Advertiser Issue 1
Welcome to the 1st edition of the NZAC Advertiser for 2021. This edition of the Advertiser includes counselling youth on the autism spectrum, interactive drawing therapy courses and an online emotionally focused therapy externship along with 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.
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:
IDT Courses, Wellington , 2021
What is Interactive Drawing Therapy or IDT?
A unique page-based way of working with words, images and feelings to access different part of clients’ deeper selves. The page becomes a mirror for your client, helping them see themselves more objectively from new perspectives and facilitating insight, inner resourcefulness and pro- found change. A unique map of the stages of the therapeutic journey guides you through the tasks, challenges, risks and interventions of each stage, dramatically increasing your effectiveness and ability to work safely. The Wellington workshops are co-facilitated by Mary Brownlow and Irena Stenner, both experienced IDT teachers and practitioners.
The IDT Foundation Courses Wellington
The IDT Foundation Course is your first step toward developing IDT skills and is open to all people who work in the ‘helping professions’. This is a hands-on experiential training that will present IDT’s basic principles, method and clinical frame-works. The 4-day Foundation Course comprises two x 2-day units.
Thursday/Friday 8-9 April Unit 1 one Unit $450 incl.GST Thursday/Friday 6-7 May Unit 2 both Units $900 incl.GST
To enrol: firstname.lastname@example.org
IDT and Trauma Wellington
This workshop builds on the foundation course. It is for professionals who want to enhance their skills with working with trauma recovery using IDT. It is a holistic approach to assist post traumatic growth by helping to regulate the nervous system through building more stability, safety and resources. The course offers a combination of information, practical demonstrations, case examples, and hands on experiential practice. It focuses on how to use IDT to release the charge in the body, how work with difficult feelings and trauma-based beliefs.
Thursday/Friday 5-6 August 2021
Course fee: $480 incl.GST To enrol: email@example.com
The Spiritual Dimension of IDT Wellington
This is a one day workshop for practitioners who have completed the foundation course with the aim of exploring aspects of IDT, such as “being with what is”, “being where the client is”, “being present”, “trusting the process”, allowing for moments of stillness and reflection so that the inner resourcefulness of the client has space to emerge from the depth. The approach is a non- denominational. We will explore how mindfulness fits in with IDT and how to cultivate a sense of trust, stillness and presence as a practitioner to best create a safe space for our clients.
Friday 24 September 2021
Course fee: $280 incl.GST To enrol: firstname.lastname@example.org
IDT Supervision Group Wellington
This group is formed by enthusiastic IDT users who have competed the foundation courses wanting to upskill and refresh their IDT knowledge, share case material in a peer group and develop confidence in their practice.
Six week intervals for one year, on 8x Friday’s from 1.00-2.30pm To enrol: email@example.com
For more information and to register please go to: https://www.interactivedrawingtherapy.org/
Online Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship Hosted by Aotearoa New Zealand EFT Community
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.
• Based on a solid treatment map, which helps the therapist guide the couple away from conflict impasse into new bonding interactions. 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.
What participants have said:
• “After four days I feel energised and equipped to deepen into EFT work. I am surprised how collegial and fun the zoom training actually was”
• “The sessions were beautifully and seamlessly coordinated. Everything from the learners perspective flowed and the breakout rooms were fabulous to try and consolidate the new learning”
• “I was pleasantly surprised at how effective the training was, how easy it was not having to travel and doing it from the comfort of my own home and how authentic and well supported it was to participate in roleplay online. I can highly recommend it and moving forward will chose online over in-person.
* early bird NZ$1,095 (if paid before 31 January 2021)
* student/low income NZ$950
* repeat externship NZ$700
* country location parity fee NZ$600
2 scholarship places for Maori/ Pasifika therapists or therapists who work in these communities.
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 12th February 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.