SectionsIntroduction Research into counsellors who regularly incorporate centering practices in their personal and professional lives Webinar | Developing Resilience in the Caring Professions Webinar | A closer look at eating disorders for caring professionals Counselling Youth on the Autism Spectrum - 2 Day Training Course in Auckland Te Ipu Taiao – The Climate Crucible, a series of webinars in March 2021 being organised by NZAP. Job Vacancies/Classifieds Wanting to advertise through NZAC?
Advertiser Issue 10
Welcome to the 10th edition of the NZAC Advertiser for 2020. This edition of the Advertiser includes a webinar on climate change and what we can do now to prepare, 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.
Research into counsellors who regularly incorporate centering practices in their personal and professional lives
My name is Hanna Abebe Cope and I am a Master of Counselling student at the University of Auckland.
For my research I would like to hear from counsellors who regularly engage in centering practices in their personal and professional lives. I am keen to hear about your experiences.
Please get in touch if you, or someone you know,regularly engage in centering practicessuch as mindfulness, meditation, spending time in nature, spiritual practices, relaxation, body or breathwork or any other centering practices; and would be interested in sharing this experience with me.
Participants will be asked to discuss their experiences during an interview of approximately one hour - either face to face or online via Zoom.
All personal information will be kept confidential.
Once I hear from you, I will send you more information about the study and answer any questions you might have. Thank you Hanna Abebe Cope
Approved by the University of Auckland Human Participants Ethics Committee on 11 November 2020 for three years. Reference Number 3393
Webinar | Developing Resilience in the Caring Professions
Date | Tuesday,1st December 2020 (Sessions are recorded)
Time | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (11:00 AM - 1:00 PM AEDT)
Cost | Registration | http://www.griefcentre.org.nz/EventsTraining/Webinar.html
Who should attend this webinar? Professional support workers and volunteers who work with people dealing with any loss, grief, trauma, or difficult change.
Overview To work effectively as Health Care Professionals, it is necessary to be aware of life purpose and our own resilience as well as knowing how to work through doubts and experiences of clients’ despair and suffering, in order to be effective in working with people and their communities.
Strengthening our own sense of hope and resilience makes us better equipped to explore resilience and hope with the people we work with. Research shows that staff who actively practice self-care and self-awareness increase their resilience in the Health Care Professions, where empathy and compassion are important aspects of the work.
End 2020 with a gift to you and your work so you’re ready for 2021! Key Learning Points Tools to develop and strengthen your own resilience Self-reflective practice and awareness
Webinar | A closer look at eating disorders for caring professionals
Who should attend this webinar?
Clinicians and healthcare professionals who work in social/community services, health and education settings, who wish to increase and supplement their knowledge about eating disorders and disordered eating from a valuable specialist and lived experience perspectives.
Overview Eating disorders are complex mental illnesses that are often misunderstood, stigmatized and do not enjoy many accessible, affordable support and treatment services. Through understanding eating disorders and breaking common misconceptions, we are better able to support an individual with an eating disorder or disordered eating in sourcing fit-for-purpose support and treatment programmes that are easily accessed and affordable in New Zealand and Australia.
Key Learning Points The different types of eating disorders Common misconceptions about eating disorders Common co-occurring conditions Methods for treating eating disorders What current research tells us
WEBINAR | A CLOSER LOOK AT EATING DISORDERS FOR CARING PROFESSIONALS $69.00 + GST pp with discounts for groups of 5 or more
Date | Wednesday 9th December 2020 (Sessions are recorded)
Time | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM NZST (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM AEDT)
Registration | http://www.griefcentre.org.nz/EventsTraining/Webinar.html The impact of eating disorders Canopy innovation in NZ and AUS and worldwide The power of peer and nonclinical support Lived experience
Counselling Youth on the Autism Spectrum - 2 Day Training Course in Auckland
This 11-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.
Key Learning points Understanding your clients with ASD (what is ASD, their strengths, challenges, and processing differences).
ȃ Translating our ASD knowledge into our practice
ȃ Evidence based strategies for youth with ASD
ȃ Modifications for practice
ȃ Adjustments for counselling style
ȃ What does the research say on ASD and counselling
ȃ Ways to work more collaboratively with families and schools
ȃ Incorporating visual strategies into your practice
ȃ How to write a social story or comic strip
ȃ Using structure and routines to support your clients
ȃ Being aware of sensory differences and needs in counselling
ȃ Supporting social skill development
ȃ Understanding underlying anxiety triggers in ASD
ȃ Teaching skills ȃ How to support generalisation of skills into their everyday life (including families, schools, and communities around your clients
When: Friday 26th Feb 2021 9:00am-4:00pm Saturday 27th Feb 9:00am -3:00pm
Where: Central Auckland based venue TBC
Fees: $460 including GST This two-day training includes lunch and tea break catering, workshop notes and a PD Certificate.
Secure your spot here:
Te Ipu Taiao – The Climate Crucible, a series of webinars in March 2021 being organised by NZAP.
NZAP webinar series: Saturday mornings of March 2021 6, 13, 20 & 27 March, 9am-12pm
In the Climate Crucible leading thinkers in psychotherapy, science and Te Ao Maori
will participate in our enquiry regarding the environmental, social and political changes
that are coming with Climate Change and what we can do now to prepare personally,
as psychotherapists and citizens in this time of “great reckoning”.
You can find more details on our website at https://nzap.org.nz/nzap-events/conferences/
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