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The Cognitive Effects of Humour on Maladaptive Schemata: A Mixed Methods Study

March 24 @ 9:00 am - March 26 @ 5:00 pm


Are you a counsellor?

Do moments of shared laughter with a client ever stick out in your mind? Do they often accompany important turning points and shifts in perspective? Do you feel that humour is an ally, a foe, or perhaps something that you never really considered in the context of counselling?

My name is Kiersten Kneisel and I am a counsellor and student at the University of Auckland. As part of my doctoral studies I am looking for counsellors who are interested in exploring the role of humour in counselling. During a 2.5 day workshop, I will deliver training on the use of humour in counselling. Then, as a group we will develop a humorous intervention as part of a larger therapeutic programme. This workshop will be held at the University of Auckland on March 24-26, 2017. Further information will be provided in a participant information sheet.

Humour is a long-neglected research topic in our field – this is your opportunity to develop something new and exciting that could change how counsellors think about and use humour! If you are interested please contact me at kkne511@aucklanduni.ac.nz.


March 24 @ 9:00 am
March 26 @ 5:00 pm


Kiersten Kneisel


University of Auckland
Auckland New Zealand + Google Map