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Oranga Tamariki – the health of children

NZAP press release The health of children depends on having safe, supportive structures around them. In Te Ao Māori, the child is born of its parents, but belongs to the entire whānau. They are a taonga, someone to be celebrated and supported into their adulthood, where they can continue to contribute to their whānau, hapū … more


Mental Health Clinician, Palmerston North

V042 MH Clinician – Comm Corrections May 2019 MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN, COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS SITE, PALMERSTON NORTH Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist, OT, Psychiatric Nurse Role based at Community Corrections Site, Palmerston North Competitive, market-based remuneration package Challenging and rewarding role, with a service development component Pact is a major provider of community-based mental health services across Southland, … more


Mental Health Clinician, Upper Hutt

V041 MH Clinician – Corrections May 2019 MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN, RIMUTAKA AND AROHATA PRISONS Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist, OT, Psychiatric Nurse Role based at Rimutaka and Arohata Prisons, Upper Hutt Competitive, market-based remuneration package Challenging and rewarding role, with a service development component Pact is a major provider of community-based mental health services across Southland, Otago, … more


Call to strengthen the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill

NZAP Press Release, May 2019 “The New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists stand with other professional organisations to support the government’s Zero Carbon bill and the commission to monitor and set standards of greenhouse gases. We ask that the government announce a Climate Crisis and shorten the goal for Zero Carbon to 10 years.” says Lynne … more


Call for psychotherapists to talk about countertransference experiences

Are you a psychotherapist working with individuals who meet criteria for borderline personality disorder? My name is Kristin Reilly and I am a Clinical Psychology Doctoral student at the University of Auckland. As part of my research, I will be interviewing therapists about their experience of countertransference when working with clients who have been diagnosed … more


Finding Compassion in a Dark Day – NZAP press release

15 March 2019 New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists (NZAP) acknowledge the shock and grief of the Moslem communities of Aotearoa and affected communities of Christchurch.  Particularly we wish to acknowledge the suffering of the families of the forty New Zealand citizens who have had their lives cut short and the trauma of the helpers and … more


Part time counsellor, Well Elder, Wellington

Counsellor position description – Wellington February 2019 We are looking for a new appointment to work across Wellington and Porirua area as part of a team of three contracted counsellors.  Applications to janetr@wellelder.nz by 5pm on Monday 11 March 2019 Please provide letter and CV www.wellelder.nz for information, enquiries to 04 380 2440 Position Description … more


Vacancies: Lecturer, Psychotherapy Programmes, AUT

We are seeking Lecturers who will aid the delivery of teaching and learning experiences for students enrolled on psychotherapy programmes, engage in research and enhance the Discipline’s capacity for postgraduate research and supervision, and provide leadership to and linkages with the national and international psychotherapy community. The Lecturer acts as a facilitator for student learning, … more


A psychotherapist speaks from both sides of the couch

In this news article psychotherapist Lynn Charlton talks about youth suicide and her own difficult passage through depression during adolescence and early adulthood. She reveals the healing she achieved through undertaking a long term psychotherapy. Lynn makes a case for long term therapy when lifestyle changes and brief interventions do not reach the parts of … more


NZAP’s submission to the Mental Health Inquiry

The NZAP submission for the Mental Health Inquiry has now been finalised: NZAP Submission to Mental Health Addictions Inquiry (PDF 1.5 MB). Please feel free to share this with friends and colleagues. Many thanks to everybody who participated in preparing this impressive document – many members have been involved in its creation. Thanks in particular … more