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Advertiser Issue 3
Welcome to the 3rd edition of the NZAC Advertiser for 2021. This edition of the Advertiser includes our National Role vacancies, a note on the upcoming PD Symposium, training on eating disorders, a public ceremony on loss, School Guidance Counsellors Conference details 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.
NZAC National Roles Vacancies
We have several National Roles vacant. These roles are central to the operations of NZAC and support us all as members. It is a privilege to contribute to the progress of the counselling profession. Personal and professional development is valuable, and relationships with others in National roles and members around Aotearoa are rewarding.
The roles we have vacant are:
- Regional Representative for Otago & Southland
- Regional Representative Taranaki, Manawatu, Whanganui
- Counsellor Education Committee member
- Ethics Committee member
- Counselling Climate Change and the Environment Working Group members (5 members)
- Newsletter Editor (paid role)
- CPD Audit Team Coordinator (paid role)
- Ethics Secretary (paid role)
All the role descriptions are on the website link below. If you have any questions or wish to know more about the roles, please contact me by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 021 2843040 or Linda by email email@example.com or phone 021 325 003
Professional Self-Care | When Helping Others Hurts - Grief Centre Webinar
To be effective and stay healthy in our professional roles we need to take care of ourselves first. This training looks at the importance of physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual nurturing and how it must be combined with self-reflection and self-awareness.
Key learning points
True empathy and compassion and their impact
Self-care needs and responsibilities of professionals
Causes of compassion fatigue, overload, and burnout
The difference between self-nurturing and self-awareness
The practice of self-reflection and selfawareness when working with people dealing with loss, grief, and trauma.
The indicators to look for and developing a personal early warning system.
A recovery plan for you/your team member to heal from burn out or compassion fatigue.
- This training looks at the importance of physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual nurturing and how it must be combined with self-reflection and self-awareness. This training is recorded.
- Live Webinar Date & Time: Tuesday 16TH March, 1.00pm – 3.00pm
- Cost: $79.00 + GST pp with discounts for groups of 5 or more
- Registration link: https://book.griefcentre.org.nz/nz
The ‘Tree Of Life’ Facilitator’s Workshop - Date Moved Forward
Due to unforeseen circumstances we will be moving this workshop forward to a later date
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 training in Wellington and Auckland
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
Wellington: Saturday 20th March, 1 pm - 4.30 pm, Wellington CBD. Cost: $150, or $120 if registered by Monday 1st March
Auckland: Saturday 17th April, 1 pm - 4.30, Mt Eden. Cost: $150, or $120 if registered by Monday 15th March
Cancellations for Covid-related reasons will get a full refund.
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.
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
Public Ceremony Seeds of Hope - Saturday, 1 May 2021, 2.00pm – 3.30pm Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch
We are holding a Ceremony to acknowledge the losses connected with infertility - childlessness, miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, acknowledging embryo loss, secondary infertility, and loss of dreams …
Public Ceremony Seeds of Hope Saturday, 1 May 2021, 2.00pm – 3.30pm Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch Designed and created by two celebrants who have been on an infertility journey of their own, to assist in the healing process and to provide hope.
Anglican Church of St Columba & Community Centre, 92 Surrey Crescent, Grey Lynn, Auckland
Johnsonville Uniting Church, 18 Dr Taylor Terrace, Johnsonville
South Library, 66 Colombo Street, Cashmere, Christchurch
These events are free of charge. Light refreshments served.
For more information and to RSVP please contact Keeley Jenkins, Auckland - email@example.com Winnie Duggan, Wellington - firstname.lastname@example.org Colleen Heward-Carmont, Christchurch - email@example.com
IMPORTANT: Due to Covid 19, please kindly RSVP by email if you are intending to attend the ceremony as we will need to know numbers if restrictions are put in place for gatherings.
NVC For Therapists - 2-day Foundational Training, Dunedin
Increase your therapuetic communication and client support kete.
A fun and inclusive 8 module program that will increase your resources to create trust, connection, alliance, boundaries, safety, and a solid communication foundation stone.
Friday May 7th and Saturday May 8th 2021.
With optional bonus half day Ecotherapy Intro Sunday 9th.
Suitable for Counsellors, Psychologists, Social Workers, Mentors, Mediators and Coaches.
Fee: $280.00 (Earlybird $250.00)
For Information and Registration:
NZAC Professional development symposium day July 2.
Friday July 2, followed by the AGM 3 July.
We are excited to announce our NZAC professional development symposium day to be held at the Rydges Hotel in Wellington. This day is a great opportunity for attending interactive workshops to grow theoretical knowledge, upskill your practice and make connections with colleagues.
Likely content to include: Te Tiriti futures; based on the NZAC Te Tiriti audit report, Working with children, Climate crisis and sustainability; implications for practice, Working with ACC, Eco therapeutic approaches, Loss and grief, Diversity, Privacy act today, Puawananga Kaitiakitanga, Supervision a panel discussion, Using apps to support supervision and counselling, Even handedness with Couples, Covid response : New trends in counselling, Working with Family violence, That could never happen to me: blind steps towards complaint procedures, Counselling trends in the family court, Anxiety and comedy.
An early evening Mix and mingle, at Rydges with Canapes and refreshments from 5-7pm.
Rydges are offering discounted room rates for NZAC members so do take advantage of this and if flying, book early. Looking forward to seeing you there. Niccy Fraser, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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/
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 email@example.com 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 26th 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.