualise for your clients. You will be learning by doing, developing a deeper understanding of the autism spectrum and how to translate this into your practice. You will come away with a toolkit/kete full of practical ideas, strategies, and resources to use immediately in your sessions.
The training will be co-facilitated by Arletta and Abi, ASD counsellors with combined total of 25 years’ experience working in the field of autism. Both Arletta and Abi are experienced groups facilitators and trainers who teach in a practical fun way where learners leave feeling confident in applying their learning. This training will be of particular interest to therapists, counsellors and professionals working in a therapeutic setting with young people on the autism spectrum and/or their families. This training will be suitable for professionals with both limited and advanced ASD knowledge and useful to professionals working with other neurodiverse clients. A basic understanding of ASD would be ideal.
Key learning points:
- Understanding your clients with ASD (their strengths, challenges, and processing differences).
- Translating our ASD knowledge into our practice
- Evidenced based strategies for youth with ASD
- Modifications for practice
- Adjustments for counselling style
- What does the research say on ASD and counselling
- Ways to work more collaboratively with families and schools
- Incorporating visual strategies into your practice
- How to write a social story or comic strip
- Using structure and routines to support your clients
- Sensory differences and needs in counselling
- Supporting social skill development
- Understanding anxiety and emotional regulation in ASD
- How to support generalisation of skills into their everyday life (including families, schools, and communities around your clients)
- Brief overview of ASD and trauma
- Brief overview of ASD and at risk sexualised behaviour
Arletta van den Bosch
I am a full member of NZAC, and have been a child and family counsellor for I have specialized in ASD for the 9 years. I did an Educational Masters interest in ASD and anxiety. at a charity with and provided training, and PD on autism-topics. I now work full time working mainly with clients and communities.
I am a full member of NZAC, a registered Arts Therapist and an approved supervisor with ANZACATA, NZAC and NZACC. I have worked within ASD specialist roles for the last 15 years providing individual therapy, social skills groups, parent support, behaviour support, parent education, group facilitation, ASD training and supervision. I currently work as a Supervising Behaviour Specialist at Explore Specialist Advice providing ASD education and intervention-based support to families. In my private practice, I provide parent support and clinical supervision with a specialty focus in ASD, wider disability support and group facilitation.
When: 9:00AM -4:00PM - 25-26th March 2022
Fees: $395 including GST
Contact: Arletta van den Bosch firstname.lastname@example.org
2022 Trauma Education presented by Dr Leah Giarratano
Treating Complex Trauma: Day 3-4 Auckland CBD on 15-16 September 2022 between 8:30am - 4:30pm
Both programs are also offered internationally online as an engaging self-paced program over three months commencing February, April, July and October or via a two-day highly interactive livestream in March, May June, September and November 2022.
When you register for the self-paced online program, you have access to the same program via livestream during your access period. Please register one month prior to the livestream to ensure your printed materials are delivered in time.
If COVID restrictions happen to affect the 2022 Auckland training, a highly interactive livestream will be offered on the same dates. A refund of the program (fee less card fee) will be provided if you do not wish to complete the program via livestream. A full transfer to 2023 in Auckland is also offered.
For more information about the program refer to this flyer or the link below
For details about these offerings and books by Leah Giarratano refer to https://talominbooks.com/upcoming-training-with-Leah-Giarratano
Please direct your enquiries to Joshua George, email@example.com
ISSC Provider - ACC Psychology Advisor Forum
We are pleased to advise that we are recommencing the ISSC Provider-PA forum for 2022. This forum supports clinical aspects of the ISSC contract and gives providers an opportunity to connect, share, and learn. Participation in the forums can be logged as a professional activity.
Important Aspects of Supported Assessments and Client Wellbeing Plans
Friday 22nd April 2022 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
If you would like to attend, please register by clicking on this link before the close of business (5 pm) on 13th April 2022. You will be sent a calendar invite, instructions on how to join the meeting, and a meeting link.
If time permits, other points for discussion are welcome and ideas for future topics are always welcome. ACC Psychology Advisors (PA’s) will host and moderate the discussion, the forum is an opportunity for Assessors and Providers to share and discuss ideas as well.
During this forum we are not able to address the following operational concerns, if you have questions that relate to the categories below, please follow the guidance to seek assistance:
If your question is around claim management, please contact the Recovery Partner (formerly case manager) managing the claim
If you have a question for a Psychology Advisor about a particular case, please phone the PA Hotline on (09) 354 8425
Questions around policy, procedural, and/or contractual matters are to be raised with your Supplier, who can liaise with their ACC Engagement and Performance Manager (EPM)
Wanting to Advertise with NZAC?
You are welcome to advertise courses, events, trainings and counselling positions through us.
Each edition is published on the 15th of every month and reaches an audience of 3,000 + members.
If you'd like to be included, please make contact at least a week before the 15th to secure your spot.
Contact Jo McNab at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and pricing.