SectionsIntroduction NZAC Ethics Secretary Children, Young Adults and Families | When a Family Hurts - Webinar PADA seminars planned for 2021 2021 Trauma Education (Day 1-4) with Dr Leah Giarratano Polyvagal Theory Seminar - Oxytocin & the Neurobiology of Social Behaviour Trauma and the brain with addiction treatment modalities - Webinar Workshop The Nature of Trauma - Webinar BrainWorking Recursive Therapy Level 1 Training Counselling Youth on the Autism Spectrum - 2 Day Training Course in Christchurch Imago Relationship Therapy - A Two Day Fundamentals Training in Working with Couples An Introduction to Autistic-Centred Counselling School Counsellors Conference, Wellington, 17 - 19 November 2021 Job Vacancies/Classifieds Wanting to advertise through NZAC?
Advertiser Issue 4
Welcome to the 4th edition of the NZAC Advertiser for 2021. This edition of the Advertiser includes a National Office vacancy, a call for interest from our PD Manager, updated PADA dates, a couple of trauma based courses, child and youth courses 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 Ethics Secretary
NZAC is seeking an experienced professional (15 hours per week) to help administer the complaints process for the Association.
This role involves working with the current Ethics Secretary, the Convenor and Ethics Committee in appraising complaints and applying ethical decision-making. The role also involves administration of the procedures and processes and would suit someone who is confident and competent with computer systems and enjoys detail.
The NZ Association of Counsellors (NZAC) is the professional association for counsellors in Aotearoa/New Zealand. There are two Ethics Secretaries who work for 15 hours each per week. Together they provide administration, clinical management and support for, and participate in, the National Ethics Committee of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors. The Secretaries are the first point of contact for people making complaints or ethical enquiries and they then process these according to policy and procedures established by the National Ethics Committee in line with the Association's Code of Ethics and according to New Zealand law, including the Articles and Principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi / Treaty of Waitangi.
In this role you will:
- Be responsible for the receipt and documentation of complaints, either verbal or written.
- Utilise professional clinical skills pertaining to ethical practice in making decisions about how to proceed with complaints (in conjunction with the Convenor and other Committee members).
- Assist with the on-going processing of complaints and communication with the Committee members, Regional Ethics Teams and Hearing Panels.
- Maintain the Committee’s electronic databases and communication.
- Answer ethics queries to the Office, with assistance from the Convenor and Committee members as necessary.
- Maintain established networks with internal and external stakeholders, all members of NZAC and joint complaint bodies such as the Health and Disability Commission, Privacy Commissioner, ACC and Family Court.
- Act as Privacy Officer for the Ethics Committee.
- Undertake administration of the Ethics Committee and monitor the budget of the committee.
The successful candidate will have an understanding and commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and will be: well organised; able to effectively manage time and priorities; technologically competent; have good literacy skills; able to handle distressed enquirers and upsetting material; competent at exploring and articulating ethical dilemmas; able to work co-operatively as part of a team.
Knowledge and experience of complaints procedures within the counselling profession or another health profession will be an advantage.
Click here to download a copy of the job description
If you have enquiries about the role please contact Linda Allen (Executive Director) on 04 471 0307 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply please send a covering letter, outlining your experience and qualifications to undertake this position, together with a curriculum vitae to email@example.com
Applications close on the 30th April 2021.
Children, Young Adults and Families | When a Family Hurts - Webinar
- Title: Children, Young Adults and Families | When a Family Hurts
- This interactive webinar provides evidence-based global insights into what we need to be aware of and how best to support the mental health of children, young adults and families we interact with, while also looking after our own mental health and well-being. This training is recorded.
- Live Webinar Date & Time: Tuesday 30TH March, 1.00pm – 3.00pm
- Presenter: Dr Fiona Pienaar
- Cost: $79.00 + GST pp with discounts for groups of 5 or more
- Registration link: https://book.griefcentre.org.nz/whenafamilyhurts
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
New Plymouth PADA Seminar - 17 May
Christchurch PADA Seminar - 3 Jun
Auckland PADA Seminar - 24 Jun
Wellington World Maternal Mental Health Day - 5 May
2021 Trauma Education (Day 1-4) with Dr Leah Giarratano
A highly-regarded trauma focused program for all mental health professionals that is offered in three modes providing best-practice treatment in treating psychological trauma.
Face-to-face capital city training resumes in August 2021, while an engaging self-paced online program over three months can be undertaken commencing February, April, July or October.
A highly interactive livestream is also offered in March, June, September and November.
The Day 1-4 in both online modes attract 34 professional development hours. The capital city programs attract 28 professional development hours.
For details about these offerings please refer to https://talominbooks.com/upcoming-training-with-Leah-Giarratano
For details about Leah Giarratano and books she has published, please refer to www.talominbooks.com
Please direct your enquiries to Joshua George, firstname.lastname@example.org
Polyvagal Theory Seminar - Oxytocin & the Neurobiology of Social Behaviour
Polyvagal Theory creator's Stephen Porges and Sue Carter will be joining us for a two day live streaming seminar at the Airforce Museum in Wigram Christchurch - 7 & 8 May 2021
Registration 8.30am - Stephen & Sue 9 - 2
TKC Practical Application 2- 3
PRICE: $350.00 - includes refreshments and lunch
T's & C's - should attendance numbers be insufficient by 16th April - then Thriving Kids Collective & GG Communications reserve the right to cancel the event AND all payments will be returned.
Presented by: Thriving Kids Collective & GG Communications
Trauma and the brain with addiction treatment modalities - Webinar Workshop
The PD manager is organising a reduced price, one day webinar workshop on
Trauma and the brain with addiction treatment modalities
This webinar workshop is available to any counsellors/supervisors in Aotearoa and aimed at all levels of practitioner experience.
See workshop information below and if you are interested, please email PDmanager@nzac.org.nz by Friday 9 April. When we have 24 or more people, DAPAANZ will offer us workshop date/s which will then be advertised in the advertiser.
Webinar workshop information
This one day workshop is being facilitiated by Bronwen Wood from DAPAANZ.
The aim of this one-day workshop is to increase your knowledge about trauma and the brain in relation to addictions.
It will focus on how the brain maintains the trauma and how maladaptive coping strategies such as addictions develop. We will also spend some time focusing on treatment for addictions and trauma. If you work with trauma clients with addictions the objective of the day is to enhance your knowledge and skills.
This workshop is aimed at all levels of practitioner experience.
Total cost : $170 non members
Reduced price: $140 DAPAANZ members,
$155 NZAC members (Need 24+ people)
This workshop has been highly sought after with 14 run last year and DAPAANZ have 2 booked in so far this year. Each workshop takes 24 participants.
If you are interested, please email PDmanager@nzac.org.nz by Friday 9 April and then DAPAANZ will supply a workshop date/s.
The Nature of Trauma - Webinar
- Title: The Nature of Trauma
- Webinar training that looks at Neuroscience research to better understand the complexity of trauma and the multiple ways it influences a person’s life and well-being. This training is recorded.
- Live Webinar Date & Time: Wednesday 7th April, 1.00pm – 3.00pm
- Presenter: Jane Valentine
- Cost: $79.00 + GST pp with discounts for groups of 5 or more
- Registration link: https://book.griefcentre.org.nz/TraumaNZ
BrainWorking Recursive Therapy Level 1 Training
Date/Time: 15-16 May 2021 from 08:00-17:30 on both days.
• Venue: Park View Motor Lodge, 450 Tristram Street, Hamilton
• Training Fee: $1075 (up until 15 April 2021); $1435 (after 15 April 2021). The fee includes morning/afternoon tea and a light lunch, as well as the assessment for accreditation.
• Trainer: Phillip Louw, Registered Counselling Psychologist, approved BWRT® Supervisor and Trainer.
This two-day training is geared towards providing the necessary skills to enable participants to use it straight away with clients.
All aspects of it’s use is covered in the two days.
Common presenting problems addressed include trauma, grief, anxiety, phobias, depressive symptoms, anger/aggression, and relationship problems.
For information about registration, booking and any additional queries, email Phillip at email@example.com.
For more info go to www.mindwaypsych.com/bwrt/
This training is available to professionals who have adequate training and experience working with mental health conditions. Therefore, it is open to Registered Psychologists (minimum one year post-internship experience), Psychiatrists and NZAC Registered Counsellors.
If you believe you would qualify (e.g. ACC Registered) please contact me to discuss this.
Space is limited to 14 participants per training to enhance learning.
Counselling Youth on the Autism Spectrum - 2 Day Training Course in Christchurch
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 How to support generalisation of skills into their everyday life (including families, schools, and communities around your clients
When: Friday 14th May 2021 9:00am-4:00pm Saturday 15th May 9:00am -4:00pm
Where: Central Christchurch based venue TBC (training dependant on minimum numbers of registrations)
Fees: $495 including GST This two-day training includes welcoming refreshments, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea catering, workbook, and PD certificate
Secure your spot here:
Imago Relationship Therapy - A Two Day Fundamentals Training in Working with Couples
Imago Relationship Therapy - A Two Day Fundamentals Training in Working with
07/08 May (Early Bird ends 07 April) or
18/19 June 2021 (Early Bird ends 18 May)
Revolutionise your work with couples. Relationship work can be dynamic,
stimulating and highly effective using the structured processes inherent in
Presented by Brenda Rawlings MNZAC and Peter McMillan MNZAC
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If you would like to talk with us further about this training, please
contact us on 0800 462 464 or firstname.lastname@example.org
An Introduction to Autistic-Centred Counselling
This workshop has been developed as a result of many years of working with people on the autism spectrum (including Asperger Syndrome) , their families and associated professionals.
It addresses their struggle to find suitable counselling that empathises with the many traits of the autism spectrum that can present in confused meaning when it comes to making sense of their emotions, communications and social awareness.
The co-facilitators have observed how autistic client-centred counselling can resolve many stressors for the client, their family and often for the professionals.
Sherine and Serena have been counselling austic people for over 20 years. They both have family members on the autism spectrum, giving them lived experience, knowledge and understanding into the issues and challenges experienced by autistic people and their families.
The focus of the workshop will be to provide understanding, strategies and techniques for professionals to have confidence supporting autistic clients and their families.
Examples will be presented from both counselling case studies and stories from autistic clients to help professionals make sense of ‘everyday’ worlds through the eyes and minds of autistic clients regardless of their cognitive ability. This training will be of particular interest to counsellors, therapists, and professionals who support people on the autism spectrum and their families.
Some of topics we will explore:
● Counselling principles and modification for counselling when working with autistic people.
● Anxiety and depression and other feelings
● Stuff that works and stuff that doesn’t
● Strategies and case studies Workshop notes and a PD Certificate will be given at the end of the workshop.
Facilitators: Sherine Mettini (MNZAC) & Serena Stace (MNZAC, AThR)
When: Thursday 24th June 2021. Time 9am - 3pm (registration 8:45am)
Where: Lyon Room, Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine Street, Island Bay (parking on the grounds)
Kai: Morning and afternoon tea provided. The venue is some distance from shops. Please bring your own lunch, there is a small café on site.
Registration: Click here to register
Cost: Cost: $250 including GST / Early bird $230 (pay by 1/5/2021) / Students: $180
Contact: Sherine Mettini, email: email@example.com, phone: 029-972-4411
Or: Serena Stace, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 027-353-4120
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
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 16th April 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.