SectionsIntroduction Rooms available to rent at Wholebody Health in Beckenham Rooms available to hire - Shirley Call for Abstracts – BCACC 2021 Virtual Conference, Counselling in a Changing World Getting to Grips with Grief and Loss Webinar The ‘Tree Of Life’ Facilitator’s Workshop Eating disorders, and other eating and body image issues: an introductory course Getting Better Results: Using Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT) & Deliberate Practice to Improve Outcomes Workshop PADA seminars planned for 2021 Training Program in Systemic Practice & Family Therapy - The Psychology Group Mindful-Somatic Approaches to Working with Acute and Development Trauma --3 trainings coming soon to Wellington, Hamilton and Dunedin CounselPRO software program Job Vacancies/Classifieds Wanting to advertise through NZAC?
Advertiser Issue 2
Welcome to the 2nd edition of the NZAC Advertiser for 2021. This edition of the Advertiser includes rooms to rent in Beckenham and Shirley, several courses to attend and a call for abstracts for a virtual conference along with some counsellor friendly software 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.
Rooms available to rent at Wholebody Health in Beckenham
Counselling / psychotherapy practice rooms available to rent at Wholebody Health in Beckenham – up to 3 days per week (Mon-Wed), plus weekends if required. Two lovely rooms plus a waiting room in a small health clinic, would suit a counsellor / psychotherapist running their own part-time business. A great location on busy Colombo St at the Beckenham shops, on a bus route, with free parking for clients, and with cafes, dairy, and other shops nearby. A small group of professional therapists share the rooms.
Rooms are air-conditioned, calm and pleasant, west facing with good light and afternoon sunshine. There is a kitchenette for making drinks and a bathroom for clients. Wi-fi available.
$80 /day, $50/ half day inc GST.
Contact: David Cartwright firstname.lastname@example.org or 021 135 4760.
Rooms available to hire - Shirley
We are looking for someone to share with us in a lovely therapy space in Shirley. We are two women in counselling private practise seeing a range of children, adolescents and adults under the umbrella of Touchstone Therapy. We both work primarily from an attachment, trauma and family systems perspective and seek to provide our clients with a sense of hospitality in a warm and relaxed environment. We would ideally like to work alongside someone with a similar or complementary approach to practise who is able to contribute to the environment we are aiming to provide. The person would be clean and friendly and would contribute to a supportive team environment whilst enjoying the benefits of private practise.
We are offering a good sized counselling space in a residential house at 52 Shirley Road. The space is unfurnished so you will be able to make it your own. We can offer excellent car parking and the rooms are close to both bus and orbiter routes. The warm and welcoming waiting area will be fully furnished and tea, coffee tissues and hand sanitiser are provided. Our preference is to have someone a minimum of 4 days. The room rate is $280 per week plus GST for a full week, or a daily rate of $70 per day. Internet, power and tea and coffee are included in this rate. The room will be available early March.
If you are interested in hearing more about the possibility for sharing with us please contact either Tania Daly – email@example.com or Suzanne Alliston - firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Abstracts – BCACC 2021 Virtual Conference, Counselling in a Changing World
Date: Abstracts close March 1, 2021. Conference takes place June 19-29, 2021.
Contact phone : 1.800.909.6303
Contact email: Marci Zoretich, Director Member Services email@example.com
The BC Association of Clinical Counsellors Conference Organizing Committee is pleased to invite individuals and teams from around the globe to submit for consideration abstracts for BCACC's 2021 virtual conference, Counselling in a Changing World. Submissions close on March 1, 2021.
The conference is open to counsellors, therapists and allied health professionals, as well as students. Is this something you may be able to share amongst your association?
From June 17-19, 2021, BCACC will bring together counsellors from around the world to discuss the many aspects of counselling in a rapidly changing world and globally connected communities. More than ever counsellors are needed to bring compassion, hope and resilience forward and to hold space for the challenges and grief we are all experiencing. Keynote speakers Dr. Dixon Chibanda and Dr. Nicole Redvers will address these challenges with their signature brand of compassion and insights on community care.
Three conference streams link overarching themes: current and emerging psychotherapies, the changing nature of our relationships, and the global response to trauma and crisis.
We welcome submissions from presenters for:
Oral Presentations: Presenters will submit a 20 – 30 minute pre-recorded video of their presentation which will be viewed by attendees in advance of the conference. The Presenter will then be available on the day of the conference for a live 45-minute Q & A with conference attendees.
Lightning Presentations: Presenters will submit a 5 minute pre-recorded video of their presentation which will be viewed by attendees in advance of the conference. The Presenters will then be part of a “Lightning Talk Power Hour Panel” on the day of the conference – a 45-minute Q & A with conference attendees.
The Organizing Committee encourages established professionals and students alike to engage and participate by presenting at the conference, so please feel welcome to share this opportunity to your networks.
For more information and to submit an abstract, please click here.
Getting to Grips with Grief and Loss Webinar
- This webinar aims to link lived experiences with these newer ways of thinking. We provide some practical options that can be applied to your current way of working
Live Webinar Date & Time: Tuesday 23rd February, 1.00pm – 3.00pm
- Cost: $79.00 + GST pp with discounts for groups of 5 or more
- Registration link: https://book.griefcentre.org.nz/Grief-1
The ‘Tree Of Life’ Facilitator’s Workshop
Come and learn about, and experience the ‘Tree of Life’......
20th March 2021 9:30am – 2pm
Level 2, 1143 Hinemoa Street,
The Tree of Life is a narrative therapy initiative that I have used extensively both in West Africa and New Zealand with many different people groups. It is a fabulous tool to use for trauma healing, team building, goal setting, and personal growth. Used alongside foundational counselling skills, it is easy to facilitate with individuals and groups of all ages.
This experiential workshop is aimed at anyone interested in using it in their own practice.
Cost is $120 per person, GST inclusive (Pay to account 03 0022273 01 with your name as a reference).
Tea, coffee, and snacks are provided. Please bring your own lunch.
E-mail responses to firstname.lastname@example.org, or text 021 054 9247 Deborah Gill (MNZCCA)
Eating disorders, and other eating and body image issues: an introductory course
Increasing numbers of clients are presenting with eating and body image issues, some of these with diagnosed eating disorders. This half-day training workshop provides an introduction to understanding and responding to 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
✓ Identifying the main types of issues presented by clients
✓ Understanding causes: the role of genes and the environment
✓ Assessing for risk
✓ Developing a therapeutic alliance with your client
✓ Treatment services and multidisciplinary work
✓ What you need to know — and what to do with this information
✓ What recovery looks like
✓ Working ethically and self-care
✓ ANZAED eating disorder treatment principles & clinical practice standards
When: Saturday 20th March, 1 pm -4.30 pm. For other dates, please contact the trainer.
Where: Wellington CBD. For other cities, please contact the trainer.
Trainer: Lena Cromartie
Who it is for: counsellors, social workers, clinical psychologists, psychotherapists, OTs, and others in similar roles. It is suitable for those new to the topic as well as those wishing to update, refresh or extend their knowledge. Numbers will be kept small to enhance the learning experience.
Cost: $150, or $120 if registered by Monday 1st March
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 costs and other information, to register for this workshop, contact Lena through www.freedomwithfood.co.nz
Getting Better Results: Using Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT) & Deliberate Practice to Improve Outcomes Workshop
a one day workshop presented by Brent Gardiner Palmerston North - 25 March 2021 for the Manawatu branch of NZ Psychological Society
Getting Better Results: Using Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT) and Deliberate Practice to Improve Outcomes FIT is a pan-theoretical approach for evaluating and improving the quality and effectiveness of behavioural health services. It involves routinely and formally soliciting feedback from consumers regarding the therapeutic alliance and outcome of care to inform and tailor service delivery. FIT is not only consistent with but also operationalises the American Psychological Association’s (APA) definition of evidence-based practice. Deliberate Practice is a means of applying well established ideas about improving performance to the Behavioural Health arena. Its application to psychological practice is relatively recent (first published paper in 2007) and it is a rapidly developing area. Structure of Workshop: This workshop essentially consists of two overlapping parts. The first will examine the use of Routine Outcome Measurement (ROM) and Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT) in talking therapy practice The second part will explore the much more recent developments of using ROM, FIT and other factors to develop an individualised action plan for improving both individual and service wide effectiveness. The presentation will include some didactic background information and include video clips from some of the key developers of FIT and Deliberate Practice. The focus however will be on practical exercises so that participants go away with the skills to implement FIT in their practice and service as well as at least the beginnings of individual or service level Deliberate Practice plans to improve effectiveness. Who should attend: Aside from talking therapy practitioners, the workshop should be relevant to other forms of psychological practice where general client wellbeing is a primary outcome measure. It will also be pertinent for those responsible for supporting the development of individual practitioners such as educators, supervisors and service managers. The workshop is suitable for both beginning and experienced practitioners. Handouts will be provided. The Presenter: Brent Gardiner- Counsellor, Educator, Researcher Brent has been using FIT in his practice since the late 1990s. He has done intensive trainings with the foundational researchers and creators of both FIT and Deliberate Practice. In his former role as Programme Leader of the Massey University Master of Counselling Studies programme he has been teaching FIT to clinical students for over a decade and Deliberate Practice for several years
Caccia Birch House, 130 Te Awe Awe St, Palmerston North
9am to 4.30pm, Thursday 25 March
Register online today ! click here: https://www.psychology.org.nz/events/nzpss-events#cid=884&wid=301
PADA seminars planned for 2021
PADA Seminars; providing education, training and networking to the perinatal workforce. We are excited to bring you our 2021 PADA Seminars.
These seminars provide professional development for those supporting families affected by mental illness related to pregnancy, childbirth and early parenthood.
Hawke’s Bay PADA Seminar – 25 March 2021
Tauranga Moana PADA Seminar – 15 April 2021
Nelson PADA Seminar – 11 March 2021
Dunedin PADA Seminar – 24 February 2021
Training Program in Systemic Practice & Family Therapy - The Psychology Group
Level 1 - Part 1 and Part 2.
Commencing April 2021 to November 2021
Maximum 12 Participants
Trainer: Mandy Kavanagh-Vincent MSc Systemic Psychotherapy with Couples & Families
The Psychology Group proudly presents this unique and exciting opportunity to attend a 2 part training program that will provide both theoretical knowledge and practice-based skill development; in working systemically with Individuals, Couples and Families.
Part 1 – Theory 13th April to 1st July 2021 10 full days
The theoretical teaching will be held in East Auckland on Tuesday’s, 9.00am – 4.00pm, with Zoom supervision group sessions, one weekday evening
Part 2 – Clinical 29th July to 30th November 2021 12 weeks
The clinical practice component will be undertaken in the format of an afternoon/evening reflecting team clinic. Students will work in teams of 4 with a Supervisor; seeing Couples and Families referred by GP’s, DHB’s and NGO’s.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS 19TH MARCH AT 12PM
For further info please click link below:
Mindful-Somatic Approaches to Working with Acute and Development Trauma --3 trainings coming soon to Wellington, Hamilton and Dunedin
There has been a steady movement within the field of trauma therapy over the past few decades towards the increasing recognition that (a) Psychological trauma (i.e., PTSD, acute & developmental trauma) is primarily held within the body and nervous system, and (b) Working directly with the body (via sensations, impulses, breath, posture, etc.) in a state of mindfulness is therefore key to resolving entrenched trauma conditions.
In this highly experiential training, we’ll explore the basic theory and practices of some of the most effective mindful/somatic methods, drawing particularly from Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing, ACT, NVC, and Internal Family Systems.
The Instructor: Dr Paris Williams is a Registered Clinical Psychologist originally from the U.S. and now working in private practice in Dunedin. He is on the Hakomi NZ faculty as a Certified Teacher. He has a BA, MA and PhD in Contemplative (mindfulness-based) psychology, Somatic psychology, and Clinical psychology. He has extensive experience in working with trauma, psychosis, chronic pain, substance dependency and other extreme states. He authored the widely acclaimed book, Rethinking Madness, in 2012. Learn more about Paris and his work at: DunedinPsychologist.co.nz
2-day Intensive Workshops: These are relatively short but intensive trainings that provide a basic overview of this theory and practice, along with a basic framework and a basic set of practices that you'll be able to begin using with your clients right away.
Date: 28-29 May (9am – 5pm all days)
Cost: $395 (incl GST) if paid before 31st March; $450 afterwards
Date: 25-26 June (9am – 5pm all days)
Cost: $395 (incl GST) if paid before 30th April; $450 afterwards
10-day Comprehensive Training: This is a much more comprehensive training, going into more detail about the theory and practice of these mindful somatic approaches, and providing you with a much larger "toolkit" of practices that you'll be able to incorporate right away into your own therapy practice.
Date: 10-14 May ; 9-13 August (9:30am – 5pm all days)
Cost: $1,950 (incl GST) if paid before 31st March; $2,250 afterwards
For more information or to register, visit:
CounselPRO software program
CounselPRO has become the preferred program for School
Counsellors throughout NZ. It is an easy to use, affordable
program that records session information, manages
client/student information, analyses data, prints a variety of
meaningful reports and graphs, and much more. Over the years
it has developed into the most useful tool for Counsellors by
implementing features requested by Counsellors from all over
NZ and Australia. Simply put, it works the way you want it to.
Excellent support is also provided.
Single user version PC or MAC – NZ$375+GST per year*
Five user version PC or MAC – NZ$475+GST per year*
(*Yearly Subscription fee – no other charges)
For a more detailed look at the program and to download a trial version of the
software, please go to the following webpage link or ph 0274861444 :
School Version : https://www.microsalenz.com/counselpro-schools-support/
Private Practice Version : https://www.microsalenz.com/counselpro_support/
Email : email@example.com Web : www.microsalenz.com
Ph : 03 467 2888 or 027 486 1444
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 5th March 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.